ITF 2018Daniele D'Onofrio
The annual summit of the International Transport Forum (ITF) is the world’s largest gathering of transport ministers and the premier global transport policy event. This year the event is taking place from 23 to 25 May 2018 in Leipzig, Germany. Since 2008, it brings together officials from the ITF’s 59 member countries, and beyond, with business leaders, heads of international organizations, top researchers and sector representatives for discussion and networking.
This year the Summit will focus on “Transport Safety and Security”: issues ranging from terrorism and cyber-security to road safety and extreme weather disruption, including the risks and benefits of automated driving are addressed.
This because safety and security are primary concerns for any transport system, affecting passengers and service providers. They are the basis for an individual’s right to travel without fear, and critical for the reliable and efficient transport of goods.
Enhancing transport safety and security is also an essential element in the implementation of two major international agreements, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.
A CITA delegation is there to debate policy responses to the sector’s challenges with transport ministers and other ITF stakeholders.