ITS World Congress Birmingham 2027 bid
The Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress is a global transport technology conference.
During 2023, TfWM successfully bid to host the 2027 edition in Birmingham. The bid was a collaboration with the Department for Transport (DfT), Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK), Department for Business and Trade (DBT), Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) and the NEC Birmingham (National Exhibition Centre), and VisitBritain.
Our congress vision: Future transport, for real
At ITS Birmingham 2027, the ITS community will face up to future transport, for real. We'll unpack the vision for our transport systems, the cutting-edge ideas, and the blockers that stand in our way.
The congress will put the spotlight on the UK's businesses, educators, public authorities, and third sector. Delegates will gain hands-on experience of how we're using ITS to tackle the global challenges to improve accessibility, reduce traffic, and electrify transport.
Birmingham is an unrivalled city in which to immerse delegates in the reality of future transport. The city is at the crossroads of the national transport network. Our population is the youngest, most diverse in the UK. The street-scene is entwined with a rich history. And our businesses, public bodies, and educators are technology trailblazers.
Birmingham is also a city like every other. As a region, we’re working to tackle the climate emergency, support local communities, and create a fairer society. Like most, our starting point is tough, too. We’re grappling with hard-pressed finances, and infrastructure in need of revitalisation.
- Global future transport conference on its way to Birmingham, WMCA press release
- ITS United Kingdom, the UK association for the promotion of ITS
- ERTICO, the decision-making body for ITS events in Europe