2nd Annual ITS and Road Safety Forum Qatar 2013
Venue: W Doha Hotel & Residences
|Event Date/Time: Sep 16, 2013||End Date/Time: Sep 18, 2013|
Following the success of the ITS and Road Safety Forum Qatar 2012, where global leaders in the ITS and road safety industry came together in Qatar to uncover the latest project updates and industry developments, we are pleased to bring the event to Qatar again for 2013. The 2012 forum was opened by HE Eng. Nasser Al Mawlawi, President of Public Works Authority, Ashghal, which was attended by more than 300 international and local executives who are shaping the future of ITS and road safety in the region.
With Qatar allocating approximately US$12.5 billion on improving and creating road networks, Qatar Public Works Authority, Ashghal is focussed on implementing sophisticated Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in order to provide a multimodal, safe, efficient and sustainable transport network. Qatar Public Works Authority, Ashghal have demonstrated their commitment to the delivery of safe road infrastructure through the integration of state-of-the-art technologies and transport systems and the launch of their ITS Masterplan project which will be delivered before 2017 and must include sustainable and adaptable solutions in advance of 2022.
Further to the ITS Masterplan, the Qatar National Road Safety Strategy which was recently launched, confirmed Qatar’s dedication to improving the performance and safety of Qatar’s road network. The ten year National Road Safety Strategy provides a long term vision to enhance road safety and reduce traffic accidents in Qatar. It aims at minimising the number of road accidents and reducing the annual road crash fatalities and serious injuries in the state. This will be covered in detail at this year forum which will be streamed into separate ITS and Road Safety streams.
ITS and Road Safety Forum Qatar 2013 will highlight key solutions to the latest challenges in the Middle East’s transportation and infrastructure industries, including;
- Adopting a holistic approach to ITS to ensure all networks operate efficiently
- Incorporating state of the art traffic management systems to improve levels of safety
- Enhancing communication networks to improve traffic flow and congestion
- Integrating ITS into public transport networks to offer a viable alternative mode of transport
- Delivering a world-class urban transport network which meets international standards