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Informa
8-10 December 2014
Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre

The 2016 Gulf Traffic Awards are now CLOSED for submissions!

The 2016 Gulf Traffic Awards have become an integral part of the Gulf Traffic event. The Awards will honour those companies and persons who have shown their commitment to developing and improving projects, initiatives or products for the benefit of the public and the region. The Awards are attended by key industry players, government officials and influencers who are driving and shaping the future of the Road, Parking and Public Transport sectors in the Middle East.

2016 Award Categories:

  • Best New Parking Product or Supplier
  • Best Parking Facility or Structure
  • Best Parking Program or Service
  • Product Innovation Award
  • Road Safety Achievement Award
  • Personal Achievement for Road Safety Award
  • Smart Initiative Award
  • TRL Student Award

Awards Ceremony, Gala Dinner & Exhibitor Party

The Gulf Traffic Awards Gala Dinner will take place on Sunday 13th November 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Welcome reception is at 6:30 pm

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  • 2016 Winners

    BEST NEW PARKING PRODUCT OR SUPPLIER AWARD

    Company: Park Assist
    Project: Park Assist M4 Smart Senor System

     

    BEST PARKING FACILITY OR STRUCTURE AWARD

    Company: Parking Division, Abu Dhabi Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport (Project Owner) & Parsons Consultant)
    Project: Multi Storey Car Park in Sector E11

     

    BEST PARKING PROGRAM OR SERVICE AWARD

    Company: FLS Finland Oy
    Project:City-wide Parking Guidance System, Kalmar

     

    PRODUCT INNOVATION AWARD

    Company: GULFCO
    Project: Impact Protection Vehicle

     

    ROAD SAFETY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

    Company: Public Transport Agency
    Project: Bus Accident Prevention System

     

    SMART INITIATIVE AWARD

    Company: Load Me FZE
    Project: Load Me FZE

     

    PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT FOR ROAD SAFETY

    Name: Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazroui
    Title: Director of Dubai Traffic Police

    TRL STUDENT AWARD

    University: Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
    Project: BOB - Bus Oriented Development

  • 2016 Shortlist Finalist

    Best New Parking Product or Supplier

    Project Name Company
    Intelligent Parking Space Management Cleverciti Systems GmbH
    Park Assist M$ Smart Senor System Park Assist
    The Dubai Supreme Court Project Park Line LLC

    Best Parking Facility or Structure

    Project Name Company
    Car Park Management System Injaz National General Enterprises
    Mall of Emirates Mister Shade Ind. Co. LLC
    Mall of The Emirates Park Assist
    Multi Storey Car Park in Sector E11 Parking Division, Abu Dhabi Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport (Project Owner) & Parsons (Consultant)

    Best Parking Program or Service

    Project Name Company
    Car Park Management System Injaz National General Enterprises
    City Walk – Phase 1 Al Falak Middle East ( AFME) and Secure Parking (SP)
    City-wide Parking Guidance System, Kalmar FLS Finland Oy

    Product Innovation Award

    Project Name Company
    Impact Protection Vehicle GULFCO
    InVipo – Integration Platform Incinity s.r.o. (SP)
    Truck Mounted Attenuator (TMA) MIDSIGN LLC

    Road Safety Achievement Award

    Project Name Company
    Bus Accident Prevention System Public Transport Agency
    Dubai Taxi Safety Strategy Dubai Taxi Corporation
    Laser Scanner – Controlling movement of heavy vehicles Traffic and Patrol Department, Sharjah Police
    School Safety Zone Project, Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi City Municipality
    Zero Accident, Safe Driving Al Otaiba General Transport LLC

    Smart Initiative Award

    Project Name Company
    Electric Vehicle Charging Station GreenParking
    Load Me FZE Load Me FZE
    Smart School Bus RTA - Dubai Taxi Corporation
  • Helpful Hints in Making a Nomination

    The following are a range of helpful hints to make your nomination submission as easy as possible for the judges to evaluate.

    • Take time to go through all the pages of the awards section of the Gulf Traffic website. It has all the details to help you make a good submission
    • Create a submission team and do not leave the preparation to a junior member of the team
    • Your application will be scored against the judging criteria
    • Make sure that you have responded to the criteria outlined for each category
    • Prepare each section in bullet point form first then expand each point. That way you ensure you cover all points in the space allowed
    • Brainstorm the criteria with others
    • Highlight each question at the beginning of each response
    • Set out your application under the criteria headings
    • Provide supporting materials and small appendices only
    • Be particular with words - punctuate, proof-read, spell out acronyms
    • Make time to prepare and check your submission
    • Arrange an external review, along the way and on completion

    What the Judges Seek

    • Easy to read, concise and factual - with vital information contained in the core of the submission and not in the supporting documentation
    • Judges are seeking points of distinction that make the nomination stand out from the rest – the gems, the examples of lateral thinking, excellence and achievements
    • Clear and specific responses to the criteria
    • Evidence to back your claims
    • A focus on quality not quantity

    Common Mistakes

    • Failing to structure the application against the judging criteria
    • Failing to address the judging criteria in the application
    • Assuming judges know your business
    • Not involving management – and others
    • Writing more than the allocated allowance
    • Placing core information into the appendix
    • Failure to really read and interpret the criteria
    • Relying on a belief 'we're good', and not substantiating this by a lack of supporting materials
    • Believing that submissions can be sent after the deadline
       
  • Judging Panel and Judging process

    Judging Panel


    Dr. Britta Lang
    UAE Country Director
    Transport Research Laboratory

    Simon Labbett

    Project Director/
    PDO RSSB Contract Manager
    PDO Road S Sheida International Co. LLC
    Sheida International Co. LLC

    Khaled Hamad

    Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
    University of Sharjah

    Michael G. Dreznes

    Executive Vice-President
    International Road Federation (IRF)

    Waleed Zeiada

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    University of Sharjah

    Akin Adamson
    Regional Director, Middle East
    Transport Research Laboratory
  • Awards Terms & Conditions

    These terms and conditions govern the submission of your entry into, and the operation of, the Awards.

    • All Award nominations must:
    • relate to the following subject matter: Gulf Traffic Awards;
    • comply with the stated eligibility criteria. Please note that Informa may reject or disregard any Award nomination, at the point of or after submission, if Informa: (i) determines in its absolute discretion that acceptance of the nomination into the Awards is in any way inappropriate, or (ii) is required by any applicable law or instructed by any financial institution to cease trading (a) with certain individuals and/or entities, and/or (b) in, or in relation to, certain geographical locations;
    • be submitted electronically to gulftrafficawards@informa.com;
    • be in English and be received by before 5pm (GST ) Wednesday 28th September
    • be clearly and succinctly written, and remain within any submission guidelines issued by Informa in respect of the Awards;
    • deal in grounded and supported statements, preferably with supporting facts and figures.
    • [There are 11 Award categories. Entrants may participate in multiple Award categories, but a separate nomination entry must be submitted for each Award category entered.]
    • Informa shall have the right to verify the content of any Award nomination received. Without prejudice to the foregoing, Informa is entitled to accept all Award nominations in good faith and treat the same as true and accurate.
    • Submission of an Award nomination indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions.
    • In the event of any disputes or issues, the decision made by the Award judges is final. Informa shall not be obliged to justify the outcomes of the Awards or any other decisions made in relation to the Awards, nor enter into any correspondence in respect of the same.
    • In submitting an Award nomination, you authorise the use and/or reproduction by Informa of images and information provided in your submission in relation to any editorial/advertising/marketing/other purposes initiated by Informa in conjunction with the Awards. To the extent that your Award submission contains commercially sensitive information, please clearly mark such information as 'not for publication' and bring the same expressly to Informa's attention.
    • Nothing in these terms and conditions limits Informa's liability for (a) death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or (b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation. Subject to the foregoing, Informa shall have no liability to you with respect to the Awards, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), for breach of statutory duty or otherwise. Without limitation, Informa hereby expressly excludes any liability in relation to (i) loss of profits, (ii) loss of or damage to goodwill, and (iii) loss of use or corruption of software, data or information.
    • Informa may modify these terms and conditions at any time in its absolute discretion. You are advised to review these terms and conditions regularly, as they may be updated from time to time (both during the specific open period of an Awards submission and in-between the various series of Awards operated by Informa). Changes shall not apply retrospectively to Award nominations received prior to such changes being made (unless legally required). In relation to each Award nomination submitted, you agree to be bound by whichever version of the terms and conditions is in force at the relevant time of such submission.

    For clarification on these terms and conditions, please contact the Gulf Traffic Awards team:

    Email: gulftrafficawards@informa.com
    Phone: +971 4 407 2742

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