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About

About the Summit

A global and unique platform for public transport professionals

With almost 130 years of history behind it, the UITP Global Public Transport Summit proudly remains the world’s biggest event dedicated to sustainable mobility.

Covering all urban and regional transport modes across the globe, the Summit combines a diverse programme of leading congress sessions and an outstanding exhibition full of the latest innovations, solutions and products.

The Congress sessions are an unmissable occasion to debate and explore the strategic vision and business activities of an evolving sector for

  • Transport ministers
  • Mayors
  • Operators, authorities, industry CEOs
  • Urban visionaries
  • Public transport entrepreneurs
  • Operations and network managers
  • ITS experts
  • Business developers
  • Middle managers involved in marketing, finance, IT

This unique event is also designed to provide strategic opportunities to network and develop new partnership, investments and innovative projects.

About the Theme

The theme for the 2019 Global Public Transport Summit is ‘The Art of Public Transport’.

Constantly evolving, public transport is defined by the needs of a city and designed by experts looking towards the future. We are all visionaries in this sector, as we build connections and provide services to create a culture that brings people together, through a craft that truly moves you: the Art of Public Transport.

Stockholm: the Host City

Every two years, UITP chooses a new setting for the Global Public Transport Summit. The next edition will take place on 9 – 12 June 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden, due to the city’s recent achievements in public transport.

Stockholm is the city where public transport is a form of art. It is believed that there is a genuine craft in using public transport to unite city districts and the archipelago, create a better environment and dynamic growth, and improve people’s quality of life.

The entire Stockholm region is connected by an efficient public transport system, whether above ground or below, on land or on the water. Almost 800,000 Stockholmers use the ever-growing transport network every day, and the percentage of people travelling on public transport vs those travelling by car has increased since the turn of the century, with 49% of all journeys within the county now made by public transport.

 

A Word about Stockholm Discover Stockholm

Organiser

UITP, the International Association of Public Transport, is a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility and the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport modes. It has 1,400 member companies giving access to 18,000 contacts from 96 countries. The members are public transport operators and authorities, policy decision makers, research institutes and the public transport supply and service industry.

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Local host

SL, the Public Transport Administration (Trafikförvaltningen) at Stockholm County Council has overall responsibility for transport services in Stockholm County. Over 780,000 people travel by public transport in Stockholm County every day and the number of travellers is increasing every year. The various means of transport –buses, the metro, commuter trains, local rail services and boats –are all coordinated within an ever-growing transport network.

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