The International Transport Forum


The International Transport Forum is a strategic think tank for the transport sector. Each year, it brings together Ministers from over 50 countries, along with leading decision-makers and actors from the private sector, civil society and research, to address transport issues of strategic importance. An intergovernmental organisation linked to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Forum's goal is to help shape the transport policy agenda, and ensure that it contributes to economic growth, environmental protection, social inclusion and the preservation of human life and well-being.

An Annual Event for the Global Transport Community

The International Transport Forum's annual event attracts experts and leaders from the global transport community providing a platform to tackle, debate and progress strategic transport issues. The involvement of Transport Ministers offers high-level links between policy-making and business at both national and international levels.

A large body of analysis as well as Key Messages on Forum topics provide a substantive framework for each Forum's theme.

At the Forum

The annual Forum event offers:

  • High-Level Expert and Decision-Makers' Panels
  • Exhibition and Demonstrations
  • Awards for Outstanding Research and Good Practice
  • Networking Opportunities with Industry, Government, Research and Civil Society

The 2011 Forum will take place in Leipzig from 25 to 27 May 2011, focusing on the theme "Transport and Society".