Top reasons to attend CUTA’s 2019 Annual Conference and Transit Show

McCartney Lee
  1. Attend topical sessions and learn from industry experts. We have designed a program that appeals to a broad range of transit professionals from senior executives to operational and maintenance supervisors. With sessions on fleet electrification, customer engagement, transit data and smart ticketing tech, you won’t want to miss out on how the transit industry is generating innovation.
  2. Network with your peers. Join colleagues from the Canadian transit industry and farther afield. Connect using the event app, attend popular networking functions like our welcome reception and business members’ evening, and build valuable industry connections.
  3. The International Rail Forum for North America. This year we are happy to present a rail forum, in collaboration with the International Association of Public Transport (UITP). The rail forum will include important discussions on bold new rail projects, LRT operational excellence and the digitalization of the transit industry. Speakers are travelling from around the world to participate in the forum, including transit representatives from Poland, Germany, Australia and Saudi Arabia.
  4. The Safety and Security Roundtable & Working Group. On Wednesday, November 13, there will be a full day of safety and security sessions. This will include two morning safety sessions and a full afternoon of security sessions in partnership with Transport Canada’s Surface Transportation team. This day of sessions is called the Safety & Security Roundtable and will cover topics including bus, rail, health, cybersecurity, infrastructure and more. CUTA members registered for the conference can attend the roundtable and/or the working group meeting on November 14 at no additional fee but are asked to register here.
  5. Attend Canada’s largest transit and bus exhibition. At our Transit Show, get up close and personal with hundreds of exhibitors of transit-related products and services from Canada and around the world.
  6. Discover Calgary. Be part of the energy! Calgary is a young, vibrant city and home to a thriving innovation sector. It mixes big-city energy with renowned western hospitality to offer an experience you’ll always remember. Enjoy a tour to Banff, city tours and tech tours, gourmet meals, entertainment, sporting events and more.


The 2019 Annual Conference Program is now available!


We look forward to welcoming you to Calgary from November 10 to 13. If you are bringing a partner or family member, we encourage them to take advantage of the companion tours that have been organized by our event host, Calgary Transit.

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