MELBOURNE UITP 2021 HOST BID FIRMS UP – TRANSDEV HELPS OUT
LEADING AUSTRALASIAN bus industry companies are rallying behind Melbourne’s bid to host the 2021 UITP Global Public Transport Summit – a massive event with only three cities left to battle it out for top honours. The other two final potential host cities are Hamburg, Germany and Moscow, Russia.
If the bid is successful, it is estimated the Summit will generate $9.4 million in economic contribution to the State of Victoria.
The bid is being led by Public Transport Victoria (PTV), together with the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) and Transport for Victoria (TfV), and most recently Transdev helped during a site visit by UITP aficionados.
The Summit is the largest public transport event in the world and is a not-to-be-missed rendezvous for urban transport professionals. From its inception in 1886, it has served as a unique global platform for the international public transport community, transport ministers, mayors, industry CEOs and urban visionaries to gain insight into the latest solutions, innovations and products in public transport and urban mobility.
Last month, Melbourne played host to seven UITP representatives as part of the official bid process. With the site visit imperative to Melbourne’s success, the representatives were collected from their hotel in a mini Transdev bus boasting a customised destination board welcoming the delegates, before travelling to Government House for dinner.