Media invite: the 44th ITF Congress in Singapore - register now

Members of the media are invited to attend the opening ceremony and evening reception at the Congress, but they must register by 5 October 2018 via this link:

The opening ceremony will include the announcement of an agreement between the ITF and the Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute (OTCi). The OTCi will research the future of work in every transport sector, and suggest interventions to help workers improve their skills to compete for high-value jobs. It will also provide training to help participants better appreciate the forces of disruption affecting the future of work.

The guest of honour will be the secretary general of the Singapore National Trades Union Congress, Ng Chee Meng.

If you cannot attend, the event can be followed on this website, on Facebook, on Twitter.

ITF Congress FAQs

What is the ITF?
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) creates borderless solidarity among transport workers around the world. We support 670 affiliate trade unions in 140 countries, representing 19.7 million workers.

What is the ITF Congress?
Congress is the ITF’s decision-making event, at which its affiliated trade unions decide the course of the federation for the next five years. It elects the ITF’s executive board, president, vice presidents and general secretary. Nearly 2000 people will attend the 44th ITF Congress in Singapore, 14-20 October 2018.

What is happening at Congress?
Check the Congress website.

Who is the media contact?
Andy Khan-Gordon, ITF communications officer. Call / SMS / WhatsApp: +44 7711 356 964. Email:

What is the OTCi?
Founded in 1990, the institute is an established centre for labour education and training in Singapore. Programmes ranging from short courses to certificate and up to professional diploma courses are available for trade union leaders, labour-management groups and others interested in the industrial and employment relations field: