Canterbury students selected for ITS World Congress Youth Programme

28/05/2019, News

Amelia Samandari and Amy Strang selected for 8-day Youth Programme at ITSWC19 Singapore

Students Amelia Samandari and Amy Strang have been selected to represent New Zealand at the ITS World Congress Youth Leadership Programme.

The Youth Leadership Development Programme – a part of the 26th Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress 2019 in Singapore is a fully-hosted 8-day programme designed to increase awareness amongst tertiary students with respect to advanced intelligent transport technologies & concepts, inspiring their creative and innovative ideas that could help solve real ITS problems.

Selected from several applicants Amelia and Amy will get a chance to engage and network with entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders from the ITS industry. Ideation mentorship and professional training will also be conducted during the programme, which will provide young leaders with a platform to showcase their creative ideas.

Youth leaders will work together in groups in an ideathon to ideate on “Grand Challenge” topics and present to a distinguished panel during the 26th ITS World Congress 2019. The best work will be awarded at the ITS World Congress Closing Ceremony.

Both Amelia and Amy are excited to be selected to represent New Zealand and ITSNZ will be supporting them, to ensure they make the most of attending the World Congress and networking opportunities. 

Mohammed Hikmet, ITSNZ President and board member of ITS Asia-Pacific who are organising the Youth Leadership Programme says, "“The ITS World Congress is a brilliant opportunity to get caught up with the latest developments in transportation technology from around the world. This will be a valuable opportunity for these students to get a forward push of momentum right at the start of their careers. They will learn so much by attending. It’s also heartening to see such diversity come through in the applicants and really shows that the future of ITS in New Zealand is going to be fantastic.”

Pictured below are Amelia Samandari (L) and Amy Strang (R). 

Amelia Samandari & Amy Strang

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