18th ITS Asia-Pacific Forum

(Final Program Updated as of April 8 and will be subjected to change)


Schedule of a Glance


Opening Ceremony and Plenary Session
(Live Online)


April 27, 2022(Wed.) 09:00-11:30 (Beijing Time)

Opening Ceremony Program
  • Chengdu Video.
  • Addresses from the Supporting Authorities.
          Show and Performance 1
  • Address from the Host and Organizing Committee.
         Show and Performance 2.
         Addresses from International ITS Organizations (Pre-recorded Video).
         Mr.Hajime Amano, Secretary-General ITS Asia-Pacific 
         Mr.Joost Vantomme, President and CEO, ERTICO-ITS Europe
         Ms.Laura Chase, President and CEO,ITS America
  • Exhibition Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
  • The Announcement of the Opening of the Forum.

Plenary Session
Topic: ITS Driving for a Better Life: Right Now
Session Description:
The new generation of information technology representing by IOT, AI, machine learning, big data and 5G 
has been merging with transport. In this context, the renovation and remodeling of transportation system 
have already happened or are just happening. This plenary will focus on the policies, technologies and 
deployment which are implemented or being implemented. The speakers will discuss how these policies, 
technologies and deployment have benefitted the citizens and industry and in what ways these 
implementations have facilitated the improvement of transportation transformation and efficiency. 
Meanwhile, the challenges during the deployment and application as well as the balance between public and 
private sectors will also be addressed. The key points will include:
--What policies are we implementing?
--What are we deploying?
--What technologies are enabling ITS to shape a smarter, safer and greener life?
--Where are the trends for the industry?

Mr. Jinquan Zhang, President, Research Institute of Highway Ministry of Transport, People’s Republic of China
Mr. Kenichi Ito, Director, Automated Driving Planning Office, Traffic Planning Division, Traffic Bureau, 
National Police Agency, Japan (Pre-recorded Video)
Mr. T. Russell Shields, President and CEO, RoadDB, LLC, United States
Mr. Joost Vantomme, President and CEO, ERTICO-ITS Europe
Speeches by representative from Industry.

Closing Ceremony and Plenary Session
(Live Online)


April 29, 2022(Fri.) 14:00-16:30 (Beijing Time)
(Chinese-English Simultaneously Translation will be provided)

Plenary Session
Topic: ITS Driving for a Better Life: The Blueprint
Session Description:

The development of intelligent transport systems has greatly benefited our society by underpinning fairer, 
safer, more efficient and accessible transport services for all. For the Asia-Pacific region, we are dealing with 
the challenges of infrastructure, huge populations and megapolis during this developing progress. Therefore, 
how to formulate policies to support future growth, how to regulate the institutional framework for 
sustainable development and how to coordinate the various stakeholders will be crucial to future success. 
Meanwhile, we should also consider how the world's cutting-edge intelligent transportation technologies will 
impact on the future of the Asia-Pacific region, including but not limited to shared mobility, mobility as a 
service and autonomous driving. The key points may include:
--What policies will we implement?
--What will we deploy?
--What technologies will be supposed to enable ITS to shape a smarter, safer and greener life?
--What trends will direct the industry?

Mr. Yongdong Liu,Executive Secretary-General, China Electricity Council, P.R. China
Mr. Yalin Ran, President, Chengdu Communications Investment Group
Speech by International Speaker (Pre-recorded video)
Dr. Yongwei Zhang , Vice President, Secretary-General, China EV100, P.R. China
Mr. Aimin Li, Vice President, Research Institute of Highway Ministry of Transport (RIOH), P.R. China

Closing Ceremony Program
  • Chengdu Forum Highlight Video
  • Address by Chair of ITS Asia-Pacific.
  • Address by Representative from local public sector.
  • Best Papers Awarding.
  • Los Angeles World Congress Promotion Video.
  • Suzhou World Congress address and promotion video.

For more details of the program.