Intertraffic Amsterdam 2022 is set to go ahead with organiser RAI Amsterdam insisting its Covid protocols mean that it will be a safe environment for exhibitors and attendees, with global traffic and mobility professionals from more than 100 countries expected.
A video setting out what to expect is here
The Dutch government announced further relaxations of its Covid-19 measures earlier this week: this means that most locations, including restaurants and bars can open till 10pm, so visitors and exhibitors alike can enjoy the many cafes and culinary hotspots of Amsterdam and socialise and entertain after show hours.
Maximum capacity of all venues is based on providing a safe environment where 1.5m social distancing can be facilitated - meaning that "with the sheer size and layout of the RAI venue, Intertraffic can be staged as per its usual occupancy".
What is the Covid protocol for Intertraffic 2022?
RAI says it has a sound Covid entrance protocol in place, in line with government guidelines. Social distancing, wearing a face mask, and presenting a valid digital coronavirus certificate with proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test result, form part of the protocol.
In addition to this relaxation of rules in the Netherlands, from 2 February the mandatory quarantine for non-EU citizens from high-risk countries will be lifted for those who have received their booster vaccination.
Exact details and requirements on current travel to the Netherlands can be found via the Intertraffic website.
The show runs from 29 March to 1 April and majors on smart mobility, infrastructure, traffic management, road safety and parking - and this year will have a strong focus on digitalisation and the importance of real-time data exchange.
Who is attending Intertraffic 2022?
It is the 50th anniversary of the event, which began in 1972, and attracts technology suppliers, solution vendors, system integrators and service providers to government authorities, trade associations and research institutes.
This birthday edition will feature well over 800 exhibitors spread over 13 exhibit halls, combined with a free-to-attend 120-session strong educational component, the Intertraffic Summit & Demonstration Programme.
This "has been significantly expanded", says RAI, with three Summit theatres, all conveniently grouped together in hall 7, plus an open stage, a network area to meet up with speakers and demonstration areas both indoors and outside.
Swarco, 3M, Yunex Traffic, EasyPark, Vitronic, Nissan and Amazon Web Services, SMA Road Safety, International Road Federation, Polis, City of Amsterdam, Rijkswaterstaat and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, TomTom, Visa, Mobileye, Teledyne Flir, Redflex Traffic Systems, Flowbird and WPS Traffic Systems are just some of the companies which will be involved.
There will be daily keynotes, interactive presentations, workshops, debates and panel discussions focusing on innovations.
The open stage area features pitch presentations and some work sessions where presenters and stakeholder organisations can talk about their mobility solutions and their policy guidelines that offer many innovative solutions and best practices to speed up the mobility transition.
To unlock the potential of professionals worldwide looking for meaningful business interactions at Intertraffic Amsterdam and/or online, there is a new tool: the Intertraffic Connect online networking platform.
What themes will be covered at Intertraffic 2022?
The Summit programme will be revealed at the end of January: hot-button ITS and mobility issues such as digitalisation and automation, artificial intelligence, massive growth in data collection and increasing connectivity will be covered.
There will be a focus on challenges such as achieving Green Deal objectives, and this will be the subject of several workshops. These will answer question such as:
What are the new guidelines for the reduction in CO2 emissions?
How can cities and road operators deliver on the targets agreed in the European Climate Law?
What does this mean for the way cities are designed?
How can roads and public space be used in a more flexible way?
And how can services be created that give people a genuine choice in new mobility modes?
Other big issues on the agenda include sustainability, Vision Zero, integrated mobility services and redesigning infrastructure, as well as next-generation traffic management and the changing role of the road operator.
How do I register for Intertraffic 2022?
Registration is now open, with visitors able to claim their free entrance badge online up to and including 21 March.