International Transport Forum - 2014 annual summit Transport for a Changing World | 21-23 may 2014 - Leipsig, Germany | France presidency

To mark the opening of the International Transport Forum’s Annual Summit, today’s post is by the Summit’s keynote speaker Pravin Krishna, Chung Ju Yung Distinguished Professor of International Economics and Business at Johns Hopkins University

The ITF’s Annual Summit has become the must-attend event for high-level exchange on global transport strategies for the 21st century. With only weeks to go to the 2015 Summit, EURAILmag caught up with José Viegas, ITF Secretary-General, and Mary Crass, ITF Head of Policy and Summit Preparation, at their offices in Paris, to find out what goes into keeping this key event on the rails.

In the year 2000, the 189 member states of the United Nations set themselves eight priority objectives to be achieved by 2015. Known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), they ranged from eradicating extreme poverty and achieving universal primary education to ensuring environmental stability and developing a global partnership for development.

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12 June 2015
Magdalena Olczak-Rancitelli, International Transport Forum

The role of women in the transport sector is something that needs to be addressed. Women account for only 17.5% of the workforce in EU urban public transport for example, and hold less than 10% of technical and operational jobs. In the United States, women comprise only 15% of transport and related... Read more

27 May 2015
Pravin Krishna, Chung Ju Yung Distinguished Professor of International Economics and Business at Johns Hopkins University

To mark the opening of the International Transport Forum’s Annual Summit, today’s post is by the Summit’s keynote speaker Pravin Krishna, Chung Ju Yung Distinguished Professor of International Economics and Business at Johns Hopkins University We live in exciting times.... Read more

26 May 2015
Nick Greenfield, ETOA - the European Tourism Association

Polis and EMTA are hosting a side event at the ITF Summit about cities and coach transport. Several European cities, such as Budapest and Amsterdam have developed strategies for coach tourism, access and routing in answer to the increasing challenges that coach tourism and travel brings. The IRU... Read more