Infinite Possibilities of Gangneung where Business,Culture and Tourism meet.
An intelligent transportation system (ITS) applies cutting-edge electronic, information, communication, and control technologies to transportation infrastructure and mobility facilities for eco-friendly and efficient transportation management and safety.
The ITS World Congress, dubbed the ′Transportation Olympics,′ started in Paris, France in 1994. It is the world’s largest exhibition and international convention in the field of transportation systems that travels Asia, America, and Europe each year.
There are two candidate cities to host the ITS World Congress: Gangneung, South Korea and Taipei, Taiwan. This is the first time that Gangneung is bidding to host the congress and the third for Taipei, a much bigger city.
An ITS city is regarded as an ideal direction for cities to strive toward for the future. It is, however, impossible for a metropolitan city to have a perfect transportation system, considering the cost and time to build it. Therefore, ITS technology demonstrations and tests have been carried out only in exhibition halls in major cities since 1994. In that sense, Gangneung can be an ITS city model where the effects of an ITS can be experienced on all roads in the city.
Gangneung hosted the Winter Olympics, one of the largest international events, in 2018. It received recognition from the IOC in relation to the excellence in safety, civic movements, volunteer activities, program operation, accommodations, KTX (high-speed rail in Korea), venues, Art Center, etc. With this legacy, Gangneung is well-prepared to host major international events.
Gangneung located on the east coast is a popular tourist city known for its beautiful sea, lakes, pine trees, and mountains as well as rich cultural heritage, exciting festivals, and unique local cuisine. After the conference, business meeting, or exhibition, participants and visitors can enjoy recreational sports such as scuba diving, hiking, and surfing or leisure activities such as enjoying coffee on the beach or taking a stroll around the lake surrounded by traditional cultural heritage.
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