Gulf Traffic Conference 

And we will be celebrating the 20th edition of the GCC’s largest intelligent transport and future mobility summit “GULF
TRAFFIC” this year to leverage on the bountiful of knowledge and opportunities the platform will bring for transformation.

Cutting edge technologies and innovations are changing the lives of people in unprecedented ways; and the 3c’s - Connection, Communication and Commutation have been the major drivers of socio-economic progress in the region. The “Gulf Traffic” conference and exhibition is a mega event that will focus on the 3c’s and let you see and experience the transformation; intelligent transport and mobility has brought in the region. You can also have a sneak-peak into the future of humanity!

With a promise to deliver the best, the conference will bring together thought leaders and industry-stars for education and collaboration in the field of intelligent transport and mobility industry. The exhibition will provide industry players with a platform to showcase their products & innovations and discuss on the intelligent transport and mobility trends that will dictate the future. About 3000+ attendees will be present at the event to meet an interesting mix of experts, witness man’s greatest feats in the mobility industry and know about the groundbreaking plans.

Stick with us from 6th – 8th December 2021, to know all about the 21st century demands of megacities - Autonomous Vehicles (AV), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Sensors & Biometrics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, IoT and Big Data in the transport and mobility industry

Gulf Traffic 2021 will focus on:

Day 1 & 2 (6-7 Dec) – Gulf ITS & Smart Mobility Conference

Day 3 (8th Dec) – Gulf Smart Parking Conference

10:30 AM

Opening Address


10:40 AM

PUSH: Accelerating Smart mobility in GCC and the Impact of New Entrants 

  • Will incorporation of smart mobility into urban planning help realise the smart city vision?
  • The need for compact regional collaboration and comprehensive regulatory framework
  • How can data and technology help in creating a strategic roadmap for future mobility sector? 

11:00 AM

APPROACH: Future Mobility - The Convergence of Urbanization and Digitalization

  • How can public transport operators, authorities & mobility service providers collaborate for sustainable & affordable mobility solutions?
  • Keeping up with the mobility trends – Does one business model work for all?
  • Revisiting the mapping approach to increase the utilisation of unused infrastructure
  • Digitising operations and the need to hire best engineering talent for a seamless experience

11:40 AM

INSIGHT: A Strategic Trip and Transport Model for GCC

  • Big Data bringing a paradigm shift in regional co-operation and the future of urban planning
  • Economic diversification, youth population and rise of tourism changing the infrastructure investment priority
  • Understanding transformative strategies in implementation and engagement through mobility

Alex Hanna, Senior, Director, Khatib & Alami, Doha, Qatar

Phil Azar, Head of Transportation Sector, Khatib & Alami, Khobar, KSA


12:00 PM

CONTROL: Are Smart Cities posing a threat to security and privacy?

  • Embedding Smart Policing in Urban Infrastructure
  • Innovations in Data Management & Response Centres - The need to balance innovation with privacy
  • Access to real-time data and deployment of AI transforming surveillance

12:40 PM

TRANSFORM: RE-IMAGINE CARS - Driving Innovation through CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared &
Electric Vehicles)

  • Addressing the dual dichotomy of affordability & safety
  • How ready is the current infrastructure? Shaping the new mobility ecosystem
  • A Collaborative Effort: From technology exchange to regional standards and policy framework

Mohammed Serroukh, Director General, ITS-Arab


1:00 PM

Break


2:00 PM

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: Data and Digitalization becoming the major drivers of urban mobility?

  • How is digitalization transforming mobility?
  • How is MaaS (Mobility as a Service) helping transition towards sustainable mobility?
  • Does the rising digital adoption affect the passenger mobility behaviour?

2:20 PM

MAP: Boosting Productivity by Optimising Road Networks and Enhancing Transportation
Services

  • Reviewing network configurations to access the impact on future mobility – How important is it?
  • Sustainability & Road Safety – Can this be achieved by cost optimization and building consumer
    trust?
  • Re-visiting the last mile model – How to cope with existing crowded traditional infrastructure?

3:00 PM

INNOVATE: The Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Transforming the Traffic Industry

  • Current implications, Future trends, and limitations of implementing AI in Transportation Industry
  • Leveraging AI for safety, security, and sustainability
  • Integrating AI into legacy systems

3:20 PM

ADJUST: Smart and Resilient Transport Infrastructure for Smart Mobility Implementation

  • Strategic approach to transportation planning to overcome congestion
  • Smart Commuting – Innovations in data collection and transportation models for smart traffic management
  • Adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology and the role of Lean practices – How
    does it enhance efficiency?

Mark Eklin, Head of Strategy Department, Netivey Israel – National Transport Infrastructure Company


3:40 PM

DIVERSITY: Women Driving Innovation in Mobility and the Future of Transport

  • Leading the CHANGE in transport and mobility ecosystem
  • Driving a culture of change in the transport and infrastructure industry
  • Setting career pathways for women in technical roles

4:30 PM

Close of Day 1: Gulf ITS & Future Mobility Conference 2021

10:30 AM

Welcome Remarks


10:40 AM

OVERVIEW: UAE Driving Regional Future Mobility


11:00 AM

CONNECTIVITY: 5G - Evolving the Mobility Ecosystem

  • Have GCC nations leapfrogged their counterparts?
  • The accelerating potential to achieving ITS & smart mobility through 5G application
  • The long-term impact on economies and societies – Do they contribute to driving nations’ vision?

11:40 AM

GREEN MOBILITY: Discussing Electric Vehicle Utility

  • Does 4th Industrial Revolution have a role to play?
  • Forecasting demand and planning for a sustainable infrastructure to support electric vehicles
    (chargers, charging stations, apps, certifications etc)
  • The collaborative efforts of Public-Private Partnership (energy demands and microgrids)

12:00 PM

SUSTAINABILITY: Thinking Green Intelligent Transport Systems (Green ITS)

  • Will diversification of investments in ITS technologies pave way for a green, safe, and smart
    transport network?
  • ITS connects advanced technology, smart vehicles, and traffic users. Will it propel interconnectivity,
    resource sharing, flexibility, and higher efficiency?
  • Understanding the Financial and environmental viability – Will it create harmonious relationship
    between man and medium? 

12:40 PM

MODEL: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) - Reimagining Aerial Mobility

  • Key developments and implications – The need for a stringent guideline and addressing the framework
    gap in GCC
  • Prospects & implementations across multiple sectors
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) based Traffic Monitoring & Analysis
  • Technology in Space; venturing into extra-terrestrial terrain – Can this be considered as a part of future aerial
    mobility? 

1:00 PM

Break


2:00 PM

DRIVERLESS: Enabling Autonomous Public Transport

  • Can shared autonomous transport address mobility challenges?
  • Addressing the safety concerns
  • Funding and procurement strategies

Joseph Salem, Partner-Travel & Transportation Lead, Arthur D Little


2:20 PM

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT: Coordinated Traffic, Connected Environment

  • Is data crucial in analysing, optimising, and managing the traffic flow?
  • The advantages and disadvantages of the connected vehicle environment
  • Incorporating data into existing traffic management systems – Will this help in the management of
    mixed traffic environment? 

3:00 PM

CHANGE: Advanced Approach to Safer Roads – Rethinking the Basics

  • Can we aim for zero fatalities in shared space infrastructure?
  • Can technology and education help minimise human error?
  • Re-evaluating safety standards and taking shared responsibility

Khalil Fakhouri, Managing Director, ORAFOL Middle East FZE


3:20 PM

ROAD SAFETY:  Data Utilization by Connected Vehicles – Focus on Personal Data Protection and Insurance 2.0

  • Improving road safety through smart data processing
  • Can automated and connected cars improve road safety?
  • Effects of disruption in insurance industry

3:40 PM

LOGISTICS 4.0: Navigating Transformation in the Logistics Sector – A smart and sustainable
approach

  • Has Logistics 4.0 revolutionised the supply chain sector?
  • Is Logistics 4.0 synonymous with Industry 4.0?
  • What are the challenges behind autonomous decisions?

4:30 PM

Close of Gulf ITS & Future Mobility Conference 2021

10:30 AM 

Opening Remarks


10:40 AM

KEYNOTE: Evolution of Car Parking: The Challenges and Future Opportunities

  • Focus on the factors driving the change in parking industry
  • What are the future demands and investment opportunities available?
  • Scope of designing the parking spaces for multipurpose & profitability

Pamela Chikhani, General Manager, SP Corporation Car Parking Management LLC


11:00 AM

TECH: Innovations in On-Street Parking for Future Mobility Ecosystem

  • Will increase in the utilization of existing parking spots help in developing the areas for other civic uses?
  • Integrated approach to city parking – How creating a value in parking today will help in building the capabilities of tomorrow?
  • Revisiting the choice of technologies – Can integrated digital platforms reform the garage system?

11:40 AM

Parking 4.0: Smarter Infrastructure for Smart Parking Systems

  • Creating smart mobility networks – Tackling real challenge, Providing real solutions
  • Increasing efficiency through use of data for urban space optimization
  • Exploring the next-generation parking management system

12:00 PM

PaaS: Achieving Seamless Mobility through Parking-as-a-Service

  • Understanding the development and implementation of PaaS
  • Re-defining the mobility ecosystem through parking infrastructure
  • What’s in it for Parking operators?

Marek Stawiński, Founder and CEO of NaviParking DMCC, UAE


12:20 PM

BUILD: Rethinking Car Park Design for Shrinking Urban Spaces

  • The need to build sustainable, efficient, and more compact parking spaces
  • Shared design - An opportunity for developers and investors
  • Design with commuter experience in mind
  • Shared Mobility / Car-sharing - End to a chocked road

1:00 PM

Break


2:00 PM

INVEST: Should Developers Build Convertible Parking Structures?

  • Saying goodbye to garages - Why the need for a convertible parking space?
  • Is growing adoption of driverless cars compelling developers, planners, and architects to rethink of
    their parking project designs?
  • The changing pattern of transportation and parking – Addressing the design challenges and the future
    course of action

2:40 PM

DIGITAL: Implementing Digital Strategies for Future Parking

  • A technological approach to improve parking processes
  • Community based parking - Role of AI in the future of parking
  • Smart parking applications and trends - More than just a digital experience

Imad Alameddine, Group General Manager, Valtrans


3:00 PM

Close of Gulf Smart Parking Conference 2021