The exhibition is the public facing aspect of event where trade and industry showcases the latest technology in the area of urban mobility for the benefit of users and for State Governments, Municipal corporations, State Road Transport Under-takings, Consultants to show case their achievements. The event is attended by key ministers, policymakers, decision makers, private players, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, private associations and all stake holders that operate in the realm of urban transport and sustainable cities.
Awards are presented by the Ministry of Urban Development on the final day of the event to further promote good Urban Mobility. Over the last 4 years nearly 150 entries have been received from cities and nearly 40 projects were selected for giving awards.
The Urban Mobility India is a 4 day event with the first day dedicated to ResearchSymposium in Urban Transport. It is designed to provide the best of academia a platform to apprise participants of latest developments and research in urban transport followed by 3 days of conference and exhibition.
Till date, 8 events of UMI have been held since 2008. The last event was held from 24th to 27th November 2015. The theme for 2015 was “Transforming Mobility for Liveability”. It was attended by approximately 1200 participants, including about 69 foreigners, comprising urban transport experts, practitioners, resource persons, researchers, scholars and senior government officials from India and from 25 foreign countries including the America, Australia, British, Canada, Egypt, Spain, France Japan, Malaysia Netherland, Singapore, Sweden and United Nation etc. Representatives from 22 state governments, several urban local bodies, parastatals as well as academia, students, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and private sector participated in the conference. About 6% of participants were foreign nationals, 8% students, 36% from private sector and 50% from government organizations. As part of the Conference, IUT also organized a Research Symposium on 26th and 27th of November in which selected research work in the field of urban transport was disseminated through 22 presentations.
9th in the series Urban Mobility India (UMI) 2016, Conference and Exhibition will be held at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India with ‘Planning Mobility for City's Sustainablity as the theme. Current issues of national importance in field of Urban Transport will be discussed through presentations from nationally and internationally distinguished speakers and practitioners covering different aspects of urban transport who will bring with them the latest developments in the field of Urban Transport in the case studies, which will be supporting the presentations. Panel discussions on certain key issues of Urban Transport will also be held.