Monday, January 22, 2018
Gulf Traffic Opens As 15th Edition Puts Spotlight On Smart Mobility

Gulf Traffic Exhibition and Conference, which takes place until 6 December at the Dubai World Trade Centre, was inaugurated today by both His Excellency Eng. Hasan Mohammed Juma Al Mansouri, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MoID) and Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief at Dubai Police the presence of other dignitaries including Mohammed Alqemzi, General Manager at Integrated Transport Systems.

Officially in partnership with the UAE’s MoID, government representatives will be on hand to talk about current and future tenders, projects and innovations – including smart mobility and how the UAE plans to integrate this in to the governments smart city goal.

Inaugurating the Smart Mobility conference, His Excellency Eng. Ahmed Al Hammadi, Director of Roads Department at the MoID delivered a keynote speech about project updates and infrastructure development in the country;

“Our goal is clear, we keep on working towards it by achieving the highest level of citizen satisfaction and happiness, under the umbrella of our great leadership and the efforts that have been put by those who built this country as it seems similarly natural that the strong generation they have built with vision and drive, who will work for safer and more sustainable roads, by walking the path of our leaders.

Supporting the UAE 2021 National Agenda, the Ministry of infrastructure development is working towards the development of the federal roads network with the highest standards and innovative technologies that are presented here by all of you at this event.

It is great to be here today with such great minds who believe in smart mobility, social equality and being in harmony with the natural environment. As His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai said in 2014 when the Smart City Initiative was launched; – “Embrace innovation to make Dubai more efficient, seamless, safe and deliver an enriched city experience through Smart Technology.” It is with such words that shape up our strong infrastructure and address all aspects of government activity that influence the lives of residents and visitor’s a like.” said Al Hammadi.

Keeping on a smart trend but looking at it more from a physical instead of digital stand point, day three (Wednesday 6 December) of the conference is dedicated to infrastructure development. One of the standout sessions for the day comes from Harj Dhaliwal, Managing Director – Middle East & India, Hyperloop One, who will be discussing how Hyperloop One will become a Middle Eastern reality, woven with other existing modes of transport.

Gulf Parking, a brand new standalone exhibition, has launched this year and will run adjacent to Gulf Traffic. Further adding to the brands offering by widening the focus to support other key industry sectors, this new platform 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. 

Exhibitors taking part in the 2017 edition include Abu Dhabi Police, Vitronic, Jenoptik, 3M, Adolf Nissen, Orafol, Parifex, Flir, Tagmaster, PTV, Image Sensing, Transcore, Ortana, Transpo Group.

Officially supported by the UAE’s Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MoID), Integrated Transport Centre Abu Dhabi, Mawaqif and Dubai Police, over the next three days Gulf Traffic will host over 150 exhibitors and attract approximately 2500 industry peers from 50 countries, both across the Middle East and beyond.

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