Intertraffic is announcing a change to its Awards format, with altered classifications and an opportunity for non-exhibiting organisations to join the competition, with an entry deadline of February 20th, 2020. The Intertraffic Awards winners will be revealed during the opening ceremony of Intertraffic Amsterdam, the leading global event for the traffic technology and mobility sector. The 25th edition of Intertraffic Amsterdam will be staged from 21-24 April 2020 at RAI Amsterdam, with an anticipated 900 exhibitors and 35,000 industry professionals in attendance.
Joyce de Winter, Exhibition Manager of Intertraffic Amsterdam, substantiates the change in format. ”The transition of the traffic technology and mobility industry towards a sustainable and digital world is ongoing. The Intertraffic Awards were first introduced in 2002 to reward innovation, subdivided in a number of product based categories. To reflect the current industry dynamics where collaboration, partnerships and a purpose driven approach are instrumental to be future proof, we have altered the classifications of the Intertraffic Awards. They are now thematic rather than product segmented.”
Broader range of contenders
Another tweak is that the Awards competition is lowering its threshold by opening the doors to a broader range of contenders. De Winter adds “Innovation doesn’t stop at the show floor, so we are happy to welcome entries from non-exhibiting, market related, organizations.” Participation is free of charge for exhibitors of Intertraffic Amsterdam 2020. Other applicants pay a participation fee of €100.00 (excluding VAT) per entry. This fee is non-refundable and will be donated to Intertraffic’s designated charity, Flying Doctors.
Intertraffic Awards in three categories
Intertraffic Green Globe Award - This award recognises solutions, products and working practices that are helping to create a sustainable transport system for the future. The winner will be making a positive contribution to reducing carbon emissions or cutting pollution, or perhaps will even have created a product or practice that enables a higher level of recycling or reuse than ever before. With transport producing around 25% of the world’s manmade carbon emissions, there is an urgent need for all stakeholders in the industry to focus on environmental concerns. This award will recognise the leaders in this field.
Intertraffic User Experience Award - Creating hardware and software that is easy to use, easy to understand and easy to install is a challenge for technology developers across all industries. In transport, where speed and accuracy are not simply important but can also help to enhance safety, this need is perhaps more urgent anywhere else. This award will showcase the transport systems that break new ground in the way they seamlessly interface with their human operators. The winner might be the developer of an advanced piece of traffic or city management software, a consumer-facing app, or an easy-to-install camera. Whatever the winning solution, it will enhance user experience, thereby bringing added value and helping to deliver a more streamlined and efficient transport system.
Intertraffic Inspiration Award - Smarter communities rely on safe, durable, easy-to-maintain transport infrastructure assets and management tools as a foundation. This award recognises companies who have developed essential solutions while pushing innovation to the next level. Whether it be through enhanced performance, improved safety or greater efficiency, these new solutions are enabling government authorities and system integrators to set the standard for future mobility, while also empowering cooperation with an ever-growing network of stakeholders.
All entries will be evaluated by an independent jury of international specialists. Per category a maximum of three products/services will be nominated. One nominee will be elected winner in each category. Entries will be judged amongst others by originality, proven technology, proven efficiency, value and practicality (technical, economical, feasibility).
Call for entries
Entries should be in possession of the Intertraffic organizers at the latest by Thursday 20 February 2020. More information and terms & conditions are available on the Intertraffic website.
Intertraffic Worldwide Events
Intertraffic has established its position, since its launch in 1972, as the leading international marketplace for smart mobility, infrastructure, traffic management, road safety, and parking, with events in the Netherlands, China, Turkey and Mexico. Intertraffic events offer a comprehensive overview of the very latest products, services and total solutions offered by suppliers, while also showcasing the newest industry-wide trends and developments. More information is available on www.intertraffic.com.
Upcoming Intertraffic events:
Amsterdam 2020: 21 - 24 April 2020
Beijing 2020: 18 - 20 June 2020
Istanbul 2021: 26 - 28 May 2021
Mexico-City 2021: 9 - 11 November 2021
About RAI Amsterdam
Personal meetings continue to be a powerful form of communication, and exhibitions are the ideal medium for connecting worlds, people and markets. With a portfolio of top brands, including Intertraffic, RAI Amsterdam creates inspiring events that blend context, content and communities. The focus on quality and target group has made RAI Amsterdam the market leader in a significant number of sectors. Wherever in the world, an event may take place, RAI Amsterdam’s focus is on generating business for exhibitors, visitors, sponsors and partners. For more information please visit www.rai.nl