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Registration opens for 2015 Summit on "Transport, Trade and Tourism"
Invitations are going out this week to decision makers in government and business, research and civil society for the International Transport Forum’s 2015 Summit on 27-29 May. More than 1000 key players from the transport, trade and tourism sectors are expected to join transport ministers from ITF’s 54 member countries for their Annual Summit in Leipzig, Germany.
Under the headline "Transport, Trade and Tourism: Mobility for a connected world" the Summit will debate policy issues linked to the interconnected nature of transport, trade and tourism: How should transport respond to shifting global trade flows? How can it prepare for shocks to supply chains, caused for instance by increasingly extreme weather as a result of climate change? How can the growth in global tourism be balanced with sustainability? And what can be done to improve the transport experience for tourists?
Taking place halfway between the UN Climate Change Summit in New York in September 2014 and the COP21 Conference on Climate Change in Paris at the end of November 2015, the ITF Summit will provide an important opportunity to align views on contributions of transport, trade and tourism to climate change mitigation in the run-up to COP21. If you would like to receive an invitation to the International Transport Forum’s 2015 Summit, please request it here.