Mission Statement

The mission of the International Monorail Association is to organize the global monorail sector, promote the application of monorail, publish information, and initiate and support standardization processes of monorail for public mass transport infrastructure.

Monorail Workshop Berlin 2020

The Members of the IMA will meet for two days from September 20 – 21, 2020 ahead of the Innotrans 2020 in Berlin.  The purpose and goal of the workshop is to work on the further development of the association as well as the strategic direction for its future.

During last year’s assembly meeting (MONORAILEX 2019) that was held in Japan, the IMA implemented three working groups whose focus is to further the development of the association.

Monorailex 2019

The interest in monorails continues at an all time high. Ambitious projects are taking shape in China and Thailand. Major lines are being tendered in Cairo, Panama, and Brazil.  There are feasibility studies being considered around the world in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia. The International Monorail Association has been an active promoter of Monorail Systems since its inception in 2009 by holding annual conferences or workshops covering all regions of the world.  

We cordially invite you to join the excitement and participate in the 11th International Monorail Association Annual Conference (Monorailex 2019) in Chiba from November 24 to November 26, 2019, ahead of the Japanese premier transportation exhibition Mass-Trans Innovation Japan also held in Chiba from November 27 to 29, 2019. 

Monorailex 2018

The 10th International Monorail Association Annual Conference (Monorailex 2018) was held at the Novotel Hotel am Tiergarten in Berlin, Germany from September 13 to 15, 2018. Monorailex conferences aim to provide a platform for experts and scholars in the field of monorail transportation and business development to share knowledge, discuss existing problems, opportunities, and challenges, while strengthening international cooperation for this cutting-edge technology. The format for Monorail 2018 included presentations of scholarly papers, roundtable workshop sessions, technical tours and opportunities to network with other professionals in the field. We thank everyone for their participation.


Monorailex 2017

The International Monorail Association, Beijing Jiaotong University, and China Monorail Transportation Development Research Center announced Monorailex 2017. The conference and exhibition took place at Beijing Jiaotong University, in Beijing, China, September 7-9, with an impressive list of Chinese companies co-organizing the event. The event showcased the progress in the Monorail and Maglev fields, and included International and Chinese exhibitors. There were three tracks in the presentations: Vehicle, Systems, and Infrastructure.