UAE to establish Global TransRail conference in 2011

The UAE’s National  Transport Authority (NTA) today declared plans to launch Global TransRail, a dedicated international exhibition and Conference  for  the rail industry.

The National Transport Authority,  the Federal Government Authority responsible  for  the UAE Land and Maritime Transport Sectors, announced that Global TransRail will take place 1st – 3rd November 2011 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.  The NTA accords high priority and importance  to  building  a  safe  and  modern  Railway  Industry  in  the  UAE.  It  will  use  Global TransRail as  the platform  to promote  industry best practice, form alliances with  international Railway  Leaders  to  bring  tried‐and‐tested  railway  technology  to the  UAE,  provide access to global companies and suppliers to the UAE Railway Market and beyond, encourage competition and  innovation  and  form  national  and regional  standards,  whilst  creating  international awareness of the many rail projects planned / underway across the region.

H.E Dr. Nasser Saif Al Mansoori, Director General of the NTA stated  that  “The  importance of  the  environment,  the  challenges  of population growth, pace of economic development and traffic conditions have all contributed to the noticeable political shift across the world towards Rail, here in the UAE and the wider region there are currently large plans for rail projects, ”H.E Al Mansoori added “we have been planning such event for some time now, it is fitting that the UAE  Federal Government Authority takes the  lead and facilitates this important  gathering of local, regional and international companies whose experience will help map the networks of the future, and bring new ideas and innovations to the region".

Global TransRail will be the definitive platform to source the latest ideas, innovations, Rail products, meet top railway practitioners, experts and suppliers in all fields of railways. The exhibition will also accommodate International Railway Manufacturers, vehicle suppliers, Railway Equipments and systems, assemblies, latest railway technology, operators,maintainers and infrastructure managers. H.E Abdulla AL Katheeri, executive Director of the Land Transport Sector at the NTA stated that "this  event  will be a fantastic opportunity to display the International Railway Industry products and services in one venue, also this  will be a huge awareness campaign for the UAE and the region on the range and choices of railway systems available in the marketplace".

NTA has selected IIR Middle East, global leaders in facilitating events for the traffic and land transport sectors, to manage the exhibition on its behalf.

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