Creation date: June 3, 2009
|Mr Short visiting the TEN-T EA stand at ITF 2009|
The TEN-T EA participated to the 2009 edition of the International Transport Forum, which was held in Leipzig (Germany) on 26-29 May and saw the participation of a great number of delegates, both representing the transport ministries of ITF's Member Countries as well as other public institutions and the private sector.
The three-day conference titled "Transport for a Global Economy - Challenges and Opportunities in the Downturn", was centred around the role of transport in the current economic situation and featured thematic workshops as well as round tables and plenary sessions. The 2009 ITF also included visits to Leipzig-Halle Airport, a BMW manufacturing plant and a DHL processing site.
The TEN-T EA stand, which featured key material explaining the Agency's role and functions, attracted numerous visitors, including Vice-President of the European Commission Antonio Tajani, Secretary General of the International Transport Forum Jack Short, Italian Under-Secretary for Transport Roberto Castelli, Director General for Energy and Transport Matthias Ruete as well as many more distinguished personalities.