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


Leipziger Messe GmbH
Congress Center Leipzig
Messe-Allee 1
04356 Leipzig

Floorplan of Congress Center Leipzig

Leipzig City Map

City of Leipzig website

Getting to the Congress Center Leipzig

Summit Help Desks at official hotels, the conference centre, Leipzig/Halle airport and Leipzig’s main train station are available to provide transport-related information and assist you with your transport needs.

This is a low-carbon emissions event. Please consider travel options that minimise emission generation.

Free public transport within Leipzig City

The City of Leipzig offers Summit delegates free public transport within Leipzig from Tuesday 26 May to Friday 29 May. Your 2015 Summit delegate badge serves as your public transport ticket. Until you collect your badge at the Summit venue, the official registration confirmation letter will serve as proof of your registration. Please note that you may be asked to show supporting valid photo identification.

Information about Leipzig Public Transport, network map and timetable Tram (25 minutes)
Take tram no. 16 from Leipzig’s main train station to "Messegelände" (this is the terminus as well as the stop for Congress Center Leipzig). Trams run every 10 minutes. From the tram stop, it is a short walk (less than 5 minutes) to the main entrance of the conference centre. Mini-bus Shuttle (20-25 minutes)
Delegates are offered free mini-bus shuttles between the official hotels and Congress Center Leipzig during the Summit programme days. Please see the Summit Help Desk at your hotel to arrange this. Taxi (20 minutes)
A taxi will take you to Congress Center Leipzig along the same route as the mini-bus shuttle. Please note that costs are not covered by the Summit organiser. Car (20 minutes)
Congress Center Leipzig is located on the A14 motorway (Dresden-Magdebur-Hannover). To get there, take either the Messegelande or Leipzig Zentrum exit. From Leipzig’s city centre take Federal Road B2. Parking is available at the conference centre (address: Seehauener Allee 1, 04356 Leipzig).

A CO2 Emissions Responsible Summit

Reducing the impact on the environment of the Summit is important to ITF. In this respect, ITF opts to offset the carbon (CO2) emissions generated by the Summit through investment in climate protection projects. The CO2 emissions are calculated based on the overall on-site activities as well as the flights of the ITF staff.

For their travel to Leipzig, Summit participants are encouraged to either use the offset options offered by their chosen airline or transport provider, or consider transport options that minimise emission generation.

The climate protection projects supported by ITF comply with Gold Standard of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) defined in the Kyoto Protocol and are awarded saving certificates CER (Certified Emission Reduction) by the UNFCCC. To implement the offset, the ITF co-operates with the climate protection organisation atmosfair.

Certificate 2015 Summit carbon offset