Friday, 14th June 2013 - 12:00
ITS United Kingdom signs two Memoranda of Understanding at the 2013 European ITS Congress
ITS Japan and ITS (UK) took the opportunity of the 2013 European ITS Congress in Dublin to sign an MoU. Mr Hajime Amano, President of ITS Japan, accompanied by Mr Nobukazu Kanesaki, Director of International Affairs, visited the ITS (UK) stand in the exhibition hall and was hosted by Sharon Kindleysides, Chairman of ITS United Kingdom, and Richard Harris, International Director for the signing of the MoU.
The Congress also saw the official launch of ITS Malta, the world’s latest national ITS association. ITS United Kingdom has been associated with the planning process for the new organisation and was delighted to sign an MoU with the new association on the ITS (UK) exhibition stand at the Congress.
ITS Malta was represented by Mr David Seisun with Sharon Kindleysides and Richard Harris again acting as hosts.
The organisations look forward to working together to support each other and particularly to assist the members who wish to be in touch with colleagues overseas.
Nobukazu Kanesaki said “I believe that it is in our mutual interest to collaborate on the development of ITS in the UK and Japan. I thank ITS (UK) for giving us the chance to appreciate our long-term relationship, and believe this MOU will facilitate ITS development and deployment among the ITS stakeholders in the both countries.”
David Seisun said “For ITS Malta this is the first step in becoming an internationally recognised institution that focuses on Intelligent Transport Systems. Malta has always kept a small step back when it comes to ITS yet now with the help of the Government, ITS (UK) and other ITS organisations all over the world we have set sail with this organisation.”
Richard Harris said “ITS (UK) is committed to international cooperation and these two new MoUs clearly illustrate our approach. ITS Japan is an old friend, is extremely well respected and professional and has an impressive record of achievements, while ITS Malta has just been launched. ITS (UK) is delighted to support and work with both organisations to help promote ITS around the world.”
Photo shows left to right Sharon Kindleysides, Nobukazu Kanesaki, Richard Harris.
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Notes to editors:
ITS UNITED KINGDOM, the UK association for the promotion of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), is a not-for-profit public/private sector association financed by members' subscriptions, and provides a forum for all organisations concerned with ITS. We work to bring the benefits that ITS can offer in terms of economic efficiency, transport safety, and environmental benefits to the United Kingdom - and at the same time expand the ITS market.
The membership, over 150 UK organisations, comprises Government Departments, Local Authorities, Police Forces, consultants, manufacturing and service companies, and academic and research institutions.
Members benefit from ITS United Kingdom activities including seminars, workshops and regular news dissemination. ITS United Kingdom encourages discussion on issues such as public/private co-operation, standards, legislation, information provision and new technology.
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