Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress powers into Melbourne
“ITS 2016 will be themed around showcasing the contribution of intelligent transport systems to the delivery of liveable cities and communities,” said Karen Bolinger, CEO of Melbourne Convention Bureau .
“Melbourne is the ideal city to demonstrate this theme, having been named for six consecutive years as the World’s Most Liveable City, with liveability enhanced by intelligent transport systems contribution to the community.
“The congress is the ideal platform to showcase our local talent and attract global expertise to the state. ITS 2016 will bring together private corporations, public agencies and academic institutions involved in the research, design and implementation of ITS technologies across all modes of transport.”
The Victorian State Government is headline sponsor of the Congress and will host a Victorian pavilion within the exhibition to enable Victorian companies to showcase their capabilities on a global stage.
Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Philip Dalidakis said the ITS 2016 would further boost Victoria’s visitor economy and offer a rare opportunity to highlight the state’s impressive transport equipment manufacturing industry.
“Hosting the ITS 2016 is a great opportunity for us to showcase the very best that Victoria has to offer visitors from across the globe,” he said.
“It’s also Victoria’s chance to remind industry experts from global markets why we are a leader in innovation and the ITS sector.”
Dean Zabrieszach, CEO and director at HMI Technologies and Club Melbourne Ambassador, played a significant role in securing the event.
“This congress will be Australia’s opportunity to foster further international cooperation in unleashing the power of ITS,” he said.
“In collaboration with ITS Asia Pacific, ERTICO and ITS America, ITS Australia has prepared a truly engaging program. In the tradition of ITS World Congresses there will be plenary, scientific, technical and interactive sessions, a dynamic exhibition plus technical demonstration and tours that showcase the applications of the latest ITS technology.”