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Oct 2017
Oct 2017


Georgia World Congress Center 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW Atlanta , Georgia 30313
Tel: (404) 223-4000
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2017 APTA Annual Meeting & EXPO - American Public Transportation Association



Event Overview:

Held in conjunction with the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Annual Meeting, EXPO is public transportation’s premier showcase of technology, products and services. EXPO 2017 is the only event where innovation and technology converge to advance every mode of public transportation and every aspect of your organization.

APTA's Annual Meeting is the flagship event for public transportation professionals to engage in educational sessions, forums, tours, and network with peers. This year's annual meeting is held in conjunction with EXPO. Taking place triennially, EXPO is the industry's premier trade show, where more than 15,000 professionals from around the world come together to connect, share, and discover the most innovative public transportation solutions. EXPO presents the world's largest collection on manufacturers, suppliers, and consultants all under one roof.

Take part in the following expanded educational opportunities offered in Learning Labs on the EXPO floor:

        Bus Technical Maintenance & Clean Fuels
        Procurement & Materials Management
        Innovations & Solutions
        International Best Practices/International Business Practices
        Sustainable Mobility/Sustainable Communities

With more than 750 exhibiting companies is the world's largest public transportation exhibition. From fare collection systems and sanitation systems to interior and track accessories, EXPO has every public transportation product and service on display. Remember, the International Public Transportation Expo takes place only once every three years, so be sure to join the thousands of transit professionals from around the world that are gathering at EXPO 2017.

Exhibitor Information:

Held every three years in conjunction with the American Public Transportation’s (APTA) Annual Meeting, EXPO is public transportation’s premier showcase of technology, products and services.

If you are a supplier of transportation services, equipment, technology or products, EXPO 2017 is a powerful investment. It’s your chance to reach a global audience of more than 15,000 decision makers in the public transportation industry.

With EXPO staging only once every three years, your organization can’t afford to be left out! Be at the core of the growing public transportation industry at APTA’s EXPO 2017.

About APTA:

APTA is the leading force in advancing public transportation.

APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services, and by improving those services to meet national energy, environmental, and financial concerns. Over ninety percent of passengers using transit in the U.S. and Canada are carried by APTA members.

APTA members are public organizations that are engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne passenger services, and high-speed rail. Members also include large and small companies who plan, design, construct, finance, supply, and operate bus and rail services worldwide. Government agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation, academic institutions, and trade publications are also part of our membership.

EXPO is held with the Annual Meeting every three years.

Past Attendee Profile: - 54% Bus Transit - 15% Rail - 13% Maintenance - 12% Government - 4% Bus-Charter/Tour - 3% Consultant - 3% Private/Fleet - 2% Computers/Technology - 1% Public Utility - 7% Other Audience Demographics: - 50% of Expo Attendees Go to No other Trade Show. - 89% Are involved in the purchasing process - 49% report annual budgets for new or replacement equipment of over $10 million - 54% are coming to the show for the first time. providing you with thousands of new prospects. - 64% find new suppliers at EXPO.
Sponsorship Details:
Whether you want to launch a new product, stand out from your competitors, increase brand awareness or attract more qualified prospects to your booth, APTA EXPO 2017’s sponsorship opportunities amplify your exposure to more than 12,000 professionals. Dozens of opportunities are available!


Oct 8   
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Registration Open 
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. APTA Committee Meetings
9:30 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. MARTA Technical Tours**
1 - 2:15 p.m. This is APTA
6 - 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception** (tickets required)
8 - 11 p.m. American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) Fundraiser and Scholarship Reception** (RSVP required)
Oct 9   
7 - 8:15 a.m. Committee Meetings
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration Open
8:30 - 10:15 a.m. Opening General Session & EXPO 2017 Grand Opening Ceremonies
10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. EXPO 2017 Open
11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Learning Zone Presentations
11:05 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  TechKnowledge Experience Presentations
12:15 p.m.  Prize Drawings in The APTA Center, Booth 8409 
2 - 3 p.m. General Session: A Conversation with U.S. Department of Transportation Leaders**
3:30 - 5 p.m. 

Concurrent Annual Meeting Educational Sessions**

  • AdWheel Awards Ceremony 
  • Applying Lessons Learned from APTA's 2017 International Study Mission to Asia
  • Executive Roundtable: Creating World Class Organizations - Leadership, Culture, Trust, Empowerment
  • Federal Legislative Overview with U.S. Congress Staff
  • Host Forum: Georgia on my Mind
  • Integrated and Innovative Mobility Management
  • The Procurement Super Session
3:45 p.m. Prize Drawings in The APTA Center, Booth 8409
4 - 5 p.m.  Young Professionals in Transportation Happy Hour in the Appreciation Lounge, Booth 1503
Oct 10   
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration Open
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. APTA Awards Ceremony and Breakfast** (tickets required)
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EXPO 2017 Open
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Learning Zone Presentations
10:30 a.m.  Prize Drawings in The APTA Center, Booth 8409
11:05 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  TechKnowledge Experience Presentations
1 - 2:30 p.m. Your Chamber of Commerce Can Be Your Biggest Advocate**
1 - 3 p.m. Capital Programs - Major Projects**
1:15 - 3 p.m. American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) Scholarship Awards - Generation Next: Building Leaders for the Future**
1:30 - 3 p.m. Concurrent Annual Meeting Education Sessions:**
  • Leading the Way: Small Operations Best Practices and Innovative Solutions
  • Procurement Integrity
  • Technological Innovation
  • Transit Agency, Federal, and Research Perspectives on How to Reduce Fatalities & Injuries: An SMS Outlook
1:45 p.m.  Prize Drawings in The APTA Center, Booth 8409
3:30 - 5 p.m.

Concurrent Annual Meeting Education Sessions:**

  • High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Corridor Update
  • Innovations in Planning and Implementing TOD
  • Innovative Funding, Finance, and P3s
  • Resilience in a Time of Uncertainty, Managing Emergencies
  • Zero-Emission Buses: Lessons Learned and Where to Get the Funding Needed to Put them in Service
3:30 - 5:15 p.m. Leadership APTA: Celebrating its 20th Year**
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. COMTO/APTA Forum**
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Leadership APTA Reception**
Oct 11   
7:30 - 9:15 a.m. Wednesday Wake Up Breakfast: Climbing the Ladder, Building the Pipeline** (tickets required)
7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Registration Open 
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. EXPO 2017 Open
9:30 - 11 a.m. Concurrent Annual Meeting Education Sessions:**
  • Advancing Performance Based Planning and Programming
  • FTA State Safety Oversight Agency (SSOA) Certification and Best Practices
  • Procurement – What Happened to the Good Old Ways? They Are No Longer Good!
  • Transit System Overhauls
9:30 - 11:15 a.m.  Capital Programs - Managing Risks & Lessons Learned**
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. TechKnowledge Experience Presentations
10 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Learning Zone Presentations
11:30 a.m.  Prize Drawings in The APTA Center, Booth 8409
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Closing General Session: Opportunity is Knocking: Forward Looking Solutions for Challenging Times**
1 - 4:40 p.m. MARTA Technical Tours**

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