History of the conference
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the European Transport Conference the opportunity was taken to reflect on the history.
The conference started in 1973 as the PTRC Summer Annual Meeting (SAM), evolving over the years to the European Transport Conference (ETC) that we know today.
The reflections take two parts: the first provides some insight into how the conference has developed from its early origins; the second provides some personal recollections from some delegates and the two main organisers.
We hope you find this reflection interesting and showing how the conference has evolved over these 40 years.
Michael Bach and Broos Baanders AET Council members London / The Hague, October 2012