Why is the UITP Global Public Transport Summit being cancelled?
With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, and restrictions in place on international travel into Australia for 2021, we came to recognise we could not host the type of first-class industry gathering that the UITP Global Summit has come to be known as.
Will the UITP Global Public Transport Summit be offered as an online-only event?
No. After analysing the feasibility, we came to recognise that the UITP Summit value proposal does not suit to a digital format.
Will the UITP Summit in Melbourne be postponed to 2022?
No, the 2021 UITP Summit edition is not being postponed, it is being officially cancelled.
The 2021 Summit was previously postponed in 2020 (from June 2021 to December 2021), but is now being cancelled in a joint decision by both UITP and the Victorian Department of Transport in light of the continuing travel restrictions as a result of the pandemic. The next edition is already in place for Barcelona, Spain in June 2023.
Will the UITP Summit be rescheduled in Melbourne in the near future?
Melbourne is a wonderful location to host a global event such as the UITP Summit.
We know that our connection with the city and the Victorian Department of Transport will remain strong in the times ahead, and we look forward to the possibility of organising the Summit in Melbourne in the future with the support of the Melbourne Convention Bureau.