The European Commission would be very pleased to welcome you to the 14th ITS European Congress, to be hosted in Lisbon from 18 to 20 May 2020.
The main theme of next year Congress, “ITS — The Game Changer”, illustrates the capacity of Intelligent Transport Systems, digitalisation and automation to play a radical role for climate change mitigation, enhancement of safety and efficiency in the mobility and transport sector. Given the maturity of Intelligent Transport Systems, this year’s discussions will present a holistic perspective of how ITS is changing mobility and life.
The Congress constitutes the perfect place for stakeholders to share experiences and develop their knowledge on the latest technology and policy developments in the field. It also offers a great opportunity to start partnerships to change mobility together. Being awarded Green Capital 2020, our host city is the new champion of urban sustainability: with best practice on environmental management, good urban and mobility planning, and citizens at the heart of this transformation, Lisbon is a perfect example of how to turn challenges into opportunities. This year, the event will display the host city’s latest achievements in the field of intelligent mobility services and their link to the city’s changing mobility vision and strategy.
In this context, the Congress will dive deeper into critical issues, such as connected and automated mobility, new mobility services, transport network design and transport network operations. The Congress will also specifically look at other topical issues such as digitalisation and data value chain, freight and logistics, illustrating how ITS can be the link between the various modes of transport and the “game changer” for the different stakeholders.
We truly hope you will participate and enrich the Congress with your experience, enthusiasm and knowledge on how to ensure that Intelligent Transport Systems can bring better services, new solutions and business cases to support European economy.
European Commissioner for Transport
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