Gulf Traffic receives official regional backing
Gulf Traffic 2002, the Middle East's vertical conference and exhibition (Confex) being held in Dubai next October, has received official support from five Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) ministries, industry bodies spanning three continents and six United Arab Emirates (UAE) municipalities, including chief event sponsor Dubai Municipality.
“Traffic and transport issues are of great importance to the Dubai Municipality's agenda and Gulf Traffic will offer us invaluable insight and feedback into the latest technologies applied worldwide,” said Sami Abdullah Al-Hashmi, assistant director of Roads Department and head of Roads Planning Section, Roads Department, Dubai Municipality.
The UAE Ministry of Planning, the UAE Ministry of Interior, Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Municipalities and Rural Affairs, Oman's Ministry of Transport & Communications and Qatar's Ministry of Municipality Affairs are also backing Gulf Traffic's inaugural event.
They join an international coalition of some of the world's most recognized road transportation organizations including the International Road Federation, European Union Road Federation and the ITS associations of Europe, Australia and India.
Sponsored by road safety equipment and systems specialists 3M, the event is also supported by the municipalities of Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman and by the Gulf Road Engineering Society.
Major industry players from Singapore, the USA, Czech Republic, Canada, the UK, Germany and the UAE have confirmed participation at the exhibition, which will be staged at Dubai's Crowne Plaza Hotel, from 26-29 October 2002. — (menareport.com)
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