Reed Exhibitions acquires not one, but two US events

Reed Exhibitions has announced the acquisition of two signature Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) events.

The North American-based ITS World Congress and its Annual Meetings will join Reed’s portfolio, with Will Wise appointed as the company’s lead for both events.

Launched in 1993, the 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.

ITS America will continue to lead, manage and deliver content and thought leadership for both events.

Hervé Sedky, president for the Americas at Reed, said: “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.

“We will work together to enhance these market-leading shows and adding value to ITS America’s growing membership base.

“The ITS World Congress and the Annual Meetings will join the large, growing family of successful events that Reed Exhibitions runs in conjunction with our existing association and society partners.”

ITS America president and CEO Shailen Bhatt said: “This new relationship 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.”

Reed Exhibitions and ITS America’s first joint event will be the 2020 ITS World Congress at the Los Angeles Convention Center in October 2020.

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