Within the Summit programme, there are opportunities for organisations to host events looking at topics that complement the Summit theme. In 2015, the theme is Transport, Trade and Tourism. These complementary events can take a variety of formats, run for different durations and be held onsite at the conference centre or at another offsite venue.
In 2015, there are five different types of complementary events - Side Events, Presentations, Media Events, Agreement Signings, and other offsite events. For further information please refer to the briefing document (pdf).
Side Events are a vital component of the ITF Summit, providing important opportunities for key transport stakeholder organisations to present recent work, foster debate on key issues, or conduct technical and policy discussions.
The overview of Side Events offer in 2015 includes details of the offer, conditions and fees.
Please note that applications for 2015 are now closed
These events are held within 30-min. slots in parallel with coffee or lunch breaks. They may or may not be listed on the programme (subject to event organiser and timing of request). Media may be invited to cover the activity.
These events include publications launches and press conferences. Media events may be a closed or open event, and may or may not be listed on the programme (subject to the event organiser and timing of request).
These events may or may not be listed on the programme (subject to event organiser and timing of request). Media may be invited to cover the activity.
As with many international events, it can be advantageous for organisations to hold independent, offsite events in the same city during the Summit period. The Secretariat would be pleased to coordinate with organisations wishing to take advantage of this opportunity.