Event Closed

This event ran April 26-28, 2016 and has now finished.


April 26-28, 2016 – Medellín, Colombia – Intercontinental Medellín


Brasilia Metro – Metrô-DF
CCR Metrô Bahia
City of Medellin
Ferrocarriles del Pacífico
Metro de Bogota
Metro de Caracas
Metrô de Fortaleza
Metro de Lima
Metro de Medellín
Metro Valparaiso
Secretaria de Infraestructura Física
Secretaría de Movilidad de Medellín
Secretaria de Transporte de Medellin
Secretaria de Transporte
Rio de Janeiro Secretary of Mobility


Metro LatAm 2016, which will run April 26-28, 2016, has been developed in collaboration with Latin America’s urban transport operators to identify the strategies and technology solutions to:Medellin Pic

  • Successfully expand and develop new metro projects
  • Increase passenger numbers on existing lines
  • Improve user experience
  • Integrate multiple transport solutions
  • Ensure safe and reliable operations

Organized with the support of Metro de Medellin, the event will bring together senior managers and engineers from all over Latin America for three days of discussion and collaboration.

Why Medellin?

Medellin was recently named the world’s most innovative city and a substantial investment in innovative urban transport infrastructure has been a major stimulus for economic and social development.

  • Medellin was the first city to use cable cars as a mass-transit solution, serving previously excluded neighborhoods on steep hillsides
  • The city has recently completed the construction of a new tram network, linking and expanding the impressive elevated metro lines
  • The cities Civica smart card payment technology has enabled full integrated across metro, cable car, tram and public bus networks
  • Transport infrastructure upgrades remains a priority in the city with metro expansion, tram and monorail projects currently under consideration
  • Metro de Medellin is at the forefront of technology upgrades, with plans to improve on-board experience, upgrade station facilities and possibly introduce WIFI across the network.

Event Brochure

Get Delegate Brochure: Metro LatAm 2016

Featured Speakers

Manuel Wu
General Manager, Line 1, Metro de Lima

Manuel Wu Rocha is a civil engineer from the Pontificate Catholic University of Peru and holds a Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Piura in Peru. He joined GyM in 2003 as an engineer in charge of the construction of the gas pipeline system in Lima and Callao, and was also the Chief Technical Officer for oil and gas, electricity, infrastructure, and sanitation for GyM’s subsidiary GyM Construction from 2003 until 2007. He became Manager of Sales and Logistics of GyM Construction in 2007 and General Manager of GyM Construction in 2009. He is currently the General Manager of GyM Ferrovias; Linea 1, Metro de Lima.

Claudia Restrepo
General Manager, Metro de Medellin

Ms. Restrepo Montoya is a graduate in business management from the EAFIT University, with a specialization in Political Studies and a Masters in Advanced Philosophy from  Universidad Complutense, Madrid. She has previously worked in a number of key government positions, includingMedellin Deputy Mayor for Education, Culture, Sport and Participation, Medellin Director General of the Social Institute of Housing as well as Secretary of Education and Culture for the Antioquia region among other public and private responsibilities. Ms. Restrepo became General Manager of Metro de Medellin in February 2015, and is now working to implement the 2006-2030 Master Plan, which aims to expand and upgrade transportation across Medellin and the Antioquia region.