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Jubilee 10th Polish ITS Congress
May 16, 2017 - May 17, 2017
For 10 years, the ITS POLSKA Association, along with the dynamically developing industry, have been forming the ITS market in Poland, i.e. almost from its very beginning. The year 2017 will find a special place in the industry’s calendar because of two jubilees: the tenth anniversary of ITS POLSKA and the tenth edition of the POLISH ITS CONGRESS for Intelligent Transport Systems, which will take place on 16-17 May 2017 at Sofitel Victoria in Warsaw.
This double jubilee takes place during a particularly significant moment of ITS’ development in Poland. First, we are entering a new era of EU programming in Horizon 2020, which will fund both new projects, as well as expansions of existing systems. Second, we are entering the period of better understanding of the necessity to build internal, domestic technology and competence solutions for intelligent transport. The EU 2020 perspective gives us, therefore, a great opportunity to increase Poland’s economic potential, in particular – for ITS to become our national specialty.
Programme proposal of the jubilee POLISH ITS CONGRESS covers a wide variety of ITS applications. Topics will include both popular issues concerning investment projects in Poland, such as traffic management systems and toll systems for domestic roads, as well as still interesting issues, such as technologies used in public transport. We will continue discussions on railways, as well as new ITS market issues, such as managing transport demand in cities.
Speeches will concern the following topics: Road traffic management systems (implementation assessment, traffic detection, information on traffic conditions, priorities for public transport, guidance to free, publicly available parking spaces, including pavement spaces), integration of municipal and domestic systems, balancing mobility, public transport (dispatch management of public transport, information systems for passengers, sharing systems [car sharing, ridesharing], ITS and competitiveness of public transport), collecting fees for using public roads and transport (collecting fees for using motorways, Polish expressways, bridges and tunnels, collecting fees for entering city centres, joint railway & municipal public transport ticket, smart ticketing – modern ticket systems, Mobility as a Service [MaaS]), autonomous vehicles and V2X systems, railway telematics, law and finances (public procurement law in ITS, new sources of funding the implementation of innovative ITS solutions, Public-Private Partnership, ITS standards).
Over 300 people participated in the last, 9th edition of the POLISH ITS CONGRESS: representatives of companies related to Intelligent Transport Systems, government and self-government authorities, universities of technology, and industry press from Poland. Self-government representatives constituted over 40% of congress participants.
POLISH ITS CONGRESS is a permanent event in the transport industry calendar in Poland and in Europe. Each year, many domestic and international speakers and experts participate in this event. We believe that the coming jubilee edition will pique the interest and gather an even larger number of business, science and self-government representatives, which will enhance the entire transport industry in Poland.
Additional information is available at www.pkits.pl