Ertico - ITS Europe has announced that the first Central Eastern ITS Congress will be delayed for two years.
Due to take place in Kazan, Russia, in September it has now been moved to 19-21 September 2022 "amid safety concerns due to the current global pandemic".
However, the government of the Republic of Tatarstan has insisted that a virtual event with some ITS crossover will take place on September 21-24 this year, when the congress was due to take place during Kazan Digital Week 2020.
"In this way, it is planned to still reap the huge benefits, both economically and collaboratively of bringing together ITS players from around the world," it says in a statement.
There will be online panel discussions, virtual exhibition and technical tours, opening and closing ceremonies, "as well as a range of virtual networking possibilities".
The event is supported by Ertico and will look at cybersecurity and regulation on data protection among other topics.
Papers submitted for the Central-Eastern ITS Congress will be included in the list of papers submitted to the virtual forum for publication, and webinars will be organised in June