Ertico - ITS Europe is to hold a Virtual ITS European Congress on 9-10 November.
Ertico CEO Jacob Bangsgaard said: “The event wants to support the connection amongst ITS community members and ensure the exchange of expertise, best practice and ongoing ideas."
He said the online event is "an opportunity to learn, discuss the ITS trends and innovations and network with industry experts and stakeholders, in anticipation of the next face-to-face event – the ITS World Congress in Hamburg in 2021".
ITS European Congress in Lisbon, which was meant to take place last month, was postponed until 2023.
In a statement Ertico says that, while face-to-face interaction is important, there will be "numerous advantages" to the virtual version in November.
Content - taking the form of interviews, presentations and live-streamed sessions - will be accessible for participants after the two-day event.
"The virtual exhibition will provide the attendees with tools for live networking, meetings and product showcasing; as they will be able to engage in the conversation through chat, surveys and polls, Q&A sessions and B2B meetings," Ertico insists.
“Staying engaged and networking within the mobility community has become even more important," says Oliver Bahns, head of connected mobility at T-Systems International, the first sponsor of the event.
"The virtual congress format will facilitate a larger audience, thus inspire innovation for better and more environmentally-sensitive mobility and transport solutions."