The rapidly evolving business of delivering metro networks to global cities is to be the focus of three days of expert insight, practical case studies, high-level discussion, interactive workshops and networking at SmartMetro in Copenhagen, Denmark on 3-5th November 2015.

Co-located with the 6th annual CBTC World Congress, the showcase will cover topics such as technology integration, passenger management and sustainability while discussing how communications based train control (CBTC) at the heart of smart operation upgrades improves performance.

With our increasingly inter-connected and urbanised world, evolving IT and the digital revolution give metro systems an opportunity to improve service and meet ever evolving passenger demands. Having focussed on CBTC for the past five editions, this year, the show has evolved into the SmartMetro Congress to include all these exciting new areas and more. Plus for the first time it comes to Denmark and is being hosted with the support of Copenhagen Metro (Metroselskabet) and Banedanmark.

Alex Williamson, managing director of the event organisers, Global Transport Forum: "Now in its sixth year this event has always had a focus on the future and we are delighted to bring SmartMetro incorporating the CBTC World Congress to Copenhagen for the first time. It’s a city that has always been a leader in delivering next generation metro technology, not just for the region but for the whole world and will be the perfect host for our expert global delegation."

Over 40+ speakers from global rail and metro operators, a 300+ delegation and a host of leading solution providers to come together to discuss best practice for creating the competitive and safe networks of the future. With new and innovative sessions for 2015 alongside global project case studies, attendees will be able to focus on will be able to take back practical lessons from the following topics:

  • Meeting growing passenger demands with case studies from Mike Brown, commissioner, Transport For London, Henrik Plougmann Olsen, CEO, Metroselskabet and Christos Tsitouras, managing director, Atiko Metro
  • Ensure Smart Technology integration with insight from Terence Law, project manager, MTR & Phillippe Leguay, international urban rail systems director, Keolis
  • Develop effective Asset Management strategies with presentations from Neil Roberts, ICT director, Yarratrans & Sebastian Jarczynski, systems manager, London Underground
  • Move towards a low cost, sustainable operation with best practice from Juan Pablo Piccardo, president Buenos Aires Underground & Peter Vinapuu, CEO, MTR Nordic