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



Bringing The World's Rail Community Together

The World Metro & Light Rail Congress & Expo was created to bring the world’s urban rail community together to share best practice and address industry challenges and future innovations.

Fast forward 14 years and the event now boasts a large exhibition floor alongside 2 major conferences and 2 seminar theatres, catering for the whole rail value chain.

From the very first year that we launched World Metro & Light Rail Congress & Expo, it proved to be a hit with metro operators and their partners. CEOs of metros wanted a high level meeting place where they could openly discuss their strategies and challenges, network, and do business. And that’s exactly what we gave them.

The move of the World Metro & Light Rail Congress & Expo to Bilbao, one of Spain’s major rail manufacturing hub, coincides with recent critical investments by the Spanish and regional governments into rail infrastructure.

The congress represents a fantastic opportunity to showcase Spain’s dynamic urban rail market. It will indeed 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 Europe and abroad.

Thousands of deals have been made and influenced at the show over the years. Because the conferences cover high level strategic topics, it is attended by C level executives and decision makers who in turn hold the power to do deals and drive the global rail industry forward.




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.