UITP was pleased to actively participate in the annual ITF Summit in Leipzig (23-25 May) to discuss public transport, mobility, road safety and more with colleagues from the sector.
The International Transport Forum (ITF), a long-time industry friend of UITP, held their annual Summit under the theme 'Transport Safety and Security', addressing issues ranging from terrorism and cyber-security to road safety and the risks and benefits of automated driving.
The keynote speech of this year’s edition was delivered by His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, a leading advocate for road safety across the world.
UITP Secretary General Mohamed Mezghani had the opportunity to meet with HRH prior to the opening session to discuss UITP and the Towards Zero Foundation working together on road safety through mutual collaboration.
Our Secretary General and colleagues from our Business Development, Knowledge and Membership Services and Communications teams participated in panel sessions, meetings, Open Stage Café events and press conferences during the three-day Summit.
UITP took part in several panel sessions during the Summit, including 'Raising awareness for safer, more secure mobility' and the side event with the Union for the Mediterranean 'Towards Ensuring Road Safety in the Euro-Mediterranean Region'.
Our Secretary General spoke alongside leading industry figures such as Jean Todt, the United Nations Envoy for Road Safety, and Ketil Solvik-Olsen, the Minister of Transport and Communications from Norway.
Mohamed also discussed public transport and road safety with ITF in their popular video interview sessions.
“It’s always a pleasure to see colleagues and friends from our sector gather to discuss the important issues we need to address to continue advancing our industry. I was pleased to attend the 2018 edition of the ITF Summit in Leipzig and I’d like to thank ITF for inviting me to speak on panel sessions and events and I congratulate them on a well-organised event”, said Mohamed Mezghani, UITP Secretary General.
UITP was delighted to have the opportunity to present our #PT4ME campaign and video to women in leadership roles across the sector during the pre-Summit event Women Mobilize Women organised by the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative.
Our #PT4ME video was also shown during the Open Stage Café session featuring UITP and the World Bank, where the gathered audience had the opportunity to witness the progress the campaign has made and our hopes for the next steps.
UITP was also pleased to meet with figures from the World Bank, UNECE, TUMI, the SloCAT Partnership and Walk21 during our time in Leipzig to discuss future partnerships and mutual collaboration.
Thank you to ITF for the brilliant event and to the numerous industry figures who gathered in Leipzig to discuss advancing the public transport sector one event at a time!
In order to see more of our time at the ITF Summit in Leipzig, you can find event photographs and videos on the official website!
Did you know that UITP will be holding the Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm next year? (9-12 June 2019) Read all about it here!
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