Transport, Trade and Tourism


The Event

The Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum is the unique platform for a global conversation on strategies for transport in the 21st century. Since 2008, the Annual Summit has developed into the leading global get-together of the key players in transport and transport-related sectors, providing a unique platform for high-level exchange on strategic policy issues.

The theme of the 2015 Summit is Transport, Trade and Tourism. It will take place in Leipzig, Germany from 27-29 May 2015, under the Presidency of New Zealand.


The Participants

More than 1 000 participants from around 80 countries, among them:

  • Ministers and political decision-makers from the ITF’s 54 member countries and many invited countries;
  • CEOs and business leaders;
  • Heads and senior representatives of international organisations;
  • Heads of global, regional and national business associations; and
  • Leading researchers and academics.


The Programme

The Annual Summit offers a rich programme over three days. With up to four parallel sessions at any one time, the programme includes policy discussions with Ministers in different formats, keynote addresses, networking opportunities, demonstrations, technical tours and an exhibition. A number of key industry organisations will host Summit side events. Evening receptions, a Gala Dinner, and cultural tours complement the Summit programme.


Why attend?

  • Hear ministers and leading industry participants engage in focused debates to explore the trends that will shape transport in the future.
  • Find out how decision-makers are planning for the new era of mobility.
  • Identify trends that will drive future breakthroughs in transport.
  • Explore ways of overcoming barriers between systems, networks, modes and regions.
  • Network with top players, understand their views, influence decision-making.


How to get involved?

The Summit is an invitation-only event. To request an invitation for this exclusive event, please contact
Registration will open in early 2015.

External organisations are able to be involved in the Summit programme through hosting side events and other types of events on topics complementary to the Summit theme.

The Summit provides an ideal opportunity for organisations and companies to raise their profile and showcase products and projects to a high-level global audience as a Summit sponsor or exhibitor.

Download the Opportunities at the Summit brochure (pdf)


Key contacts

Programme and Speakers:
ITF Awards:
(applications will open in October 2014)
Side Events:
(applications open until 7 November 2014)
Media Events:

Go to 2014 Summit website