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About

A Global and Unique Platform for Public Transport Professionals

The Summit

The UITP Global Public Transport Summit is the world's gathering place for public transport professionals to share ideas, innovate and make meaningful connections.

The summit consists of an immersive four-day experience which has a diverse programme of world-class Congress sessions and an outstanding Exhibition full of the latest innovations, solutions and products.

The next edition of the UITP Global Public Transport Summit will be taking place in Barcelona, Spain from 4-7 June 2023.

 Besides Barcelona being known for its brilliant architecture and art museums, golden beaches and tasty cuisine and wine, the capital of Catalunya excels in public transport and is committed to environmental, sustainable mobility and social issues.

Seize this unique opportunity for growth and development in this fabulous city by joining the whole industry at the UITP Summit. It’s the ideal place to connect with your customers and position yourself as a leader of urban mobility.

The Theme

Barcelona is a city where light shines brightly through its rich Mediterranean culture, beautiful architecture, art, food and social activities.

One pivotal element which allows people to embrace the magic of this charming city is through its well-connected public transport system.

Public transport is the ‘Bright light of the city’. It gives passengers the freedom to discover the city, to commute, meet friends & family, or navigate wherever you need to go. Public transport brings light to any city and energises the lives of all those who use it.

It provides more than a necessary service; it brightens the urban landscape. It is simply the brightest decision you can make to move around the city.

Barcelona: the city Host

Barcelona is the largest metropolis that borders the Mediterranean waters, and it is the second-most densely populated city in Spain after Madrid with its 1.62 million inhabitants. It is a city where culture, art, business, sport and social activities converge on an enchanting seaside urban paradise.

Thanks to Barcelona’s excellent modern and well-developed public transport system you can navigate quickly anywhere in the city. The metro, bus and tram all run at a very tight pace and until late into the night.

The irresistibly charming city is the perfect place for professionals to connect with other like-minded public transport professional and to recharge in the sheer beauty of the city by the sea.

 

Learn More about Barcelona

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 1,600 member companies giving access to 18,000 contacts from 99 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 Partner

We are activists for sustainability, quality of service, research and innovation, technology, punctuality, and attention to detail. At FGC we are more than a railway company: we are a sustainable mobility operator. We have been connecting Catalan territory and running rail and mountain tourism services for 40 years, and we have become an international benchmark as technical and strategic consultants in rail transport and tourism management. Meeting the needs of people and the territory is what drives us to evolve, to be proactive and to surpass ourselves constantly.

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Local Partner

Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona is the management unit of the companies Ferrocarril Metropolità de Barcelona, S.A. and Transports de Barcelona, S.A.
These companies provide their public passenger transport services to the city of Barcelona and various towns in its area of influence through two transport networks (surface and underground) that complement each other. In year 2019 (before Covid-19) TMB’s services made more than 627 million trips and employed more than 8200 professionals.

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Local Partner

Renfe is the leader in passenger and freight rail transport and a benchmark in the mobility sector in Spain. The company aims to provide safe, efficient and quality transport, adapted to the needs and demands of its customers. With 5,000 trains running every day in Spain, more than 500 million passengers a year, nearly 15,000 employees committed to their work and the most outstanding punctuality, quality and satisfaction indexes, Renfe is working to make the train the protagonist of mobility.

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