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Association makes big plans for ITS World Congress

bordeaux150813ITS (UK) has revealed details of a ‘UK pavilion’ stand which it will host alongside Foundation Member the Transport Systems Catapult at the 2015 ITS World Congress in Bordeaux later this year.

The stand – to be located in the exhibition area – will provide a base for the large UK delegation at the congress and is likely to attract an international crowd of visitors.

ITS (UK) International Director Richard Harris said: “The ITS World Congress allows us to meet our friends and colleagues from around the world, share knowhow and strengthen our links with the other ITS national associations.

The stand is supported by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) as well as UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). It is hoped this will help in attracting interest from the French ITS sector.

Six further ITS (UK) members have each taken a share of the stand. These are Nicander, Arup, Amey, Capita, Millen Corporation and Wavetronix.

ITS (UK) plays an important role in the organisation of the European Congresses, with five seats on the Programme Committee held by staff and members. It also has strong links with both ERTICO – ITS Europe and the Network of National ITS Associations.

ITS (UK) Secretary General Jennie Martin said: “We work hard throughout the year on the Programme Committee and in the Network to ensure that the Congress works effectively for UK attendees, and this year with the strong support from UK Government via BIS, UKTI and the Transport Systems Catapult, the UK will make a real impact.”