22nd ITS World Congress

Time and place

Date:  04 October 2015 - 09 October 2015
Place:  Bordeaux

Twenty one years after its creation and its first edition in Paris, the ITS World Congress returns to France, in the prestigious city of Bordeaux.

It is a unique opportunity to showcase European and France’s value, its inhabitants, its competencies, its products and services.

Since 1994, the ITS Congress has grown phenomenally. We now expect more than 3,500 Congress delegates, 300 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors coming from more than 100 countries, to exchange, debate and build networks of partnerships during the Congress. Additionally those present at the 20,0000 m² of Exhibition hall attend more than 20 live demonstrations and participate in the technical visits.

These impressive figures are the result of the strong and continuous support of three regional associations, the European Commission, national and regional local authorities, all National ITS Associations around the world and of course all the companies and organisations participating.

As the theme of this 22nd Congress, we have chosen: ‘TOWARDS INTELLIGENT MOBILITY – Better use of space’ and we will organise more than 200 sessions, allowing more than 1,000 experts to enrich all participants with the latest in ITS knowledge.

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The Convention Centre Bordeaux and Exhibition Centre Bordeaux

The Congress activities will be held on two different areas: the Convention Centre and the Parc des Expositions, hosting 20,000m² of exhibition, 18 session rooms, 22 demonstrations, and 3,500 experts from 100 countries.

The Bordeaux Convention Centre or Palais des Congrès is the flagship of the new, top quality, in an attractive contemporary building overlooking the lake of Bordeaux.

The Exhibition Centre Bordeaux or Parc des Expositions is a huge facility stretching over 30 hectares and offering 80,000 m² of covered exhibition space. It is famous for hosting the Biannual Vinexpo event which attracts over 45,000 visitors. Hall 1, in which the exhibition will be held, offers 50,000m² of undivided, covered, heated and air-conditioned space and is 840m long.

Both venues, at 5 minutes walking distance from each other, are conveniently located at 15 minutes from the International de Bordeaux-Mérignac airport and directly linked to the city centre by the tramway line C.

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Organiser: ERTICO – ITS Europe

ERTICO – ITS Europe is a multi-sector, public/private partnership pursuing the development and deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS). With more than 100 shareholders, ERTICO connects public authorities, industry players, infrastructure operators, users, national ITS associations and other organisations and works to bring “Intelligence into Mobility”.

The ERTICO work programme focuses on initiatives to improve road safety, security and network efficiency whilst taking into account measures to reduce environmental impact. Our vision is of a future transport system working towards zero accidents, zero delays and fully informed people, where services are affordable and seamless, the environment is protected, privacy is respected and security is provided.

ERTICO – ITS Europe, ITS America and ITS Japan are the initiators and organisers of the ITS World Congresses.

Since 1994, in Europe, the World Congresses have been organised by ERTICO-ITS Europe with its Partners in close cooperation with the European Commission the local Host, ITS America and ITS Asia Pacific.


Created in 2006 at the initiative of the Regional Council of Aquitaine, labelled “Clusters of Excellence” since January 2011, the association TOPOS Aquitaine has more than forty active members with expertise in navigation and positioning satellite system, and by extension, intelligent transport systems.

TOPOS Aquitaine objectives:

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