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10 Things to Know about the EcoMobility World Festival 2015
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Africa’s first EcoMobility World Festival: Ask your questions LIVE to the Mayor of Johannesburg

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JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, September 14, 2015/ — ICLEI –Local Governments for Sustainability (http://www.iclei.org) and the City of Johannesburg will host an online press conference on 17 September at 1 pm CAT/CEST on the occasion of the EcoMobility World Festival 2015 (http://www.ecomobilityfestival.org), the first on the African continent, which will “turn the streets of Sandton inside out.”
 
Journalists interested in participating in this online press conference will be able to ASK QUESTIONS LIVE VIA THE INTERNET.
Who:               Mpho Parks Tau, Executive Mayor of Johannesburg
                        Gino Van Begin, ICLEI General Secretary
 
When:             Thursday, 17 September, 1 pm CAT/CEST (Time converter: http://www.apo.af/jxbslA)
 
What:              EcoMobility World Festival (www.ecomobilityfestival.org)
 
Language:       The conference will be held in English, but speakers and spokespeople will be available for follow-up interviews also in French and German. 
 
How it works: This service is FREE and only requires a computer connected to the internet.
 
 
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Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.
 
 
About the EcoMobility World Festival
The second EcoMobility World Festival (http://www.ecomobilityfestival.org) will showcase the future of sustainable urban living in Sandton, CBD of Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city and financial capital, on October 1-31. During the month-long event residents and visitors can enjoy a safe, healthy, low-emission and resource-efficient lifestyle. The CBD of Sandton, often referred to as Africa’s richest square mile, is one of the most congested precincts in Johannesburg. 80,000 cars and over 100,000 people move in and out of Sandton every day. The festival also includes an EcoMobility World Exhibition and a week of high-level dialogues on sustainable transport for the City of the future. Find the full program (http://www.apo.af/Gfkh4f) the latest press release (http://www.apo.af/bCMDxf) and media kit (http://www.apo.af/gCIV0T) on ecomobilityfestival.org
More info about the EcoMobility World Festival, including multimedia material and how to ask for media accreditation, here: http://www.ecomobilityfestival.org/media/