Countdown begins to 2015 UITP World Congress and Exhibition in Milan

Countdown begins to 2015 UITP World Congress & Exhibition in Milan :The countdown to the 61st UITP (International Association of Public Transport) World Congress and Exhibition in Milan has begun, with the event now less than one year away.

The city of Milan will play host not only to the Universal Exposition in 2015 but also the biennial UITP World Congress and Exhibition (8-10 June 2015). Politicians, transport CEOs and urban visionaries from around the world will convene in Milan to discuss the challenges facing public transport: dealing with growing urbanisation; liberating cities from congestion; offering better quality services; finding alternative funding, reacting to changing customer needs and more.

Alongside the Congress sessions, the 30,000m² Exhibition will present and demonstrate the very latest innovative products and solutions from the world’s leading manufacturers and the emerging trends set to shape the future of urban mobility in the years to come.

“The 61st UITP World Congress and Exhibition comes at a time when many cities around the world are facing increasing congestion and pollution linked to private motorised transport,” explained UITP Secretary General, Alain Flausch. “The event will be the ideal opportunity to reshape the cities of tomorrow and advance the cause of public transport around the world”.

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The 60th UITP World Congress & Exhibition in Geneva in 2013 attracted over 2,000 Congress delegates from 75 countries with more than 25,000 visitors to the Exhibition.

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Countdown begins to 2015 UITP World Congress & Exhibition in Milan

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