Representatives from 30 international transport stakeholder organisations met at OECD headquarters in Paris on 12 February for the ITF’s Annual Consultation Day with International Organisations. This annual process is an important component of the preparations for the 2015 Summit on “Transport, Trade and Tourism”. The 2015 Summit will take place from 27-29 May in Leipzig, Germany, under the Presidency of New Zealand.
The consultation provided a concerted opportunity for stakeholders to provide input for the preparation of Summit sessions. Four break-out sessions focused on specific aspects regarding transport’s role in facilitating global trade and international tourism, with a view to aligning an agenda that stakeholders want to bring to ministers in May.
The consultation also provided an opportunity for partner organisations and the ITF secretariat to discuss an initial scoping of the 2016 Summit theme “Green and Inclusive Transport”.