The decision has been taken “in the context of the current health crisis and keeping in mind the safety of our participants”, the organisers said in a statement.
“Given the already scheduled 2021 Hamburg Congress and the TRA event in April-May 2022 in Lisbon, the new planned date for the European ITS Congress in Lisbon will likely be 22-24 May 2023,” it reads.
It is the latest international event to bow to the inevitable as the coronavirus pandemic has led to the banning of large gatherings and made travel between – and even within – countries all but impossible.
“We are keen to ensure that the exchange of knowledge, expertise, best practices and creation of collaboration opportunities for the members of the ITS community continues despite the current challenges,” the statement adds.
“For this reason, we are continuously working closely with all our partners to establish new plans, exploring any and all potential additional options to keep you engaged in the ITS conversation. Updates will be communicated in the next weeks about this.”