From 6-9 June next year ERTICO – ITS EUROPE will organise the 8th European Congress
and Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems (I.T.S.) in the city of LYON.
The Congress theme is geared towards ‘Intelligent Mobility – ITS for sustainable
transport of persons and goods in urban regions’. The focus will mainly be on the
following topics in the context of ITS:

• Co-modal urban transport management
• Electromobility
• From co-operative systems to integrated mobility services
• From smart concepts to successful implementation
• Governance and business issues
• Information and communication: providers and users
• ITS for adaptive and resilient cities

The organisation of this major 2011 event will be co-ordinated by ERTICO – ITS EUROPE
together with the active participation of the European Commission the Grand Lyon the
Rhône-Alpes Region the Lyon Urban Truck and Bus Cluster the French Ministry of
Transport (MEEDDM) ITS France and the French organisations active within ERTICO – ITS

The event will provide the ideal opportunity to measure the achievements in terms of
implementation and deployment that have been accomplished since the last time the
European ITS Congress took place in Lyon in 2002.

Not only is Lyon a city of culture tourism and gastronomy it is also at the forefront
when it comes to transport. With over 1000 firms and 80000 jobs dedicated to
transport and home to major manufacturers in the automobile sector Lyon aims to
become a reference in the fields of mobility and sustainability.

Visitors to the event will benefit from meeting with advanced industry academics and public organisations who share a common interest in promoting future urban transport systems using ITS.

The 8th annual event which rotates across Europe comes to Lyon for the second time
and takes place at the Cité Internationale Congress Centre of Lyon. Designed by the
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano the Cité Internationale Congress Centre is
elegantly situated between the Rhône and the Parc de la Tête d’Or .

Furthermore it offers outstanding facilities for conference delegates and exhibition visitors as
well as a wide selection of hotels restaurants and bars and entertainment.

The Call for Papers will be available at the end of September but save the date already
in your agenda and we look forward to seeing you in Lyon next year!
For more information visit

For more information contact at
Ariane Brusselmans
Tel : + 32 (0) 400 07 33

Sophie Barnes
Tel: +44 (0)20 7973 4674

Notes to editor:
The ITS Europe Congress and Exhibition is organised on behalf of ERTICO – ITS Europe
( by Brintex (

About ERTICO – ITS Europe

ERTICO – ITS Europe represents the interests and expertise of around 100 Partners involved in
providing Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS). It facilitates the safe secure clean
efficient and comfortable mobility of people and goods in Europe through the widespread
deployment of ITS.

ERTICO – ITS Europe was founded at the initiative of leading members of the European
Commission Ministries of Transport and the European Industry. ERTICO is the network of
Intelligent Transport Systems and Services stakeholders in Europe. ERTICO – ITS Europe
connects public authorities industry players infrastructure operators users national ITS
associations and other organisations.

The ERTICO Partners work on a portfolio of activities to accelerate the development and
deployment of ITS across Europe and beyond.

About Brintex
Brintex is one of the largest independent exhibition and conference organisers in the UK with
over 40 years experience in organising trade fairs and exhibitions. Their current portfolio
includes over 25 events in different sectors.

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Original Publication Date: Tue 21 Sep 2010