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2016 ITS World Congress adds elite speakers to line-up

The speaker line-up for the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, taking place in Melbourne on 10-14 October, has been bolstered by the announcement of several key industry names.

According to event organisers, Jack Dangermond, Founder and President of global mapping technology company, Esri; and Matthew Cole, President of US based Cubic Transportation Systems, will be among those to strengthen the event.

“I'm looking forward to the World Congress to engage in the conversation about how we move the ball forward on the policies and partnering that will allow us to unlock the potential of the industry in the next 10 years,” Cole said.

Cole will share a stage in the Mobility as a Service Plenary session with Jeroen Wiemar, Chief Executive Officer of Public Transport Victoria; Xiaojing Wang, Chair, China ITS Industry Alliance; Richard Harris, Director Communications and Marketing Transportation and Government International Public Sector, Xerox UK; and Martin Matthews, Secretary for Transport and Chief Executive, Ministry of Transport, New Zealand. In addition, Dean Zabrieszach, Chief Executive, HMI Technologies will moderate the session.

Other names confirmed include Hamad Banouar, Vice President of Business Development and Government Relations at Sensys Networks, USA, Men Leong Chew, Chief Executive, Land Transport Authority, Singapore; Mike Mrdak, Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Australian Government, with Neil Scales, Director General, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads as moderator.

“The World Congress has always been a platform to showcase the latest technology to highlight advances in safety, vehicle and infrastructure technology and in 2016 the enhanced liveability of our cities and communities,” commented ITS World Congress host, Susan Harris, CEO of ITS Australia.

The World Congress is expected to attract more than 7,000 global delegates and will feature more than 900 sessions.

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