Lyon to host 8th European Congress Intelligent Transport Systems from 6-9

“Intelligent Mobility: ITS for sustainable transport of persons and goods in urban regions”

From 6-9 June next year, ERTICO – ITS EUROPE will organise the 8th European Congress and Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems (I.T.S.) in the city of LYON.

The Congress theme is geared towards ‘Intelligent Mobility – ITS for sustainable transport of persons and goods in urban regions’. The focus will mainly be on the following topics in the context of ITS:

• Co-modal urban transport management

• Electromobility

• From co-operative systems to integrated mobility services

• From smart concepts to successful implementation

• Governance and business issues

• Information and communication: providers and users

• ITS for adaptive and resilient cities

The organisation of this major 2011 event will be co-ordinated by ERTICO – ITS EUROPE, together with the active participation of the European Commission, the Grand Lyon, the Rhône-Alpes Region, the Lyon Urban Truck and Bus Cluster, the French Ministry of Transport (MEEDDM), ITS France and the French organisations active within ERTICO – ITS EUROPE.

The event will provide the ideal opportunity to measure the achievements in terms of implementation and deployment that have been accomplished since the last time the European ITS Congress took place in Lyon in 2002.

Not only is Lyon a city of culture, tourism and gastronomy, it is also at the forefront when it comes to transport. With over 1,000 firms and 80,000 jobs dedicated to transport, and home to major manufacturers in the automobile sector, Lyon aims to become a reference in the fields of mobility and sustainability. Visitors to the event will benefit from meeting with advanced industry, academics and public organisations who share a common interest in promoting future urban transport systems using ITS.

The 8th annual event, which rotates across Europe, comes to Lyon for the second time and takes place at the Cité Internationale Congress Centre of Lyon. Designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the Cité Internationale Congress Centre is elegantly situated between the Rhône and the Parc de la Tête d’Or .

Furthermore, it offers outstanding facilities for conference delegates and exhibition visitors, as well as a wide selection of hotels, restaurants and bars and entertainment.

The Call for Papers will be available at the end of September, but save the date already in your agenda and we look forward to seeing you in Lyon next year!

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Auteur: Redactie Infrasite

Bron: ERTICO - ITS Europe