The World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) held its first session in Paris in 1994 and since then has met every year in different locations throughout the world. Over the years the World Congresses on ITS has grown in scale, reputation and significance.
The 14th World Congress on ITS will take place in Beijing, China, October 9-13, 2007, with the theme of "ITS for a Better Life". Based on the success of past Congresses, it will bring together representatives of governments and related organizations as well as industry experts from many countries in the world, providing a unique exchange of ideas on ITS and discussing strategies and initiatives. The Congress will also review and showcase the ITS industry's latest products and technological achievements, offering a window on future trends. At the same time the Congress will give the world a glimpse at China's ITS achievements by organizing technical tours and sightseeing activities, including the ITS projects underway in preparation for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2010 Shanghai Expo and Guangzhou Asia Games.