Welcome to the Congress

On behalf of ERTICO – ITS Europe and our 120 Partners, I would like to invite you to the first ever ITS Congress focused on cooperation with Russia, CIS and Central Eastern European countries. This ground-breaking event takes place in Kazan, Tatarstan on 21-24 September 2020.

I cannot think of a better venue to host the very first ITS Central Eastern Congress than Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia’s leading region and hub for innovation. Kazan is one of the largest industrial and financial centres of the country and a pioneer in advancing and deploying mobility services. Kazan’s forward-thinking economy is embodied by the ground-breaking IT Park, the biggest in Russia, and the largest technical park in Europe.

This event follows years of cooperation between ERTICO and the Ministry of Digitalization of Public Administration, Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Tatarstan and its national industries. Already in 2018, a delegation of ERTICO’s Partners had the opportunity to meet local authorities and discover the fast-paced development of intelligent transport solutions in the country. The Russian Federation has achieved a great deal in terms of safety and congestion reduction, by introducing new technologies such as sensors, road safety cameras and modernising existing ones. Connected cars and V2X technologies are key issues in current plans to improve road safety and there is an increasing interest in connectivity and automation.

This Congress is an exceptional opportunity to discover this important market, its innovation and international expertise. I look forward to meeting many of you there in September 2020 to share ideas at this extraordinary event that benefits the entire mobility community.

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