Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition 2016 Focused on Innovation and Transformation
The leading congress and exhibition on urban mobility for the Asia Pacific region, Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition (SITCE), returned for its second edition between 19 and 21 October at the Suntec City Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Jointly organised by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and MSI Global Pte Ltd, SITCE 2016 once again hosted prominent urban land transport professionals and international experts. This year’s event attracted over 1,000 transport officials and professionals from more than 40 countries.
Mr Chew Men Leong, Chief Executive of LTA, said, “More than just providing transportation infrastructure to meet commuter demand, we need to look at how transport systems can contribute to making cities better places to live, work and play in, be it through improving the commuter journey experience, reliability or connectivity. As Singapore continues to push towards being a car-lite city, we hope Singapore will be a good showcase for delegates from around the world. Through SITCE, we will provide stakeholders with the platform to come together to discuss and learn from each other about creating better transport systems for better cities.”
Themed “Innovating Transport for Liveable Cities”, SITCE provided a platform for professionals and relevant stakeholders to come together and exchange solutions to provide well-connected and reliable urban transport systems to support increasingly cosmopolitan cities in the Asia Pacific region.
Over 150 international manufacturers, suppliers and solution providers attended the three-day exhibition and showcased their products and services to regional policy-makers, government officials, buyers, consultants and contractors. Exhibitors included Bombardier Transportation, China Railway, East Japan Railway/Tokyo Metro, Mitsubishi Corporation Electronics and Volvo. Attendees learnt about the current landscape of the industry, sourced for the latest technologies and solutions, and discovered potential business partnerships.
Most notably, Sir Peter Hendy, internationally renowned expert and Chairman of Network Rail, UK, kicked off the congress with an opening keynote speech. Having held key management positions in various public transport companies in London, Sir Hendy also led in a keynote panel discussion on the challenges and strategies to improve the quality and capacity of public transport to meet commuter expectations.
The congress saw an impressive line-up of international speakers hailing from countries such as Japan, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and Germany. The three-day congress covered a vast array of topics such as urban mobility, self-driving transport technology, urban transportation planning, the management and design of urban traffic and various important issues related to urban transportation, such as how to improve service levels for commuters, future mobility, smart solutions and congestion management.