The leadership of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America
), ITS Canada
, along with business and government officials from Montreal, will visit Montreal and Toronto, October 5-6, 2017, to meet with government and business leaders in advance of the ITS World Congress being held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, 29 October through 2 November, 2017.
ITS America President and CEO, David St. Amant, ITS Canada Chairman and CEO Chris Philp, ITS 2017 World Congress Chairman, Claude Carette, and the City of Montreal’s Executive Committee Member for Transportation, Aref Salem, will meet with key ITS World Congress exhibitors to engage in an exchange of ideas, collaborate on future World Congress events and discuss the future of intelligent transportation and Smart Cities technology innovations. Montréal Meetings are set to begin at 1:00pm eastern, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Room 514AB 1001 Jean Paul Riopelle Pl, Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5.
Friday, October 6, 2017, St. Amant and Philp will visit with companies representing the entire spectrum of an ever-growing ITS world in Toronto beginning at 8:45am eastern, at the York Region Transit Facility, 55 Orlando Avenue, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 0B4.
Like the meetings in Montreal, participants will continue discussions about the World Congress and the technological revolution that is taking place in intelligent transportation that ultimately will make highways and roads safer, reducing the number of accidents and increasing mobility options for people of all ages.
“These meetings present an important opportunity for the ITS leadership to more personally engage with business and thought leaders in the industry,” said ITS President and CEO David St. Amant. “The feedback and idea exchange will allow us to evaluate and shape the future of the ITS World Congress events, and more importantly, lead to advances and breakthroughs in the development of intelligent infrastructures around the world.”
“It’s an exciting time to be in the transportation field” said ITS Canada Chairman and CEO Chris Philp. “Every day there are stories in the media about autonomous vehicles, intelligent infrastructure and examples of how this technology will improve our cities. We’re all seeking a connected transportation system that is safe, reliable, protects and preserves the environment and gives people safer mobility options. These shared goals give added purpose and relevance to our meetings with exhibitors and ITS focused companies this month.”