The Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum (ITF) will continue to take place at the Leipzig Trade Fair in the coming years and up to and including 2027. In the new tender, the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL) as a conference location, was once again able to convince the services of the Leipziger Messe group of companies and Leipzig as a location. With this commitment, Leipzig remains the host of the world’s most important meeting of transport ministers and representatives of the global transport industry.
The ITF has been guesting annually at the CCL since 2008 and has grown steadily in recent years. Most recently, around 1,000 participants came from around 60 countries. Together with the organizer, the conference has been continuously developed over the years. The Leipziger Messe group of companies is involved with a wide range of services that go far beyond the rental of the location. In addition to the CCL, numerous departments of the Leipzig Trade Fair as well as the subsidiaries FAIRNET and fairgourmet are involved in the preparation and implementation. The close and trusting cooperation has proven itself even during the difficult time of the pandemic, when face-to-face events were not possible. In 2021, the CCL became a broadcasting studio for the first purely virtual edition of the Annual Summit and was the most important interface for all program items. Together, innovative ways were found even under special conditions. This commitment, a convincing application and the professional and successful implementation of the summit in 2022 have contributed to the ITF inviting you to Leipzig in the coming years.
In addition to the program, networking events and exhibition at the CCL, so-called technical tours are an integral part of the ITF. They focus on local companies and the Leipzig economic region and make the ITF an important opportunity for the business location to present themselves to international decision-makers.
In addition, the ITF has numerous positive effects of value creation for the location. Thus, the Annual Summit is an important date for the hospitality industry: the hotel industry and gastronomy contribute significantly to a successful stay of participants from all over the world. In addition, there are the mobility partners involved and numerous other partners whose interaction contributes to the smooth process.
The ITF Annual Summit will take place in 2023 from the 24th to the 26th. May under the motto “Transport Enabling Sustainable Economies” Transport as an engine for sustainable economies). The ITF presidency will then hold the United Kingdom.