On December 5, 2017 it was officially announced that the Netherlands will be hosting a major European congress (with around 2,500 participants) in the field of Smart Mobility, organized by ERTICO-ITS Europe. This event, the European ITS Congress, will be held from June 3-6, 2019 in the Brainport region of Eindhoven-Helmond. The congress provides a platform for innovations and projects linked to smart mobility, such as self-driving cars, congestion prevention and logistics. A number of these innovations were demonstrated this afternoon at the Automotive Campus in Helmond.

The ITS congress will be an ideal opportunity for industry and the government to show what the Netherlands can do and to highlight the significance of developments in this field for users. It will enable the Netherlands to consolidate its position as a leader in this field. The Ministry of Infrastructure, Public Works and Water Management plans to organize a high-level European meeting during the congress, in early June 2019.

Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Minister of Infrastructure, Public Works and Water Management: “I would like to congratulate the region and the organizations involved. Having the opportunity to organize the ITS Congress 2019 is a real honor for the Netherlands. It is an exciting prospect for local authorities and the sector to set their sights on and will provide a platform to really show what we can do.”