Background: supporting the ITS World Congress in Hamburg, 2021
Volkswagen has a particularly close partnership with Hamburg. Thus, the company also supports the Hanseatic city in the preparation of the ITS World Congress 2021. More than 400 companies from all over the world will present the latest trends and innovations for the digitalisation of mobility and logistics at the largest expert congress for intelligent traffic and transport systems (ITS) from 11 to 15 October 2021.
Under the leadership of Hamburg's First Mayor Dr. Peter Tschentscher and Jürgen Rittersberger, Head of the General Secretariat and Group Strategy of Volkswagen AG, high-ranking industry and association representatives met for the first time on 11 November in Berlin to form a host committee. The committee, which was also attended by Enak Ferlemann, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, acts as a board of trustees and includes high-ranking representatives from the automotive, aviation and logistics industries, public transport and research.
"The ITS World Congress 2021 in Hamburg is a good opportunity to show the world that Germany has innovative solutions in the field of transport and mobility. The Volkswagen Group is leading the way here and has therefore provided considerable support for the application to host the ITS World Congress in Hamburg right from the start. In the Host Committee, we now want to make an active contribution to a successful congress," said Rittberger.