Reed Exhibitions Acquires ITS America’s World Congress and Annual Meetings
Reed Exhibitions has acquired two signature events from Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) — the North American-based ITS World Congress and Annual Meetings — bringing together two respected names in the events and mobility industry.
ITS American will continue to lead, manage and deliver content for both events, while Reed plans to bring its global reach and resources to ITS America members and stakeholders through personalized matchmaking, marketing and lead-gen opportunities for exhibitors.
“I am delighted to announce this landmark acquisition and look forward to starting a long-term strategic relationship with the Intelligent Transportation Society of America,” said Hervé Sedky, president of Reed Exhibitions Americas. “We will work together to enhance these market-leading shows and adding value to ITS America’s growing membership base.”
Launched in 1993, ITS World Congress brings together policymakers, entrepreneurs, researchers, academics and investors from the global intelligent transportation and mobility communities for policy discussions on the latest transportation and mobility trends, products and technologies, technical tours and demonstrations, and networking.
“This new relationship [with Reed] will greatly expand our reach, and we look forward to connecting with even more stakeholders at the ITS World Congress in Los Angeles in 2020 and beyond,” said Shailen Bhatt, ITS America president and CEO.
The first joint event with Reed Exhibitions and ITS America will take place Oct. 4-8 at Los Angeles Convention Center. With the theme, “The New Age of Mobility,” it will focus on how new technologies and forms of mobility are transforming transportation, ensuring that the future is safer, greener and smarter. Featured technologies will include connected and automated vehicles, privacy and data access, cybersecurity, infrastructure, artificial intelligence and more. About 10,000 ITS professionals from 65 countries, along with 300 exhibiting companies, are expected.
With this acquisition, Reed Exhibitions continues to grow its portfolio of more than 500 events across 30 countries in sectors including security, transportation, lifestyle, media and energy. Will Wise, group vice president of security and technology events, will be Reed Exhibitions’ lead for the ITS America events.
To learn more about the 2020 ITS World Congress, go here.