Ireland's minister of state for transport, tourism and sport: Alan Kelly
Don’t miss the next ITS European Congress which will be held in Dublin from 4-7 June 2013 at the Convention Centre in Spencer Dock at the heart of Dublin city centre. The event, entitled ‘ITS: Real solutions for real needs’ is the 9th European Congress organised by Ertico. It will focus on latest ITS advances and solutions and provide another excellent business and networking opportunity.
Ireland’s Minister of state for transport, tourism and sport Alan Kelly is at World Congress in Vienna this week, demonstrating how seriously the importance of ITS technology is being considered by the Emerald Isle. Kelly is Ireland’s Minister with lead responsibility for real-time passenger information, integrated ticketing, smarter travel initiatives and the country’s National Sustainable Transport Office.
Speaking at the Congress, Kelly underlined that Government participation at all levels in ITS development is critical is driving successful deployment. He said: “The theme for our event next year is all about real solutions making a difference" I actually think that one of the main ways of delivering that goal is to have as many public bodies involved as possible, from national government, to local government and other public bodies.” Describing Dublin as one of Europe’s great cities, the minister assured potential visitors that they will receive a typically warm welcome to the country.
As well as being a focal point for doing business and networking, the event will also include an ‘Irish Night’ at the famous Guinness Storehouse – a Congress not to be missed!