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SHOW PREVIEW Gulf Traffic 2013


In full swing G


ulf Traffic is the largest plat- form in the region to offer the rare opportunity for leaders in


road, rail, public transport and parking industries to come together from across the globe. Suppliers will showcase new trends and technologies offering busi- nesses cutting edge insights and industry solutions to gain competitive advantage. In addition to the exhibition there will


be a two- day conference designed for senior level ITS and road safety profes- sionals as well as government officials, providing a unique opportunity to meet, network and learn from the world’s lead- ing authorities. The 2013 Gulf Traffic Conference,


taking place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 9–11 December will showcase the latest road and safety management trends and global implementations of ITS . Regional patrol and road safety officials have introduced new laws, smarter road infra- structure and ITS projects, which have shown substantial results. Since 2009, the number of people killed in road traf- fic accidents in the UAE has decreased steadily by 35 per cent despite growing population numbers, proving that the on-going traffic initiatives are heading in the right direction. The systems managed have allowed a much safer environment for both pedestrians and drivers. Bringing the industry together, the


Gulf Traffic Conference is another step- ping stone to help achieve a safer and more efficient road network in the region. In addition to the exhibition and the


conference, the event is also host to the Gulf Traffic Awards 2013. Join us this year at the prestigious event to celebrate and reward individuals for their inno- vative ideas and solutions in improving


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Lauren McDermott looks forward to the Gulf Traffic 2013 exhibition, conference and awards


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE DAY 1: ROAD SAFETY 10:30am–10:45am Registration & Coffee


10:45am–10:50am Chairman’s Welcoming Address Shaw led the development and implementation of a strategy that resulted in a significant reduction in fatalities on the road across BP’s workforce world-wide and facilitated multiple road safety programmes. Ken Shaw, Senior Road Safety Advisor, Global Road Safety Partnerships, UK; Former Director, BP, UK


11:00am–11:15am Opening Session: The Dubai Police Road Safety Initiatives


11:15am–11:45am Panel Discussion: Current Road Safety Trends and Mechanism of Enabling Change Simon Labbett, Director, TRL, UAE


11:45pm–12:15pm Presentation: The Role of Private Sector and Partnership Working for Road Safety Patrick Lepercq Impressive resume including; Corporate Vice President Public Affairs, Michelin, France; President, European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturing Association (ETRMA)


12:15pm–1:30pm Lunch and networking


1:30pm–2:00pm Presentation: Role Of Abu Dhabi Police In Reducing Serious Of Road Traffic Accidents To Improve The Traffic Safety In Emirate Of Abu Dhabi Musallem Al-Junaibi, Head of Traffic Engineering and Roads Section – Directorate of Traffic and Patrols, Abu Dhabi Police, UAE


2:00pm–2:30pm Crash Data Recording Systems Dr. Abdullah Ali Al-Maniri, Director – Road Safety research Programme, The Research Council, Oman • Special case study demonstration will be showcased by Osama Al Kurdi.


2:30pm–3:30pm The Department of Transport Case Study: Making the Case for Systematic Knowledge Management in the UAE Transportation Osama Al Kurdi, Senior Data Analyst, Department of Transport, UAE


Data-Led Improvement Plans for the Truck Industry Rashed Al Falasi, Director–Heavy Vehicles, Department of Transport, UAE


3:30pm–4:00pm Presentation: Basic Principles of Evaluation and Benefits of Evaluating Road Safety Interventions Britta Lang, Principal Safety Scientist, Road Safety Group, UAE


4:00pm–4:30pm Presentation: The EDC Training Initiatives and Evidence Driven Implementation of Hazard Perception Testing Dino Kalivas, Director of Training, Emirates Driving Company, UAE


4:30pm–5:00pm Panel Discussion: How can Evidence-Based Policy Development be Promoted in the UAE?


Moderated By: Ken Shaw Panelists: Atef M. Garib Ph.D., Senior Expert, Abu Dhabi Traffic Police Former Deputy Minister of Transportation, Ministry of Transportation, Egypt Dr. Dlair Abdulkarim Rouf Transport Planner, Al Ain Municipality


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