ITF combines forces at Seoul meeting
A key element of Secretary-General Young Tae Kim's vision for ITF is the enhancement of links across the organisation's statutory bodies. For the first time, a historic joint session of ITF's Transport Management Board (TMB), Transport Research Committee (TRC) and Corporate Partnership Board (CPB) was held in Seoul, Korea, on 7 November 2018 (photo).
The combined meeting facilitated the exchange of various ITF experiences and perspectives between members from the spheres of government, research and industry. The session agenda set out transport priorities for Korea, currently holder of the ITF Presidency. Secretary-General Kim focused discussions on new mobility solutions, particularly shared mobility - a hot topic for ITF member countries. Delegates shared several examples of how CPB-led work in this area has benefitted their policy developments and deepened understanding for their countries.
Members of the joint gathering also learnt about initiatives for sustainable rubber production and use from CPB member Michelin's Senior Vice-President for Sustainable Development and Mobility, Nicolas Beaumont.