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10 Jun 2024

Connecting Europe Days Event

Connecting Europe Days 2024, Europe’s mobility flagship event, took place on 2-5 April at the SQUARE in Brussels, Belgium.

The conference brought together more than 3,200 participants from over 80 countries. Participants included Ministers, politicians, financial institutions, industry representatives, transport stakeholders and the European Commission and related agencies. The topics discussed included concrete measures and exchange good practices on creating a sustainable, smart and resilient, transport and mobility network in Europe. It will take stock of the ambitious goals set out in the EU Green Deal and the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy

The IMDO had a stand at the event which was very busy during the week. We hosted colleagues from the Department of Transport and the Irish ports at our stand. The theme of our stand was "Keeping Ireland Connected".

We attended a number of very interesting sessions throughout the week, including an excellent debate on "Ports as energy hubs and intermodal gateways for trade". We also attended the "Boosting Rail Freight in Europe" event. We continually monitor the connectivity to Ireland’s ports and these lessons from other developments in Europe will support the development of sustainable rail freight opportunities in Ireland.