UITP Press Conference

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Kortrijk, Wednesday 18 October 2017- UITP PRESS CONFERENCE

17:00: The press have gathered in meeting room 4 of the Busworld exhibition centre to take part in the UITP press conference. UITP has the distinction of being part of the first Busworld press day with a prime time slot.

17:30: The 200 journalists present have heard all about the Busworld academy and now Head of UITP’s Bus Division Arno Kerkhof has taken to the podium to inform the press about our exciting UITP-Busworld Conference (23-24 October, 2017). Through a detailed power point slide Arno informed the group all about UITP, our plans for the conference, the association’s bus division and our vision for public transport.

17:45: Director of Research and Innovation at UITP, Umberto Guida is next to step up to the podium detailing our exclusive third day of the conference (25 October 2017). This day of sessions will be devoted to Research & Innovation in Europe, and the rest of the world, in buses and bus systems.

The press, who were provided with a detailed UITP press kit upon arrival, are now fully informed on all they can expect from ‘UITP-Busworld International Bus Conference,’ which will combine UITP and Busworld’s unrivalled major bus events. The 2017 collaboration is determined to make the UITP-Busworld event the biggest bus conference in the world.

Our intention is to highlight the major trends and developments affecting the bus industry. These developments range from connected and autonomous buses to digitalisation and the rollout of clean electric bus fleets and new service concepts.

The press were also interested to hear the exciting news of our key note speaker: leading industry figure Alok Jain. Mr Jain will discuss the future of public transport on the opening day of our conference - based on his 36 years of industry experience.