30th ITS World Congress in Dubai Reveals Plenary Topics

Plenary sessions are one of the most important aspects of the High-Level Programme at the 30th ITS World Congress which delves into strategic and substantive advancements in ITS and mobility sector. These High-Level sessions bring together a blend of influential panellists and keynote speakers from across ITS sectors and industry groups to explore overarching topics of the Congress. At the upcoming 2023 ITS World Congress in Dubai, three plenary topics will bring the overall Congress theme of ‘Mobility Driven by ITS’ to life.

Plenary 1: Safe, Trustworthy and Resilient Mobility Ecosystems in Changing Times

This Plenary will consider the different links in the mobility chain, including the role of artificial intelligence, as a means to improve the safety and resilience of our transport systems. How can we harness and integrate necessary core elements to ensure a safe, trustworthy, and resilient transport and mobility system? What are the tools, standards, and regulations that need to be developed or reinforced for ITS to serve our needs in a fast-changing world? Can AI help to solidify the mobility chain, or will it leave it more vulnerable? What are the diverse needs in different regions around the globe for transport safety and resilience? How is ITS fulfilling such needs?

Plenary 2: ITS Beyond the Road: Interconnecting All Transport Modes

This Plenary will discuss some of the hallmarks of innovation in ITS as its scope expands beyond the road. The discussion will elaborate on balancing the development of new tools in a single transport mode with focusing on fully integrated cross-sectorial solutions across all modes. What are the hurdles in establishing this new ecosystem where new mobility modes are seamlessly integrated? How strong is the need to align regulatory environments among different modes to enable more integration, and deliver more social, environmental, and economic benefits? Is there a difference in the level of integration prioritised by various regions around the globe?

Plenary 3: Accelerating Mobility Transition Towards Smarter and More Sustainable Cities

This Plenary will focus on sharing views on priorities, best practices, evidence of outcomes and lessons learned from different cities around the world, including the public as well as the private sector, from political decisions to concrete change and solutions. It will discuss experiences from pioneer cities and communities that can be widely applied to drive the shift towards smart and sustainable cities. 

Mobility transition towards smart cities comes with a price tag. But what is the price for society if we refrain from necessary investments? How can we accelerate the transition to smart cities and communities by involving citizens through co-creation and education about ITS? How can solutions for smart cities be transferred around the world? What are the minimal requirements for cities to move forward towards sustainable and intelligent mobility

 

To ensure that all Congress delegates can benefit from and partake in these sessions, no parallel sessions are planned during Plenaries. The sessions are open to all registered delegates. Click here to find out more!

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