TRAM has participated in the first edition of the Smart Mobility World Congress, held at Fira Barcelona on 14,15 and 16 November 2017, within the framework of the Smart City Expo World Congress, the clever transport event.
The new Smart Mobility World Congress, organised by Fira Barcelona, is presented as the most important summit dedicated to intelligent transport, and is the result of the merger of BcnRail, the trade fair for the Barcelona Trade Fair rail industry, and the mobility hub of the Smart City Expo World Congress. In its last edition, held in 2015, BcnRail has already shown that the future of the railway sector lies in adapting smart technologies as a strategy to ensure their viability as an industry.
The new Smart Mobility World Congress will be held annually. This first edition analysed the impact of intelligent transport and brought together experts from around the world and leading companies to present the latest innovations in urban and interurban mobility.
In TRAM stand at the Smart Mobility, through an interactive display you could see the main tram networks around the world and test your railway and tramway knowledge. In addition, two videos showed how the tram has helped to improve the quality of life in cities.
DUNA assists and informs visitors of the tramway stand as a sustainable mobility agent integrated into the city.
ALAMYS Annual Congress
The Smart Mobility World Congress also included the annual congress and the 31st General Assembly of the Latin American Association of Metro and Underground Transport (ALAMYS), an event that took place last year in Santiago (Chile) and the previous one in Lima (Peru). TRAM was one of the host companies of the ALAMYS congress in Barcelona, together with the Metropolitan Transport Authority (ATM), Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) and Transportes Metropolitanos de Barcelona.
The event brought together the operators and authorities of urban rail transport in Spain, Portugal and Latin America to analyse the benefits of metro and tram systems in urban environments.
This year, the Smart City Expo World Congress has closed doors to all records. During the days of celebration, it has received more than 18,000 visitors, 13% more than in 2016, surpassing the initial forecasts, and has gathered more than 700 cities from the five continents, 675 exhibitors and more than 400 speakers.
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