ITS EUROPEAN AND WORLD CONGRESS

ITS European Congress, Lisbon 2020

The largest event entirely dedicated to smart mobility and digitalisation of transport is organised by ERTICO – ITS Europe.

The ITS European Congress is part of a bigger cluster of ITS Congresses. It is organised in a European city in the years where there is no ITS World Congress in Europe. The ITS World Congress rotates between Europe, the Asia Pacific region and the Americas. For all European Congresses, ERTICO and its Partners work closely with the European Commission and the host city to deliver an outstanding event built around three pillars:

• International Programme sessions and presentations with top speakers from the industry

• Demonstrations of the current transport technologies developed and deployed throughout the world

• Exhibition of cutting-edge companies

These events are a strategic opportunity for the transport industry to come together and show the latest innovations, with a slightly different focus for each year. The Congresses display the host city’s latest achievements in the field of intelligent mobility services, supporting the hosts in increasing the awareness of the importance of new solutions and investments in the host region and country.

During the Congress, ERTICO Partners, sponsors and exhibitors have the opportunity to arrange more focused events before, during and after the Congress, as well as having access to meeting rooms, lounge areas and hospitality rooms.

ITS World Congress, Los Angeles 2020

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) is looking forward to welcoming colleagues from around the world to America’s west coast. The city of Los Angeles is where west meets east – it truly defines the conference theme, ‘The New Age of Mobility.’ It is the hub of moving people, data and freight.

Los Angeles takes the long view when making transportation decisions by developing innovative ways for people to move around the city. Just as it did for the 1984 Olympics, the city is making infrastructure improvements in advance of the 2028 games that will benefit residents for decades to come – including Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Twenty-Eight by ’28 initiative to complete 28 transit projects by 2028.

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are the two largest in the nation and combined are the tenth largest in the world. Together, they move roughly 40% of the nation’s total containerized imports and 30% of exports. The modernization through technology at these ports is an example of how to move the 21st century economy.

In addition, Los Angeles is the leader in using data to improve its transportation system, which is key to improving safety, managing congestion, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

ITS America members are eager to engage with others around the world who share our vision of a better future transformed by intelligent mobility – one that is safer, greener and smarter. We look forward to a transformational event, and I hope you will join us in Los Angeles in 2020.

The Emerging Leaders Program is a part of the 27th ITS World Congress.