The UITP Summit, brought to you every year: Putting people at the heart of each annual edition

February 21, 2024

Redefining how we connect… By bringing the sector together

As the only association of our kind, it’s important for UITP to recognise the ways in which we interact have changed – and what this means for our members and the wider sector.

In 2021, UITP decided to take a closer look at what that would mean for the largest event of its kind dedicated to advancing sustainable urban mobility.

Following conversations and consultation with our membership, we decided to bring the sector together on a more regular basis by making the UITP Summit an annual gathering.

By refocusing our activities on an annual edition we would bring a better balance to our approach of putting people first.

Beginning in 1886, the UITP Global Public Transport Summit, has been the date of expectation in the calendar of all sector professionals, with each host city becoming the public transport capital of the world for a week long of activities.

After wrapping a hugely successful edition last year in beautiful Barcelona, we have already set our sights on the next host cities to carry forward the incredible achievements made in 2023!

We believe that moving to an annual edition will build a strong and recognisable relationship with each host city well into the future. With Hamburg and Dubai firmly in place for 2025/2027, and 2026, UITP can connect the audience to the one location for the only date public transport professionals will need for their diaries! It is the people within public transport who make our sector what it is, and by connecting them to each other on a more regular basis, our membership, partners, and stakeholders can explore new and exciting relationships along the way.”

Renée Amilcar

UITP President

With the news that the Summit would take place every year starting from 2025, we opened the tender for the 2025 and 2027 editions to any city on the European continent.

And in early 2023, we were delighted to announce Hamburg as our winning host city for 2025 and 2027!

In between both Hamburg editions, the UITP Summit will arrive in Dubai for the first edition in the UAE in 15 years, in the same year the Summit will celebrate its 140th anniversary.

With the locations set for 2025, 2026 and 2027, it’s time to introduce you to our official new Summit imagery!

Our new annual format… With brand-new imagery

With our new approach to the UITP Summit in place, we knew that a new image, brand and design was needed.

Hosting a Summit more aligned with the times, meant an identity and logo to match our core values as an association.

The UITP Summit – simpler, sharper, easier to remember and engage with: a brand that is specific, and also unique for each edition.

There is a brand-new Summit parent logo, alongside an adapted host city logo for each edition – to best represent the charm and identity of our new annual location.

With every host city logo representing the location featuring an important local landmark, it will be easy for attendees to recognise each city…you can see all three right now in our clever animation!

The UITP Summit is the largest event of its kind dedicated to urban mobility and is the major gathering point in the public transport calendar, as a time to engage, share ideas and re-imagine our sector.

We know that by making these exciting changes, our annual gathering will become a festival of public transport not to be missed!


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