International Transport Forum - 2014 annual summit Transport for a Changing World | 21-23 may 2014 - Leipsig, Germany | France presidency
Speakers
Frédéric Mazzella
CEO
BlaBlaCar
Speaker
What the rise of the sharing economy means for transport
09:00 - 10:30Friday, 29 May 2015

Frédéric Mazzella is the Founder and CEO of BlaBlaCar, the leading European ridesharing community that connects drivers with empty seats and people traveling the same way, so they can share their cost. Frédéric originally imagined a new transport network, built on people, when he could not get home one Christmas, several years ago. He had no car. The trains were full. The roads, too, were full of people driving alone in their car. It occurred to him that he should try to find a driver going his way and offer to share fuel costs... BlaBlaCar was born. Today, with more than 20 million members worldwide and several millions people transported per month, BlaBlaCar is making road travel social, money-saving and more sustainable. Mazzella leads BlaBlaCar's vision, focusing on the excellence of the product, brand communication and interactions with the ridesharing community.