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Summit Special 2014

2014 Summit on "Transport for a Changing World" with record participation

More than 1 100 participants from 72 countries attended the ITF's 2014 Summit on "Transport for a Changing World" held in Leipzig, Germany in the last week of May. This represents the highest number of attendees to date. 53 countries were represented with national delegations, of which 32 were headed by their minister or vice minister.

Other facts about the 2014 Summit:

- More than 130 official bilateral meetings held in two and a half days
- 20 plenaries, panels, roundtables and workshops
- 15 press conferences and media events
- 14 technical and cultural tours
- 11 side events and meetings held by ITF partners
- 4 bilateral agreements signed during Summit
- 3 reports launched at event
- 2 new interactive session formats introduced, the ITF Masterclass and the ITF Lunchtime session

Key summit outputs are now available online:

- Declaration from Ministers on Transport for a Changing World (E, F, D)

- All Summit press releases

 - Keynote speeches by Prof James K. Galbraith (Day 1), and Prof Paul Romer (Day 2)

- Presentations made during sessions (available via the respective session pages of the online programme)

- Summit videos: Summit highlights, session highlights, full session recordings, interviews

- Summit photos: also available via the session pages and for free download and use via ITF's Flickr photostream

- Full list of 2014 Summit participants (xls)

New Zealand and Finland sign bilateral air services agreement
New Zealand and Finland have signed a new air services agreement during the 2014 Summit. "This agreement will rank among the most liberal air services agreements in the world," said the Hon. Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Transport of New Zealand. "Our alignment of views means under the agreement there are no restrictions on air transport between, beyond, and within the two countries." The agreement includes the exchange of 'cabotage' or '8th freedom' rights, which allows airlines to carry domestic passengers within the territory of the other country.

More photos from the signing


Chile and ITF to create logistics observatory
Chile's Deputy Minister of Transport Cristian Bowen and ITF Secretary-General José Viegas signed a Letter of Intent to create a logistics observatory in Chile. The observatory will collect data and key indicators related to trade, freight and logistics and will serve national planning agencies and regulators in decisions related to several key policy areas. For this purpose, it will transform the existing statistical system into a more complete, goal-oriented set of data and performance indicators for logistics.

More photos from the signing


FIA and ITF launch co-operation to improve road safety data collection and analysis
FIA President Jean Todt and ITF Secretary-General José Viegas signed a co-operation agreement to improve road safety data collection and analysis. "Good road safety data is critical for any road safety research, policy and crash prevention activities", said ITF Secretary-General José Viegas. FIA president Jean Todt added: "The expertise which the ITF has acquired in the area of road safety data collection and analysis will allow us to better evaluate crash trends, improve the analysis of risk exposure and design more effective road safety policies". The new initiative is part of both organisations' contribution to the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety.

More photos from the signing


Austria and Chile sign technology agreement
During the Summit, delegates from Austria and Chile signed a Memorandum of Understanding on technology transfer.

More photos from the signing

Summit video highlights
2014 Summit Highlights

Ministers and VIP Highlights

Session Highlights

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Session outputs at your fingertips
For all session-related resources, follow the direct links to get summaries, key quotes, presentations as well as photos and video recordings:

Climate Change Adaptation and Extreme Events: Ensuring Network Performance in a Changing World

Big Data in Transport: Applications, Implications, Limitations

Opening Plenary Transport for a Changing World: Thinking Beyond the Trends – Shaping Responses (including the International Transport Forum Awards Ceremony)

Adapting the Vehicle to a New Society: How Will Shifting Attitudes and Vehicle Technology Change the Way We Drive?

Integrating Transport Networks for Sustainable Growth and Development

Constructing Supply Chains of the Future: How Shifts in Global Economic Balance Affect Transport

Transport Innovation Talks

Open Ministerial Session: The Transport Transformation: Innovations that are Changing Transport and How Policy Needs to Respond

The Workforce for a New Transport Future

Towards Better Use of Existing Infrastructure

Creating Liveable Cities in a Changing Urban Landscape

Shaping Transport for a New Energy Future

Sustainable Transport for All: Planning for Greener and More Inclusive Transport


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Urbanisation and Transport in Growing Asia: ASEAN /Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (Japan) / ITF Joint Seminar on Urban Transport
24 June 2014
Tokyo, Japan

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