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TRA Newsletter, Issue 08, December 2017
The biggest Transport Research Conference in Europe is coming closer. In less than four months, the Transport Research Arena 2018 (TRA 2018) will take place in Vienna, Austria. Registration is now open, the exhibition area is filling up, the programme is now being designed in detail, partners have been fixed and many things are right in the middle of being prepared. Get informed about the latest news concerning the conference in this latest issue of the TRA Newsletter. Christmas is coming up everywhere, including Austria, and Vienna has turned into a city of lights. We wish all our partners a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with a successful TRA 2018!
At a glance: Get an overview of the absorbing TRA programme
The programme includes a wide range of topics presented in various formats
TRA 2018 will include a broad range of research and innovation activities, from basic research to application-oriented engineering, social, technical and economic aspects, as well as policies and standards. TRA 2018 covers all modes of transport and the presentations will be given in various formats such as plenary, strategic, technical/scientific, invited sessions and a marketplace with posters and events.
The TRA 2018 exhibition offers you insights into the future of transport and mobility. Under the motto “a digital era for transport – solutions for society, economy and environment“, about 3,000 international experts will discuss the latest research results and future developments in mobility and transport. The exhibition hall combines the exhibition area, the new interactive zone, as well as lunch and meeting areas. There are still some booths available starting from 9 m² as you can see at the actual floorplan on the TRA website. Have a look at the impressive list of exhibitors!
Book accommodation now for your stay during TRA 2018
Reserve your room in time
To ensure that all participants and visitors have a great time in Vienna, we have selected a contingent of hotels near the venue. The suggested hotels fulfill very high international standards and are located either next to the venue or in the city centre. Since TRA 2018 is aiming to be a Green Event, most of the hotels are also environmentally friendly. The Austropa organisation is helping you to organise a pleasant stay. Please keep in mind that the rooms are only reserved until the end of January. So be fast and reserve the room in your favourite hotel as soon as possible!
If you are looking to promote your TRA 2018 activities, some marketing materials are now available for free use. Logos and key visuals, banners, promotional flyers, email invitations, customised buttons and much more can be downloaded from the TRA website. In addition, we hope you would like to become part of the TRA Social Media community and to do this, you can find useful information in the Promotion Checklist.
We proudly present and welcome our new TRA sponsor partners
Plasser & Theurer and ITS Vienna region are the latest organisations to support the conference
We are pleased to present Plasser & Theurer and ITS Vienna region as a bronze sponsor partner of TRA 2018. Get a glimpse of all the TRA 2018 sponsors at the sponsor list on the TRA website. There you will also find some interviews with our partners about TRA 2018 and its motto “A digital Area for Transport”. It is not yet too late to become a sponsor!
High-quality media partners as Cities Today, World Highways, Pan European Networks, Railway Pro, Traffic Technology International, Horizon 2020 projects and ITS International have all already agreed to support the TRA 2018.
Industrial posters and two events are waiting for you
TRA 2018 offers an arena for researchers, scientists and engineers, companies and public authorities active in the field of transport and mobility. It also welcomes policy makers and stakeholders framing research and transport policy. All of these audiences will definitely be interested to visit the marketplace will take place at the Exhibition Area throughout the whole duration of TRA. In this space, Marketplace Posters (MPP) will show innovations and solutions with high market relevance and implementation potential. Participants will also find animation and interactive events including the SME Instrument – Business Acceleration Services event and the ETNA2020/EEN Networking and Brokerage Event.
The importance of TRA for DG MOVE of the European Commission
INTERVIEW SERIES “A Digital Era for Transport”
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) works in concert with the European Union Member States, European industry, citizens and stakeholders to promote a mobility that is efficient, safe, secure and environmentally friendly and create the conditions for a competitive industry generating growth and jobs. We spoke with Herald Ruijters, Director for Investment, Innovative and Sustainable Transport at DG MOVE, about TRA 2018.