Copenhagen looking forward to 2018 World Congress
First publishedin ITS World Congress
Morten Kabell, mayor of Copenhagen and Cees de Wijs of Dynniq
Copenhagen’s mayor of technical and environmental affairs attended this week’s ITS World Congress on Tuesday to promote the 2018 ITS World Congress, to be held in Denmark’s capital from 17-21 September, 2018.
“We are looking forward to hosting the ITS World Congress in Copenhagen in 2018; we are proud to be one of the world’s most liveable cities – just like Melbourne – and we manage our transport infrastructure to help us create a high-qualityof- life city,” said mayor Morten Kabell.
“Copenhagen will be the world’s first carbon-neutral capital by 2025, and our transport systems and infrastructure are making a big contribution to that; for example, 50% of our commuting trips are by bicycle.
“Our population is growing at 2% a year, and ITS will play an important part in creating a greener city in the future. “By hosting the 2018 World Congress, Copenhagen will learn a lot about the latest technology and developments, and we think we can contribute a lot too,” said Kabell.
Bill Butler, managing director of Brintex, the exhibition partner for Ertico ITS Europe, said coming to Melbourne presented a great opportunity to fly the flag for the 2018 World Congress.
“The event, for which we are expecting over 10,000 international delegates, will include an exhibition, a range of outdoor demonstrations, and a packed program of 12 parallel sessions,” he said.