International Transport Forum opens in Germany
Leipzig, Germany, May 21
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
The International Transport Forum's 2014 Annual Summit focusing on the theme "Transport for a Changing World" takes place in Leipzig, Germany.
Running from May 21-23, the summit, attended by ministers from 54 member countries among others, will engage in focused debates with decision-makers from business, civil society leaders and top academics.
The key topics to be discussed during the three-day Leipzig Summit are designing cities for people; climate change adaptation and extreme events: ensuring network performance in a changing world; transport for a changing world: thinking beyond the trends - shaping responses; the transport transformation: innovations that are changing transport and how policy needs to respond; the workforce for a new transport future; creating liveable cities in a changing urban landscape; shaping transport for a new energy future; sustainable transport for all: planning for greener and more inclusive transport.
The summit will explore creative approaches from master practitioners to address the fundamental challenge of 21st century cities - ensuring that cities work for those that live there, how adequate lifecycle network and infrastructure performance during extreme events can be ensured in a changing and uncertain climate, the global economic and societal trends that are impacting the transport sector, the regulatory and technological issues relating to advances in connected and driverless vehicles, the key policy challenges of keeping pace with this changing world.
The International Transport Forum's Annual Summit is the unique platform for a global conversation on strategies for transport in the 21st century. Its work is underpinned by economic research, statistics collection and policy analysis.
The International Transport Forum evolved from the ECMT (European Conference of Ministers of Transport) in 2006/7. At the time, ministers decided to invite new members from non-European countries in order to address transport issues on a global level and for all transport modes, and to create a public platform for a broad policy dialogue.
Edited by C.N.