First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
ITS Australia is to bid to hold the 17th ITS Asia Pacific Forum and Exhibition in Brisbane in 2020.
Making the announcement at the 2017 ITS Asia Pacific and Exhibition Forum, ITS Australia President Brian Negus says the organisation has the vision, resources and capability, in addition to support from Australian industry and government, to host such significant international events.
“ITS Australia hosts Asia Pacific’s premier annual road tolling Forum, the largest industry-led ITS annual Summit in Australia and has hosted two successful ITS World Congresses, the most recent being the 23rd ITS World Congress 2016,” he said.
“We were delighted with the outcomes of the last year’s ITS World Congress for the ITS community in the Asia Pacific region and globally. We left no stone unturned to ensure a positive delegate experience, enjoyed by 11,500 attendees from more than 70 countries. We will apply the same principles to our proposal to host the ITS Asia Pacific Forum and Exhibition 2020 in Brisbane”.
ITS Australia intends to host the Forum at the award winning Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC).
BCEC General Manager Bob O’Keeffe said the venue, voted World’s Best Convention Centre 2016-2018 in an international client survey on behalf of the International Association of Congress Centres, will utilise its world class facilities and its more than 20 years’ experience in hosting international conferences for the 17th ITS Asia Pacific Forum and Exhibition.