Orlando WC: Preliminary Program now available online!


22June, 2011

Preliminary Program now available for the 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Orlando, Florida

2011 Conference Goes Green with New Electronic Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – ITS America has released the Preliminary Program for the 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), an interactive e-brochure that is a one-stop resource for the latest information on the major activities planned for World Congress week which will take place in Orlando, Florida from October 16 – 20, 2011.

 Held in the United States once every three years, the 18th World Congress is expected to draw over 10,000 attendees from 75 countries including legislators, transport ministers and public sector officials, international business and technology leaders, and a broad range of transportation stakeholders.

Co-sponsored by ITS America, ITS Asia-Pacific, and ERTICO-ITS Europe, the 5-day event will feature dynamic speakers and innovators from across the globe, interactive technology demonstrations, more than 250 policy, technical and special topic sessions, a 350,000 square-foot exhibit hall, and countless networking events with U.S. and global ITS industry leaders. 

Under the theme of “Keeping the Economy Moving”  the 18th World Congress will showcase the latest technological innovations, address existing and emerging transportation challenges, and provoke dialogue about the role of transportation and technology in spurring economic growth and job creation.  The event will also be combined with ITS America’s 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition.

Browse the program now and discover the many unique opportunities for attendees to see, hear, and learn more about the latest transportation innovations including how investment in intelligent transportation systems is creating jobs and driving economic growth, improving safety and mobility, and helping public agencies do more with less in the current fiscal environment.

 Highlights include:

·         Session descriptions and an impressive list of confirmed speakers including Bill Ford, Executive Chairman of the Ford Motor Company; Tom Stephens, Vice Chairman and Global Chief Technology Officer of General Motors; Ben Verwaayen, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent; and senior political and transportation leaders from the U.S. and across the globe.

·         An online Agenda Builder which allows attendees to browse activities by day, topic or track and save a customized agenda to their smartphone or calendars.
·         Schedule at a glance—daily breakout of meetings, sessions and other events.
·         Listings of technical tours, exhibiting companies and agencies, and special events such as the Inaugural World Congress Golf Tournament and behind-the-scenes tours of new and innovative transportation projects across central Florida.
·         Our interactive Technology Showcase, featuring over 20 state-of-the-art demonstrations in transportation safety, mobility, pricing, and sustainability.
·         Complete registration and hotel information with live links so you can register today.
·         Links to www.itsworldcongress.org for the most up-to-date news and announcements about World Congress. 

“This article has been brought to you as part of the cooperation between ITS America and ITS Japan.”