The Association for European Transport (AET) aims to provide a forum for transport professionals across Europe to meet and exchange ideas and information as well as to discuss policy issues. Membership of AET provides a range of benefits.
The main objective of AET is to provide a forum in which professionals working in the transport sector in different European countries can meet to exchange ideas and information. At present this is done mainly through the European Transport Conference, one of the largest events of its kind in Europe, but in future there will be a membership database and a system of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) which will help members to establish contacts with colleagues in other countries.
Individual members automatically receive a 10% discount on European Transport Conference fees, and organisational members a 15% discount according to size.
All AET members are eligible for appointment to the Programme Committees. This is a good opportunity to make contacts and find out more about transport throughout Europe.
AET intends to use the private part of its web site, accessible via a password, to help members access information and people in other countries. We are currently asking members for their views about what should be posted on the web site; ideas under discussion include a membership database, a "where to go" address book, links to other transport web sites, details of new publications, news about research and consultancy projects, a listing of forthcoming events, and a helpline for people seeking information or research partners.
Many research and consultancy contracts now require dissemination of the results. AET will help you to meet these requirements through its Conference proceedings (which will be published).
AET is committed to the training and development of the next generation of transport professionals, and provides a friendly and informal atmosphere in which they can develop their presentation and communication skills. Young Professionals are entitled to a 50% reduction on membership fees. The European Transport Conference provides opportunities for Young Professionals to meet socially and develop networking opportunities. AET will support any group that is keen to develop a more formal structure.