ITS Arab is relaunched with support from ITS (UK)
The Intelligent Transport Society for the Arab Region, ITS-Arab will be relaunched at this year’s Gulf Traffic, recruiting members to support the organisation’s plans to boost the awareness and take-up of traffic technology solutions.
ITS–Arab is open to private and public sector transport technology-related organisations plus academia. The organisation works in a collaborative way to support networking, knowledge sharing and PR opportunities and provide a combined voice lobbying for the ITS Industry, leading the conversation about intelligent mobility.
ITS-Arab will be working with ITS (UK) – the world’s oldest national ITS body, which will provide support membership management, accounting and communications to ensure the organisation is run smoothly and efficiently, offering the best service possible to members.
“We are excited that ITS (UK), as the world’s oldest national ITS membership organisation, has accepted to provide secretarial services to ITS Arab which represents one of the fastest growing markets in the world,” explained ITS Arab secretary general, Zeina Nazer who will be launching the partnership at Gulf Traffic.
“By strengthening our relationship with our friends at ITS (UK), ITS Arab will now have an experienced, exceptionally talented team to support our work,” said Nazer. “This will allow us to offer more to existing members and sign up additional ones, therefore improving the awareness and take-up of ITS solutions across our region.”
Nazer is a qualified engineer and holds an MBA. She is a senior transport advisor with 22 years-experience in design, management and operations of intelligent infrastructure systems in Middle East, Europe, Southeast Asia and US. Her work has included contributions to the development of standards for transport systems worldwide and has delivered several advisory services contracts to public sector clients relating to major transport master plans, public-private partnerships, as well as private finance initiative projects.
“It is clear that the Arab region benefits from transport technology,” said Paul Hutton, ITS (UK) communications manager. “Countries here are known the world over to be innovators and open to implementing new ideas, so I believe ITS organisations will be pushing at an open door. What ITS-Arab will be doing is making sure everyone is pushing in the same direction and ITS (UK) is delighted to use its skills and experience to help this.”