ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) Malta officially unveiled its new board and a brand new website, www.itsmalta.eu, at an event for stakeholders in Ta’Xbiex earlier this month.
The revived board and website enable the organisation to be part of the global ITS community.
ITSMalta is a non-for-profit public/private sector association founded in 2007 to raise the profile of intelligent transport systems in Malta. It’s main goal is the promotion of ICT- based services and solutions to traffic flow, safety and enviromental friendliness. As an organised industry platform, it therefore aims to promote the interest of Maltese ITS stakeholders and build briges between them.
The ITSMalta board is composed of Keith Mortimer, Alex Borg, Carm Cachia, Christoph Demuth, David Seisun, Philip Agius, Mannie Galea, Rene Savona Ventura, Audrey Testaferrata de Noto, Charles Bartolo, Joe Sammut, Svetozar Hegyl and Michael Grech.
ITSMalta said it now truly provides networking opportunities to most transport and logistics stakeholders and, via ConnectBaltica, can act as a brige from the south to the north of Europe. ITS working groups from the academic, public anrd private stakeholders will be set up to form a platform of intelligent transport systems in Malta.
According to board member Mr Borg: “The foundations are in place. Now it is up to us to take it to the next level.”
Letters of support for ITSMalta have been received from other ITS organisations around the world.
“ITS UK will strongly support ITSMalta, especially since we are both islands and face very similar challenges,” Sharon Kindleysides from ITS UK said.
Another board member, Dr Demuth of ConnectBaltica, said “Creating an ITS cluster enables the domestic ICT industry to grow locally and abroad by using Malta as a grand ITS showroom.”
The event, sponsored by the Institute of Healthy Happiness, B&T Signaal and HandsOnSystems, was attended by Austrian Ambassador Petra Schneebauer and was supported by the Austrian community.