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BMW Vice President confirmed for ITS Smart Cities Summit, hosted by ITS Australia and Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads

17 May 2016


ITS Australia is pleased to announce that Vice President for Quality Management, BMW Group, Volker Richter will present at this month’s Connected Autonomy in Smart Cities Summit, Brisbane, 23&24 May 2016.
The event, hosted by ITS Australia in partnership with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, will explore the development of Smart Cities and their connectivity with transport and mobility.
Local, national and international speakers have been finalised for the Room 360 event at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), with approximately 200 registered delegates expected to attend.
Volker Richter is responsible for setting the quality strategy, quality targets, quality processes and systems for the entire BMW Group and his in-depth automotive knowledge is the result of his long-time industry experience in a range of centres across the BMW Group.
ITS Australia CEO Susan Harris says she’s delighted to have worked with BMW and QUT to secure the services of Mr Richter.
The ITS Australia Connected Autonomy in Smart Cities Summit is a key discussion point about future liveability, mobility and connectivity, and to have insight from Volker Richter is very exciting
“The Summit features world leaders on intelligent transport systems from government, agencies, industry, regulators and consumers. We believe this Summit will play an important role in not only shaping Smart Cities in Queensland, but Smart Cities nationally and internationally,” Ms Harris said.
The Summit will be opened by Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Mark Bailey.
“Fully autonomous vehicles tend to grab the headlines, however there are also many members of the Australian ITS industry exploring and developing new technologies and innovations to make mobility safer, more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable.
“Australia really is at the centre of the action with more than 7,000 delegates from 60 countries heading to Melbourne, 10-14 October for the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems. The event was last held in Australia in 2001 so it is a great privilege to be hosts and a rare opportunity to showcase Australian ITS to the world.
“As well as keynote speakers for Plenary, Executive and Special Interest Sessions, and 300 exhibitors, there’ll be technical tours in Melbourne and interstate.
“We fully expect delegates to head from the World Congress to Queensland and other States in Australia and the Asia Pacific region to learn about local initiatives and explore new business ventures,” Ms Harris said.
To register for the Connected Autonomy in Smart Cities Summit visit https://www.its-australia.com.au/
To register for the 23rd World Congress, visit www.itsworldcongress2016.com/registration

For interviews and further information:

Susan Harris 

CEO, ITS Australia 

+61 (3) 9646 6466 

Felicity Robertson / Charlotte Jover

Media Advisor 

+61 (3) 9670 8350



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