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Singapore wins bid to host 26th ITS World Congress in 2019

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Singapore has won the rights to host the 26th Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress 2019, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Friday.

SINGAPORE has won the rights to host the 26th Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress 2019, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Friday.

This event, held annually since 1994, attracts about 5,000 participants globally.

"We are honoured to be chosen to host the ITS World Congress in 2019. With Singapore moving towards being a Smart Nation, we are well placed to host this prestigious event," said Chew Men Leong, chief executive of the LTA.

"We will take this opportunity to showcase how we have been able to use smart technology and other innovative ways to transform our land transport systems and, in turn, improve travelling experience of all users."

The host of the ITS World Congress rotates among three geographical regions - America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Melbourne will host the next ITS World Congress in the Asia-Pacific region in 2016, and Singapore will host the following one in the region come 2019.

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