- Global Public Transport Summit
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 sessionsand 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
- 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 partnerships, investments and innovative projects.
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.
A Worldwide Business Platform for Industry and Operating Companies
Become an Exhibitor
This is the ideal meeting place to interact, exchange ideas, and discover the industry’s latest innovations, products and solutions. During the last edition in 2017, over 320 exhibitors took advantage of this strategic opportunity to network and develop new partnerships, investments and innovative projects
Prices are excluding VAT, Other rates are available for groups, exhibitors and more. Please visit https://uitpsummit.org/register-now/ for more details.
Our Host City
Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia
Stockholm is one of Europe's fastest growing capital cities in terms both of its economy and its population. Ranked by the European Commission as the most competitive region in continental Europe, Stockholm is also one of the world's hottest technology and innovation hubs, attracting expertise, talent and start-ups.
Environmental issues have always been a high priority. As a result, and thanks to practical measures such as the introduction of road tolls, as well as the expansion and reorganisation of its public transport system to run on renewable energy, Stockholm was named the first Green Capital of Europe in 2010.
Combine all these factors with the location in the heart of the region and you’ll see what makes Stockholm the natural capital of Scandinavia.
A city of contrasts
Stockholm is a city where the innovations of the future flourish alongside medieval history. Where a big city buzz goes hand in hand with tranquility and the global lives in harmony with the local Stockholm is where new trends and innovations in fashion, design, technology and music are born, and from where they spread worldwide. Yet, the city also has a rich history that stretches all the way back to the Middle Ages.
Stockholm is also the city where urban environments exist in harmony with nature. Where sea and lake merge and water is an ever-constant presence. It is home to numerous parks and green spaces and the distinctive white archipelago boats run throughout the year to the islands of the archipelago.
A world-class transport public transport
The region’s geography is one of the challenges faced by public transport in Stockholm. It is a region that not only combines urban areas with rural settlements, but comprises both land and sea. The public transport system must, therefore, be comprehensive to meet the need for transportation over large distances.
The Stockholm archipelago is comprised of more than 25,000 islands, many of which have a year-round population, and which are served by the distinctive white Waxholm boats. Stockholm’s public transport system must also be expanded and adapted to handle incoming traffic from other regions.
The Stockholm City Line – an investment that will run commuter train traffic through a tunnel under the city, freeing up tracks for an expansion of the rail traffic network – is an important step in this process.
The growing public transport system is an environmental goal in its own right, but it is far from the only one. Stockholm is a world leader when it comes to switching to renewable energy, and almost all of its land-based public transport now runs on biofuels, or on solar, wind, or hydroelectric power. Not only that, but 90% of the system’s boats are scheduled to run on renewable energy by 2021 at the latest.
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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.
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.