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February 2013

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Summit of Ministers on Funding Transport opens for registration

Registration is now open for the 2013 Summit on Funding Transport in Leipzig, Germany from 22-24 May. Transport ministers from the International Transport Forum's 54 member countries will join business leaders and top researchers at the Annual Summit to consider the rapidly growing demand for high-quality transport networks and services, the need for continued expenditure and investment in the context of scare public funds amplified by rising public debts, and securing private sector investment for long-term trade, growth and prosperity.

- Drive the debate
on new ways to fund and finance transport
- Hear transport ministers from around the world address the issue
- Network with a global community of transport leaders
- Experience the cutting edge in transport funding through panel debates, tours and exhibitions

Early registration discounts are available until 22 April.

See the preliminary programme

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Road safety innovations showcased at Summit
1.3 million people die in road accidents each year, and the number is growing, despite the progress achieved in many countries. To stop the trend and reduce these deaths by 2020, the United Nations has launched the Decade of Action for Road Safety. ITF Secretary-General José Viegas has invited research institutions, NGOs, public administrations, development organisations and private sector firms to present their work to a global audience at the 2013 Summit with a special "Exhibition of Road Safety Innovation" that will showcase ideas on how to make the world's roads safer.

More information here


Journalists to cover transport funding
Since 2011, the ITF's Media Travel Programme (MTP) has helped to raise the global visibility of the Annual Summit among journalists. "It was a rock solid event, with lots of newsworthy discussion and access to sources I will use in future stories", wrote one past participant. So in 2013, ITF is again offering support for up to 35 non-European journalists to attend the Annual Summit in Leipzig via the MTP. Participating journalists will have the opportunity to listen to policy makers and business leaders and develop a better understanding of the funding issues that face the transport sector in times of rapidly growing demand for mobility and ever scarcer resources.

More information and application here

Prestigious Transport Award applications open
Innovative pricing and funding arrangements will be honoured by the 2013 Transport Achievement Award for an initiative, project, or service/product that addresses one or more of today's transport focal issues - quality infrastructure or service, congestion, safety, environmental protection, enhanced accessibility. The award will be presented in Leipzig, Germany at a special ceremony in the presence of Ministers and the winner's work will be promoted through Forum channels and presented at the Summit exhibition.

More information here

Forum activities
The Transport Management Board (TMB), representing ITF's 54 member countries, held an extraordinary session in Paris on 31 January and 1 February to discuss the revision of ITF's General Rules as well as proposals from the High-Level Group on Strategic Funding for a new funding framework for the organisation. The meeting was called to prepare the regular TMB on 12-13 March when proposals for the ministerial meeting at the May Summit will be finalised. ITF's Summit 2013 Task Force met back-to-back with the TMB to take forward preparations for the 2013 Summit on Funding Transport.

Secretary-General José Viegas is visiting Korea, New Zealand, Australia and China in February for meetings with the ministers of these ITF member countries. "ITF has European roots, but we are now a global organisation", said Viegas. "Outreach to ITF's non-European members is among my top priorities". Mr Viegas will present a keynote on Sustainable Funding for Public Transport at the 2013 ITF/Korea Transport Institute (KOTI) Joint Seminar on Funding Transport for the Future in Seoul, Korea. Mr Viegas will then deliver the international keynote speech on Developments in International Transport at the New Zealand Transport Summit: Driving Economic Growth in Wellington, New Zealand. A presentation on Trends in Modern Transport Systems in Capital Cities will be given in Perth, Australia on 22 February. The Chinese Minister for Transport, Mr Yang Chuantang, high-level representatives from the Development Research Centre of the State Council (DRC) and various private sector representatives will meet with Mr Viegas in Beijing, China on 25-26 February.



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