ITF (International Transport Forum) is an international organization, established in 2008, which aims to promote better understanding for the role of the transport as a key of economic growth and an importance of the transport in sustainability of environment and society.
At the summit, ministers from 54 member countries and beyond engage in focused debates with decision-makers from business, civil society leaders and top academics.
Under the Japanese Presidency, ITF 2012 Summit with the theme "Seamless Transport: Making Connections" took place in Leipzig from 2 to 4 May 2012.
ITF Member Countries
ITF consists of 54 member countries (as of May 2012). Most ITF members are, currently, member of ECMT (European Conference of Ministers of Transport).
ECMT Members (44 countries)
Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, F.Y.R.O.M., Georgia, Germany, Greek, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and United Kingdom
ECMT Associate Members (7 countries)
Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, and the United States
New Members (3 countries)
Chile, China and India
Observer (1 country)
ITF 2008 Summit
28th – 30th May 2008
Themes: "Transport and Energy: The Challenge of Climate Change"
ITF 2009 Summit
26th – 29th May 2009
Themes: "Transport for a Global Economy: Challenges & Opportunities in the Downturn"
ITF 2010 Summit
26th – 28th May 2010
Themes: "Transport and Innovation: Unleashing the potential"
ITF 2011 Summit
25th – 27th May 2011
Themes: "Transport for Society"
ITF 2012 Summit
2nd – 4th May 2012
Themes: "Seamless Transport: Making Connection"