Ertico starts its search for new host cities for ITS World and European congresses

ERTICO has opened its Call for Tender to Host the next two European and the next World Congresses on Intelligent Transport Systems & Services (ITS) for the years 2025-2026 (European Congresses) – 2027 (World Congress in the EMEA region). 

The Host city joins the extended ITS family of cities worldwide. “Every Host city has felt the long-term positive economic impact on their region’s business and the benefits of being recognised as a key player in the smart mobility landscape,” says Lisa Boch-Andersen, Director of Communications, Congresses and Events at ERTICO – ITS Europe.

An application to host an ITS Congress involves a two-stage selection process:

  1. Evaluation of an Expression of Interest, including confirmation of minimum requirements (Checklist)
  2. Evaluation of the full bid document

Ertico’s ‘Expression of Interest’ document, gives the basic requirements for applying for one of the above mentioned years, and the download the ‘Checklist‘ to be filled in and sent back to ERTICO–ITS Europe. Expressions of Interest need to be put forward by a City or a similar Public Authority; this should be the same entity which will submit the full bid application in the second stage.

To be considered for the second stage of selection please send your Expression of Interest with the completed Checklist to Delphine Soubies at d.soubies@mail.ertico.com by Monday 20 June 2022.

Ertico will send an email confirming receipt of the Expressions of Interest with the Checklist. The retained candidates will receive the official Call for Tender mid-July 2022 and will have until mid-November 2022 to send the full bid document to ERTICO. Those not retained will be informed mid-July.

The second stage, ie the official Call for Tender, includes complete guidelines and task descriptions for organising the event as well as information on past Congresses in order to provide a comprehensive bid book based on the requirements. Please note that your bid document will be expected to include support letters from the Government, the leading industry and organisations of the Host Country and local ITS National Associations. Intention letters of potential sponsors are also considered as an essential part of the bidding application. Tender submissions not supported by supporting letters will not be deemed valid by the Selection Committee.

The ITS Congresses represent the ultimate showcase of mobility services deployment. Every year, ERTICO organises an ITS regional Congress or World Congress in Europe.

Congresses are the yearly celebration of smart mobility: they underline the importance of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), particularly in cities and regions where they are hosted and are important channels to raise awareness of smart mobility solutions among policy makers, experts and the general public. They include live sessions where industry experts present the latest developments in ITS, a showcase of cutting edge technology and an exhibition space. The Congresses offer stakeholders and patrons the ultimate platform to meet with industry influencers, discuss ideas and initiatives, make new contacts and promote their businesses by taking part in a range of activities.

ERTICO ensures that the themes of the ITS Congresses challenge, deepen and support current and future ERTICO activities. The Congresses represent an ideal channel through which ERTICO fosters cooperation with the international industry community in the Americas and in the Asia-Pacific regions.

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