2021 World Transport Convention

Advance Notice on the Convening of 2023 World Transport Convention

Date:2023-04-10 Origin:WTC2023

To whom it may concern,

The 2023 World Transport Convention (WTC2023) will be co-hosted by China Association for Science and Technology, the Ministry of Transport, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and the People’s Government of Hubei Province, supported by relevant industry authorities, as well as domestic and foreign transport research institutions, universities, enterprises, public institutions and social organizations.

Under the theme of “Innovation, Low-Carbon, Intelligence and Sharing – A More Sustainable Transportation”, the WTC2023 covers academic exchanges, technical seminars, promotion of achievements, international cooperation, scientific and technological competitions, think tank reports and release of scientific and technological achievements. The WTC2023 is scheduled to be held in Wuhan from June 14 to 17. Notice on the convention is given below.

I. Date, venue, languages

Date: June 14-17, 2023

June 14 – Delegate registration and closed-door meetings, with the opening ceremony and keynote speech session in the afternoon;

June 15-17 – Parallel forums and special events;

June 14-16 – Science and Technology Expo.

Venue: China Optics Valley Convention & Exhibition Center (787 Gaoxin Avenue, Donghu New Technology Development Zone, Wuhan, Hubei Province)

Languages: Chinese, English

II. Main content

The WTC2023 consists of the opening ceremony and keynote speech session, the Belt & Road International Transport Symposium, parallel forums, Science and Technology Expo, release of scientific and technological achievements, prize competitions and featured events (see Annex 1).

III. Participants

1. Distinguished guests: leaders of relevant ministries and commissions, representatives of international transport organizations, academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, national engineering survey and design masters and other industry leaders.

2. Representatives of the transport industry: representatives of the transport departments of various provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government; representatives of highway, railway, water transport, aviation, and postal fields; representatives of transport colleges and universities as well as research institutions; representatives of transport enterprises; members of transport associations at all levels, and award-winning representatives.

3. Representatives of relevant industries: representatives of enterprises and public institutions such as housing and construction departments, science and technology departments, trade promotion departments, municipal administration as well as finance and investment.

4. Organizational members: members of the Organizing Committee, Executive Committee, Scientific Committee and Academic Sub-Committee of the World Transport Convention.

5. Authors of papers.

6. Representative journalists, etc.

IV. Delegate registration and payment of fees

1. Please log on to the WTC website (https://en.wtc-conference.com/) to register and pay.

2. International students in China select the Chinese language page to register, upload the student ID and subject to review before enjoying the student representative price.

3. To facilitate registration, participants can register and pay fees via his/her mobile phone. Participants scan the WeChat QR code (see Annex 2), and click “Participation and Exhibition Registration” to register and pay fees (registered participants can directly log in).

4. After successful registration, you can pay the conference fee (including material fee, conference fee, and working lunches during the meeting) by transferring the fee through business-to-business account or paying the fee on site (choose one method). Travel, accommodation and meal expenses are borne by participants. Authors should complete the payment in advance according to the review notice.

5. Proof of full-time schooling is required for the enjoyment of student discounts.

                                                   Registration Fee

Early Bird Registration

Before April 30, 2023

450 USD

Regular Registration

After May 1, 2023

550 USD



300 USD



户  名:中国公路学会

账  号:0200203309020185823


Payment Details:

Beneficiary: China Highway &Transportation Society

Address: 2nd floor, No.37 Building, Heping Street,Zone 11, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Account No.: 0200203309020185823

Name of Bank: Beijing Municipal Branch Beisanhuan Sub-BRANCH, ICBC

Bank Address: 38 Building,11th district Hepingjie, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Post Code:100013


7. If you require a receipt for the conference fee, please send an email indicating “application for invoicing + participation number” to wtc@9811.com.cn. China Highway & Transportation Society will issue the receipt 10-15 working days after the meeting. You can log on to the registered account to download.

8. Participants who are unable to attend the convention for any reason and apply for a refund can send an email named “application for refund + participation number” to wtc@9811.com.cn before 24:00 on May 1, with the attachment showing the payment method and payment voucher. No refund will be processed after the closing date.

V. Contact details

Conference affairs: 010-64288892/64288757

Exhibition and cooperation: 010-64288756

Forum: 010-64288761/64288762/64288863

Email: wtc@9811.com.cn

QQ consulting group: 398900668



1. Main events of the 2023 World Transport Convention

2. QR code for the 2023 World Transport Convention



China Highway & Transportation Society

March 28, 2023


Annex 1


Main events of the 2023 World Transport Convention

The WTC2023 consists of the opening ceremony and keynote speech session, the Belt & Road International Transport Symposium, parallel forums, Science and Technology Expo, release of scientific and technological achievements, prize competitions and featured events.

I. Opening ceremony and keynote speech session 

On the afternoon of June 14, the opening ceremony will be held, and leaders of the hosts and representatives of international organizations will be invited to deliver speeches. After that, world-renowned experts will be invited to give keynote reports on fronter innovations in transport technology and its strategic development around the theme.

II. Belt & Road International Transport Symposium

The Belt & Road International Transport Symposium (BRITS) will be held to foster exchanges and cooperation on the cultivation and capacity building of transport talents around the world.

III. Parallel forums

Parallel forums are divided into theme forums and poster forums according to the mode and theme of communication. It is planned to hold about 180 parallel forums, with about 1,300 academic reports.

(I) Theme forums: The forums focus on the major forward-looking and key technical issues in the transport industry, covering highway engineering, bridge engineering, tunnel engineering, traffic engineering, transport planning, water transport, rail transit, air transport, interdisciplinary areas and other fields. These will reflect the latest scientific and technological achievements and levels in the transport industry around the world. Chinese and foreign well-known scientists, academicians and well-known scholars will be invited to give academic reports. Key forums include:




Belt & Road International Transport Symposium


Forum on Accelerating The Building of a Transport power


The 3rd Forum of Provincial Transport Department Directors


China Transportation Enterprise Management Forum


Forum on Transport and Energy Integrated Development


Forum on Transport and Logistics Integrated Development


The 6th Durable Pavement Research Forum


The Second International Forum On Special Pavement


Intelligent Management & Maintenance Technology Forum for Highway Pavement


The First Forum of High Performance and Functional Pavement Development Research


Forum on New Materials for Road Engineering


Forum on Sustainable Development of Road Engineering


Forum on Intelligent Road Management and Maintenance


Green and Safe Road Traffic Academic Forum


The 5th Forum on Bridge Development


The 2nd Bridge Structure Health and Safety Forum


The Second Bridge Aesthetics Forum


High-Speed Railway Bridge Intelligent Construction and Green Development Forum


World Pedestrian Bridge and Landscape Bridge Innovation and Development Forum


Forum on New Development of Long Span Bridge Construction Technology


2023 Forum on Bridge Fatigue Fracture and Long-Life Design and Operation & Maintenance


The 2nd Technology Forum of Submerged Floating Tunnel


Tunnel Intelligent Construction Technology Forum


Disaster Prevention and Mitigation of Tunnel and Underground Engineering Forum


WTC Tunnel Engineering Sub-Committee Forum


National Seminar on Innovative Development of Transit Metropolis


Rail-Bus-Ped/Bike Three-Network Integration Forum




Smart transportation Forum


International Forum on CVIS & ITS


The Forum for Satellite Technology Empowering the Development of Transportation


Intelligent Road Network Forum


Forum on Intelligent Construction of Transportation Infrastructure Industrialization


The 6th Forum on the Application of BIM Technology to Transport


Forum on Digital Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Highway (Digital Highway)


Forum on Digital Construction and Operation and Maintenance of Highway Facilities


Intelligent transportation infrastructure and safety control technology


Forum on Low Impact Ecological Integration and Intelligent Technology of Land Transportation Infrastructure


Forum on Intelligent and Safety Assurance Technology of Transportation Infrastructure in Cold Areas


Digital Construction and Management Technology Forum


Forum for the high-quality development of Intelligent-driven construction and maintenance of new infrastructure


The 5th Forum of Expressway Travel Servive


Seminar on the New Generation Waterborne Transportation System


International Transportion and Logistics Forum


Arctic Shipping Forum


Port Group and Intelligent Management


3rd International Workshop on Evacuated Tube Maglev Transport


International Forum on the Service Safety of High-Speed Railway infrastructures


Frontier Forum of Air Transportation


The Technology Forum Of Intelligent Airport And Sustainable Development


Frontiers of Transportation Interdisciplinary Forum


The 3rd Forum on Integrative Development of Transportation and Tourism


The 2nd Highway Traffic Expressway Derivative Economy and Industrial Development Forum


Toward a Net-Zero-Carbon Transportation: State of the Art and Practice


Emerging Technologies and Innovative Policies for Achieving Carbon-Neutral Transportation


Forum on Low-carbon and Low-impact Green Transport Technology


Forum on Frontiers and Practices of Autonomous Transport Systems


Forum on Comprehensive Transport Big Data Application and Outlook


Forum on Frontiers of Low-carbon Transport and Green Development


Forum on Investment and Financing Development and Risk Prevention of Transportation Infrastructure


National Transportation Construction Project Management Innovation Forum


2nd World Transportation Science and Technology Journal Forum


WTC2023 International Student Forum


Forum on Excellent Doctor and Master Thesis in Recent Years of Bridge Engineering


The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Cultural Creativity Forum


Transport Night Talk in Wuhan:Forum of the Transport Culture and Policy


The 6th Young Scientist Forum


Forum On Sustainable Development Of Carbon Emission Peaking And Carbon Neutral In Transportation


2023 CHTS Academic Salon on Young Talents Support


China-U.S. Symposium on Smart Cities and Intelligent Transport


Tencent Gala



(II) Poster forum: A venue will be designated for the display of accepted paper reports, and paper authors and representatives will be encouraged to conduct discussions. It is planned to hold 110 poster forums. The Proceedings of the 2023 World Transport Convention will be published, and an electronic version of the Abstracts of WTC2023 Papers will be produced.

IV. Science and Technology Expo

The Science and Technology Expo will be held from the afternoon of June 14 to 16, with an exhibition area of about 20,000 square meters. It will showcase the latest technologies and engineering examples in the field of transport, especially representative intelligent engineering, intelligent management, intelligent manufacturing, as well as technical achievements such as new systems, equipment, materials, and solutions.

V. Release of scientific and technological achievements

A number of influential think tank reports will be released during the conference period. Moreover, a variety of events will be held, including the first release of corporate innovation achievements, the launch of new books, the release of standards, the signing ceremony for strategic cooperation, awards and promotions.

VI. Awards and featured events 

The on-site finals of the 2023 World University Students’ Bridge Design Competition will be held. Award will be given to excellent papers and excellent poster reports of WTC2023. In order to ensure an effective conference and promote interaction among participants and delegates, “meetings of special interest” with different topics will be held simultaneously. Participants can apply to initiate meetings or join discussion on topics of interest. A variety of featured activities such as cooperation, negotiation and visits will be held simultaneously.



Annex 2

QR code for the 2023 World Transport Convention

Delegates can register and pay fees on the website (https://www.wtc-conference.com) or the applet. Delegates can scan the QR code below and click “Participation and Exhibition Registration” to register and pay fees (registered participants can directly log in). Information such as the agenda will be released. It can be viewed on your mobile device.


QR code for the 2023 World Transport Convention