The Global ITS Community to Meet at ITS World Congress in Montreal
August 31, 2017

Dan Ronan
ITS America

ITS America's most important event is coming up in just two and a half months — the ITS World Congress in the beautiful city of Montreal. This World Congress is building off the successes of the previous gatherings, including last year in Melbourne, Australia. Once again the entire world is coming together to see the numerous opportunities and some challenges we face to bring intelligent transportation to the forefront of the discussion.

This is the most revolutionary time to be in the transportation and mobility industry since the mass production of the automobile more than 100 years ago.

Now all of us are working together every day to build, test and deploy vehicles that are connected, automated, and autonomous. We stand at the brink of a much safer than ever transportation and infrastructure system, and along with it will come a major transformation of personal and freight mobility. The innovative, intelligent transportation systems that will accomplish these important goals will be on display at the World Congress.

More than 10,000 of your ITS colleagues will be at the World Congress, and they are coming from every corner of the world. The theme for Montreal is Integrated Mobility Driving Smart Cities, and the Smart Cities Pavilion will be the centerpiece of the World Congress. Cities including Copenhagen, Singapore, Christchurch, New Zealand, Montreal, Columbus Ohio, will be highlighting their Smart City transportation solutions.

We are finalizing the program, and we will have a superb line up of speakers from the private sector, government, and academia, along with a record number of papers that have been submitted. The exhibit hall will be one of the largest with 108% of our planned capacity demonstrating the latest technology and solutions.

As a new addition to the business community, we are hosting over 46 agencies from around the world that will describe their upcoming procurements over the next 12-18 months.

The 2017 ITS World Congress will be your only opportunity to attend the event in North America for three years. There is no other place where you will learn more about innovation and business opportunities. It is your opportunity to develop new relationships, renew existing ones, network and collaborate with your colleagues and be very engaged in our industry. It promises to be the one event you cannot afford to miss.

If you have not done already done so, please take time today to register today on the ITS World Congress website: itsworldcongress2017.org

If you have any questions, please contact us at 202- 721-4220 or email ITS America at rrettberg@itsa.org. All of us at ITS America and our partners at ITS Canada, ERTICO, and ITS Asia-Pacific welcome you to Montreal.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

Dan Ronan is VP, Strategic Communications, ITS America
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