Global transportation experts to discuss roads for a new era of mobility
- Qatar: Sunday, February 24 - 2013 at 16:29
- PRESS RELEASE
The 3rd Annual Road Planning, Design and Construction Middle East summit, which gets underway tomorrow at Grand Hyatt Doha, will once again alert road policy and decision makers about the most important new developments and issues in roads and their environs.
The summit speaking program has been structured to cater for a wide range of professional interests. With a particular focus on roads in the Middle East, the day one of the summit will shed light on the new developments in road design, roads for future generations, and all aspects of road safety.
"With roads and road construction playing a pivotal and powerful role in the regional economies, the 3rd Annual Road Planning, Design and Construction Middle East summit, brings together key decision makers whose judgements and expertise form the core of this multi-billion dollar industry," said Ashley Phillips, Conference Director, IQPC.
Further sessions over the next two days provide an opportunity for attendees to hear about and discuss methods for maintaining their roads more effectively and efficiently whilst covering a broad spectrum of topics from mitigating congestion and road financing to sustainable road designs.
Some of the key speakers at the summit include Ademola Illori, Advisor to Traffic Department, Ministry of Interior, Qatar; Dr Maher Abouseif, Advisor to the Minister of Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, Bahrain; Dr Khaled Shaaban, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering, Qatar University; Abdul Ghaffar Chaudhry, Chief Engineer, Strategic Planning Department, Strategy and Corporate Governance, Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai; Akin Adamson, Director, TRL Middle East; Abraham Akkawi, Head of Infrastructure, Earnst & Young MENA, among many others.
"As Qatar and the neighbouring GCC pour tremendous amount of investment into roads, this is a good time to pause and reflect at roads and their utility to masses whether in terms of safety, mobility or environment. The three-day summit provides precisely that outlet," said Ashley Phillips, Conference Director, IQPC.
The third edition of the Annual Road Planning, Design and Construction Middle East enjoys the support of leading industry organisations, including: amv networks, AEC Illuminazione, Al Shulah Lighting (Associate Sponsor), RUUD Lighting (Innovative Lighting Sponsor), Binas Baya Energy (Lanyard Sponsor), Scandinavian Business Council Qatar and Italian Business Council Qatar, ISOCARP, ITS Arab (Endorsing supporters), Polaris Trading and Contracting, Moonlight Turkey, Mitas Pole Industries, BBE LED, Al-Hodaifi Recycling and Huesker (Exhibitors).
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