"SmartMetro 2017 was excellent, I heard fantastic and inspiring speakers who presented very interesting subjects. I'm glad I took the time to attend this event." - Benoit Su, Test and Commissioning Manager, TfL

"SmartMetro 2017 was well worth the trip from Australia." - Mark Vernal, Senior Operations Lead, Rail Systems Alliance, Metro Trains Melbourne  

There was a real buzz about SmartMetro – it was one of the best conferences that I have attended.” Andy Byford, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission

“It was an excellent event for catching up with the latest developments in CBTC projects and technologies and for meeting with other operators, with vendors and with developers for discussing current issues and opportunities.” Peter Olsen, Deputy Chief Safety Manager, Metroselskabet

“The congress is an excellent opportunity to feel the pulse and capture trends of metro operators and the industry.” Stephane Sanner, Urban Solutions Manager, Alstom

“Very good opportunity to share knowledge, experience, expectations, vision, difficulties and solutions.” Philippe Leguay, International Director Urban Railway Systems, Keolis

“As an independent UK rail systems integration consultant I found it an excellent conference to gain a broad perspective on current issues with CBTC systems from around the world.” Geoffrey Miles, Director, Geoff Miles Consulting Ltd

“For an event of this size, overall it was extremely well organised; the best small event of its kind I've ever attended. The food was very good, the AV setup very professional, and the sessions good. And the Global Transport Forum team is very helpful, intelligent, and overall very nice.” Gene Myers, CEO/CTO, Wyld Research Ltd.

“A really good opportunity to have two full days of sharing experiences and connect with key actors in this growing sector.” Alessandro Vernocchi, Sales Manager, Ansaldo STS

"World class networking opportunity with access to first hand information." Stephane Sanner, Alstom

"SmartMetro is an opportunity to share information and innovations from suppliers and operators from across the globe." Vitezslav Landsfeld, AZD Praha s.r.o.

"A great collection of people and ideas - very worthwhile event to attend!" Ian Duncan, London Underground

"Perfect networking opportunity for bringing the future of CBTC together." - Martin Thwaite, Sporveien AS

"A must attend event if you are an active professional in the CBTC industry."  David Chabanon, Banedanmark

"The reference venue for CBTC signalling and smart metro market." Emmanuel Houriez, Alstom Transport

"A very useful event, opening up possibilities for new concepts and practices to be applied in railway / metro systems."  Dr George Leoutsakos, Attiko Metro, Athens

“Great event. Well organised, bringing the industry together to discuss current issues and future needs. Excellent learning experience with lots of networking opportunities.” Alykhan Manji, Thales

“A unique event to meet suppliers & operators and share the latest updates & see the future of CBTC systems” Davide Vado, Head of Mass Transit Sales. Bombardier Transportation

“Excellent speakers and content. A very well organised and content-rich event that provided relevant information and excellent industry networking opportunities.” Wendy Yorke, Communications & Research Manager, Government of Western Australia

“I found the CBTC World Congress very explorative and many issues were comparable to the ERTMS implementation issues in Europe.” W.H. Jansen, Movares Nederland

“Good event where railway practitioners from all over the world come together to share their experiences of working with CBTC systems.” William Wan, Executive Engineer (Signalling), Land Transport Authority

“Very good event with a range of relevant speakers from around the world." Yacine Palagi, Rolling Stock Project Engineer, London Underground

“It’s an exciting event like nothing I had experienced.” Yuichi Yoshino, Technical Expert, Railway Technical Research Institute

"Very good experience to exchange ideas with global scale CBTC clients and providers!" Wang Donghai, CASCO

"An extremely useful and informative forum to meet with industry colleagues and exchange information and ideas. An excellent forum for networking opportunities." Peter Given, Mott MacDonald Ltd

"Very exciting speakers in this event and really THE topic for METRO know how." Åke Lindström, Diamplio AB

"An excellent opportunity to meet people with lots of different CBTC experiences from all over the globe." Nick Terry, The Shard Group

"Great event and good netwroking session to enable cross knowledge sharing sessions between global operators and solution providers." Yew Chiong Leong, Huawei International Pte Ltd

"Informative, enlightening and exceptional networking." David Price, London Underground


"A real opportunity to meet key industry partners." Dominique Deau, SNCF

"A very informative and intuitive event that should not be missed." Hongjie Liu, Beijing Jiaotong University

"The state of the art event in the panorama of railways, metro, CBTC management, planning and maintenance." Piero La Scala, GTT Torino

"Treasure box of information about current status and future vision of urban transportation." Hiroshi Fujihara, Railway Technical Research Institute, Japan 

“A very good level of speakers, an excellent opportunity for networking.” Paul-Edouard Basse, Head of Projects, Siemens

“A good opportunity for sharing experience.” Marco Franke, Signalling Expert, DB International GmbH

“If you are looking to enrol in this event – you are guaranteed to get beneficial information. Networking breaks were a good opportunity for us.” Hideki Komakai, Technical Expert, Railway Technical Research Institute Japan

“Allowed the mystery of CBTC to be revealed from its first principles. Very worthwhile.” Ken Cameron, Director, Ken Cameron & Associates

“A very informative and intuitive event that should not be missed.” John Shortridge, Signalling Design Engineer, London Underground

“A great event where you can hear from most great mass transit operators.” Michel Laurin, Head of Railway System Department, SNCF

“This was an event that attracted a good international participation both from speakers and the audience – creating good networking opportunities with a range of organisations.” Daniel Woodland, Professional Head of Signalling, Lloyd’s Register Rail

“A unique event to meet supplier and operators and share the latest updates regarding the future of CBTC systems.” Davide Vado, Project Manager, Bombardier Transportation

“To keep the pace of signalling with new tendencies CBTC World Congress is the event you cannot miss.” Gianvito Lionetti, Rail Business Development, Fluidmesh 

“The Congress brings us not only new ideas, strategies, solutions and channels to discuss, but also lets us keep at the forefront of these fields. It should not be missed.” Po-Ying Chen, E&W Division, Department of Rapid Transit Systems, Taipei City Government

"A very informative conference with a plethora of industry experience present to identify and share CBTC best practice/lessons learnt." Karl Winstanley, Rail for London

"Very good experience to exchange ideas with global scale CBTC clients and providers!" Wang Donghai, CASCO

"A very informative and a good event for networking." Imtithal Aziz, Transport For London

"The event is current and at the top of the metro sector." Aurelio Rojo Garrido, Alamys