Major traffic expo opens in Dubai
Dubai, December 12, 2011
A major exhibition highlighting the latest innovations, products and services from world’s leading traffic and transport infrastructure suppliers opened in Dubai today (December 12).
Taking place until December 14 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the three-day Gulf Traffic Exhibition and Conference was officially inaugurated by Major General Khamis Matar Al Muzainah Al Muhairy, Deputy Commander General of Dubai Police
Gulf Traffic organisers Informa Exhibitions have confirmed an exhibitor line-up of more than 200 of the world’s leading traffic and transport infrastructure suppliers.
Richard Pavitt, exhibition director for Gulf Traffic, said: “GCC countries are expanding and modernising their roads and mass transit systems to meet the needs of increasing populations, and to provide the infrastructure to support long-term economic growth for their citizens.”
“Gulf Traffic sets the ideal platform for professionals from the roads, rail, parking and public transport sectors to take advantage of the massive opportunities that the region provides.”
Running alongside Gulf Traffic is the two-day Gulf Traffic Conference, addressing the challenges in road safety and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in the GCC region.
The conference features 17 international and regional road safety and ITS experts, including Colonel Jamal Al Bannai, assistant director of General Traffic Department, Dubai Police, who delivered the keynote address on the opening morning and Commander Adrian Hanstock from the Metropolitan Police in London, UK.
Hanstock said: “There has been a significant decrease in the loss of life on UK roads, as a result of a number of factors involving education, engineering and enforcement of regulations.
“Effective, visible policing helps create safe and secure environments for all road users. A positive way forward for the GCC is to shift public attitudes through a combination of education and prosecution, ensuring habitual compliance with the laws and conventions of the road.”
Pavitt added: “In support of the UN's Decade of Action for Road Safety, the Gulf Traffic Conference is the largest event in the Middle East that covers Road Safety and ITS. We have brought together some of the most influential international experts, speaking about global best practices and how they can be implemented in the region.”
The winners of the Gulf Traffic Awards will also be announced this evening at an event at The Plaza, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Celebrating outstanding organisational and individual achievement in the Middle East transport and infrastructure sector, the awards come in seven categories, and have attracted 70 nominations, with 22 shortlisted to receive an award. – TradeArabia News Service
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