Presented By: Councillor Ian Ward
(1) The submission of a UK bid in partnership with the Department for Transport to host the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in 2024, hosted with the European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Co-ordination Organisation (the wider European professional body for Intelligent Transport Systems), was approved.
(2) Authority was delegated to officers as set out in the report.
(3) The strategic alignment of the event as a major world trade show (the largest that the region will have hosted) with the WMCA’s strategic agenda to de-carbonise the transport system and accelerate its response to the Local Industrial Strategy automotive and clean future mobility challenges was noted.
(4) The timescales and funding mechanism, and that the proposal was a self-funding initiative which could be managed within existing budgets and which also had in-principle industry support and significant financial support from the Department for Transport, was noted.