DUBAI – During a press conference at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Dubai the second edition of NATRANS Expo was announced. The exhibition will be held from 25 to 26 October 2016 in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuami, Minister of Infrastructure Development, and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority – Land and Maritime.
Belhaif Al Nuami pointed out that the Federal Authority supported NATRANS during the first edition in 2015 and will support it again this year due to its major success. Many important tpoics and attracting companies showed their creative and effective contributions to the transportation sector. “The UAE is always attracting the latest trends and discoveries in numerous aspects of the transportation technology that will bolster the UAE’s initiatives to advance its society in various sectors. We look forward to the participation of hundreds of high-level experts and specialists in the transport and smart cities sectors from all over the world at the second edition of NATRANS Expo.”
Secretary-General of Last Mile Consortia and Chairman of the NATRANS Conference John Greaves:” The outlook for the transportation sector within the UAE is optimistic, driven by government investment programs such as the Vision 2021 and Abu Dhabi’s ‘Surface Transport Master Plan’ (STMP) which aims at improving the country’s strategic infrastructure. Over 21billion dollars of transport projects are forecast for 2016-2017 period in the UAE. Investments in Abu Dhabi are in line with Abu Dhabi’s STMP, while investments in the transportation sector in Dubai are mainly driven by the Expo 2020 and offers enormous growth opportunities for investors and suppliers in this space”.
NATRANS Expo aims to be the industry’s go-to annual meeting point to discuss efficient mass transit solutions, transport regulations and new global trends in order to help steer the future investment in modern transport systems. The event is dedicated to sustainable transport solutions and smart cities involving all forms of connected mobility and infrastructure.