This really should have beenmy 11th World Congress onITS, but I’ve managed tomiss three for very similarreasons.
As a fairly sizeable portion of the ITS population heads forNew York City, I couldn’t helpbut think back over myprevious seven congressionalexperiences and wonder whatmemories I’m going to takeaway from this one.I didn’t get to go to Seoul in1998 so my first ITS WorldCongress was the followingyear’s in Toronto (I still use thebag on a daily basis). Myabiding memory from that oneis undoubtedly being asked totake a photograph of a Japanese tourist while on theobservation deck at NiagaraFalls and just as I pressed theshutter about 25 of his friendsappeared out of nowhere andcrammed themselves into thepicture just before they all gotsoaked to the skin in Fallsspray.The 2000 ITS WC was held inthe former FIAT factory inTurin and other than the
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were mugged in the city andthe expo center seemed to getfurther away every day.I elected to give Nagoya amiss (shame that hurricanedidn’t) so my next WorldCongress was San Francisco, venue for the VII-precursor,the IMS showcase, and thechance to visit one of the mosticonic river crossings in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge.Shame the fog was so thick youcouldn’t see it even when you were on it.London 2006 meant I couldleave my house at 8am and beon the exhibition floor an hourlater, but the abding memoryof that one was the fact that wechose to launch ThinkingHighways at our “home” event.That was something we’llnever forget and we’re verypleased to say that two years(and another missed Asian ITSWorld Congress) later, we’restill here. You’ve made us feel very welcome, I must say, and I lookforward to seeing you in New York... and Stockholm... andBusan...
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incredibly long walk from theshowfloor to the press room,the thing that sticks in mindfrom that show was theannouncement over the publicaddress system that George WBush had won the USPresidential election, despitethe fact that it wasn’t madeofficial for another six weeks.Sydney 2001 is probably myfavourite location, the stunningbackdrop of the city skyline,the superb dinner at the zooand accidentally sleeping for16 hours on my first day in Australia leaving the mostlasting impressions. Twelvemonths later, sitting in a bar onthe 100th floor of the HancockTower in Chicago, watchingaeroplanes take off fromO’Hare and seemingly headstraight for us, gave me anunsettling but mercifully brief taste of just what a horrificexperience being in the WorldTrade Center a year earliermust have been.Madrid 2003 was an odd one.Still the best Congress food, ithad an odd atmosphere asquite a number of delegates