ITS World Congress 2017 to feature ‘Procurement Day’


The organizers of the 2017 ITS World Congress, ITS America and ITS Canada, have announced that ‘Procurement Day’ will once again be hosted at this year’s event in Montréal, with agencies from around the world presenting their latest projects and technology requirements.

Agencies representing the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East will be on hand to describe future ITS procurements and timelines, highlighting their upcoming 2017-2018 procurement opportunities. Each agency will have 45 minutes to present, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. This will allow private sector companies to gather important information to help them successfully navigate the business opportunities that exist within the countries, states, regions or cities represented.

Sessions will fill two hours, covering important details and information about 2018 procurement opportunities, with the first hour featuring simultaneous sessions, and the second hour with the additional sessions. To hear from all the various agencies, organizations are encouraged to bring more than one team member to take advantage of this efficient and cost-effective opportunity.

Procurement Day will be hosted on the last day of the 2017 ITS World Congress, which will take place in Canada from October 29-November 2. The annual event brings together global leaders in intelligent and transformative transportation to showcase and evaluate the latest innovative concepts, active prototypes, and live systems. Academics, researchers, policymakers, businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, implementers, the media, and thousands of people from the transport, automotive, telecommunications, and technology sectors will gain insights on how the industry is addressing the challenges facing mobile, connected societies today and in the future. The organizers state that those interested in attending Procurement Day must be registered for the full ITS World Congress conference to attend this special event.

“By bringing these procurement agencies together in one place, we are able to efficiently serve the needs of intelligent transportation professionals seeking business opportunities,” commented Patrick McGowan, vice president of business development T&I at Serco.

“Companies spend significant amounts of money traveling the world to meet with these agencies. This is a very rare case where companies can come together to meet with a number of procurement agencies, while also benefiting from attending a full conference where the next generation of integrated mobility will be on full display.”

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