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International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association to Host International Summit of Rome, Italy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, October 5, 2017
CONTACT: Bill Cramer, Communications Director – 202.210.2962 USA mobile

Summit Showcases the Italian Motorway System While Sharing Lessons Learned from Major Transportation and Tolling Systems from Around the World

ROME, ITALY – Taking an in-depth look at the Italian motorway system by exploring how over two-dozen concessionaires across a geographically diverse country work together to manage daily operations and deliver safe, effective customer service, the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), the worldwide association representing toll facility owners and operators and the businesses that serve them, will host its International Summit of Rome  under the theme, International Mobility Connections, on October 15 – 17.

Click here to view the Agenda.

“The Summit will explore many of the important issues that agencies in the European Union and elsewhere have in common,” said Emanuela Stocchi, president of IBTTA and Director of International Affairs, Associazione Italiana Società Concessionarie Autostrade e Trafori (AISCAT). “We are all dealing with the future of toll interoperability, the impacts of new roadway technologies and equipment, the rise of connected and autonomous vehicles, and the constant, fundamental importance of cyber and physical security. While the program opens with a focus on the Italian model of tolling, we will pivot to a global discussion about how our colleagues from around the world are tackling these issues and how we can learn from each other.”

More than 100 transportation and tolling professionals from 18 counntries will gather in the hometown of Stocchi for the Summit.

Featured Speakers to Include:
Patrick D. Jones, Executive Director and CEO, IBTTA, Washington, DC, USA
Emanuela Stocchi, Director of International Affairs, AISCAT and IBTTA President, Rome, Italy
Fabrizio Palenzona, President, AISCAT, Rome, Italy
Hon. Massimiliano Salini, Member of the European Parliament, TRAN Committee, European Union
Prefect Roberto Sgalla, Director for Traffic, Railways, Communications and Special Units of the Italian Police, Rome, Italy
Julián Núñez, President, SEOPAN, and ASECAP President, Madrid, Spain

Please click here to see a full list of speakers.

“The Summit provides our industry with an opportunity take an in depth look at how our European counterparts address many of the same challenges others face in providing reliable, safe and efficient transportation systems,” said Patrick D. Jones, Executive Director and CEO of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association. “Global tolling systems share many challenges and opportunities around the world, and this meeting is an excellent way to focus on these while sharing various approaches and solutions.”

Registration is complimentary for journalists with press credentials. For more information about registering as a member of the press, please contact Bill Cramer, Communications Director at or 202-210-2962. To register, contact Harry Smith,


The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) is the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve tolling. Founded in 1932, IBTTA has members in 25 countries on six continents. Through advocacy, thought leadership and education, members are implementing state-of-the-art, innovative user-based transportation financing solutions to address the critical infrastructure challenges of the 21st Century. For more information, visit or join us on Twitter @IBTTA or #TollRoads.