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

Side Events

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What are Side Events?

Side Events are a vital component of the ITF Annual Summit, providing important opportunities for key transport stakeholder organisations to present recent work, foster debate on key issues, or conduct technical and policy discussions.

Side Events can take various formats such as a workshop with presentations, a panel discussion, a meeting between experts, a product or publication launch, or a debate. These sessions can be interactive and allow important opportunities for audience participation.

For organisations, hosting a Side Event at the Summit can provide an opportunity to attract a more diverse or international audience. Side Events can be conducted with either open or restricted access for Summit participants.


Who can apply to host a Side Event?

Side Event applications are open to any organisation with activities in the transport sector. Applications are reviewed by the Secretariat and selected based on their relevance to the Summit theme and the fit with other programme topics and sessions.

Side Event Information Kit  |  Side Event Request Form

Applications close on 20 January 2014.


What publicity do Side Events receive?

Side Events are listed in both the web and printed versions of the official Summit programme with the name of the Side Event organiser(s).

On the Summit website, a special page for each Side Event contains the title and summary outline of the event, the list of confirmed speakers, the organiser(s’) name and logo, and links to more information.

Side Event speakers will also be listed in media briefing kits and the Summit daily programme (subject to this information being confirmed within requested timeframes).

A co-branded tailored official invitation letter can be sent to a list of contacts that the organiser(s) would like to invite to the Summit and the Side Event.

Key contacts:

Claire Millar
Tel: + 33 (0)1 45 24 74 44
Zara Kuruneri
Tel: +33 (0) 1 45 24 97 13