Saudi Urban Transport Conference

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Oxford Business Group is pleased to announce our media partnership with the Saudi Urban Transport Conference 2011, which will be held on 19-22 February 2011, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In this respect, we send you the following message from the conference organisers:

Dear Oxford Business Group subscribers,

Under the patronage of the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, the Saudi Urban Transport Conference 2011 between 19 – 22 February 2011 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will bring together international transportation experts and the country’s key stakeholders to discuss new technology and best practice in transportation and infrastructure projects.

The speaker line-up features an array of international, regional and national transportation experts, including:

From Saudi Arabia
H.E. Dr. Habib Zein Alabideen, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs
Discusses how the Mashaer train has solved transportation problems in Makkah
H.E. Dr. Osama Al Bar, Mayor, Makkah Municipality
Reviews future plans for transportation in Makkah
Dr. Suhail Al Saban, Undersecretary of Transport, Ministry of Hajj
Explains planning strategies for transportation networks in the Kingdom
Eng. Hamad Al Shahwan, Director of Technical Affairs, Onaiza Municipality
Details challenges in implementing new road networks in the Onaiza Municipality

From the Middle East and the GCC
Colonel Ghazi Sultan Ali Dmour, Director, Jordan Traffic Institute (Ministry of Interior)
Prof. Dr. Kim Jraiw, Technical Project Manager, UN-Kuwait National and Integrated Transport Strategy

From Europe and Asia
Brian Simpson MEP, Chairman, European Parliament Transport and Tourism Committee
Promotes European experience with transportation networks
Sri N Sivasailam, Managing Director, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation
Highlights best practice in planning and procuring for urban rail networks
Chris Greaves, Chairman, West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority
Evaluates the economic benefits of improved transportation infrastructure
Omer Yildiz, CEO, Istanbul Ulasim (Istanbul Transportation)
Plans for Istanbul’s transportation networks
Anthony Smith, Head of PPP Specialists Rapid Reaction Team, UNECE
Explains the financial implications of BOT and PPP frameworks in Saudi transportation

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To view the full agenda and speaker list, download the brochure here.