TAC and ITS Canada Host Joint Conference & Exhibition in 2019

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

OTTAWA, June 20, 2018—Sarah Wells, Executive Director, Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) and Chris Philp, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Intelligent Transportation Systems Canada (ITSC) are pleased to announce that TAC and ITSC are working collaboratively to deliver a joint conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia from September 22 to 25, 2019. The benefits of hosting a joint conference include more presentations in key topic areas that address safety, mobility and technology; a larger exhibition of key transportation suppliers and services; more opportunity to network within a broader group of leaders and decision-makers from across North America; and new attention and interest to the transportation sector as a whole.

There is great enthusiasm about combining the strengths and areas of expertise of our associations as we work together on this special event. The knowledge shared among members and stakeholders will help make progress on issues that are important to TAC and ITS Canada and the sector as a whole.” – Sarah Wells, Executive Director, TAC

“A Joint Conference between ITS Canada and TAC offers both organizations opportunities for a unique conference experience – one which will showcase the incredible advantages of integrating best practices and contemporary technologies.” – Chris Philp, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ITS Canada  

The 2019 Joint Conference & Exhibition will highlight current industry challenges and opportunities through visionary sessions, panel discussions, workshops and keynote presentations delivered by esteemed peers and thought leaders from leading organizations. The event will be the largest conference of its kind in Canada, bringing together stakeholders, and acting as an innovation catalyst to make progress on emerging and critical issues that touch on safety, mobility and technology.

The 2019 Joint Conference & Exhibition will also offer sponsors and exhibitors an important assembly of knowledge experts and high-level practitioners who are key decision-makers in their organizations, and influential in the broader transportation community.

About TAC: The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) is a not-for-profit, national technical association that focuses on road and highway infrastructure and urban transportation. Its 500 corporate members include all levels of governments, private sector companies, academic institutions, and other associations. TAC provides a neutral, non-partisan forum for those organizations to come together to share ideas and information, build knowledge, and pool resources in addressing transportation issues and challenges. www.tac-atc.ca

About ITS Canada: Intelligent Transportation Systems Canada is the national thought leader on advanced technologies and their application to the Canadian transport system. It actively supports the use of these technologies by advocating their benefits; by showcasing and demonstrating the expertise of our members through their skills, products and services; and by providing the necessary tools, and platforms for networking, learning and collaboration. ITS Canada will ensure that its own internal governance structures and financial operations will sustain the organization into the long-term. www.itscanada.ca

Host City: The 2019 TAC-ITSC Joint Conference & Exhibition will be held in Halifax, NS. Halifax is the perfect balance of rural and urban experiences and was named one of the top 10 global destinations on the rise in TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards. Attendees of the conference will revel in the new, state-of-the-art Halifax Convention Center, conveniently located in downtown Halifax. 

For more information, contact:

Erica Andersen
Director, Member Services & Communications
Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
401-1111 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario  K2C 3T2
eandersen@tac-atc.ca | 613-736-1350 x235

Janneke van der Zee
General Manager
Intelligent Transportation Systems Society of Canada (ITS Canada)
400-6975 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle
Mississauga, Ontario  L5N 2V7
janneke@itscanada.ca | 905-593-0947

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