ITS Australia, host of the National electronic Tolling Conference (NeTC), has confirmed New South Wales Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey will participate at this year’s event.
Experts in the UK believe that the country has much to learn from implementation of tolling solutions in the region as calls for road user charging in Britain grow louder.
Minister Pavey will make an official address at the NeTC Conference Dinner, in Sydney, attended by Australian and international leaders from the intelligent transport systems industry.
“Well managed and efficient road transport infrastructure is crucial to business and the liveability of cities, regional and rural communities.
“Smarter ways of moving people and freight will reduce risks on the roads, ease congestion and positively impact the economy.
“I am looking forward to meeting members of the local, national and international road tolling and transport technology industry, to share information and explore collaborative initiatives to support enhanced mobility,” Ms Pavey said.
The two day annual NeTC Forum (23-25 May 2017, Sydney), themed ‘Converging Smarter Tolling Technologies’ is the premier road tolling event in Asia Pacific and will feature more than 40 Australian and international speakers.
ITS Australia has developed the program, now into its 13th year, to provide industry with a platform to discuss and share transport technology solutions for the benefit of business and customers.
NeTC speakers will include government, industry and academia and covers a range of subject areas including road user charging reform, consumer approaches, local and international projects and smart cities. In addition to Minister Pavey, NeTC 2017 speakers include:
ITS Australia Chief Executive Officer, Susan Harris says NeTC 2017 is an important opportunity to continue to drive the industry forward and promote Australian ITS capability.
“Australia is a global leader in ITS and last year’s World Congress in Melbourne was a significant moment for the local industry.
“The Congress connected the governments and industry to international markets and enhanced Australia’s reputation across America, Asia Pacific and Europe.
“Key Congress messages have been captured in the ITS Australia Report, Smart Transport for Australia in which nearly 50 focus areas for future opportunities have been identified.
“The Report is a blueprint for the industry and NeTC will be an opportunity to present key findings to ensure transport is safer, more efficient and sustainable,” Ms Harris said.