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Saturday, October 28
 

09:00

 
Sunday, October 29
 

09:00

SRD 1: Road Safety Audits

Designing new roads with ambitious built-in safety features offers a cost-effective way of saving lives. During this session, road engineers, crash data specialists and highway agencies will present best practices and state of the art technologies to mainstream road safety audits and other network safety management tools.


Moderators
avatar for Michael Dreznes

Michael Dreznes

Executive Vice-President, IRF Global
Michael G. Dreznes assumed his current position of Executive Vice-President of the International Road Federation (IRF) in February of 2012.   Prior to accepting his position at IRF, Dreznes was Vice-President of Barrier Systems Inc. for four years.  Dreznes served as the Deputy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Albuquerque

Daniel Albuquerque

United Arab Emirates University
avatar for Alex Hanna

Alex Hanna

Khatib & Alami


Sunday October 29, 2017 09:00 - 10:30
Umm al-Quwain DWTC

09:00

Technical Sessions - Block 1 (TS 1.2 - TS 3.1 - TS 4.1)
TS 1.2: New Technologies in Accelerated Bridge Construction
TS 3.1: Smart Parking Initiatives
TS 4.1: Traffic Safety Policies & Programs

Sunday October 29, 2017 09:00 - 10:30
Dubai World Trade Center

11:00

PLS 1: Opening Plenary Session: Smarter Mobility for Smarter Cities

Confronted with growing mobility demand, municipal leaders across the region are investing in a range of new infrastructure programs and services, as evidenced by the emergence of spectacular highway and mass transit projects throughout the region. These projects are increasingly combined with measures aimed at optimizing existing networks through active traffic management, notably by harnessing the exponential growth in the quality and diversity of user data available to network operators.

 


Speakers
avatar for H.E. Abdullah Al-Mogbel

H.E. Abdullah Al-Mogbel

Chairman, IRF Global
avatar for H.E. Mattar Al-Tayer

H.E. Mattar Al-Tayer

Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, a professional civil engineer, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1983, and holds an Honorary Fellowship of the British Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), 2010 He was assigned the task of leading the Roads and Transport Authority in November, 2005... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Foxx

Anthony Foxx

Former US Secretary of Transportation & Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina
Anthony Foxx is the 17th United States Secretary of Transportation and the former mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. As Secretary of Transportation, he led an agency with more than 55,000 employees and a budget of $70 billion. Sec. Foxx was responsible for overseeing American air... Read More →
avatar for Josh Giegel

Josh Giegel

Co-Founder & President of Engineering, Hyperloop One
 Josh Giegel is the President of Engineering at Hyperloop One where he is leading a world-class team of engineers making the Hyperloop a reality.  Josh brings with him an unmatched background in thermodynamics, heat transfer, compressible fluid mechanics, power cycles, turbomachinery... Read More →


Sunday October 29, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
Plenary Hall DWTC

12:30

13:00

Poster Displays
Sunday October 29, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
Dubai World Trade Center

13:30

Future Mobility 1: Improving Infrastructure Delivery to Meet the Trillion Dollar Challenge

Globally, US $1.4 trillion is invested every year on transportation assets — including US $700 billion for roads —  as the world’s economies develop and respond to emerging mobility patterns. Delivering these road programs is a task fraught with challenges which too often lead to inefficient use of scarce funds. In 2013, a landmark report published by McKinsey’s Infrastructure Practice presented stark evidence of the size of the infrastructure gap and the resulting need for governments to rethink how they select, design, deliver and manage infrastructure projects. Building on the methodology developed in this report, IRF and McKinsey will present the results of a global benchmarking initiative to promote transparency through an objective diagnosis and evaluation of current practices worldwide.


Moderators
avatar for Martin Hjerpe

Martin Hjerpe

McKinsey & Co

Sunday October 29, 2017 13:30 - 14:00
Live Theater DWTC

14:00

ES 1: Innovations in Highway Project Engineering

The growing number of mega infrastructure projects in Dubai and the region requires an intricate knowledge of project management methods and increasingly sophisticated engineering processes. This session will feature top specialists sharing their own experiences and offering their thoughts on how public agencies and the private sector can get the best value for money from these projects.


Moderators
avatar for Eric Cook

Eric Cook

Managing Director, Manchester Consulting

Speakers
avatar for Maitha bin Adai

Maitha bin Adai

CEO - Traffic & Roads Agency, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
Maitha Bin Adai is the Chief Executive Officer of The Traffic and Roads Agency at RTA, which is responsible for Conducting detailed studies to design, construct, manage, and operate an integrated traffic and roads network in addition to implementing the studies' results pertinent... Read More →
avatar for Thierry Goger

Thierry Goger

Secretary General, FEHRL
At the 29th FEHRL General Assembly, Thierry was appointed the new Secretary-General and started in this role in January 2014. Thierry comes from the COST Office where he was Scientific Officer for the Transport and Urban Development Domain and promoted research collaboration and... Read More →
avatar for Marta Gómez

Marta Gómez

Abertis Infrastructure
avatar for Martin Hjerpe

Martin Hjerpe

McKinsey & Co
avatar for Anas Kassem

Anas Kassem

Director of Transport & Infrastructure and Program & Project Management, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
avatar for Christos Rados

Christos Rados

Managing Partner, RACE


Sunday October 29, 2017 14:00 - 15:30
Plenary Hall DWTC

14:00

IS 1: Keeping Pace with Dubai on the Move (Dubai RTA)
Presented by Dubai RTA

Sunday October 29, 2017 14:00 - 15:30
Abu Dhabi B DWTC

14:00

PS 1: Public Transport: Mobility Evolution in the Making (UITP)
The session will highlight how public transport is leading the mobility transition and taking advantage of emerging technologies and concepts. From autonomous shared vehicles, electric vehicles, shared bikes, real-time information, streamlined booking and payment, and transport network services this is an exciting time for public transport. Cities across the globe are emphasizing once again how public transport is an integral part of quality of life and embarking on this transition.

Moderators
Sunday October 29, 2017 14:00 - 15:30
Rak Al Khaimah DWTC

14:00

SRD 2: Education, Enforcement & Road Safety Awareness

Social marketing campaigns are an important component of national and local road safety strategies, typically focused on key behavioral risk factors: speeding, drinking and driving, and failing to use motorcycle helmets, seat-belts and child restraints. The results and lessons generated from this work will be presented in this session.


Moderators
avatar for Britta Lang

Britta Lang

4E Road Safety and Transport Consultants (UAE)

Speakers
avatar for Prerana Arora

Prerana Arora

Center for Road Safety, Sardar Patel University of Police
avatar for Thomas Edelmann

Thomas Edelmann

Managing Director, RoadSafetyUAE
avatar for Hamed Al Esry

Hamed Al Esry

Oman Petroleum Development Co
avatar for Saleh Al Ghamdi

Saleh Al Ghamdi

Traffic Safety Signature Program


Sunday October 29, 2017 14:00 - 15:30
Umm al-Quwain DWTC

14:00

Technical Sessions - Block 2 (TS 2.1 - TS 4.2 - TS 5.1)
TS 2.1: Innovation & Transformation of Urban Mobility
TS 4.2: Safer Streets By Design 1
TS 5.1: Preserving Road Assets

Sunday October 29, 2017 14:00 - 15:30
Dubai World Trade Center

16:00

ES 2: Meeting Environmental Goals with Sustainable Pavement Design

Using real world case studies taken from different fields of engineering, this roundtable will identify promising applications as well as knowledge gaps that can be addressed through information and capacity-strengthening programs that can help make the region’s road infrastructure more environmentally sound and resilient to extreme weather events.


Moderators
avatar for Thierry Goger

Thierry Goger

Secretary General, FEHRL
At the 29th FEHRL General Assembly, Thierry was appointed the new Secretary-General and started in this role in January 2014. Thierry comes from the COST Office where he was Scientific Officer for the Transport and Urban Development Domain and promoted research collaboration and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jui-Wen Chen

Jui-Wen Chen

JW Eco Technology,
avatar for Kamil Kaloush

Kamil Kaloush

Professor, Arizona State U.
Dr. Kaloush is a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. He is also the Director of the National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations (www.ASUSMART.com). He is a registered Professional Engineer with more than... Read More →
avatar for Vivek Kane

Vivek Kane

Executive Vice President, Zydex
avatar for Robert Lark

Robert Lark

Professor, Cardiff University


Sunday October 29, 2017 16:00 - 17:30
Plenary Hall DWTC

16:00

PS 2: Big Data as Key Enabler for Mobility Services and Smart Roads (TTS Italia)
Big Data are essential for building new mobility services based on real time information. Big data can help to make multimodal travels seamless and easer, cities smarter and roads more efficient. Big Data are also key enablers of Cooperative ITS services and MaaS services. The aim of the session is to analyze some best practices and lessons learnt on Big Data management and applications in cities and smart highways, as well as to discuss possible barriers, both technical and organizational, that can hamper the deployment of robust services based on Big Data and which are the main perspectives of development.

Moderators
avatar for Olga Landolfi

Olga Landolfi

Secretary General, TTS Italia

Sunday October 29, 2017 16:00 - 17:30
Abu Dhabi B DWTC

16:00

SRD 3: Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable road users are over-represented in serious and fatal traffic injuries throughout the world. The session will discuss the reasons pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, public transportation vehicles and non-motorized vehicles are involved in these impacts and what corrective actions can be taken to reduce their frequency. 


Moderators
avatar for Michael Dreznes

Michael Dreznes

Executive Vice-President, IRF Global
Michael G. Dreznes assumed his current position of Executive Vice-President of the International Road Federation (IRF) in February of 2012.   Prior to accepting his position at IRF, Dreznes was Vice-President of Barrier Systems Inc. for four years.  Dreznes served as the Deputy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Samir Al-Aref

Samir Al-Aref

Philips Lighting
avatar for Daniel Albuquerque

Daniel Albuquerque

United Arab Emirates University
avatar for Celal Tolga Imamoglu

Celal Tolga Imamoglu

Road Safety Projects Manager, World Resources Institute Turkey
Celal Tolga Imamoglu is a Road Safety Projects Manager at World Resources Institute Turkey with a focus on public transportation, bus rapid transit (BRT), cycling infrastructure design, traffic safety projects as well as integrated transport. He is currently involved in supporting... Read More →
avatar for Bruno Kinyaga

Bruno Kinyaga

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport


Sunday October 29, 2017 16:00 - 17:30
Umm al-Quwain DWTC

16:00

Technical Sessions - Block 3 (TS 2.2 - TS 3.3 - TS 5.3)
TS 2.2: Road Design Standards for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
TS 3.3: Electronic Toll Initiatives
TS 5.3: Innovative Pavement Design & Construction 2

Sunday October 29, 2017 16:00 - 17:30
Dubai World Trade Center
 
Monday, October 30
 

09:00

PLS 2: Towards Zero Deaths and Serious Injuries in GCC & MENA

The incidence of road crashes in the region is rising at an alarming rate and is now the leading cause of death and serious injury among young adults. Sustained economic growth alone will not automatically deliver better road safety performance and may in fact lead to a period of increased traffic injuries. Transformational changes in the management of the road system along with ownership of the problem by multiple stakeholders are crucial to reduce road crash fatalities and injuries


Moderators
avatar for Maitha bin Adai

Maitha bin Adai

CEO - Traffic & Roads Agency, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
Maitha Bin Adai is the Chief Executive Officer of The Traffic and Roads Agency at RTA, which is responsible for Conducting detailed studies to design, construct, manage, and operate an integrated traffic and roads network in addition to implementing the studies' results pertinent... Read More →
avatar for Michael Dreznes

Michael Dreznes

Executive Vice-President, IRF Global
Michael G. Dreznes assumed his current position of Executive Vice-President of the International Road Federation (IRF) in February of 2012.   Prior to accepting his position at IRF, Dreznes was Vice-President of Barrier Systems Inc. for four years.  Dreznes served as the Deputy... Read More →
avatar for Hamed Al Esry

Hamed Al Esry

Oman Petroleum Development Co
SR

Salim Refas

Islamic Development Bank

Monday October 30, 2017 09:00 - 10:30
Plenary Hall DWTC

09:00

10:30

Future Mobility 2: I, Project Manager

How many times have you feel the uneasy scent of ambiguity? How many times have you reflected, that it is the scent of opportunity; that it is the competition that pushes us to edges of knowledge? How many times have you wished to be approximately right than precisely wrong?

 

We all know that the construction industry has a very slow clock-speed, has historically been slow to pursue innovation, and is still notoriously inefficient. The industry is fractured, and its procurement processes seldom include incentives for innovation and R&D.

 

Christos Rados is leading a highly experimental and innovative transportation design firm, and he will share with the Live Theater audience his thoughts and lessons learned, on the above questions, with a really… innovative way.

Christos is bringing to the market’s party a benefit strategy; a strategy that redesigns the supply chain of the road infrastructure market.

Moderators
avatar for Christos Rados

Christos Rados

Managing Partner, RACE

Monday October 30, 2017 10:30 - 11:00
Live Theater DWTC

11:00

ES 3: Public Private Partnerships: Risks, Rewards & Opportunities

Public Private Partnerships are being increasingly utilized throughout the GCC as an alternative to traditional public financing methods for road and surface transport infrastructure. This workshop will bring together top practitioners to examine what conditions are required to implement successful PPP and road tolling projects that bring value to the government, its private sector partners, and the public. 


Moderators
avatar for Magid Elabyad

Magid Elabyad

Vice President, IRF Global
Elabyad has been employed with the International Road Federation for the past 12 years. As the Vice President of International Programs, he oversees the IRF’s training programs and regional capacity building efforts around the world. He has been a member of IRF’s Asset Management... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nazir Alli

Nazir Alli

Former CEO, SANRAL
avatar for Rasin Mufti

Rasin Mufti

Parsons
avatar for Sreejith Narayanan

Sreejith Narayanan

Vice President, IL&FS Transportation Networks Limited (ITNL)
Sreejith Narayanan has more than 20 years of work experience across Infrastructure, Public Private Partnerships and Financial Markets.  He has been associated with ITNL since 2011. ITNL is widely recognized as the Pioneer of Public Private Partnership in the Indian Road sector. ITNL... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
Plenary Hall DWTC

11:00

IS 2: Major Infrastructure Programs in UAE (MOID)
Presented by the UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development

Speakers
avatar for Ahmed Alhammadi

Ahmed Alhammadi

Director of Roads, Ministry of Infrastructure Development
Eng. Ahmed Abdullah Alhammadi. Roads Department Director at the Ministry of Infrastructure Development. Civil Engineer graduated from Higher College of Technology Member of PIARC & IRF Committees. Has 15 years of experience in Roads field and Project Management
avatar for Eman Al Mansoori

Eman Al Mansoori

Director of Tenders & Contracts, Ministry of Infrastructure Development
Eng. Eman Abdullatif Al Mansoori Director of Tenders & Contracts Department She has a Bachelor Degree in Architecture and Master’s Degree in Project Management She supervised the execution of an important projects in the UAE


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
Abu Dhabi B DWTC

11:00

SRD 4: ITS Applications for Road Safety

This session will discuss ITS technologies that are now available and can help us achieve smarter and safer road mobility in GCC & MENA countries. Presenters will feature case studies on the use of geographic information systems and smart applications that have had a notable impact on road safety when deployed.


Moderators
avatar for Essam Radwan

Essam Radwan

Professor, U. Central Florida
Essam Radwan is the Interim Chair, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering in the College ofEngineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He also serves as the Executive Director of theCenter for Advanced Transportation Systems... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brodie von Berg

Brodie von Berg

MiX Telematics
MF

Muhamad Farhan

Imam Abdul Rehman Bin Faisal University


Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
Umm al-Quwain DWTC

11:00

Technical Sessions - Block 4 (TS 2.4 - TS 4.4 - TS 5.2)
TS 2.4: Connected Urban Environments
TS 4.4: Safer Streets By Design 2
TS 5.2: Innovative Pavement Design & Construction

Monday October 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
Dubai World Trade Center

12:30

AK 1: PTV’s Mobility as a Service Accelerator Program
Technological and sociologicalmegatrends are convergingin such a way that the mobilityis changing, and it is changingquickly. Everything is becominginterconnected, new forms of mobilityare emerging with peoplemore willing to share, less dependenceon private car use andimprovements in technology, newforms of mobility have taken rootsuch as e-hailing, vehicle and ridesharing. This will change how wethink about mobility in cities.

PTV MAAS Accelerator Program provides components for modelling,simulating, operating andcontrolling “Mobility as a Service”operations in any city worldwide.

Moderators
avatar for Sonal Ahuja

Sonal Ahuja

Regional Director, PTV

Monday October 30, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Live Theater DWTC

12:30

Poster Session
Monday October 30, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Dubai World Trade Center

13:30

AK 3: Applied Innovation in Rubberized Pavements - Part 1
This session details the use, benefitand cost of rubberized asphaltin pavement design. Worldwideexamples of such usage will bepresented along with benefits andcost considerations. The latestresearch in the properties of ActivatedCrumb Rubber ModifiedBinders and Reacted and ActivatedRubber Binders will also behighlighted in this overview of theinternational state of the art.

Moderators
avatar for Kamil Kaloush

Kamil Kaloush

Professor, Arizona State U.
Dr. Kaloush is a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. He is also the Director of the National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations (www.ASUSMART.com). He is a registered Professional Engineer with more than... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for George Way

George Way

Chairman, Rubberized Asphalt Foundation


Monday October 30, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Dubai C DWTC

13:30

ES 4: New Forms of Road Contract & Asset Management

Some countries excel at long term infrastructure asset management & financial planning, while others have fallen behind. Fast-motorizing economies in the region have an excellent opportunity to begin planning for long term maintenance during the investment stage of their infrastructure. This panel will address the region’s commonly shared challenges, and discuss opportunities to build a framework for knowledge sharing around best practices for infrastructure asset management.


Moderators
avatar for Asif Faiz

Asif Faiz

Senior Highway Advisor, World Bank & ADB
Dr. Asif Faiz is a former World Bank Highways Adviser and Infrastructure Sector Manager with some 40 years of experience in designing, managing and implementing transport development policies, programs and projects in over 40 developing countries. After retiring from the World... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Martijn van Gils

Martijn van Gils

Royal Oak Transport
avatar for Daniel Llort

Daniel Llort

Ministry of Infrastructure Development
HA

Hani Abdulrahman Owidah

Royal Commission at Yanbu
avatar for Omar Smadi

Omar Smadi

Professor, Iowa State U.
avatar for DJ Swan

DJ Swan

Fugro


Monday October 30, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Abu Dhabi B DWTC

13:30

ES 6-1: Connected & Autonomous Vehicles: Is Our Road Network Ready? Part 1: Policies

All of the pathways to full automation identify an initial phase of deployment on specialized infrastructure, whether dedicated freight corridors, controlled-access highways or designated urban perimeters. This session will endeavor to achieve the same level of consensus on the design characteristics of these infrastructures and the associated traffic management functions. 


Moderators
avatar for John Funny

John Funny

Grice Consulting

Speakers
avatar for Maria Cristina Marolda

Maria Cristina Marolda

Policy Officer, European Commission
avatar for Jonathan Spear

Jonathan Spear

Director, Atkins Acuity, Singapore
Jonathan Spear is a director at Atkins Acuity. Jonathan has over 20 years' experience advising on a wide range of transport projects with a focus on policy, strategy and governance issues. He has led, supported or advised on assignments for national and local clients in Europe, the... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Plenary Hall DWTC

13:30

PS 3: Korean Technology Showcase

This session will highlight Korea’s current initiatives to promote overseas business and enhance international cooperation in the road sector. It will also provide a brief introduction of the Korea Road Association International Road Center and the duties they perform. Furthermore, several state of-the-art technologies and products developed by road sector companies in Korea will be showcased.


Moderators
avatar for Insoo Yeo

Insoo Yeo

Korea Road Association


Monday October 30, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Rak Al Khaimah DWTC
  • Partner Korea Road Association

13:30

Technical Sessions - Block 5 (TS 2.3 - TS4.3)
TS 2.3: Towards Smart Cities
TS 4.3: Traffic Safety Culture: Creating a Lasting Behavioral Change on Road Users

Monday October 30, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Dubai World Trade Center

14:00

AK 2: Retroreflective Sign technology for the 21st century
Machine vision is a key elementfor assisted drive as well as fullyautonomous driving. 3M ConnectedRoads is developing solutionsfor improved machine visionof the road infrastructure,e.g. pavement marking and roadsigns. One element is the smartsign technology to enable assistedand autonomous vehicle trafficwith increased sign detection andmachine vision.Smart sign technology uses microprismaticfull-cube retroreflectivesheeting technology.

The fullcube microprismatic technology,introduced in 2005, incorporateda unique design of microprismsthat have the capacity to retroreflectall the light incident on themicroprisms. This ‘full-cube’ microprismaticmaterial technologyexceeds the efficiency of the previousgeneration microprismaticsheetings, and returns more lightat long and short distance viewingof road traffic signs than itspredecessors.

Moderators
Monday October 30, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Live Theater DWTC

15:30

AK 3: Applied Innovation in Rubberized Pavements - Part 2
This session details the use, benefitand cost of rubberized asphaltin pavement design. Worldwideexamples of such usage will bepresented along with benefits andcost considerations. The latestresearch in the properties of ActivatedCrumb Rubber ModifiedBinders and Reacted and ActivatedRubber Binders will also behighlighted in this overview of theinternational state of the art.

Moderators
avatar for Kamil Kaloush

Kamil Kaloush

Professor, Arizona State U.
Dr. Kaloush is a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. He is also the Director of the National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations (www.ASUSMART.com). He is a registered Professional Engineer with more than... Read More →

Monday October 30, 2017 15:30 - 17:00
Dubai C DWTC

15:30

ES 5: Advances in Bridge Design & Delivery

The region is home to some of the most spectacular bridge structures in the world, offering a particularly appropriate setting for a comparative review among leading professionals on the topics of research and innovation applied to the design, construction and maintenance of road bridges


Moderators
avatar for Magid Elabyad

Magid Elabyad

Vice President, IRF Global
Elabyad has been employed with the International Road Federation for the past 12 years. As the Vice President of International Programs, he oversees the IRF’s training programs and regional capacity building efforts around the world. He has been a member of IRF’s Asset Management... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amin Akhnoukh

Amin Akhnoukh

East Carolina University
avatar for Vikas Rane

Vikas Rane

AFCONS
AS

Ahmed Saleh

Dubai RTA
avatar for Chun-Ming Wen

Chun-Ming Wen

CECI Engineering Consultants
avatar for Masahiro Yanagihara 

Masahiro Yanagihara 

Director of IHI Infrastructure Systems Co., Ltd., IHI Infrastructure Systems Co., Ltd.


Monday October 30, 2017 15:30 - 17:00
Abu Dhabi B DWTC

15:30

ES 6-2: Connected & Autonomous Vehicles: Is Our Road Network Ready? Part 2: Impacts

All of the pathways to full automation identify an initial phase of deployment on specialized infrastructure, whether dedicated freight corridors, controlled-access highways or designated urban perimeters. This session will endeavor to achieve the same level of consensus on the design characteristics of these infrastructures and the associated traffic management functions. 


Moderators
avatar for John Funny

John Funny

Grice Consulting

Speakers
avatar for Mohamed Abdel-Aty

Mohamed Abdel-Aty

Professor and Chair, Dept. of Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering University of Central Florida
avatar for Sonal Ahuja

Sonal Ahuja

Regional Director, PTV


Monday October 30, 2017 15:30 - 17:00
Plenary Hall DWTC

15:30

PS 4: Innovative Perspectives for an Efficient Tunnel Operation (ITACET)

Tunnels play an essential role in urban and interurban mobility, and the safety of tunnel users is a paramount concern. This session will review international best practices in designing and planning for optimal safety, ensuring that operational issues are considered throughout the tunnel life cycle and that technology enablers are fully utilized. 


Moderators

Monday October 30, 2017 15:30 - 17:00
Rak Al Khaimah DWTC

15:30

SRD 6: Data Driven Road Safety Programs

Managerial and technical capacity weaknesses combined with lack of political ownership of road safety targets and underperforming infrastructure present formidable barriers to progress for many countries. There is great complexity in delivering road safety programs and reliable data is needed to achieve effective interventions. This session has been designed for safety professionals who want a theoretical and practical overview of data-driven road safety programs. 


Moderators
avatar for Michael Dreznes

Michael Dreznes

Executive Vice-President, IRF Global
Michael G. Dreznes assumed his current position of Executive Vice-President of the International Road Federation (IRF) in February of 2012.   Prior to accepting his position at IRF, Dreznes was Vice-President of Barrier Systems Inc. for four years.  Dreznes served as the Deputy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Meredydd Hughes

Meredydd Hughes

Road Safety Support
avatar for Stephen Lambert

Stephen Lambert

Abu Dhabi Municipality
avatar for Arif Mehmood

Arif Mehmood

Abu Dhabi DOT
avatar for Wolfgang Wink

Wolfgang Wink

Senior Manager Int. Division, Volkmann & Rossbach (Germany)
Member of the EU Committees CEN/TC 226 and CEN/TC 226,WG 1 and TG 1, Brussels, Belgium, until 2009 forStandardisation of Road Safety Systems, especially:VEHICLE RESTRAINT SYSTEMS ( VRS ), EN 1317 Member of the corresponding national committees for theHarmonisation of Road-Safety-Devices... Read More →


Monday October 30, 2017 15:30 - 17:00
Umm al-Quwain DWTC

15:30

Technical Sessions - Block 6 (TS 3.2 - TS5.4)
TS 3.2: Transport Financing Mechanisms
TS 5.4: Road & Bridge Inventory & Inspection

Monday October 30, 2017 15:30 - 17:00
Dubai World Trade Center

20:00

Gala Dinner & IRF Awards
Gala Dinner & IRF Awards

Monday October 30, 2017 20:00 - 22:30
Dubai World Trade Center
 
Tuesday, October 31
 

09:00

ES 7-1: Next Generation Urban Mobility. Part 1: Case Studies

Faced with growing problems posted by urban congestion, forward-looking municipalities across the region are turning to smart mobility solutions and the enormous potential they hold. This session will examine what innovations in city street planning and management that are most conducive to leveraging the increasing connectivity of road users and availability of “big data”.


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Esma Dilek

Esma Dilek

Deputy Traffic Manager, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Esma DİLEK holds a MSc. Degree in Computer Science from Boston University, Boston/USA, and a BEng. degree in Computer Engineering from Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul/Turkey. She has been working at Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality’s (IMM) Traffic Department as Deputy... Read More →
avatar for Laurianne Krid

Laurianne Krid

Director General, FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE L'AUTOMOBILE (FIA Region I)
Laurianne Krid is the Director General of FIA Region I (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Her role is to represent FIA Region I Clubs interests in the EU and liaise between the 111 member Clubs representing 38 million mobile consumers. Laurianne holds a Masters’ degree in political... Read More →


Tuesday October 31, 2017 09:00 - 10:30
Plenary Hall DWTC

09:00

IS 3: Major Infrastructure Programs in GCC & MENA (Presented by K&A)
Speakers
avatar for Ahmed Al-Hassan

Ahmed Al-Hassan

Ministry of Public Works, Kuwait
avatar for Fakhroo Huda

Fakhroo Huda

Ministry of Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning, Bahrain
avatar for Amr Shaat

Amr Shaat

Ministry of Transport, Egypt


Tuesday October 31, 2017 09:00 - 10:30
Abu Dhabi B DWTC

09:00

SRD 7: Work Zone Safety

Work zones are hazardous both for motorists who drive through the complex array of signs, barrels, and lane changes and for workers who build, repair, and maintain streets, bridges, and highways. Panelists and participants will exchange international best practices on how to design a safe work zone using a combination of good practices and new technologies. 


Moderators
avatar for Tawab Kazemi

Tawab Kazemi

4E Road Safety and Transport Consultants (UAE)

Speakers
avatar for Ahmed Awad

Ahmed Awad

Vitronic
avatar for Phil Azar

Phil Azar

Khatib & Alami
avatar for Ben Duncker

Ben Duncker

Highway Care


Tuesday October 31, 2017 09:00 - 10:30
Umm al-Quwain DWTC

09:00

Technical Sessions - Block 7 (TS 2.5 - TS4.5 - TS6.1)
TS 2.5: Urban Mobility, Planning & Development
TS 4.5: Safety Performance
TS 6.1: Greening Road Projects 1

Tuesday October 31, 2017 09:00 - 10:30
Dubai World Trade Center

09:00

11:00

ES 7-2: Next Generation Urban Mobility. Part 2: Enabling Technologies

Faced with growing problems posted by urban congestion, forward-looking municipalities across the region are turning to smart mobility solutions and the enormous potential they hold. This session will examine what innovations in city street planning and management that are most conducive to leveraging the increasing connectivity of road users and availability of “big data”.


Moderators
Speakers
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Frank Försterling

Continental Automotive
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Olga Landolfi

Secretary General, TTS Italia
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Dr. William Sowell

Vice President-Business Development, Eberle Design, Inc. & Reno A&E
Dr. Bill Sowell has been involved worldwide with Intelligent Transportation Systems and the development of ITS standards for more than 26 years. He has managed ITS-related firms, large and small, both publicly traded and privately held in the United States, United Kingdom, Latin America... Read More →


Tuesday October 31, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
Plenary Hall DWTC

11:00

Technical Sessions - Block 8 (TS 6.2 - TS 6.3 - TS 6.4)
TS 6.2: Greening Road Projects 2
TS 6.3: Value Engineering
TS 6.4: Transportation Planning Initiatives

Tuesday October 31, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
Dubai World Trade Center

12:30

Future Mobility 3: ROAD TECH: Addressing the challenges of traffic growth

A transformation in transportation is under way, at a pace much faster than many anticipated. The confluence of trends in automotive technology, big data and the sharing economy is changing the way people approach travel. Yet in conjunction with the rapid pace of population growth, these advances will contribute to an increase in traffic that is unsustainable.

ROAD TECH explores these technological innovations in road transport infrastructure, to highlight their role in alleviating the challenges of growing traffic. The report points to factors that can enable greater adoption of these technologies. This is a key consideration for policymakers and city leaders—as they make infrastructure investment decisions today that will shape the future of transportation in their cities and countries—as well as technology

developers, engineers and financiers.


Moderators
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Josepp Luis Gimenez

Abertis Infrastructure

Tuesday October 31, 2017 12:30 - 13:00
Live Theater DWTC

13:00

PLS 3: Common challenges, shared solutions: an agenda for GCC & Closing Ceremony

Using the main policy and scientific outputs of the IRF Middle East & North Africa Regional Congress, this session will endeavor to mobilize stakeholders of the transport system in support of a shared vision and implementation agenda for the benefit of the region’s societies and economies.


Speakers
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Maitha bin Adai

CEO - Traffic & Roads Agency, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
Maitha Bin Adai is the Chief Executive Officer of The Traffic and Roads Agency at RTA, which is responsible for Conducting detailed studies to design, construct, manage, and operate an integrated traffic and roads network in addition to implementing the studies' results pertinent... Read More →
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H.E. Mattar Al-Tayer

Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, a professional civil engineer, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1983, and holds an Honorary Fellowship of the British Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), 2010 He was assigned the task of leading the Roads and Transport Authority in November, 2005... Read More →
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Essam Radwan

Professor, U. Central Florida
Essam Radwan is the Interim Chair, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering in the College ofEngineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He also serves as the Executive Director of theCenter for Advanced Transportation Systems... Read More →
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Patrick Sankey

President & CEO, IRF Global
C. Patrick Sankey is the chief executive officer of the International Road Federation and its educational foundation, the International Road Educational Foundation. He has over 25 years of management experience in organizations focusing on national and international transportation... Read More →


Tuesday October 31, 2017 13:00 - 13:30
Plenary Hall DWTC

14:30