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Sunday, November 7 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Partnerships for Road Safety

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The end of the first United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 marks the start of new forms of national and international collaboration to avert the continuing and growing epidemic of road traffic injuries, responsible for 1,350,000 fatalities per year.  As we pursue this essential path, it is critically important that governments combine their efforts with those of other actors engaged in the road safety movement to achieve the shared target of reducing road deaths and serious injuries by half by 2030.

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Michael Dreznes

Former Executive Vice President, International Road Federation
Michael Dreznes retired December 31, 2020 as Executive Vice- President of the International Road Federation (IRF), a position he assumed in February 2012. Dreznes spent 35 years working to make roads safe around the world. He started his career at Energy Absorption Systems, Inc. where... Read More →

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Gary D. West

Managing Director, Future Mobility, General Motors Africa and Middle East
Gary D. West is responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of GM’s Future Mobility technologies in the Middle East, in line with the company’s vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.West brings extensive fleet management experience, working in... Read More →
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Catalina Garcia

Global Director of Corporate Affairs, AB InBev
Catalina (Cata) Garcia is the Global Director of Corporate Affairs at Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) and Board Director of the AB InBev Foundation. Cata currently leads the AB InBev Global Corporate Affairs team, with her work centered on expanding and improving AB InBev’s reputation... Read More →
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Estrella Merlos

Global Lead, Road Safety Training Initiative, UNITAR
United Nations Official with experience including 10+ years in international affairs, public policy and sustainable development with the United Nations, including executive experience leading a non-profit organization. Specialties include: International affairs, public policy and... Read More →
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Philip Wijers

Director of Governmental Affairs, Sensys Gatso Group
Philip J. Wijers holds a cum laude master’s degree in economic geography from the University of Amsterdam, with a minor in transport economics. After business development & strategy related positions in the transport industry in the Netherlands and in Japan, he joined the Netherlands... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm GMT+04
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