Angela Titzrath, Chairwoman of the Executive Board of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), praised the decision, announced yesterday evening, that Hamburg will host the World Congress for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in October 2021 as “a great opportunity for Hamburg to present itself as a cosmopolitan and powerful economic location.” HHLA has supported the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg's candidacy, and will actively participate in the world's largest industry event for intelligent transport systems.
“As one of Hamburg’s largest employers, we aspire to be the engine of digital change in the port. Therefore, in four years’ time, HHLA will present itself as a digitally innovative hub on the maritime Silk Road at the ITS Congress,” says Titzrath, following the announcement regarding the decision made by the ITS umbrella organisation in Montréal, Canada.
Angela Titzrath was among the delegation, led by the Mayor of Hamburg, Olaf Scholz, that was in Brussels on 13 September 2017 to put forward Hamburg's bid to host the event. “We are interested in exchanging information and networking with partners all around the world, and the ITS World Congress will be an excellent platform to do just that. We will be making our own innovative contributions to the conference, based on our history and expertise,” says Titzrath.
With approximately 10,000 participants, the ITS World Congress is the largest industry event in intelligent transport systems. The event is held annually, rotating between America, Asia and Europe. The five-day congress includes a large trade fair and an area for vehicle demonstrations.