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ITS Radio Interview Susan Harris, CEO

ITS Radio Interview with Susan Harris CEO ITS Australia at the World Congress in Bordeaux 2015.
Listen to the interview 9 October 2015



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NeTC 2016 – Call for Abstracts now open

The NeTC 2016 Program Committee invite you to submit abstracts for consideration for oral presentation at the National electronic Tolling Conference to be held in Brisbane on 25-26 May 2016.

For a list of topics, guidelines and Abstract Submission Form go to
Deadline: 23 November 2015

The NeTC Conference is hosted annually by ITS Australia to support the development of the industry, and is run by industry for industry. It has grown over 11 years to become a must-attend event for tolling executives for networking and business development opportunities.

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ITS Australia takes a leading delegation to Bordeaux ahead of the 2015 ITS World Congress

Media Release – September 2015 (DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION)

ITS Australia takes a leading delegation to Bordeaux ahead of the

2015 ITS World Congress

With some of the world’s global leaders in transport technology set to descend on Bordeaux in October for the 22nd Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress, ITS Australia is taking with them their own delegation of headline acts.

Led by Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister, The Hon Warren Truss, Australia’s delegation includes the Australian Ambassador to France, Stephen Brady, the Victorian Agent General to Europe and the UK, Geoffrey Conaghan and chief executive representation from key national and state transport agencies.

Taking place from 5 – 9 October 2015, ITS Australia will be heading to Bordeaux to showcase the best the country has to offer, and still riding the high of Melbourne being named the World’s Most Liveable City for the fifth year running.  In addition, participating in Bordeaux will give Australians the opportunity to be recognised on a global stage amongst international counterparts at over 60 sessions.

The significance of Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister leading the delegation has not gone unnoticed by ITS Australia CEO, Susan Harris.

“The visit to Bordeaux for the 2015 World Congress will be instrumental in positioning Australia as an integral player in the transport technology space, and creating an appetite for people to visit Australia when the Congress arrives in Melbourne in the following year,” Ms Harris said.

“The Deputy Prime Minister will set the scene for the Australian delegation on the Monday, participating in high level discussions at the Ministerial Roundtable along Mr Alain Vidalies, French Secretary of State of Transport, and other international transport leaders.

“Australia has long been leading the charge with transport technologies, and to be accompanied by the Deputy Prime Minister to further promote our performance in this sector is hugely important for us as an organisation, and for the future of the industry in Australia,” Ms Harris adds.

To fully leverage the  Deputy Ministers’ attendance, ITS Australia have planned a number of activities over the four day event, including a toast to the event’s three co-hosts, ERTICO, ITS America and ITS Asia Pacific at the Asia Pacific lounge, co-hosted alongside the ITS Australia stand.

The ITS Australia  stand also includes networking drinks on Wednesday 7 at 3:30pm where delegates will get the opportunity to sample Australian wines and compare them to those of the Bordeaux region, which will be a fantastic opportunity for networking between key partners and an International contingent.

Sure to attract an International crowd of visitors, ITS Australia will be co-exhibiting with Cohda Wireless, Intelematics Australia and National ICT Australia (NICTA) on stand A38.


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August 2015 eNewsletter

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ITS Australia Awards 2015 – Call for Nominations are now open

A celebration of excellence in intelligent transport systems, nominations are now open for the 6th annual ITS Australian National Awards, to be held at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday 18 November.

A major initiative of ITS Australia, the awards program has been established to recognise professional ITS expertise across the country and to help highlight the contribution impact of ITS technologies on the everyday travellers’ journey.

Speaking recently of the Awards, Susan Harris, Chief Executive Officer of ITS Australia said “representing industry, government and research in the intelligent transport system space, the ITS Australia Awards is a great night that celebrates and recognises Australian organisations as leaders of ITS technologies, products and services. Read more

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ITS Australia’s submission to Infrastructure Australia’s Infrastructure Audit

Submission from ITS Australia to assist in the planning for infrastructure that supports emerging Transport technology.

Click here to download submission Infrastructure Australia Aug 2015

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23rd ITS World Congress – Leveraging Special Interest Session to Showcase Local Expertise

23rd ITS World Congress – Leveraging Special Interest Session to Showcase Local Expertise

The Call for Papers for the 23rd ITS World Congress will be launched in October, immediately following the 22nd ITS World Congress in Bordeaux.

As part of the Call for Papers you will have the opportunity to submit a paper – this also includes the option to propose a Special Interest Session.  Special Interest Sessions are the opportunity to develop a session tailored to showcasing your specific area of interest by proposing:

  • The session topic
  • The session moderator
  • The session speakers

Typically an SIS session runs for 1.5 hours and has a line of 4 – 5 speakers but they can also be run as a panel.

As this is a World Congress event much of the program elements will be coordinated through an international program committee.  Special Interests Sessions are unique in that the host, ITS Australia, has the opportunity to nominate 20 SIS sessions suited to our region.

Our priority is to make the most of this opportunity to showcase excellence in ITS at an international forum, while also encouraging international speakers to participate and contribute to critical thinking on topics that are important to us.  The ability to draw on a variety of experiences from different corners of the globe is a key part of the success of these sessions.

Australian and New Zealand ITS Professionals are encouraged to develop an SIS session that includes not only high profile local speakers but also a strong line-up of international speakers.  There are a limited number of these sessions and the local program committee will look to prioritise sessions based on anticipated delegate appeal while also ensuring a breadth of relevant program topics.

You are encouraged to reach out to your network to start considering a session.  If you don’t have a full speaker line up the program committee may be able to assist with local or international suggestions, however the strongest session line ups are typically those with a strong speaker line up from the beginning.

I look forward to seeing your Special Interest Session proposals when call for papers open in October.  Please circulate this request to your network to encourage a diversity of SIS session submissions.

Kind regards,

Susan Harris
Chief Executive Officer
ITS Australia


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RACV and Intelematics Announced as Premier Partners for ITS World Congress 2016

July 2015 Media Release

RACV and Intelematics Announced as Premier Partners for ITS World Congress 2016

Hosting the 23rd annual ITS World Congress in Melbourne next year, ITS Australia have announced the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) and Intelematics Australia as Premier Partners for the event.

Running from 10-14 October 2016, the ITS World Congress brings together users, suppliers, government authorities, academia and transport businesses together, celebrating the latest in intelligent transport systems and technologies.
As Premier Partners, RACV and Intelematics are in a prime position during the Congress to cement their role as global leaders in innovation, transport mobility and safety, motoring technology and connected mobility. More….



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ITS Australia Announce TCA as Official Demonstrations Partner for the 23rd Annual ITS World Congress

Media Release July 2015

ITS Australia Announce TCA as Official Demonstrations Partner for the 23rd Annual ITS World Congress

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia has today announced Transport Certification Australia (TCA) as the official demonstrations partner for the 23rd annual ITS World Congress, to be held in Melbourne from 10-14 October 2016.

Developed by the ITS World Congress Demonstrations Committee, the Call for Demonstrations are currently being shortlisted, with expected official demonstrations to be announced later this year at the 22nd annual ITS World Congress in Bordeaux, France.

“ITS Australia is pleased to be partnering with TCA for the demonstrations component of the World Congress. This exciting part of the program provides a great opportunity for delegates to experience the latest mobility technologies,” said ITS Australia Chief Executive Officer, Susan Harris.
Chris Koniditsiotis, TCA Chief Executive Officer added “TCA is delighted to be continuing a fruitful relationship with ITS Australia, putting the future of this technical enabling capability on the national agenda.

“As a national government body supporting the growing use of telematics and related intelligent technologies, TCA is uniquely positioned to coordinate practical, real-world demonstrations for the Congress,” Mr Koniditsiotis said.

Centring around Enhancing Liveable Cities and Communities, the congresses theme focuses on key issues in transport, including challenges and opportunities of big open data, smart cities and new urban mobility, vehicle and network safety, environmental sustainability, cooperative and automated vehicles, mobile applications, future freight, and policy, standards and harmonization.

Six months since the official call for demonstrations, ITS Australia is delighted by the innovation and diversity of responses received during the call. While these applications are being evaluated, late applications will still be considered.

Those interested in applying should complete and submit an application form as soon as possible to support evaluation and delivery of a successful demonstration.

Hosted in the world’s most liveable city, Melbourne will be hosting the demonstrations in first class facilities, including the Grand Prix circuit around Albert Park Lake, a short 10 minute drive from the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre.

For all enquiries relating to technical demonstrations at the ITS World Congress, contact ITS Australia, Melbourne 2016 Demonstrations Sub-Committee by emailing [email protected]

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2015 ITS Australia Student Scholarship initiative

Media Release June 2015

ITS Australia Student Scholarship initiative – winners to participate in the 23rd ITS World Congress As part of the 23rd

ITS World Congress to be held in Melbourne, Australia in 2016, event host Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia initiated a scholarship program for students in the Asia Pacific region and an ITS Future Innovators Club to foster young ITS professionals. The 10 scholarship winners represent nations in the Asia Pacific region and were announced at the recent Asia Pacific Forum in Nanjing. ITS Australia congratulates these winners and acknowledges the contribution of each ITS association who contributed to this process and assisted in the selection of local winners. Download Media Release




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