Conference Day one:   registration opens at 07:30am / conference starts at 08:40am / conference closes at 06:00pm / Guggenheim reception at 09:00pm 
Conference Day two:   registration opens at 07:30am / conference starts at 09:00am / conference closes at 03:30pm


Exhibition Day one:  registration opens at 08:30 / exhibition opens at 10:00am / Official opening ceremony at 10:20am / Exhibition closes at 05:00pm 
Exhibition Day two:  registration opens at 10:00am / Exhibition closes at 03:30pm


With the support of MAFEX



In 2018, the Congress will be organised in Bilbao for the first time, one of Spain’s major rail manufacturing hubs, with the support of MAFEX, the Spanish Railway Association.

The congress represents a fantastic opportunity to showcase Spain’s dynamic urban rail market. 

It will feature some of Spain’s recent bold and exciting new urban rail projects, delivering inspiring insights while debating ideas and strategies with metro and light rail leaders from across the globe.

The World Metro & Light Rail Congress & Expo 2018 will be organised with the support of  MAFEX, the Spanish Railway Association .

The association represents the Spanish railway industry, currently including more than 70 companies accounting for over 80% of total Spanish railway exports.

Created in 2004, the Association's main aim is to support its members in their internationalisation initiatives, grouping together their efforts and providing different foreign promotion, information, coordination, support and guidance services.

Festival of Biologics Co-located with 

18-19 April 2018, Bilbao

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This event is a professional railway industry congress and exhibition open to industry professionals only. The organisers reserve the right to bar entry either at the door or at the time of registration or on the door at their sole discretion.