Friday, August 21, 2020
Following the disappointing news back in June that the ITS World Congress will not be hosted in a physical form in Los Angeles this year, as was originally planned, anyone who had been looking forward to a trip California will be heartened to hear that the event is now to take place in the city after all – in 2022.
The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), in partnership with Reed Exhibitions has announced that the 28th ITS World Congress will be held in Los Angeles in 2022, marking the signature event’s return to the United States for the first time since 2014.
The ITS World Congress, which in 2022 will be held September 18-22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, is the premier event for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) around the world. Each year, industry stakeholders, including policymakers, OEM’s, entrepreneurs, researchers, academics, investors, and other leaders gather in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific on a rotating basis.
The announcement comes after an agreement with ITS Asia-Pacific that the World Congress originally planned for 2022 in Suzhou, China, will now move to 2023, changing the traditional order of the annual event. Currently European cities – including Birmingham, UK – are bidding for the 2024 event, with Hamburg set to host in 2021. This means that, from next year, the travel of the event looks set to switch direction and go back the other way around the world, from Europe, back to North America and then Asia Pacific, before returning to Europe again.