Ministers of Transport from the 54 ITF member countries and from invited guest countries will meet for their Annual Summit on 21-23 May 2014 in Leipzig, Germany. The theme of the 2014 Summit is Transport for a Changing World Understanding Trends – Shaping Responses.
Together with senior leaders from industry, heads of international organisations, top researchers and representatives from civil society, ministers will examine the megatrends which are shaping the 21st century and directly impacting transport: exploding urbanisation, technological revolutions and shifting global economic balance among others.
The Summit will challenge us to rethink how transport will deliver prosperity while ensuring environmental sustainability and social inclusion in an era that will soon bear scant resemblance to the world in which most of today's transport solutions were conceived.
The preliminary programme is now available online for your perusal; it will be continuously updated over the period leading up to the Summit. Registration for the event will open in mid-January - for more information, please go to the Summit website.
At the Summit, the ITF Awards will honour outstanding achievements in improving transport. To apply for one of three prestigious prizes, please go to the Awards page on the Summit website.
There are a number of other ways for companies and organisations to showcase their work during the Summit, such as participating in the Exhibition, hosting a Side Event or through Sponsorship - please visit the Summit website for details:
We hope to see you at the Summit in Leipzig in May!