Ministry of Infrastructure and Development Shows Support Ahead of Gulf Traffic Exhibition Next Month

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The Gulf Traffic Exhibition and Conference, which will take place 4-6 of December 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, is once again under the patronage of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MoID) which aims to increase collaboration between transport suppliers and helps shape the direction of the events agenda and conference topics.

With a key focus on ‘technology for smarter cities’ the MoID are speaking on day one and day two of the free-to-attend conference streams ‘AI for Transportation’ and ‘Future Infrastructure’ respectively.

Eng. Mirah Bin Hendi, Deputy Director of Federal Road Management at the MoID, will be looking at Innovation and Artificial Intelligence on road construction sites, and what trends are being seen when it comes to integrating AI for road safety uses. Eng. Daniel Llort and Eng. Soughah Salem, both Civil Engineers with the MoID, will be speaking on the morning of day two about performance-based maintenance contracts and what the future holds for this product support strategy, and how can this be better measured.

Speaking ahead of the event next month, H.E Dr. Abdullah Belhaif AlNuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, commented; “With an increased focus on smart technologies this year, we believe that Gulf Traffic is recognised throughout the transport industry as a calendar highlight and a leading platform to promote the latest innovations, technologies and products needed to assist our leaders vision in making the cities of the United Arab Emirates truly smart.

As we push toward our 2021 vision of creating a sustainable and integrated infrastructure that supports the UAE’s global competitiveness, one of our main goals is to ensure we keep pace with global developments in the field of infrastructure. With the thought leadership discussions taking place over the three-day event I believe Gulf Traffic will provide a lasting positive contribution to the future of the regions transport and infrastructure sectors.

The event also provides a professional and well-structured meeting place for representatives from all sectors of the transport industry to interact with a wide range of leading companies and organisations.

I would like to urge you all to use this opportunity for deliberation, development and growth as we move in to a crucial stage of progression of the regional transport industry.”

Gulf Parking, which launched for the first-time last year, will again run adjacent to Gulf Traffic, further adding to the brands offering by widening the focus to support other key industry sectors. With a keen focus on smart mobility, Gulf Parking will cater to the latest in smart payment and intelligent access control solutions from across the world, creating a new avenue for companies to showcase their latest product range to the traffic and transport industries.

“We are dedicated to bringing the world’s most exciting and forward-thinking products to the Gulf region, to drive the mobility sector and to make our cities smarter. In line with this, the theme for this year’s edition is technology for smarter cities.

The largest GCC hubs are becoming some of the smartest in in the world, and artificial intelligence, data and smart technologies are key to helping these cities stay on the move. We are delighted to once again have the invaluable support of the MoID who themselves are doing fantastic things within AI transportation, and we are excited to see what they will be speaking about, and showcasing, at the event next month” said Rahul Rawat, Exhibition Director – Gulf Traffic.

Exhibitors and sponsors signed up to the 2018 edition include VIA, Miovision, Watopedia, Kapsch, Siemens, FLIR, Ennis-Flint, PTV Group, Secure Parking, Zone Parking, Gridsmart, Q-Free, Gersan Elektrik, Technologica, Geveko and many more.

Officially supported by the UAE’s Saudi Ministry of Transport and Dubai Police, Gulf Traffic plans to host over 150 exhibitors and attract approximately 3,000 industry peers from 50 countries, both across the Middle East and beyond.

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