ITS UK and Interchange to join forces in new partnership

ITS UK and Interchange to join forces in new partnership, reshaping the way we think about transport; ITS UK Annual Conference to be held at Interchange

Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK), the national industry association for transport technology, and Interchange, the nation’s leading event for the integration of transport infrastructure, are joining forces in a new partnership that will help reshape the way we think about transport and accelerate change.

With ITS UK joining as a Principal Partner for the event, the new agreement will see ITS UK hold its Annual Conference on the first day of Interchange, 27 February 2024, alongside the Transforming Infrastructure Performance (TIP LIVE) event, and before the Sub National Transport Body (STB) Conference, taking place on 28 February.

The ITS UK Conference will focus on how transport technology can lead to a greener, safer, more efficient and better integrated transport network, bringing together leading technologists, government officials, policy makers and industry leaders.

Max Sugarman, Chief Executive of Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK), said: “I’m delighted to announce today the new partnership between Intelligent Transport Systems UK and Interchange, with ITS UK’s Annual Conference to be held at the event in Manchester on 27 February.

“The rapid pace of technological change means transport professionals will need to think differently about how we deliver in future. Now more than ever, we need to consider the transport network as a whole, with a focus on how we integrate and connect modes to deliver greener, safer and more efficient journeys.

“ITS UK members will play a key role in achieving this vision, which is why we’re excited to be bringing the industry together in this partnership. Since its inaugural event last year, Interchange has led the way in reaching across the transport sector and bringing industry leaders out of silos to discuss how our transport network works as a whole.

“We’re delighted to be bringing the voice of the transport technology to the conversation, at what is clearly a key time for the industry – with new funding periods in road and rail, and a General Election ahead. We hope you can join us for what is set to be a fantastic event!”

Andrew Dowding, Managing Director of Interchange said: “I am thrilled that ITS UK are joining Interchange in a big way. Our partnership is genuinely symbiotic and is the completing component in the transport infrastructure ecosystem that Interchange represents. Together we can further connect traditionally disaggregated transport networks and create the chemistry to accelerate change.”

Note to Editors

  1. Further details about the ITS UK Annual Conference and registration for Interchange will open in the coming weeks.
  2. About ITS UK: Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK) is the voice of the transport technology industry. ITS UK provides a national platform to support the roll out of technology for a cleaner, safer and more effective transport network, both at home and abroad. We support our 150+ members – from both the private and public sector, and covering all sizes and disciplines – through advocacy to policy makers, connecting people and organisations, promoting the industry overseas and supporting innovation across the intelligent transport ecosystem.
  3. About Interchange: Interchange is a series of interrelated and co-located transport events running at Manchester Central on 27/28 February 2024. In addition to the ITS UK conference, Interchange incorporates the STB Conference, TIP Live, Google Prism and Places hub together with interactive workshops and roundtables. Collectively these bring together major public and private transport infrastructure clients from all transport modes with their upstream supply chains and the energy, property and tech sectors — all key to enabling a more effective and decarbonised transport network.