Transport forum makes tracks for Brisbane

Brisbane City

Brisbane is further cementing its reputation as Australia’s new world city, after being selected to host the 17th Intelligent Transport Systems Asia Pacific Forum in May, 2020 (ITSAP2020).

With Brisbane at the forefront of developing and deploying intelligent transport system technologies, the city will be front and centre to discuss initiatives to ensure people and freight can move safely, efficiently and with a level of environmental sustainability.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Brisbane was the ideal location to host the 2020 forum, with its world-class infrastructure, venues, accommodation and unique lifestyle and leisure opportunities.

“Brisbane offers all the sophistication and style of larger destinations accompanied by the warm hospitality the city is renowned for, and delegates will have the opportunity to experience our city for themselves,” Cr Quirk said.

“Business events make a significant contribution to Brisbane, generating more than $257 million for our city’s economy last financial year.

“I congratulate the local and interstate bid teams on their successful campaign to bring the forum here.”

Dean Zabrieszach, president ITS Australia, was pleased with the support from ITS Asia Pacific colleagues, and the enthusiasm for Brisbane’s selection.

“ITS Australia has enjoyed relationships with our Asia Pacific colleagues for more than 25 years, and we are grateful for their vote of confidence in selecting us to host their flagship event,” Mr Zabrieszach said.

"ITS Australia organised the successful 2016 ITS World Congress in Melbourne and building on that experience, and with the collaboration of our international friends, Brisbane will host ITSAP2020 to help all cities and communities to become more liveable."

More than 1000 delegates are expected to attend the forum in 2020.

Learn more about ITS Asia-Pacific here.