This year’s Transports Publics show in Paris will place a special emphasis on innovations that are improving customer service in transport operations

The fifth Transports Publics show will take place in Paris on June 5-7 and will bring together key sector players, with 10,000 visitors and over 250 exhibitors from across Europe. The show will be an opportunity for exhibitors to present their latest innovations for developing and promoting sustainable mobility.

This year’s exhibition aims to build on 2010’s Transports Publics show, where more than 10,000 visitors, more than half of them key decision makers, from over 50 countries attended the exhibition, a rise of 27% compared with 2008’s event. The organisers say that the growth of the show reflects the growing social importance of sustainable travel, as well as its growing European and international dimension.

Increasing mobility requirements mean that the whole of the mobility chain must be taken into account when defining and the organisers say that Transports Publics is the only European exhibition to address this market need by incorporating every aspect of the mobility business, from traditional transport networks to cycling, car-sharing and related fields.

This year’s show will have a particular focus on innovation. As expectations amongst the general public become more demanding, so the challenge for public transport stakeholders is to provide the right multi-modal solutions for current lifestyles. Transports Publics 2012 will be bringing together all the latest innovations in hardware, technology and management from across Europe. There will be a special emphasis this year on innovations relating to customer service, including information, ticketing and planning.

Meanwhile, the show will also see the results of the Talent in Mobility Awards announced (see page 29 for more details about some of the UK entrants in this year’s awards). These aim to recognise those who have contributed to the development of public transport as a whole across Europe.

For more details about the Transports Publics show visit transportspublics-expo.com

 

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