The jubilee, fifteenth edition of the POLISH CONGRESS OF INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS is ahead of us. While preparing this year’s conference program, we felt as ITS POLSKA Associations, in a special way obliged to provide an interesting program and proper setting of the entire event. It is undoubtedly the largest conferenceevent related to the ITS industry in Poland. The POLISH ITS CONGRESS lives on the market activity of its industry, which is a derivative of the general economic situation in the country.
The POLISH ITS CONGRESS has always been a response to the challenges of the ICT market in transport, changing expectations of it, both technical and social, and challenges in terms of its legal environment. The coming years, these changes and trials, will certainly not spare us. The sheer complexity of the geopolitical and economic situation in the country and in the world brings with it enough challenges. The spectre of turmoil and possible crisis situations also brings opportunities that are worth noticing now. Regardless of the scale of these changes, it is worth remembering the message attributed to the British Prime Minister, Winstonto Churchill – “donot waste a good crisis”.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the ITS Poland Association, we would like to thank you for your participation in the 14th POLISH ITS CONGRESS, held on May 16-17, 2022 at the Novotel Warszawa Centrum hotel in Warsaw.
The success of last year’s Congress gave grounds to conclude that, despite the pandemic situation in the country, the risky decision to organize the largest annual event of the ITS POLAND Association – the POLISH ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) CONGRESS – was the right one. When deciding to proceed with the organization of the 14th POLISH ITS CONGRESS, we hoped that this time as well – despite the alarming pandemic forecasts – the joint organizational effort would be crowned with success.
Nearly 200 people from ITS-related companies, government bodies, local authorities and universities and research institutes attended the two-day congress. Among the congress participants, 35% were business representatives, 15% were participants from universities and industry organizations, and more than 60% were representatives of the public sector: government and local government bodies, public transport and road authorities.