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Hamburg presents itself at the ITS European Congress in Strasbourg as the future “City of Solutions”

Senator Frank Horch underscores Hamburg’s bid to host the ITS World Congress 2021 through participation in the “Mayors’ Summit” and a reception at its exhibition stand

At the ITS European Congress 2017, taking place 19-22 June in Strasbourg, Hamburg will be presented as a future model city for intelligent transport and logistics solutions (“City of Solutions”). For this reason, Frank Horch, Senator for Economic Affairs, Transport and Innovation of this city in the north of Germany with a population of 1.8 million, will be at the Congress on 21 June, representing the First Mayor at the “Mayors’ Summit”. At this event, mayors and transport politicians from all over Europe will be discussing ideas regarding current and future implement­tation possibilities for digital technologies, with the purpose of offering and improving sustainable, efficient and innovative mobility in cities. The Senator is also extending an invitation to a reception to be held by ITS Deutschland GmbH. At Stand #D30 of ITS Deutschland, various companies will be presented that support Hamburg’s bid: Hamburger Hochbahn AG, Volkswagen AG, Nordsys GmbH, Fraunhofer ESK, SatNav-Forum, SAENA GmbH, GEVAS software GmbH, T-Systems International GmbH, Continental AG. Senator Frank Horch: “In Strasbourg, we want to show all of Europe that Hamburg would like to become a model city for intelligent mobility and logistics and is developing solutions to this end.”

On 10 March, Hamburg submitted the German bid for hosting the World Congress 2021 on the topic of intelligent transport systems and services (ITS – “Intelligent Transport Systems”) to the European ITS organization, ERTICO, in Brussels. Together with the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, the city plans to hold the world’s largest congress in this field from 11-15 October 2021, at the Congress Center Hamburg (CCH), in the exhibition halls, and on selected streets in the city. With more than 100 promises of support from industry, research and various organizations, the bid has obtained strong additional momentum beyond the city limits from the entire sector. The decision as to whether Hamburg will be permitted to host the Congress in 2021 will be announced by an international decision committee in October of this year in Montreal, Canada.

Senator Horch had already announced Hamburg’s bid to host the Congress in October 2015, and the Senate approved the “ITS Strategy for Hamburg” in April 2016. In September, at the Hamburg Rathaus, Federal Minister of Transport Dobrindt signed an agreement in support of Hamburg’s candidacy. At the World Congress in October in Melbourne, Hamburg was presented with a stand and two projects for construction site coordination, as well as a port project in the field of vehicle / infrastructure communication.

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