Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

ITF member countries meet for talks in Vilnius

Senior representatives of the ministries responsible  for transport in the 66 member countries of the International Transport Forum gather in Lithuania's capital, Vilnius, from 23 to 27 October for a week of business meetings and to discuss pressing transport policy issues.

Lithuania holds the ITF Presidency in 2023/24 and will chair the ITF Summit in May 2023.

The main event will be the 38th meeting of the ITF Transport Management Board (TMB) on Thursday and Friday. The TMB sets out the general strategy for the pursuit of ITF’s activities and discusses, prepares and approves the ITF's Programme of Work and Budget.

Among other agenda items, ITF Secretary-General Young Tae Kim will report on progress on the organisation's priorities. The TMB will also discuss the Programme of Work and Budget for 2024 and agree on the programme of the ITF Summit 2024. The Summit will take place from 22 to 24 May 2024 in Leipzig, Germany, on the topic of "Greening Transport: Keeping Focus in Times of Crisis". 

As part of a TMB workshop, several member countries will present their experience with greening transport. The workshop outcomes will feed into the Summit programme and help to define the focus and key questions of related sessions.

The TMB's Summit 2024 Task Force will also convene in Vilnius to take forward preparations. The Summit 2025 Task Force will meet for the first time to commence planning for the 2025 Summit on enhancing transport resilience.

Meetings of the ITF's Transport Research Committee (TRC), which prepares the research programme of work for the ITF's Research Centre and monitors its execution, will kick off the week on Monday and Tuesday. Inter alia, the TRC will discuss upcoming research projects for the 2024/25 biennium and name a new committee chair.

A joint session of TMB, TRC and the Corporate Partnership Board (CPB), ITF's platform for dialogue with the private sector, will examine how artificial intelligence is shaping the future of transport. Delegates will also have the opportunity for site visits organised by Lithuania's e-ticketing provider Judu and Estonian mobility company Bolt, an ITF Corporate Partner.

A group photo of the TMB, TRC and CPB members present in Vilnius will be available for free download and use on Wednesday, 25 October, at

Media contact:
Michael KLOTH
Head of Communications
M +33 (0)6 15 95 03 27
Send an email 

Policy Insights

Share this page