AECOC, Ametic, CTAG, Connected Mobility Hub and Mobility City join SUM Bilbao as Strategic Partners

AECOC, with over 30,000 member companies, is one of the main business associations in Spain and the only one that includes representatives of the entire value chain (primary sector, industry, distribution and intermediary operators) from various professional sectors.

AECOC’s mission is to improve the entire value chain and make it more competitive, by sharing solutions, standards and knowledge that will make it more efficient and sustainable, offering consumers more value.

Our Smart Distribution Area helps companies to be more efficient and sustainable, by minimising the impact of their activity on their environment and promoting sustainable, efficient, safe and digital mobility in all areas of the companies.

We work proactively with public administrations to achieve an urban freight distribution model that is more than just a series of partial and unilateral initiatives. The aim is to design an integrated model that offers the best solutions and meets the needs of the entire population in large cities and urban areas.

An efficient and sustainable model that takes into account the interests and needs of all the agents in the ecosystem, with citizens’ well-being and quality of life at the centre of all strategies.

We have a Smart Distribution Committee made up of the transport, logistics and mobility directors of major Spanish and international companies, representing the following sectors: mass consumption, hotel & catering, textile, health, hardware, DIY, drugstore and perfumes, technological goods and e-commerce. The aim is to detect new trends, improvements and best practices that increase the efficiency of urban freight distribution, following an efficient, sustainable, safe and digital model, by minimising the impact of their activity on society and the environment.

This Committee, which has a proactive role, works on proposals for public administrations to bring about great change, in order to transform urban freight distribution in the short, medium and long term in Spanish cities, while promoting smarter, more efficient and more sustainable distribution.


AMETIC deals with the evolution of the mobility ecosystem and its interrelation with concepts like smart cities, connected vehicles, decarbonisation of transport, intermodality, logistics and last mile, among others. It also works on opportunities that will enable us to move towards a new sustainable mobility model for Spain.

The association works closely with public agents in this area (Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, IDAE, autonomous regions, city councils and transport companies), to analyse challenges and carry out joint projects.

AMETIC, as a neutral platform for mobility digitalisation, has organised, together with more than 20 associations, a macroproject called “Comprehensive Integrated Mobility in Urban, Metropolitan and Regional Areas” and leads the #VEHICLES7YFN Think Tank, which includes European multidisciplinary experts.


CTAG is a private, independent technology centre devoted to scientific-technical excellence, technological specialisation and internationalisation in the automotive, transport and mobility industries. CTAG works to meet the market’s needs with its specific lines of R&D&I, focusing on new materials, factory of the future, electronics, intelligent transport systems (ITS) and advanced validation methodologies.

In the field of mobility, CTAG has a multidisciplinary team working on Advance Driving Assistance Systems and vehicle automation; connectivity; electromobility; comfort and interior design. CTAG has a cross-cutting approach when working on the interaction between technologies and drivers (user experience), electronic architecture, hardware and software development, and functional and technical validation. In order to do this, the centre has unique tools, like an advanced driving simulator with six degrees of freedom, a test track that includes various connectivity technologies to reproduce urban scenarios, SISCOGA corridor where tests in real environments can be carried out, and various autonomous prototypes.


Connected Mobility Hub is the leading mobility innovation ecosystem in Southern Europe. Made up of startups, corporates, investors and cities, the ecosystem strives to accelerate the paradigm shift in mobility, from innovation and new solutions provided by startups, as well as the collaboration of different key actors. Our goal is to advance in the decarbonization and digitization of transport, generating cities with zero emissions and better environmental quality and urban livability. We do this through the implementation of mobility innovation projects with which we articulate a model of real change that puts people at the centre.


Mobility City is an international initiative promoted by the Ibercaja Foundation, with the support of the Government of Aragon, which seeks to create a space in the Community of Aragon for the study, demonstration, promotion, development and innovation of sustainable, intelligent and connected mobility in Spain.

This project has emerged as a meeting point for agents of the mobility ecosystem of the future, which is sustainable, connected, intelligent, safe, personal and cooperative, and where innovation, R&D, knowledge and technology transfer, training and awareness activities are developed, as well as the dissemination and presentation of innovative products.

The Mobility City headquarters are located in the Bridge Pavilion which is a building designed by British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, that was constructed for the Expo 2008 in Zaragoza (Spain) as one of its main landmarks. Its spirit of permanent innovation opens up new opportunities for new ways of understanding mobility and new forms of intervention on it.