Connecting global regions for sustainable economic growth

Opening remarks by the 2019 ITF Presidency Korea


22 May


14:00 to 16:00

Welcome remarks by Germany, the host country, and by the ITF Secretary-General


Panel discussion:


  • How does better transport connectivity engender more sustainable development in global regions?
  • How does improved connectivity impact wider economic growth, in particular, with regard to investment, trade, and tourism?
  • How can governments better incentivise increased investment in infrastructure for better connectivity?
  • What is the role of international cooperation in supporting and improving connectivity on a global level?

This session may feature a number of examples: Eurasia, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa…