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ITS (UK) reveals plans for Bordeaux World Congress

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ITS (UK), the Intelligent Transport Systems membership association, is aiming to attract an international crowd of visitors to its stand at this year’s ITS World Congress in Bordeaux.

The association will join its foundation member the Transport Systems Catapult to deliver its UK pavilion stand, supported by fellow foundation member the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).

This will result in a larger, more impactful UK stand, which is expected to attract an international crowd of visitors as well as provide a base for the large UK delegation expected to attend Bordeaux. The stand is also strongly supported by UK Trade and Investment, which will particularly help in attracting interest from the French ITS sector.

ITS (UK) is supported by six members which have taken a share of the stand: Nicander, Arup, Amey, Capita, Millen Corporation and Wavetronix.

ITS (UK) has a strong involvement in the organisation of the European congresses, with five seats on the programme committee held by staff and members, and other links with both ERTICO – ITS Europe and the Network of National ITS Associations.

Richard Harris, ITS (UK) international director, 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.”

Jennie Martin, secretary general of ITS (UK), added: “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 TS Catapult, the UK will make a real impact.”

 
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