From 21 to 25 October, Singapore will be the host of the 26th ITS World Congress with the theme “Smart Mobility, Empowering Cities”. In Singapore last week, ERTICO’s CEO Jacob Bangsgaard discussed the key topics of the Congress with the international programme committee and met the CEOs of ITS America and ITS Asia-Pacific.

Take connectivity and automation, with a pinch of new mobility services and mix them with freight, logistics and ports, and a successful World Congress programme is guaranteed!

Mr. Bangsgaard’s trip to Singapore gives us a sneak peak of what we can expect at the 26th ITS World Congress. “The Congress will be an exciting opportunity to meet the world’s most important players in the Smart Mobility field, exchange views and best practice and stay up to date with the latest mobility trends in the market”, said Mr. Bangsgaard. “We can expect a very professional and organised event, with a huge exhibition, focused on the technologies that will be deployed in the coming years and how these will change the mobility sector”.

The focus this year will be on connectivity and automation, without forgetting urban mobility and transport and logistics.

Furthermore, Singapore’s discussions will be built in the wake of Copenhagen’s 2018 World Congress and will continue to be developed at the next congresses in Los Angeles and Hamburg, giving the chance for participants to see the progress made on the key topics of interest in the ITS community. “What is clear for us is that is it important to see the link between what is happening at the different World Congresses, so that we can benefit from discussions from the previous editions and constantly move forward”, said Mr. Bangsgaard. ERTICO’s CEO also met in Singapore with ITS America’s CEO Shailen Bhatt and ITS Asia-Pacific’s Secretary General Hajime Amano to discuss the developments of ITS in Europe, Asia and the US for consideration during the Congress.

“ERTICO plays a leading role when it comes to the key topics under discussion in Singapore, such as connectivity, automation and new mobility services. We will be steering many of the talks from the European side and we will have the opportunity to drive some of the developments that are going to happen in other parts of the world, based on our experience and on the way we have solved challenges”.