After the huge success of Stockholm, UITP is now accepting bids for hosting the Global Public Transport Summit 2023.

Without a doubt, the UITP Summit  in Stockholm (9-12 June 2019) was a triumph for the public transport sector! It confirmed that the creativity and progressive vision of all stakeholders is putting public transport in a leadership position.



The standout key figures show the huge success!

474 exhibitors from 46 countries

53 Congress sessions featuring 300 speakers among which 42% women

2,718 attendees from 81 countries and over 15,000 single-entry exhibition visitors

Almost 170 press and media delegates from 47 countries

While this Summit chapter is coming to a close, the excitement continues…

From Montréal to Stockholm, and soon down-under in Melbourne, UITP is officially looking for the next city.

Who will step up to host the thousands of global public transport decision makers, industry exhibitors and guests attending this high-profile international event?

The Global Public Transport Summit regularly generates big revenue for its host city and country, with surveys showing that for every one euro in revenue earned by the host centre, up to seven euros is put back into the local economy. As the result of hosting the UITP Summit 2017, the event generated an estimated 20 million euros in revenue for the city of Montréal.

"We're thrilled to be partnering with UITP to host their Global Public Transport Summit in Melbourne in 2021,
and we look forward to welcoming delegates from across the world to showcase what our city has to offer." said Jeroen Weimar, CEO of Public Transport Victoria

The selection process to choose the UITP Summit 2023 local host will be launched today (8 July 2019
It will consist of four phases:

  • a call for expression of interest (8 July 2019 - 27 August 2019)
  • a restricted application phase (6 September 2019 - 10 October 2019)
  • a bidding phase for short-listed candidates (25 October 2019 - 13 March 2020)
  • the official selection of the host (April 2020)

Applications to host the UITP Summit 2023 can be submitted by a single applicant or jointly by several organisations - the deadline for expression of interest is 27 August 2019.

The official bid documentation is available upon request – Please send an email to bid.summit@uitp.org

To see what the UITP summit has to offer, check out our wrap-up news video from Stockholm! #UITP2019

Good luck to all potential bidders!