CUTA 2019 Annual Conference and Transit Show

November 10, 2019 to November 13, 2019


Generation Innovation – Calgary, Alberta

Once a year, CUTA facilitates four days of sessions, interactive roundtables and networking opportunities that connect hundreds of professionals dedicated to transit. Our 2019 Annual Conference and Transit Show will be held from November 10 to 13 in Calgary, Alberta, with a program designed to appeal 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 technology, you won’t want to miss out on how the transit industry is generating innovation.

Our 2019 annual conference features a unique opportunity for youth aged 18 to 28 who are interested in being leaders in the transit industry. The Transit for the Next Generation Young Leaders Summit (YLS) will be held in Calgary from November 8 to 10, 2019. CUTA’s YLS seeks to inspire a new generation of advocates for transit who are looking towards a more sustainable and equitable future. This is a great opportunity for enthusiastic delegates to network, share and learn more about public transit and sustainable transportation as well as advocacy and leadership.

This year we are also happy to present the International Rail Forum for North America in collaboration with the International Association of Public Transport (UITP). The CUTA/UITP 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.

Cost to attend: Member: $1095. Non-member: $2300 (vendor), $1195 (government/transit system). 

Late registration: As of November 4, a $50 late fee will apply.


CUTA Safety & Security Roundtable and launch of Safety & Security Working Group

This year, CUTA established a new Safety & Security Working Group that will meet for the first time on Thursday, November 14 as part of our Annual Conference and Transit Show in Calgary.

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 at no additional fee but are asked to register here.



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Keynote Speaker


Wojciech Bartelski, CEO, Warsaw Transit, Poland 

Wojciech has been the CEO of Warsaw Trams (Tramwaje Warszawskie) since 2017. He is currently supervising the extension of Warsaw’s tramway extension by nearly 30 km and the acquisition of 213 new trams that will add to the existing fleet of 311 modern, low-floor vehicles. From 2006 to 2014, he was the mayor of Śródmieście, the central district of Poland’s capital city. Wojciech is also an avid chess player who created Olimp Base, an online database of chess Olympiads. In 2009, he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland. He is a graduate of the University of Warsaw where he specialized in inflation and monetary issues.


CUTA 2019 Annual Conference and Transit Show

November 10, 2019 to November 13, 2019

BMO Centre
20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, AB
T2G 2W1