UATP 2014: boosting public transport in Africa

photo Gautrain. Flickr/Darren Smith

The African Association of Public Transport (UATP), in association with Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport and Gautrain Management Agency, are hosting the Third Congress and Exhibition of African Public Transport. This Congress and Exhibition will take place at the Birchwood Conference Centre, Boksburg, South Africa, from 13-16 October 2014.

The theme of the Congress is: ‘Growing Africa through an Effective Public Transport System’. Over 300 local and international speakers, delegates and exhibitors are expected.

The Congress will provide an excellent opportunity for public transport stakeholders, economic development stakeholders, social development stakeholders, infrastructure development stakeholders in Africa to participate as speakers, delegates and supporters of UATP and effective public transport in the region.

Urban transport plays a major role in the organisation and management of land use. Therefore, an effective urban transport system is necessary for citizens to carry out their daily activities and for economic growth.  Be part of this event which will showcase global public transport best practices, enabling key role-players, professionals and decision makers, from around the world, to exchange knowledge and skills within a single, neutral and hospitable environment.

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Contact: Yssoufou CISSE, UATP Regional Office Manager:

UATP is an independent association that also acts as the African Division of UITP.