Original Event Date: May 27 – May 30, 2020
Postponement Announcement Date: April 20, 2020
New Event Date: May 28 – May 31, 2021
The board of International Chinese Transportation Professionals Association (ICTPA) and the conference host – Shanghai University of Engineering Science (SUES) have decided to postpone the 13th Asia Pacific Transportation Development Conference and the 33rd ICTPA Annual Conference this May due to the global spread out of COVID-19. The decision was made after close consultation with the cosponsors – Construction Institute of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co, Ltd (INTEX).
Having spent the past year preparing for the conference with our advisory boards, speakers, exhibitors, and event partners, we are genuinely sad and disappointed not to be able to host the conference as planned. For those who have made plans to attend the conference, we’d like to apologize for the inconvenience. However, the health and safety of the community are of utmost importance to ICTPA, SUES, AECE and INTEX.
We recognize that this is a very challenging time for our members and friends. We appreciate your understanding and support. We want to thank all our members and partners for their support, open discussion and encouragement. ICTPA, SUES and our two cosponsors are fully committed to hosting our conference in May 2021.
Consider the needs of many paper authors, we plan to publish all the accepted papers in the ASCE Published Proceedings with Engineering Index this May. For those who have paid the paper publication fee, your registration will automatically be applied to the rescheduled conference. For those who have not made the payment, please do so by May 15, 2020. The payment information is provided in the attachment.
International Chinese Transportation Professionals Association
Shanghai University of Engineering Science
Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co, Ltd
April 30, 2020
ICTPA BRIEF HISTORY
First established in the USA as the North American Transportation Professionals Association in 1987, the International Chinese Transportation Professionals Association (ICTPA) is a nonprofit organization.
ICTPA’s mission is to promote the professional development of members by fostering fellowship and cooperation among its members and by maintaining a central point of reference and deliberation.
In an effort to promote local activities, ICTPA has established seven chapters around the United States and Asia Pacific areas, including Southern California Chapter (SCC), Northern California Chapter (NCC), Washington, DC Chapter, Northeastern United States Chapters and Texas Chapter and Hong Kong chapter.
Each chapter has its own president and board of directors, regular meetings and activities.
ICTPA’s annual conference has been recognized as the leading platform for information exchange, networking opportunities and business development. It also promotes local members’ communications and activities, with the host cities chosen alternately from North America and Asia. In the past years, ICTPA has hosted conferences in Washington DC, Kansas City, New York, San Francisco, Taipei, Hong Kong, Macau, Los Angeles, Beijing, Nanjing, New Jersey, Tainan, Chongqing and Tampa and Hsinchu, etc. In 2017, we’ve celebrated our 30th annual conference in Houston, Texas, USA. In June, 2018, we’ve held a successful conference in Guangzhou China. In May, 2019, ICTPA NCA Chapter hosted the ICTPA annual conference in San Jose, California.
In 2021, Shanghai University of Engineering Science will host the ICTPA annual conference in Shanghai, China.