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About the 2018 Summit

 

The Topic

The 2018 Summit on “Transport Safety and Security” will address issues ranging from terrorism and cyber-security to road safety and extreme weather disruption, including the risks and benefits of automated driving. Safety and security are core concerns for transport. A transport system that is safe and secure enables passengers to travel without fear and allows businesses to ship goods reliably and efficiently. Enhancing transport safety and security is also an essential element in the implementation of two major international agreements, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

ITF work related to transport safety and security: 

The Event

The ITF Summit is the world’s largest gathering of transport ministers and the premier global transport policy event. The Summit will take place from 23 to 25 May 2018 in Leipzig, Germany. Around 1400 decision-makers from more than 80 countries are expected to attend, including more than three dozen ministers. Participants come from governments, business, international organisations and academia.

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The Programme

The Summit offers a rich programme of inspiring keynote addresses, interactive sessions featuring transport ministers and other ITF stakeholders to debate policy responses to the sector’s challenges. Technical and cultural tours and an exhibition complement this diverse programme of events. The Summit also provides numerous networking opportunities, including bilateral meetings, receptions and a gala dinner.

Interpretation to English, French, German and Russian is provided for the plenaries and panel sessions held in Halls 1, 2 and 3.

Networking

The Summit provides a multitude of opportunities to network. Over 100 bilateral meetings are held during the Summit, and there are countless informal opportunities to engage - from receptions, the VIP lunch, a Gala Dinner, the ITF Open Stage café and exhibitor's stand to technical visits and cultural tours.

Exhibition

More than 50 exhibitors from around the world showcase the latest initiatives and technological developments. They represent governments, businesses, international organisations, research institutions, NGOs and business associations. For more information please consult Partnership Opportunities at the Summit (pdf).

Sponsorship

The Summit is the ideal opportunity for any organisation or company involved in transport or related activities to raise its profile and showcase products, services and initiatives to a high-level global audience. For more information please consult Partnership Opportunities at the Summit (pdf).

Side Events

At the Summit, the ITF partner organisations host side events looking at the topics that complement the Summit theme and present recent work, foster debate on key issues or conduct technical or policy discussions. For more information please consult Partnership Opportunities at the Summit (pdf).

ITF Awards

During the Summit, ministers present the ITF Transport Awards in three categories: the ITF Transport Achievement Award for excellence in transport provision, the Promising Transport Innovation Award, and the Transport Researcher of the Year Award.

Media

Over 100 accredited journalists from around the world cover the latest on transport policy issues and access key decision-makers. Press conferences, publication launches, signings of agreements and other media events ensure broad Summit coverage in print, online, radio and TV. Registrations for the media will open in January 2018.

Consultation Day with International Organisations

In preparation for the Summit, ITF held its annual Consultation Day with International Organisations on 1 December 2017 in Paris. The annual Consultation Day is an important opportunity for the ITF and its stakeholders to engage in a dialogue around the main themes for the ITF Summits. 

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Key Contacts

Programme and Speakers: Magdalena Olczak-Rancitelli

Open Stage Cafe: Marie-Vincente Pasdeloup

Side Events: Assia Djahafi

Stakeholder Events: Mark Primmer

Sponsorship: Magdalena Olczak-Rancitelli

Exhibition: Paula Dunne

ITF Awards: Zara Kuruneri

Media: Michael Kloth

Consultation Day with International Organisations: Magdalena Olczak-Rancitelli