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May 2012
Ministerial session
2012 Annual Summit
Over 1000 participants at the 2012 Summit made for a stimulating three-day debate on "Seamless Transport: Making Connections". Resources are available on the web following the Summit including session summaries, photo and video content. See the "best of" Summit 2012 highlights and the "making of" video.
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Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD delivers keynote on Transport for Growth. In a separate video interview, Mr Gurría explains the importance of seamless transport.

Osamu Yoshida, Senior Vice Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan, representing the 2012 Japanese Presidency of the International Transport Forum, makes opening remarks during the Summit's Opening Plenary.

Sweden's Minister for Infrastructure, Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd on passengers and freight.

Anthony Albanese, Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Australia, interviewed on the importance of long-term considerations in transport investments and the Australian perspective.

Vera Kobalia, Minister, Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgia on creating access to seamless transport and how this leads to opportunities.

Zan Yang
, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Transport, China, on how the International Transport Forum's Summit facilitates the exchange of ideas among Ministers.

Rüdiger Grube
, Chairman and CEO, Deutsche Bahn, Germany, on the Summit and the importance of seamlessness for logistics companies.

Peter Hendy Commissioner, Transport for London, UK, presents "Seamless transport for the London Olympics".

Director of the Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, USA, Catherine L. Ross' keynote speech on megaregions during the session on Collaboration in Connectivity.

YakuninThe President of JSC Russian Railways, Vladimir Yakunin emphasises the importance of the political basis for the development of transport integration and intermobility.

Giuseppe Sciarrone
, Managing Director of Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori, delivers the Opening Plenary keynote. A separate interview is also available.

Patrick Oliva
, Senior Vice-President, Strategic Anticipation and Sustainable Development for Michelin, France, on "connectedness" in transport.

Koji Sekimizu
, Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization, interviewed on sustainable development ahead of the Rio+20 meeting and on ship safety.

The Chairman of the Asian Institute of Transport Development, K.L. Thapar on changing the cross-border mindset.

Martin Austwick, Lecturer, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London, UK, presents  "Visualising Transport Data". A separate interview is also available.

Peter Miller, CEO, ITO World Ltd, UK presents "Open data, new mapping tools and transport implications". A separate interview is also available.

Jaehak Oh, Vice-President, Korea Transport Institute, Korea, on Linking real-time public transport information and station design.

Carlo Ratti, Director, MIT SENSeable City Laboratory, USA, presents "Urban future: wired". A separate interview is also available.

Sue Zielinski
, Managing Director, Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Research and Transformation (SMART), University of Michigan, USA, talks about the need for seamlessness to improve a person's journey.

Vice-President of International Logistics at Walmart, Jeff Langenfeld is interviewed on the importance of seamless logistics.

Rosine Howe-Teo, CIO and Group Director, Innovation and InfoComm Technology for the Land Transport Authority of Singapore, talks on the importance of information for travel.

Leipzig by bicycle: footage from the annual bike ride hosted by the Mayor of Leipzig bringing delegates through the city.

Making the 2012 Summit: a behind the scenes look at Summit organisation.

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Session Key Points and Quotes, recordings and photos
Session summaries are available along with recordings of the webcast, panellist interviews and photos from the sessions:

Urban Connectivity: Improving the Door-to-Door Journey

Rethinking the Last Mile: New Approaches to Urban Logistics

The Future of Travel: e-Ticketing, Smart Phones, Data Sharing

Facilitating Global Trade: Connectivity across Borders

From Supply Chain to Supply Stream: Creating Seamless Logistics

Transport for Growth: Developing Connectivity

Investing in connectivity: Where, Why, When, How?

Smart Grids: Powering the E-Mobility Future

Transport Innovation Talks

Collaboration in Connectivity: Focus on Regions

Transport Outlook 2012
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Documents and Publications
Outputs from the Summit include:

Declaration from Ministers on Seamless Transport

Seamless Transport for Greener Growth - Transport Outlook 2012

Road Safety Annual Report 2011 (The IRTAD Annual report)

Key Transport Statistics - 2011 Data (PDF)
Transport Facts


Airbus S.A.S.

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