Finland represented at Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Los Angeles

Press release 20.09.2022 10.30 fi sv en

A robot bus. (Image: Mika Pakarinen, Keksi/LVM)

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications Minna Kivimäki will participate in the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress in Los Angeles on 18–22 September 2022.

The ITS World Congress is the largest single event in the field, bringing together world leaders, practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and private industry representatives. The theme of this year’s congress is “Transformation by Transportation”.

Permanent Secretary Kivimäki will speak at a panel discussion on road safety on Tuesday 20 September. The panel will explore how safe systems and intelligent transportation innovations can promote the safety of the whole global community.

Kivimäki will also visit the joint exhibition section of the Nordic countries, where Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish and Estonian ITS organisations are on display. The agenda of the Permanent Secretary includes business meetings as well.

During the visit, Minna Kivimäki will meet representatives of the port of Los Angeles and the Mayor’s Office and participate in a networking event at the residence of Finland’s Consul General.

Permanent Secretary Kivimäki will be accompanied by a business delegation put together by Business Finland. The delegation will also visit Los Angeles port operators as part of the Smart Green Ports USA export project of Business Finland. The companies represented in the delegation are Citynomadi, DIMECC, Konecranes Finland, Nokia Technologies, Siili Solutions, Treon, Unikie, Vaisala and Wärtsilä.

Inquiries:

Laura Eiro, Director General, tel. +358 40 096 9293, laura.eiro@gov.fi