ITF Pre-Summit Research Day, 21 May 2019

Preceding the 2019 ITF summit, the International Transport Forum (ITF), together with European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI), the US Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) organise a Research Day on ‘Transport Connectivity for Regional Integration‘ in Leipzig.

This event aims to bring together top academics researchers and practitioners to present and discuss topics relevant to the Summit’s theme, providing highly valued input to the Summit’s core programme.

ITF summit, 22-24 May 2019

Around the globe, between countries, from city to city, or to the other side of town, good transport infrastructure and efficient mobility services bring people together and goods to their markets. The connectivity that transport provides widens horizons and opens up opportunities. It builds stronger communities and expands their reach. It strengthens our economies and helps our societies to prosper.

The 2019 ITF Summit will explore how better transport connectivity can help integrate regions – from local communities and cities to global regions – and enable the achievement of economic, social, and environmental goals.

How can more seamless connections enhance door to door travel? Where can we build bridges, real and metaphorical, for better cross-border mobility? What will connect better institutions, so they can function in a more integrated way?

Young Researchers Seminar, 5-7 June 2019

The 9th Young Researchers Seminar (YRS) will be held on June 5-7, 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece and hosted by HIT, the Hellenic Institute of Transport. The YRS is a joint ECTRI, FEHRL and FERSI event that takes place every two years. It offers the opportunity to young transport researchers to gather and interact and to improve their presentation skills in written and oral scientific communication by tutorial means.

The tutoring is done by senior researchers who themselves are acting in a truly international scientific culture. For more information and registration see here.

ICTCT conference, 24 – 25 October 2019

The 32ndICTCT conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on 24 and 25 October 2019, organised in close co-operation with the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology. The conference focuses on “Vision zero for traffic fatalities and serious injuries – research questions and challenges”. A special session will be dedicated to Surrogate Measures of Safety. Call for abstracts is open until 31 May 2019. More information here

Annual Polis Conference, 27 and 28 November 2019

The 2019 Polis Conference on Innovation in Transport for Sustainable Cities and Regions will take place on 27 and 28 November 2019 at The Egg in Brussels. This annual conference provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience, and for the wider transport community to engage with representatives of local and regional authorities on innovative transport solutions. Call for speakers is open until 19 May; online registration will open in June 2019. 

3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Traffic Safety, 19-20 February 2020

Sweden is to host the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety on 19–20 February 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden. The conference will be co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), and minister-led delegations from more than 100 countries are expected to attend. Representatives from the world of industry and research, international institutions and other global organizations will also participate.