International FORUM for Heavy Vehicle Transport & Technology (HVTT FORUM) and Research Institute of Highway (RIOH) Ministry of Transport of China are proud to present the 16th International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Transport & Technology (HVTT16). This conference provides a unique forum for legislators, road administrators, academics, consultants, vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, transport organizations and transport operators to discuss and exchange ideas on ways to improve the safety, efficiency, productivity and sustainability of the road transport industry.
We expect to have delegates from all around the world including Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Europe, North America and Oceania. In common with previous symposia, the format will include plenary sessions, parallel technical sessions and evening social events for more informal interactions. The opportunity to exchange ideas with fellow delegates has always been a highlight of these Symposia.
Throughout the world, countries are faced with a growing freight task. This presents significant challenges in terms of congestion, sustainability, environmental impact and safety. Approaches to addressing these challenges vary widely from country to country and reflect both the local situation and community expectations. Productivity, safety and sustainability gains can be achieved through Intelligent Transport Systems, enhanced logistics, vehicle technology developments, inter-modal operations, increased size and weight, Performance Based Standards etc. The optimal mix of approaches varies from country to country. The actual mix of approaches that occurs is driven by policy and legislation.
Previous symposia have been held in Canada, England, United States, Australia, the Netherlands, South Africa, France, Sweden, Argentina and New Zealand. HVTT16 will be the first time it has been held in China and also in Asia. The host city, Qingdao is one of the first coastal open cities in China and is a leading city in the core area of the blue economic zone of Shandong peninsula. The port of Qingdao is the eighth largest port in the world and thus Qingdao is a major transport hub. The city is famous for its Tsing Dao beer.
We look forward to seeing you in Qingdao in September 2021.