RTA readies for hosting UITP MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition 2018

DUBAI, 16th April, 2018 (WAM) — The Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, in Dubai is all set to host the UITP MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition 2018, scheduled from 23rd to 25th April, 2018, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The event features the participation of 70 international speakers including the prominent Canadian thinker, Brent Toderian, the keynote speaker in the opening session of the Congress.

“This event, which is the biggest gathering in the public transport industry, brings together industry leaders, policymakers, legislators, developers, consultants, operators and manufactures under one roof to discuss future solutions of public transport means. The Organising Committee would hold regular meetings in the RTA and quarterly meetings with the delegation of the UITP to prepare for this event,” said Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA.


“The RTA is keen to host international speakers to share their experiences and experiments in the public transport world. The event would host Brent Toderian from Canada, who is an international thinker and expert in urban planning and sustainable transport. He is an advocate of the out-of-the-box approach towards achieving a vibrant urban environment. He worked in several cities like Auckland, Brisbane, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Helsinki, New York, Oslo, Rotterdam, Sydney, Vancouver and others. He is the founder of the Canadian Urban Council and regularly contributes articles and interviews to Huffington Post, City Labs, and Simpsing as well as several international forums.

“The event is privileged by huge attention from ministers, chairpersons, CEOs, consultants, experts and other transportation decisionmakers. Such attention is attributed to the mega growth witnessed by cities of the region, the rising population growth and the dire need for an integrated structure for mass transit modes to facilitate people’s movement in cities. The event offers a good opportunity to review the successful experiences of developed countries and the latest technologies in this regard,” he added.

Mohammed Obaid Al Mulla, Member of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, Chairman of the Conference Supreme Organising Committee, said, “The theme of the conference ‘Pioneers for Customer Happiness’ reflects the RTA’s endeavours to delight customers from various community segments as well as Dubai visitors hailing from various countries and engage them in Dubai’s various activities and events.

“The participation of several world’s leading experts in mass transport and infrastructure and the advanced technologies used in operating public transport will enrich this experience and contribute to attracting many participants from the countries in the region and the world. Mass transit systems are crucial to the progress and growth on all fronts.

“Following the towering success of the previous editions, RTA decided to host additional distinguished speakers from the region and the world to present their experiences and success stories in mass transit, school transportation, cycling, customer’s happiness, smart services, etc.”

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