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Saturday, November 6
 

1:00pm GMT+04

IRF Committees: Road Asset Management
Speakers
avatar for Omar Smadi

Omar Smadi

Director, Center for Transportation Research and Education
Dr. Omar Smadi is a professor in the Civil Engineering department at Iowa State University in the US. He also serves as the Director for the Center for Transportation Research and Education. Dr. Smadi's research covers the areas of infrastructure asset management including pavements... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm GMT+04
Dubai D

1:00pm GMT+04

IRF Committees: Road User Charging
Speakers
avatar for Steve Morello

Steve Morello

Senior Advisor, CDM Smith
Steve has an MSc in Transport Economics from the University of Lyon in France and MA in Journalism and BA in Mathematics from the University of Iowa Steve began his career in Europe in 1991 and he came back to the US in 2011 as a co-founder of Milestone Solutions now part of CDM Smith... Read More →
avatar for Nina Elter

Nina Elter

Senior Vice President, EROAD
Nina is considered a global expert in transportation funding. Her career spans more than 20 years working in the technology, trucking, tolling and fuel card sectors across Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Her experience includes leading and negotiating agreements at the highest... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm GMT+04
Dubai E

1:00pm GMT+04

Workshop: Sustainable Pavement Practices for the Middle East
The objectives of the workshop are to provide a detailed overview of state-of-the-art development in the bitumen world for highway applications. The workshop will also include case studies and highlights needs for the Middle East region, how we can work together to expedite the transfer of knowledge and implement best practices in the region. The Middle East continue to be a rapidly growing market for highway construction and bitumen needs. This workshop is delivered in partnership with the Middle East Society of Asphalt Technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kamil Kaloush

Dr. Kamil Kaloush

Chair, IRF Global Scientific Committee, FORTA Professor in Pavement Engineering, Arizona State University
Dr. Kaloush is a FORTA Professor of Pavement Engineering in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer and has over 35 years of industrial and academic experience in pavement engineering. He... Read More →
avatar for Marek Lorecki

Marek Lorecki

Regional Technical Director, Colas
After my University specialized in Civil Engineering , I started my career in 1982 at COLAS in France for 15 years before starting my expatriation still within Colas Group : - 15 years in Poland as Managing Director to develop Colas Polska ( road construction's and industries... Read More →
avatar for Hamad Ali AL Shehhi

Hamad Ali AL Shehhi

Director of Roads & Facilities Maintenance, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
leader on strategic roads infrastructure agendas, Participating in the accomplishment of major infrastructure mega projectsover 10 years progressive experience in leading and executing strategy, designing, construction and Assets Management, leading teams and high-value projects.Engineering... Read More →
avatar for Nabil Mohammad Saleh Ahmad

Nabil Mohammad Saleh Ahmad

Director of Roads Department, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
Over more than 20 years experience in most of infrastructures areas such as Roads, Traffic Engineering, Utilities, Metro and Tram.Participation of RTA strategic Plan workshops for Roads, Metro and Tram projects in order to presents to H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoom Vice... Read More →
avatar for Dr Mohamed Elbasyouny

Dr Mohamed Elbasyouny

Pavement Specialist, Parsons Corporation
Dr Mohamed El-Basyouny is currently working for Parsons in Dubai as a project manager/Pavement Specialist, Dr. Elbasyouny duties includes providing pavement design and asphalt material specifications for Parsons projects in the Middle East. His current task is providing technical... Read More →
avatar for Emin Kutay

Emin Kutay

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University (MSU)
Dr. M. Emin Kutay is a Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Kutay’s background is in the areas of asphalt mixture material characterization (experimental and modeling), pavement analysis and design, pavement... Read More →
avatar for Waleed Zeiada

Waleed Zeiada

Associate Professor of Pavement Materials and Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Sharjah
Dr. Zeiada has been teaching in higher education and performing research for more than 20 years. He is currently an associate professor of Pavement Materials and Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Sharjah. He received his PhD in 2012... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Michele Lanotte

Dr. Michele Lanotte

Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Infrastructure and Environmental, Khalifa University of Science and Technology
Dr. Michele Lanotte is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Infrastructure and Environmental at Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.He received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin (Italy... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Sherif El-Badawy

Dr. Sherif El-Badawy

Professor of Highway Engineering, Vice Dean for Postgraduate Studies, Mansoura University
Sherif El-Badawy is Professor of Highway Engineering at Mansoura University, Vice Dean for Postgraduate Studies and Research and Director of the Highway and Airport Engineering Laboratory (ISO/IEC 17025:17 accredited). He received a BSc degree with honor and MSc in Civil Engineering... Read More →



Saturday November 6, 2021 1:00pm - 4:00pm GMT+04
Dubai C

2:00pm GMT+04

Meeting of the IRF Fellows & RTA Youth Council
Speakers
avatar for Shelley Row

Shelley Row

Former Director, ITS Joint Program Office
An Inc. Magazine top 100 leadership speaker and one of eight engineers who is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Shelley Row, PE, CSP, is an engineer and the former Director of the USDOT's ITS Joint Program Office. As founder of Blue Fjord Leaders, Shelley’s work focuses on... Read More →
avatar for Michael Dreznes

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 →


Saturday November 6, 2021 2:00pm - 3:30pm GMT+04
Sheikh Maktoum - A

3:00pm GMT+04

IRF Committee on ITS
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Robert Jaffe

Dr. Robert Jaffe

Chair of IRF ITS Committee, Consystec
Dr. Jaffe is an electrical and systems engineer with EE degrees from Cornell (BS) and Stanford (MS, PhD). After 13 years as a Research Staff Manager at IBM’s Research Division, in 1996 he founded Consensus Systems Technologies (“ConSysTec”) where he remains a principal. Dr... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm GMT+04
Dubai E

3:00pm GMT+04

IRF Committee on Road Safety
Speakers
avatar for Chris Sanders

Chris Sanders

Chair of IRF Road Safety Committee, Lindsay Transportation
Currently newly retired and helping Lindsay with various international business development activities.Former Senior Vice President Lindsay Transportation Solutions and President of Barrier Systems (acquired by Lindsay)Mr. Sanders has been involved in the Highway Safety Industry for... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm GMT+04
Dubai D

5:00pm GMT+04

73rd General Assembly of the IRF
Speakers
avatar for H.E. Abdullah Al-Mogbel

H.E. Abdullah Al-Mogbel

Chairman, IRF Global
avatar for Patrick Sankey

Patrick Sankey

President & CEO, IRF Global
C. Patrick Sankey is the chief executive officer of the International Road Federation and its educational foundation, the International Road Educational Foundation. He has over 25 years of management experience in organizations focusing on national and international transportation... Read More →


Saturday November 6, 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm GMT+04
Sheikh Maktoum - A

6:30pm GMT+04

Welcome Reception
Saturday November 6, 2021 6:30pm - 8:00pm GMT+04
Bubble Lounge
 
Sunday, November 7
 

10:00am GMT+04

Forgiving Roads: From Concept to Results
The Safe System approach is predicated on the idea that the risk and consequences of driver error must be minimized. “Forgiving roads” are a concept widely used by road agencies but their operational application diverges significantly between countries. What measures and investments are needed to make today’s roads more forgiving of driver error?

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Daniel Albuquerque

Dr. Daniel Albuquerque

Assistant Professor, UAEU College of Engineering
Dr. Albuquerque is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Transportation Engineering at UAEU. He earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nebraska, USA. Dr. Albuquerque is an International Road Federation Scholar and brings over 15 years of experience in Transportation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Arif Mehmood

Dr. Arif Mehmood

ITC, Abu Dhabi
Dr. Mehmood has more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning and policies.  He specializes in developing strategic planning tools that assist in designing effective and robust strategies to offer sustainable solutions for complex problems. He has played a key role in helping... Read More →
avatar for John Griffith

John Griffith

Vice President, ETI USA, Inc.
Dr. John B. Griffith, Jr PhD Is the vice President of ETI USA, the manufacturer of the Rolling Barrier Guardrail System as well as the CEO and founder of Griffith global consulting. Dr. Griffith is an International Road Federation Road Safety Audit Team Leader and is widely recognized... Read More →
avatar for Michael Dreznes

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 →
avatar for Ali Osman Atahan

Ali Osman Atahan

Professor, Istanbul Technical University
Prof. Atahan is an expert of Traffic Safety and development and analysis of roadside safety hardware. He has been working in this area for the past 25 years. He is working at Istanbul Technical University as a professor. He has published more than 50 papers on various traffic safety... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am GMT+04
Sheikh Maktoum - A

10:00am GMT+04

Integrated Land User & Transport Planning
Celebrating 16 years of accomplishments, the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) supported Dubai in establishing the most advanced network of roads & public transport systems in the world. Strategic plans for implemented for upgrading the infrastructure of roads, mass transit systems, pedestrian facilities and traffic
safety. It has also constructed and operated a host of strategic projects for increasing road networks and
public transport services.

RTA’s drive has been characterised by focusing on sustainability and bringing about a paradigm shift in public
transit services as evident by the construction of the Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, new bus stations and
improved bus and marine transport services. It is also reflected in the construction of roads, bridges
and flyovers, the introduction of smart technologies and apps, and the implementation of transport policies
to achieve an integrated and sustainable transport system.

RTA is forging ahead with projects and initiatives to improve public transport infrastructure and services,
roads and the standard of living in the city to bring happiness to inhabitants, be it citizens, residents or
visitors.

Moderators
avatar for Eric Cook

Eric Cook

Senior Advisor, International Road Federation

Speakers
avatar for Eng Abdulredha Abu Alhassan

Eng Abdulredha Abu Alhassan

Executive Director, Rail Planning & Projects Development, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
Abdulredha Abu Alhassan, the Executive Director of Rail Planning and Projects Development Department of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is a vibrant, enthusiastic person with superior managerial and organizational skills.Possessing unique skills with 35 Years of experience... Read More →
avatar for Adel Shakri

Adel Shakri

Director of Planning and Business Development, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
Adel Shakri is the director of planning and business development. He is a graduate from Mohammed ben Rashid center for leadership development. Adel is currently supervising most of the smart mobility projects in the emirates of Dubai, by managing systems that serve more than 300 million... Read More →
avatar for Adel Al Marzooqi

Adel Al Marzooqi

Director of Right of Way Department, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
Eng. Adel Mohammed Al Marzooqi is one of Roads & Transport Authority leaders who is leading a subject matter expert in Infrastructure, Utilities and Traffic Services, with more than 18 years of practical experience in the field of infrastructure projects and services, where his department... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am GMT+04
Sheikh Maktoum - C

10:00am GMT+04

Smart Parking for Smart Cities
With the accelerated introduction of Electric and Automated Vehicles on our roads, another established sector is facing a paradigm shift of its own: the parking business. While the interplay between on-street and off-street parking, and their commensurate effect on urban mobility, will remain for years to come, new challenges and opportunities will emerge when looking at the needs of both EVs (in terms of charging infrastructure) and AVs (in terms of reduced “down time” while having to manage potentially large fleets of shared and on-demand vehicles). This session aims to shed some light into these issues, both from a public and private sector perspective.

Moderators
avatar for Tom Antonissen

Tom Antonissen

Senior Advisor, International Road Federation
Tom Antonissen assumed his present role in November 2014, although he has over a decade experience with the IRF and road transport policy, with a particular focus on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), Road Safety and Road User Charging (RUC). He served for several years as a Road... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Salah Al Marzooqi

Salah Al Marzooqi

Director of Intelligent Traffic Systems Department (ITS), Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
Eng. Salah Al Marzooqi, a leading subject matter expert in ITS, with over a 20 years experience in planning, managing and deployment of high profile ITS projects in the UAE. An Electronics Engineering graduate from the Dubai Higher College of Technology in 2001 with a passion of utilizing... Read More →
avatar for Ahmed Mahboob

Ahmed Mahboob

Executive Director, Parking Department, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
avatar for Pamela Chikhani

Pamela Chikhani

General Manager, Secure Parking UAE
Pamela Chikhani is the General Manager of Secure Parking UAE and Director of Strategic Alliances at the Arcadia Education. She is also a co-founder, board member and mentor at Reach, a non-profit organisation, registered in the DIFC and dedicated to helping young professional women... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am GMT+04
Sheikh Maktoum - B

10:00am GMT+04

TS1.1: Pavement Testing
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Robert E. Troxler

Dr. Robert E. Troxler

Director of Advanced Technologies, Troxler Laboratories
Dr. Robert E. Troxler is a native of Raleigh NC. In 1983 he received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University. In 1986 and 1992 he received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and held a fellowship... Read More →
avatar for Soughah AlSamahi

Soughah AlSamahi

Federal Road Asset Department, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure
Soughah AlSamahi is currently a civil engineer working in the Federal Road Asset department in the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure. She is specializing in the development and implementation of the road asset management system. The ministry’s road asset management has been... Read More →
avatar for Timo Saarenpää

Timo Saarenpää

Manager, Software and Hardware Division, Roadscanners
Timo Saarenpää holds a M.Eng. in Management of technological competence and Bsc. in Software engineering from the Lapland University of Applied Science. He has worked with Roadscanners Oy since 2004 in various positions like software engineer and quality manager. Since 2015 he has... Read More →
avatar for Herman Visser

Herman Visser

Civil Engineer (Pavements), ARRB Systems
Herman Visser is a Professional Civil Engineer with 10 years’ experience in the transportation industry. Herman graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Pavements and Materials Engineering... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am GMT+04
Dubai E

10:00am GMT+04

TS1.2: Asphalt Pavement Innovations
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Alaa Sukkari

Alaa Sukkari

Research Assistant, Transportation and Pavement Lab, University of Sharjah
Graduate with Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from University of Sharjah. Former volunteer at the student affairs deanship and the American Society of Civil Engineers University of Sharjah Chapter for two years. Currently a Master's degree student at University of Sharjah... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Stevens

Ryan Stevens

Civil Engineer, City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department
Ryan is a Civil Engineer for the Pavement Management Team in the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department. The Pavement Management Team develops the 5-year Pavement Maintenance Program to keep Phoenix’s 5,000 street miles in good condition. The team is involved with collecting... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Bernhard Hofko

Prof. Bernhard Hofko

Vienna University of Technology
Bernhard Hofko is an Associate Professor and Head of Lab for Road Materials at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). In his work, he covers road infrastructure materials including material optimization, sustainability, life cycle analysis etc. Prof. Hofko is also consulting... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Johannes Mirwald

Dr. Johannes Mirwald

Material Chemist, TU Vienna
Dr. Johannes Mirwald is a material chemist working in road engineering at the TU Vienna. He received his PhD at the faculty for technical chemistry at the TU Vienna while investigating realistic ageing conditions and chemo-mechanical correlation of various asphalt binders. His current... Read More →
avatar for Philip Blankenship

Philip Blankenship

Uberbinder, Inc.
Phil graduated in 1993 with a MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky. During his graduate research at UK, Phil worked at the Asphalt Institute in the Strategic Highway Research Program. He assisted in developing N-Design to simulate field mixture compaction in the... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am GMT+04
Dubai B

10:00am GMT+04

TS1.3: Road Safety Leadership
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Umang Champaklal Modi

Umang Champaklal Modi

Assistant Professor, University of Baroda
Currently I am working as Assistant Professor Faculty of Law and Coordinator for One Year Diploma in Political Leadership and Governance Institute of Leadership and Governance The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. I have one year working experience of Government Sector as Legal... Read More →
avatar for James Akena

James Akena

Founder and CEO, Legacy Road Safety Initiative (LRSI)
James is a founder and CEO of Legacy Road Safety Initiative (LRSI), an NGO fully registered by the government and fully operational for the last two years. James has extensive leadership skills, knowledge, and expertise in transport; logistics; supply chain management and road safety... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Timothy Oketch

Dr. Timothy Oketch

Director and Principal, TIMCON Associates
Dr Eng. Timothy Oketch is a professional Transportation Engineer with over 30 years-experience. He holds a PhD and MSc in Transportation Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany and Delft University in the Netherlands respectively, and a BSc in Civil Engineering from... Read More →
avatar for Sumaya Al Neyadi

Sumaya Al Neyadi

Head of Safety Section, Integrated Transport Centre Abu Dhabi
Sumaya is Head of Safety Section in the Integrated Transport Center in Abu Dhabi. She has more than 10 years of experience in leading road safety initiatives and currently she is leading the development of Vision Zero Strategy in Abu Dhabi. She worked previously with Municipalities... Read More →
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Ashish Gajurel

Nepal Automobiles' Association


Sunday November 7, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am GMT+04
Dubai C

10:00am GMT+04

TS1.4: Road Financing Strategies
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for John Ali Ipinge

John Ali Ipinge

Chief Executive Officer, Namibian Road Fund Administration
I'm currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Namibian Road Fund Administration and a President of the African Road Maintenance Funds Association (ARMFA). I manage and lead a USD200 million fund that invest in the road infrastructure maintenance and rehabilitation in Namibia. Additionally... Read More →
avatar for Ahmad AlSabbah

Ahmad AlSabbah

Investment & PPP Expert, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, UAE
Mr. Ahmad AlSabbah is an Investment/PPP expert at the Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure. His sectoral focuses are Investment, Public Private Partnership and commercial transformation.Mr. AlSabbah has held various positions within the public and private sectors and advised number... Read More →
avatar for Majid Ideisan

Majid Ideisan

Project Manager, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, UAE
Majid Ideisan is a specialized engineer in Sustainable and Renewable Energy systems, and a Certified Energy Manager by the Association of Energy Engineers. He is currently acting as a Project Manager at the Financial Sustainability and Investment Department at the Ministry of Energy... Read More →
avatar for Evans Ochola

Evans Ochola

Consultant, The World Bank
Mr. Ochola is a professional civil engineer with a decade of experience in transportation planning, policy formulation, feasibility studies, engineering design, contract administration, monitoring and evaluation, and project management. He holds an MSc (Eng) Transport Planning & Engineering... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jennaro Odoki

Dr. Jennaro Odoki

Managing Director, IMES Ltd
Dr. Odoki is a Chartered Transport Specialist specializing in highway engineering and transport economics. He has over 30-years of global experience in road asset management, road economics and financing, road sector policies and strategies, road investment programs, project appraisal... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am GMT+04
Dubai D

12:00pm GMT+04

Opening Ceremony & Keynote Addresses
The 18th IRF World Meeting aspires to be a global summit & technology showcase that is both uniquely relevant to a wide cross-section of road mobility stakeholders, and focused on delivering solutions to the world’s pressing mobility questions.

Speakers
avatar for H.E. Abdullah Al-Mogbel

H.E. Abdullah Al-Mogbel

Chairman, IRF Global
avatar for H.E. Mattar Al-Tayer

H.E. Mattar Al-Tayer

Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) & Commissioner General for Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Well-Being holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm GMT+04
Main Stage

1:30pm GMT+04

Roads to Tomorrow: Pathways to Sustainable Mobility
The 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition opens as world leaders gather for the United Nations COP-26 to agree on a strategic roadmap to decarbonize economic activities. Within this overall target, the transport sector has a key role to play and must identify pragmatic pathways that continue serving the needs of an increasingly mobile world. In July 2021, the European Union adopted an ambitious 55% emissions reduction plan (“Fit for 55”) that will see a complete ban of non-electric vehicles by 2035.
This plenary session will set the stage for this important topic addressed through many of the World Meeting sessions.

Speakers
avatar for H.E. Mattar Al-Tayer

H.E. Mattar Al-Tayer

Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) & Commissioner General for Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Well-Being holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of... Read More →
avatar for H.E. Jernej Vrtovec

H.E. Jernej Vrtovec

Minister of Infrastructure, Slovenia
avatar for H.E. Dr. Amani Abou‐Zeid

H.E. Dr. Amani Abou‐Zeid

Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission
Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid is the Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy at the African Union Commission (AUC). She is in charge of sectors covering Energy, Transport, Tourism and ICT. Prior to joining the AUC, Dr. Abou-Zeid has served for more than 30 years in leadership roles at top-tier... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm GMT+04
Main Stage

1:30pm GMT+04

TS2.1: Case Studies in ITS Deployment
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Timur Asliamov

Timur Asliamov

Machine Learning Engineer
I was born in the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation. I received my bachelor's and translator's degrees from the Kazan National Research University named after A.N. Tupolev. The master's degree was obtained from the German-Russian Institute for Advanced Technologies... Read More →
avatar for Ahmed Elawady

Ahmed Elawady

Teaching Assistant, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
I am civil engineer who graduated from university of Sharjah in 2019 and now am a Master student in Master of Science in Civil Engineering in University of Sharjah while working as part time Teaching assistant in the university. My area of interest is transportation and machine learning... Read More →
avatar for Mohamad Talas

Mohamad Talas

Director of ITS Management & System Engineering, NY DOT
Mohamad Talas, PE. PTOE. PhD. Mohamad Talas has over 30 years in Traffic Engineering and Operation experience in the New York City Department of Transportation. He currently serves as the Director for the NYC DOT System Engineering Division, where he supervises the planning and development... Read More →
avatar for Marshall Cheek

Marshall Cheek

Director of Traffic Engineering & Solutions, Cubic ITS
Marshall joined Trafficware in 2011 and is currently the Director of Traffic Engineering & Solutions for Cubic ITS.  Marshall is hands-on and leads a team of dedicated traffic engineers and professionals that deliver ATMS and adaptive signal control projects throughout the world... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm GMT+04
Dubai C

1:30pm GMT+04

TS2.2: Traffic Planning & Forecasting 1
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
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Dmitry Chickrin

Kazan Federal University
avatar for Mohamad Yaman Fares

Mohamad Yaman Fares

Research and Teaching assistant, Khalifa University
Eng. Mohamad Yaman Fares currently works as a research and teaching assistant at the Civil and Infrastructural Engineering Department, Khalifa University. He researches pavement engineering, traffic engineering, and urban planning. Eng. Mohamad Yaman has a Bachelor's degree from the... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Daniel Findley

Dr. Daniel Findley

Senior Research Associate, Institute for Transportation Research and Education
Dr. Daniel Findley, P.E. is a Senior Research Associate with the Institute for Transportation Research and Education in Raleigh, NC. He specializes in asset management and inventory, horizontal curve safety, economic impact analysis, multi-modal transportation, unique transportation... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm GMT+04
Dubai B

1:30pm GMT+04

TS2.3: Safe Roads by Design
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Darko Babić

Darko Babić

Professor, University of Zagreb
Darko Babić is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb (Croatia) at the Department for Traffic Signalling where he actively participates in the teaching process and works on scientific and professional projects. He is the president... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Victoria Gitelman

Dr. Victoria Gitelman

Senior Research Fellow, Transportation Research Institute, Technion, Israel
Victoria Gitelman, M.Sc., Ph.D., is a senior research fellow at the Transportation Research Institute, Technion, Israel; in the past decade, she served as a head of the road safety research group. Dr Gitelman is engaged in evaluation research in road safety and traffic engineering... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Marra

Joseph Marra

GDTech
Joseph Marra is Civil Engineer from the University of Liège, Belgium. He started his career as structural calculation engineer at the Liege University and pursued at the research center of ArcelorMittal working on structural calculation of steel structures. He managed projects up... Read More →
avatar for Deogratias Eustace

Deogratias Eustace

Professor, University of Dayton, USA
Professor of transportation engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Dayton, USA. His interest areas include traffic safety, data analytics in transportation engineering, impact of connected vehicles technology... Read More →
avatar for John Griffith

John Griffith

Vice President, ETI USA, Inc.
Dr. John B. Griffith, Jr PhD Is the vice President of ETI USA, the manufacturer of the Rolling Barrier Guardrail System as well as the CEO and founder of Griffith global consulting. Dr. Griffith is an International Road Federation Road Safety Audit Team Leader and is widely recognized... Read More →
avatar for Telma Silva

Telma Silva

Specialized Road Safety Technician, Ascendi
Telma Silva attended the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), where she got a Master degree in Civil Engineering, in 2008. In 2010, she started working in Ascendi, a road infrastructure operator in Portugal. Her professional background within Ascendi went through... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm GMT+04
Dubai E

1:30pm GMT+04

TS2.4: Integrated Transport Planning
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Fatmah Alsaadi

Fatmah Alsaadi

Project Design Engineer, Abu Dhabi Municipality
Project Design Engineer- Storm water/Irrigation- Infrastructure Support SectorEng. Fatmah Alsaadi received her bachelor degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from United Arab Emirates University in June, 2014 and Master degree on Engineering Management with distinction with... Read More →
avatar for Mounir El Asmar

Mounir El Asmar

Associate Professor, Arizona State University
Mounir El Asmar is an associate professor at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment in the Del E. Webb School of Construction. He also is a senior sustainability scientist with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability... Read More →
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Dr. Veit Appelt

CEO, A+S Consult
Dr. Appelt has a Doctoral Degree in civil engineering as well as a Double Diploma in Civil Engineering and IT from the Dresden University of Technology. His more than 30 years of professional experience covers work, in Germany and abroad, in the fields of: BIM, road, rail, airports... Read More →
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Ali Osman Atahan

Professor, Istanbul Technical University
Prof. Atahan is an expert of Traffic Safety and development and analysis of roadside safety hardware. He has been working in this area for the past 25 years. He is working at Istanbul Technical University as a professor. He has published more than 50 papers on various traffic safety... Read More →
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Malesiba Mabe

Chief Engineer, Mpumalanga Provincial Treasury
Malesiba Mabe, is a Professional Civil Engineer born in Mamelodi (Pretoria, South Africa) with experience in the roads, transportation and infrastructure planning and financing. Malesiba completed her under-graduate studies at the University of Johannesburg where she attained a Baccalaureus... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm GMT+04
Dubai D

3:30pm GMT+04

TS3.1: Greening Road Projects
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Eng. Eiman Alameri

Eng. Eiman Alameri

Manager, Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM)
Eiman Alameri has been working in Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) since 2013 in the Municipal Infrastructure and Assets Sector. She worked in Design and Technical audit of the different infrastructure fields. Then she worked in the Standards and Specifications section where efforts... Read More →
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Dr. Ahmed Abdelkader

Aggrebind
Holds a PhD in Materials Engineering from Newcastle University, UK, preceded by a BSc in Chemistry from Alexandria University, Egypt, a Diploma in Polymer Technology from Ferrara University, Italy, and an MSc in Materials Science from Alexandria University. Has a solid 25 years... Read More →
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Gülay Malkoç

E-MAK Company
Gülay Malkoç is a chemical Engineer.After working in RTD Department & Asphalt Divisions of the Turkish General Directorate of Highways, she moved to ASMUD- Turkish Contractors Association as Technical Director. After, she became Coordinator General of ASMUD for several years.Then... Read More →
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Engr. Musa Saidu, FNSE

Deputy Director, Highways Bridges and Design, Federal Ministry of Works, Abuja-Nigeria
Musa is a Civil Engineer by Education, Training and Experience. A fellow of the Nigeria Society of Engineers and an Alumni of Harvard University, USA. My carrier in the practice of this profession has spanned some Twenty years. During this period, I have acquired substantial experience... Read More →
avatar for Meltem Akyuz

Meltem Akyuz

Asset Management Reporting Manager and the Sustainability Lead, ICA on the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and Northern Ring Motorway Operations
A Civil Engineer with over fifteen years track record of construction experience in all phases of Mining and Civil Infrastructure projects in Australia and Turkey. Has experience in planning, estimating and managing the design, construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, structures... Read More →
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Eng. Thomas Baenziger

CEO, EE-Consulting AG Switzerland
Thomas BAENZIGER, a Swiss citizen, holds an engineering degree of Zurich School of Engineering. He is the CEO of EE-Consulting AG Switzerland, Chairman of the CIE (International Commission on Illumination, based in Vienna) Technical Committee TC4-62, developing the new recommendations... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm GMT+04
Dubai B

3:30pm GMT+04

TS3.2 Practical Applications of Big Data Science
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. James Birdsall

Dr. James Birdsall

Middle East and Asia Asset Management Practice Lead, Parsons
Dr. Birdsall is Parsons Middle East and Asia Asset Management Practice Lead focusing on advancing the deployment, configuration and deployment of innovative technology solutions to empower Public and Private clients to achieve sustainable asset management and optimize the implementation... Read More →
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Howard M. Shotz

Asset Management Technical Director, Connected Communities Products, Parsons
Howard is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a member of the Institute for Asset Management (IAM), and a certified Parsons Project Manager (PMC) with more than 25 years of experience designing and implementing asset management technology solutions. Howard has experience... Read More →
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Raitis Steinbergs

Engineer
Road engineer with 7 years of experience in road maintenance. For the last years I have been working on development projects related to equipment used for daily road maintenance and information technology to improve overall work quality and raise efficiency. Also, leading the development... Read More →
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Álvaro Soares

IT Development Coordinator, Ascendi
Application Management and Development Team Coordinator at Ascendi; Product Owner (SustIMS – Sustainable Infrastructure Management System); Project Manager of Asset Management, ITS, GIS and Tooling implementation projects. Graduation on Computer Engineering in the Superior Institute... Read More →
avatar for Jacopo Alaimo

Jacopo Alaimo

NA Sales and Business Development Manager, XenomatiX
Jacopo joined XenomatiX to lead the expansion of its revolutionary and simple LiDAR technology in the North American region. With the vision to contribute to safer roads and transportations he is convinced of the advantages that the True Solid State could bring to the AV world. In... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm GMT+04
Dubai D

3:30pm GMT+04

TS3.3: Long Term Pavement & Asset Performance 1
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Ingrid Gabrielle do Nascimento Camargo

Ingrid Gabrielle do Nascimento Camargo

PhD Candidate, Vienna University of Technology
Ingrid Gabrielle do Nascimento Camargo studied civil engineering at Sao Paulo State University (Brazil). She graduated from the Transportation Engineering Masters program at the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) in 2018. Currently, she is a PhD Candidate at... Read More →
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Mr. Hiromasa Kobayashi

Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Company Limited
Mr. Kobayashi is from Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Company Limited in Japan. He has been working for the maintenance of bridges since 2019 including Magosaki Viaduct and Ohnaruto Bridge which is a suspension bridge with the central span length of 876m over a straight, after getting... Read More →
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Dr. Amin Akhnoukh

Associate Professor, East Carolina University
Dr. Amin Akhnoukh works as an Associate Professor in the Construction Management Department at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA. Dr. Akhnoukh has 17 years of academic experience, and more than 10 years in industry working for major national and international... Read More →
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Adriana Santos

Head of Service, ASCENDI, IGI
Adriana Santos is a student of the Doctoral Program in Civil Engineering at University of Minho, and she is studying two parameters in particular, microtexture and macrotexture in the road pavements and their degradation. Her research interests are in the areas of pavements and her... Read More →
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Dr. Auckpath Sawangsuriya

Civil Engineer, Bureau of Road Research and Development, Department of Highways, Thailand
A. Sawangsuriya is a civil engineer-expert level at Bureau of Road Research and Development, Department of Highways, Bangkok, Thailand. He received his B.Eng. (with honors) from the Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand. He received his M.S... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm GMT+04
Dubai E

3:30pm GMT+04

TS3.4: Road Safety Risk Diagnosis 1
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Armana Huq

Dr. Armana Huq

ARI, Accident Research Institute (ARI) in Bangladesh
Dr. Armana Sabiha Huq has been working with Accident Research Institute (ARI) in Dhaka, Bangladesh since May 2007. As an Assistant Professor of ARI, she has been committed to her active responsibilities for saving lives since then. She received her Doctoral degree from Florida International... Read More →
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Dr. Arif Mehmood

ITC, Abu Dhabi
Dr. Mehmood has more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning and policies.  He specializes in developing strategic planning tools that assist in designing effective and robust strategies to offer sustainable solutions for complex problems. He has played a key role in helping... Read More →
avatar for Deogratias Eustace

Deogratias Eustace

Professor, University of Dayton, USA
Professor of transportation engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Dayton, USA. His interest areas include traffic safety, data analytics in transportation engineering, impact of connected vehicles technology... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Paliotto

Andrea Paliotto

University of Florence
Andrea Paliotto graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Florence. He has been worked in the University since 2017. He worked also as consultant engineer. Since June 2018 he is a PhD student at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (University of Florence... Read More →
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Faheem Malik

Associate Lecturer, Mechanical and Construction Engineering Department at Northumbria University
Faheem Ahmed Malik is presently working as Associate Lecturer in the Mechanical and Construction Engineering Department at Northumbria University. He has a Bachelor in Civil Engineering together with a masters in Transportation planning and engineering. Before joining the Northumbria... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm GMT+04
Dubai C

4:00pm GMT+04

How do Cities (and Citizens) Benefit from ITS
ITS has traditionally offered municipal agencies the promise of increased asset performance at compelling benefit/cost ratio, especially when compared with the investments required to expand network capacity. However, there is frequently less emphasis placed on positive operational outcomes and customer experience, as a result of which anticipated benefits are not always achieved. This session will approach the question of ITS investments from an end user perspective using a rich blend of international case studies.


Moderators
avatar for Dr. Robert Jaffe

Dr. Robert Jaffe

Chair of IRF ITS Committee, Consystec
Dr. Jaffe is an electrical and systems engineer with EE degrees from Cornell (BS) and Stanford (MS, PhD). After 13 years as a Research Staff Manager at IBM’s Research Division, in 1996 he founded Consensus Systems Technologies (“ConSysTec”) where he remains a principal. Dr... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Salah Al Marzooqi

Salah Al Marzooqi

Director of Intelligent Traffic Systems Department (ITS), Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
Eng. Salah Al Marzooqi, a leading subject matter expert in ITS, with over a 20 years experience in planning, managing and deployment of high profile ITS projects in the UAE. An Electronics Engineering graduate from the Dubai Higher College of Technology in 2001 with a passion of utilizing... Read More →
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Dr. Angelos Amditis

Chairman, ERTICO
Dr. Angelos Amditis is Research Director in ICCS, and member of its BoD, as well as the founder and Director of the I-SENSE Research Group. Since June 2018, he has been the ERTICO-ITS Europe Chairman. He also serves as a member of the Executive Board of ETP-ALICE, Deputy Chairman... Read More →
avatar for Dr. William Sowell

Dr. William Sowell

Vice President-Cloudastructure, Inc., IRF Senior Vice Chairman
Dr. Bill Sowell currently serves as International Road Federation Senior Vice Chairman. He is a global industry leader of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Connected Vehicles, and the development of new ITS technologies for more than 30 years. He is the only industry veteran... Read More →
avatar for Shailen Bhatt

Shailen Bhatt

Senior Vice President - Global Transportation Innovation, AECOM
Shailen Bhatt is Senior Vice President, Global Transportation Innovation and Alternative Delivery at AECOM (NYSE:ACM), the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services across the project lifecycle.Mr. Bhatt heads the Innovation and Alternative... Read More →
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Al Kazickas

Senior Project Manager, Parsons Corporation
Experienced transportation professional having over 35 years experience working in North America and Middle East on the planning, design, and construction of over $5 Billion USD of Smart Mobility solutions, traffic engineering, transportation planning, Intelligent Transportation Systems... Read More →


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

4:00pm GMT+04

Partnerships for Road Safety
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.

Moderators
avatar for Michael Dreznes

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Gary D. West

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 →
avatar for Catalina Garcia

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 →
avatar for Estrella Merlos

Estrella Merlos

Global Lead, Road Safety Training Initiative, UNITAR
avatar for Philip Wijers

Philip Wijers

Director of Governmental Affairs, Sensys Gatso Group


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

4:00pm GMT+04

RoadTech: Game-Changing Trends in Road Construction
Advances in technology will affect not only the use of tomorrow's roads but how they are designed and built. Agencies able to leverage Building Information Modeling, construction automation, and decision-support tools on the job site will see their bottom line dramatically impacted. This panel will review some of the most promising trends, and their implications for the way agencies and contractors work together. 

Moderators
avatar for Mounir El Asmar

Mounir El Asmar

Associate Professor, Arizona State University
Mounir El Asmar is an associate professor at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment in the Del E. Webb School of Construction. He also is a senior sustainability scientist with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nabil Mohammad Saleh Ahmad

Nabil Mohammad Saleh Ahmad

Director of Roads Department, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
Over more than 20 years experience in most of infrastructures areas such as Roads, Traffic Engineering, Utilities, Metro and Tram.Participation of RTA strategic Plan workshops for Roads, Metro and Tram projects in order to presents to H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoom Vice... Read More →
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Dr. Veit Appelt

CEO, A+S Consult
Dr. Appelt has a Doctoral Degree in civil engineering as well as a Double Diploma in Civil Engineering and IT from the Dresden University of Technology. His more than 30 years of professional experience covers work, in Germany and abroad, in the fields of: BIM, road, rail, airports... Read More →
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Stefano Maio

Business Development Manager, Bechtel Corp
Stefano Maio is the Business Development Manager for the Infrastructure business unit based out of Belgrade focusing on new opportunities in heavy civils specifically: motorways, railways and power including renewable energy.Stefano moved to Serbia in 2019 to help secure the Morava... Read More →
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Gabriel Valtueña-Ramos

Vice President, McKinsey & Company
Gabriel brings more than 20 years of experience across all phases of the road and highways life cycle, including project development, tendering, commercial and financial close, delivery, and operations and maintenance (O&M).Currently VP at McKinsey & Company he mainly advises clients... Read More →
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Jonathan Davis

Chief Commercial Officer, Uberbinder
Jonathan Davis is a Co-Founder and the Chief Commercial Officer for Uberbinder™, a low carbon replacement binder for concrete and asphalt; the company's mission is to change transportation infrastructure through the use of sustainable building material. A strategist, brand builder... Read More →
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Dr. Thierry Goger

Secretary-General, Forum of European Highway Research Laboratories
Dr. Thierry Goger is a senior executive in Transport Research and European Affairs. As FEHRL Secretary-General, the association of the European National Road Research Centres, Thierry is a strategist for cooperative research and innovation, in the field of road and transport infrastructure... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm GMT+04
Sheikh Maktoum - C
 
Monday, November 8
 

8:30am GMT+04

PS1: Korea’s Road Safety Policy and Technology
 In 2016, the Korean Government implemented the “Safety Speed 5030” policy, limit the maximum speed to 50km/hr on main roads in the city and 30km/hr on other roads, to reduce traffic accidents deaths and create safe road environment for pedestrians. This session is aims to introduce Korea’s road safety policy and road safety technology implemented by Safety Speed 5030 Committee(Private, Public, Academy). 

Speakers
avatar for Sangjin HAN

Sangjin HAN

Associate Professor, Transport Studies Group, Seoul National University


Monday November 8, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am GMT+04
Dubai E

8:30am GMT+04

TS4.1: Maintenance Strategies 1
These special interest sessions are developed by IRF partners and member organizations from all over the world. Partner sessions showcase the top global experts in their respective regions and areas of specialization

Speakers
avatar for Soughah AlSamahi

Soughah AlSamahi

Federal Road Asset Department, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure
Soughah AlSamahi is currently a civil engineer working in the Federal Road Asset department in the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure. She is specializing in the development and implementation of the road asset management system. The ministry’s road asset management has been... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Stevens

Ryan Stevens

Civil Engineer, City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department
Ryan is a Civil Engineer for the Pavement Management Team in the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department. The Pavement Management Team develops the 5-year Pavement Maintenance Program to keep Phoenix’s 5,000 street miles in good condition. The team is involved with collecting... Read More →
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Dr. Auckpath Sawangsuriya

Civil Engineer, Bureau of Road Research and Development, Department of Highways, Thailand
A. Sawangsuriya is a civil engineer-expert level at Bureau of Road Research and Development, Department of Highways, Bangkok, Thailand. He received his B.Eng. (with honors) from the Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand. He received his M.S... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am GMT+04
Dubai B

8:30am GMT+04

TS4.2: Decarbonizing Road Transport
These special interest sessions are developed by IRF partners and member organizations from all over the world. Partner sessions showcase the top global experts in their respective regions and areas of specialization

Speakers
avatar for Cristian Gonzalez

Cristian Gonzalez

Director of Intelligence, Global Road Links
Cristian Gonzalez is an Economist, Statistician and Econometrician, with over 15 years of experience, specialising in the quantitative and qualitative valuation of roads and infrastructure programmes and projects. Cristian was Director of Statistics and Data at the International Road... Read More →
avatar for Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson

President, Titan Freight
Mr. Wilson has been president & CEO of TITAN Freight Systems, a regional transportation company with operations throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia since 2004. His company is a leader in the implementation of Artificial Intelligence and Edge Computing to meet... Read More →
avatar for Bojan Banfi

Bojan Banfi

Director for projects Digitalization and Decarbonization, Motorways of Slovenia (DARS)
Bojan Banfi, BSc in Economics, has 35 years of working experience in different strategic areas. Having worked in the office of the Vice President of the Government of Slovenia for ten years, he had been involved in preparation of certain fundamental documents from economy. Between... Read More →
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Dr. Igor Burmistrov

Director, Director of the Engineering Center of the Federal State Budgetary
Burmistrov Igor Nikolaevich, Doctor of Technical Sciences, date of birth February 20, 1982. In 2004 Burmistrov I.N. graduated with honors from the Yury Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov. In 2006, Burmistrov I.N. was defend the PhD thesis on the topic "Development of polymer... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am GMT+04
Dubai D

8:30am GMT+04

TS4.3 Long Term Pavement & Asset Performance 2
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Prof. Mbakisya Onyango

Prof. Mbakisya Onyango

Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC)
Mbakisya Onyango is a professor of civil engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) and a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow. She received her PhD from Kansas State University (USA) in Transportation area, Masters from the University of Birmingham (in the United... Read More →
avatar for Kaouther Machta

Kaouther Machta

Professor, High Institute of Technological Studies of Rades
I am civil engineer since 1989 and then I get my master degree and then aggregation diploma in the same filed. Actually, I am a professor of Civil Engineering at Civil department in the High Institute of Technological Studies for 20 years.Before I worked as Engineer at road authority... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Carlos Obando

Dr. Carlos Obando

Ph.D. Candidate in Civil, Environmental and Sustainability Engineering, Arizona State University
Civil Engineer, Specialist in Administration of Construction Companies, with a master’s degree in civil engineering. Currently Ph.D. Candidate in Civil, Environmental and Sustainability Engineering at Arizona State University - USA. More than 6 years of university teaching experience... Read More →
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Stanislav Mamulat L.

Adviser to the Rector, State Siberian Automobile and Highway University
Graduated from Moscow State University with a Master in Psychology of management after that has started his scientific research career in Moscow Engineering Physics Institute. The business consulting career has started as the Head of Moscow office in the Center for Russian & American... Read More →
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Khalil Almbaidheen

Technical & Sales Manager, MAPEI Construction Chemicals
Khalil Almbaidheen is working as Technical & Sales Manager in the Admixture Department for GCC region at MAPEI Construction Chemicals, Certified as Concrete Professional (Middle East) CCpf and ACI Special Inspector. Holding two master’s degrees in civil engineering and construction... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am GMT+04
Dubai C

9:00am GMT+04

Future of Mobility Pricing & Road User Charging
Charging road users for access to transportation infrastructure is an age-old concept that is currently experiencing a renaissance thanks to pressing funding concerns (arising from fuel tax revenue loss) and the concurrent emergence of a wider range of technology options. The societal pressures we know today – increased population and economic activity around geographic hubs – will all worsen over the next decade, placing additional stress on transportation infrastructure and increasing commuting times, absent demand management policies. The need to charge according to a growing number of parameters (such as location, destination and number of occupants) will thus become even more appealing to policy-makers.  

Moderators
avatar for Steve Morello

Steve Morello

Senior Advisor, CDM Smith
Steve has an MSc in Transport Economics from the University of Lyon in France and MA in Journalism and BA in Mathematics from the University of Iowa Steve began his career in Europe in 1991 and he came back to the US in 2011 as a co-founder of Milestone Solutions now part of CDM Smith... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nina Elter

Nina Elter

Senior Vice President, EROAD
Nina is considered a global expert in transportation funding. Her career spans more than 20 years working in the technology, trucking, tolling and fuel card sectors across Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Her experience includes leading and negotiating agreements at the highest... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Averkamp

Joseph Averkamp

Vice President, Systems & Solutions, Parsons
Joseph (Joe) Averkamp, Parsons VP, Systems and Solutions, has nearly 25 years of experience in technology assessment and development, market analysis, business development and strategy, and project management and delivery. Joe has extensive experience designing and launching business... Read More →
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Josef Czako

President & CEO, Moving Forward Consulting
Josef A. Czako is President & CEO of MOVING FORWARD CONSULTING, an independent Strategic Consultancy, founded 2015 and being based in Bonn, Germany.Please visit www.moving-forward-consulting.com.Mr. Czako has global knowledge with Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Policies, Technologies and Innovations applied to the Transport and Mobility sectors.MOVING FORWARD CONSULTING serves both, public and private clients.Josef Czako experience includes Policy Development... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am GMT+04
Sheikh Maktoum - B

9:00am GMT+04

Roads & Climate - Part 1: From Assessment to Adaptation
The impacts of climate change are likely to affect Low and Middle Incomes in Africa and Asia to a disproportionate extent. Road networks will have to be made resilient to shoulder the burden of the increasing number of extreme weather events and changing climate conditions (increased drought or increased precipitation respectively, depending on geographic location). What methodologies are available to assess the impacts of climate change on existing road networks and to identify particularly weak spots, and how do they compare?  How can decision makers navigate the options for improving the climate resilience of transport systems? This panel will review approaches to assess the vulnerability of critical links in a road network as part of road network risk planning and proactive investment strategies.


Moderators
avatar for Gordon Keller

Gordon Keller

Private Engineering Consultant
Mr. Keller is a licensed Civil and Geotechnical Engineer in California.  He received a BS in Civil Engineering from UCLA and MS in Geotechnical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley in 1972. He has worked with the U.S. Forest Service for over 40 years and is currently... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for H.E. Ian Gooding-Edghill

H.E. Ian Gooding-Edghill

Government of Barbados, Minister of Transport, Works and Water Resources,
avatar for Eric Cook

Eric Cook

Senior Advisor, International Road Federation
avatar for Terry Bills

Terry Bills

Global Transportation Director, ESRI
Terry Bills is the Global Transportation Industry Director at ESRI, responsible for all transportation segments worldwide. He has over 30 years experience in transportation planning and policy, information technology and GIS.Terry has been with Esri for 15 years, where he provides... Read More →
avatar for Frederico Pedroso

Frederico Pedroso

Disaster Risk Management Specialist, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery
Fred Pedroso is a civil engineer specialized in providing technical advisory and operational support for DRM activities ranging from disaster risk identification and mitigation, disaster preparedness, resilient infrastructure and urban resilience. Prior to joining the World Bank in... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am GMT+04
Sheikh Maktoum - C

9:00am GMT+04

Safe Micro & Soft Mobility : Levering the Power of AI
When it comes to evaluating road injury risk, AI algorithms will probably never replace the keen human eye, but they can supplement human-led analysis and provide valuable support to the work of traffic engineers in the field, in many cases by putting to use road data which they already have access to. This panel will explore opportunities to combine emerging AI applications that assist road agencies datamine their asset and traffic information in order to produce effective “heat maps” of road risk.



Moderators
avatar for Ram Pendyala

Ram Pendyala

Director, ASU School of Sustainable Engineering
Professor Ram Pendyala is the director of ASU’s the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment  in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering . He teaches and conducts research in transportation systems engineering, design, modeling and simulation, travel behavior analysis, multimodal transport policy analysis, freight and passenger travel demand forecasting, travel survey methods and transportation economics and financ... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hussain Al Banna

Hussain Al Banna

Executive Director, Traffic Department, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
Eng. Hussain Al Banna is an Executive Director of Traffic Department in the Traffic & Roads agency at Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA). He has over 17 years of professional experience ranging from project management to directing strategic city-development plans aiming at... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Georges Aoude

Dr. Georges Aoude

Co-Founder & CEO, DERQ
avatar for Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty

Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty

Trustee Chair, Pegasus Professor and Dept. Chair, University of Central Florida
Dr. Aty is a Trustee Endowed Chair at University of Central Florida (UCF). He is a Pegasus Distinguished Professor and the Chair of the Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering Department. He is leading the Future City initiative at UCF. He is well recognized in work and... Read More →
avatar for Leila Muchanga-Hvelplund

Leila Muchanga-Hvelplund

Technical Advisor, Founder, ASI.gov
Technical advisor with over 10 years in projects at an international level.Leila Muchanga-Hvelplund has over 10 years of combined experience including engineering, strategy and mentoring, and as part of executive management teams. Leila works with advanced technology and disruptive... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am GMT+04
Sheikh Maktoum - A

10:30am GMT+04

Delivering the Next Generation of Road Mobility
The mobility landscape for urban agglomerations is being reshaped by disruptive trends impacting the mobility of individuals and goods, and challenging cities to establish a clear vision of what their mobility systems should look like in the future and coherent strategies for getting there. Thought leaders will discuss how to fully enable their urban mobility potential in a digital age.




Moderators
avatar for Shelley Row

Shelley Row

Former Director, ITS Joint Program Office
An Inc. Magazine top 100 leadership speaker and one of eight engineers who is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Shelley Row, PE, CSP, is an engineer and the former Director of the USDOT's ITS Joint Program Office. As founder of Blue Fjord Leaders, Shelley’s work focuses on... Read More →

Speakers
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Maitha bin Adai

CEO - Traffic & Roads Agency, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
Engineer Maitha bin Adai is the CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency at RTA since its inception in 2005. She oversees the planning, designing, operation and maintenance of the infrastructure of roads network in Dubai. She manages projects that cost more than AED3.7 billion  per annum... Read More →
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Randell Iwasaki

Leader, State and Local Transportation, Amazon Web Services
Randy Iwasaki is the Leader of State and Local Transportation for Amazon Web Services (AWS). In that position he leads Amazon’s data support and analysis services for state and local transportation agencies, including; artificial intelligence support; use of AWS services in development... Read More →
avatar for Shailen Bhatt

Shailen Bhatt

Senior Vice President - Global Transportation Innovation, AECOM
Shailen Bhatt is Senior Vice President, Global Transportation Innovation and Alternative Delivery at AECOM (NYSE:ACM), the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services across the project lifecycle.Mr. Bhatt heads the Innovation and Alternative... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Avdagič

Daniel Avdagič

City of Ljubljana, CEO of AV Living Lab


Monday November 8, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm GMT+04
Main Stage

10:30am GMT+04

PS2: Advances in Fiber Reinforced Concrete Asphalt
The use of fibers to fortify building materials may seem like a new idea, but its roots can be traced back thousands of years to ancient Egypt when crude straw “fibers” were added to clay and mud building blocks and bricks. Although primitive in design, these fibers provided a structure and toughness that the Egyptian builders found very beneficial. 

Centuries later, this basic concept has been transformed and revolutionized . By combining space-age synthetic materials with unique designs and shapes, fiber products minimize cracking, improve material performance and add long-term durability in a wide variety of concrete, asphalt and other applications.  

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kamil Kaloush

Dr. Kamil Kaloush

Chair, IRF Global Scientific Committee, FORTA Professor in Pavement Engineering, Arizona State University
Dr. Kaloush is a FORTA Professor of Pavement Engineering in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer and has over 35 years of industrial and academic experience in pavement engineering. He... Read More →
avatar for Joe Abi-Saleh

Joe Abi-Saleh

President, Heavy Equipment Solutions
Joe Abi-Saleh is the president of Heavy Equipment Solutions, a Canadian company that operates both in the Underground Mining and Road Construction industries. Mr. Abi-Saleh holds a Bachelors and Masters Degrees in mechanical engineering from The École Polytechnique de Montréal... Read More →
avatar for Eng. Ramy Samir Bahig

Eng. Ramy Samir Bahig

Civil Engineer, Ministry of Transportation in Egypt
I am a civil engineer at Ministry of Transportation in Egypt. I worked as Site Engineer for Road Construction Project Suhag – Red sea (second section length 50 Km) from 2014 to 2015, Site Engineer for Road Maintenance Project Taba – Nuweiba length 60 km from 2015 to 2017, Site... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Shane Underwood

Dr. Shane Underwood

Associate Professor, North Carolina State University
Dr. Shane Underwood is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. Prior to this appointment he was an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at Arizona State University. He received his doctorate... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm GMT+04
Dubai D

10:30am GMT+04

TS5.1 Street & Highway Design for CAVs - 1
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Lukasik

Daniel Lukasik

Vice President, Parsons
Dan Lukasik is Vice President and Intelligent Transportation System sector leader for Parsons.  Dan has 30+ years of experience in the design and implementation of ITS systems used for managing freeways, toll roads, arterial roadway networks as well as transit systems.  He is considered... Read More →
avatar for Ali Osman Atahan

Ali Osman Atahan

Professor, Istanbul Technical University
Prof. Atahan is an expert of Traffic Safety and development and analysis of roadside safety hardware. He has been working in this area for the past 25 years. He is working at Istanbul Technical University as a professor. He has published more than 50 papers on various traffic safety... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Anton Pashkevich

Dr. Anton Pashkevich

Department of Transportation Systems, Politechnika Krakowska
ANTON PASHKEVICH holds a doctorate in transport and geomatics engineering from the University of Bologna. Now he is an employee of the Department of Transportation Systems, Politechnika Krakowska. His main fields of research cover urban transport and road safety including eye-tracking... Read More →
avatar for Brian Hoeft

Brian Hoeft

Solutions and Systems Engineer, Cubic
Brian Hoeft is a Solutions and Systems Engineer with Cubic. Prior to joining Cubic, Mr. Hoeft was the Director for the Traffic Management Center in Las Vegas, where he lead the day-to-day operations for freeways and signalized corridors and the successful deployment of automated... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm GMT+04
Dubai E

10:30am GMT+04

TS5.2 Maintenance Strategies 2
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Seng Hkawn N-Sang

Seng Hkawn N-Sang

Civil Engineer II, City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department
Seng has been serving as a Civil Engineer II for the Pavement Management Team in the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department since 2018. She has been involved in analyzing pavement condition data and developing the 5-year Pavement Maintenance Program for the 5,000 miles of... Read More →
avatar for Syed Taha

Syed Taha

Industrial Ph.D. Fellow, APPLY AS
Syed Mohammad Taha has a Master’s degree in Engineering Design and is working as Industrial Ph.D. Fellow at APPLY AS, a Norwegian Oil & Gas service provider. His Ph.D. project is a collaboration between APPLY AS and the University of Stavanger and is partly funded by the Norwegian... Read More →
avatar for Oleg Pekerman V

Oleg Pekerman V

CEO, Fortis Consulting Services Corp
Mr. Oleg V Pekerman has over 25 years of experience working as in IT/ITS industry as a system architect. He has built a global reputation across the ITS industry as a visionary in TMC operations, ITS maintenance approaches and variety of ATMS programs. During his career, Mr. Pekerman... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm GMT+04
Dubai B

10:30am GMT+04

TS5.3 Vulnerable Road Users
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Cox

Tim Cox

Plastic Safety Systems
I started in the traffic safety industry in 1979 working with pavement markings till 2003 when I transitioned to work zone safety devices. I have been honored to serve as secretary of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and on the boards of industry associations... Read More →
avatar for Basil Jonsson

Basil Jonsson

Operations Director, South African Road Federation
Basil Ivan Jonsson. Born 21 April 1956 in Ermelo ,South Africa. Obtained a Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering at Natal University of Technology Resident Engineer on Contract CY93 Module 2- building the biggest shunting yard in the Southern Hemisphere. Joined Tosas (owned... Read More →
avatar for Karlen Mirakyan

Karlen Mirakyan

The Siberian State Automobile and Highway University
My name is Karlen Mirakyan, I am 25 years old and I reside in Omsk, Russia. I have my Bachelors in Ecomonics and Masters in International Business. I have studied abroad in both China and the United States at the University of Texas in Arlington. My focus in my career is working with... Read More →
avatar for Gernot Sauter

Gernot Sauter

Technical Manager, 3M
Technical Manager at 3M with 20 years experience in the Transportation Safety Division with development and manufacturing of high performance retroreflective sheeting and pavement markings. 1988 – 1992 Student Internship Institute for Polymer Science RWTH 1992 – 1998 Imperial... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm GMT+04
Dubai C

11:00am GMT+04

Global Road Strategies Supporting Development
Sustainable transport is key to fostering inclusive growth and expanding access to essential services around the world. A well designed and maintained road network is an essential component of this process. This session will address key challenges in defining and delivering on road strategies that are supportive of socio-economic development objectives.


Moderators
avatar for Caroline Visser

Caroline Visser

Senior Advisor, International Road Federation
Caroline Visser has 20 years of experience in the road infrastructure sector and is a Senior Advisor to the International Road Federation. In 2014, she founded Global Road Links, through which she worked, among others, as knowledge manager for the Research for Community Access Partnership... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert Hardy

Robert Hardy

Transport Consultant
Having spent the majority of his 40-year career in mainstream planning and engineering consultancy, Robert now works as an independent transport consultant primarily providing strategic advice to the international development sector, but also still providing services to the developed... Read More →
avatar for John Ali Ipinge

John Ali Ipinge

Chief Executive Officer, Namibian Road Fund Administration
I'm currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Namibian Road Fund Administration and a President of the African Road Maintenance Funds Association (ARMFA). I manage and lead a USD200 million fund that invest in the road infrastructure maintenance and rehabilitation in Namibia. Additionally... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Muzira

Stephen Muzira

Senior Transport Specialist, World Bank
Stephen Muzira is a Senior Transport Specialist currently working with the World Bank based in the Addis Ababa, Ethiopia country office. He has over two decades of wide-ranging experience in the transport sector in Africa, Europe, and Latin America – fourteen years of which have... Read More →
avatar for Placide Badji

Placide Badji

African Union Commission
Placide Badji joined the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis-Ababa in 2017 and is in charge of land transport policies aiming mainly at the integration of the continent. He is also in charge of Road safety policies under the Transport and Tourism Division of the Department of... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm GMT+04
Sheikh Maktoum - B

11:00am GMT+04

Roads & Climate - Part 2: Deploying ITS for Climate Impact Mitigation
Faced with a climate emergency where transport is one of the largest contributors, policies and programs that support the deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) have a major role to play in the fight against global warming. Potential ITS and business measures comprise a wide range of tools such as electromobility, connected & automated vehicles, traffic management, public transport, city logistics and Mobility as a Service. How might these be optimized and deployed for maximum impact on CO2 emission reduction?

Moderators
avatar for Paul Kompfner

Paul Kompfner

Adviser, IRF Task Force on ITS for Climate Impact Mitigation
After a distinguished career in transport systems research at the UK government Transport Research Laboratory, Paul Kompfner joined the expert team at newly founded ERTICO -  ITS Europe in 1992. He led a wide range of European R&D projects including ITS City Pioneers, ITS Observatory... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mohamad Talas

Mohamad Talas

Director of ITS Management & System Engineering, NY DOT
Mohamad Talas, PE. PTOE. PhD. Mohamad Talas has over 30 years in Traffic Engineering and Operation experience in the New York City Department of Transportation. He currently serves as the Director for the NYC DOT System Engineering Division, where he supervises the planning and development... Read More →
avatar for Krishna Desai

Krishna Desai

Global Marketing Manager, Cubic Transportation Systems
An enthusiastic marketing communications professional, with nine years’ experience within the transport and technology industries. Having worked for Cubic Transportation Systems throughout that time, Krishna has gained invaluable skills with managing public relations, partnership... Read More →
avatar for Nina Elter

Nina Elter

Senior Vice President, EROAD
Nina is considered a global expert in transportation funding. Her career spans more than 20 years working in the technology, trucking, tolling and fuel card sectors across Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Her experience includes leading and negotiating agreements at the highest... Read More →
avatar for Vincent Blervaque

Vincent Blervaque

Co-chair, IRF Task Force ITS for Climate Impact Mitigation
Vincent Blervaque has an extensive 20 years’ experience in ITS. He worked at ERTICO ITS Europe from 2001 to 2014 as Director of Development and Deployment where he was responsible for European research and innovation projects and ITS deployment initiatives. He was the Chairman of... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm GMT+04
Sheikh Maktoum - C

1:00pm GMT+04

Transport Beyond COVID-19: Resilient Policies for the 21st Century (Ministerial Session)
As the world continues to deal with the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRF has invited Ministers to address the long term outlook for transport planning, including measures designed to future-proof road investments. 

Moderators
avatar for Dr. William Sowell

Dr. William Sowell

Vice President-Cloudastructure, Inc., IRF Senior Vice Chairman
Dr. Bill Sowell currently serves as International Road Federation Senior Vice Chairman. He is a global industry leader of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Connected Vehicles, and the development of new ITS technologies for more than 30 years. He is the only industry veteran... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Prof. Claude Van Rooten

Prof. Claude Van Rooten

President, PIARC
Civil engineer, Claude Van Rooten spent the first part of his career in Belgian construction companies, before heading the Belgian Road Research Centre for 20 years. Chair or Board member of many European and international technical bodies (in France, Germany, USA), he devoted 20... Read More →
avatar for H.E. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei

H.E. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei

Minister of Energy & Infrastructure, UAE
avatar for H.E. Dagmawit Moges Bekele

H.E. Dagmawit Moges Bekele

Minister of Transport, Ethiopia
avatar for H.E. Mark Boris Andrijanič

H.E. Mark Boris Andrijanič

Minister for Digital Transformation, Slovenia


Monday November 8, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm GMT+04
Main Stage

1:00pm GMT+04

TS6.1 ITS Design & Implementation Strategies
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Lin

Gary Lin

International Business Developer, Monotch
Gary joined Monotch in 2020 in the newly created role of International Business developer and is responsible for the selection, recruitment, and management of partners. Monotch works with these partner to create new business opportunities and innovative solutions based on a data sharing... Read More →
avatar for Maria Dagaeva

Maria Dagaeva

Head of the Center of Intelligent Transport Systems, Road Safety State Company
Maria Dagaeva – Head of the Center of Intelligent Transport Systems at the Road Safety State Company, graduate of the KNRTU-KAI Department for Computer Technologies and Information Protection. Maria sets the policy for the organization in the field of intelligent transport systems... Read More →
avatar for Brian Hoeft

Brian Hoeft

Solutions and Systems Engineer, Cubic
Brian Hoeft is a Solutions and Systems Engineer with Cubic. Prior to joining Cubic, Mr. Hoeft was the Director for the Traffic Management Center in Las Vegas, where he lead the day-to-day operations for freeways and signalized corridors and the successful deployment of automated... Read More →
avatar for Habiba Aflatoon

Habiba Aflatoon

Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure
Habiba Aflatoon is a Civil Engineer working in the Federal Roads Assets Department in the Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure. Ms. Aflatoon is United Arab Emirates University, College of Civil & Environmental Engineering Alumni. Ms. Aflatoon has been working in the ministry since... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Robert Jaffe

Dr. Robert Jaffe

Chair of IRF ITS Committee, Consystec
Dr. Jaffe is an electrical and systems engineer with EE degrees from Cornell (BS) and Stanford (MS, PhD). After 13 years as a Research Staff Manager at IBM’s Research Division, in 1996 he founded Consensus Systems Technologies (“ConSysTec”) where he remains a principal. Dr... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm GMT+04
Dubai C

1:00pm GMT+04

TS6.2 Road Pricing & Tolling
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Ioannis Nasoulis

Ioannis Nasoulis

IBI Group
Ioannis Nasoulis holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Erlangen – Nuernberg (Germany) and has over 20 years of experience working for the infrastructure construction and transportation industry. In 1999, he succesfully managed the deployment of the first... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Samsi Gunarta

Dr. Samsi Gunarta

Director, Transportation Department of Bali Provincial Government- Indonesia
Samsi Gunarta, has been posted to be director for Transportation Department of Bali Provincial Government- Indonesia since March 2019, after 22 years of careers as road and regional infrastructure analyst for the Ministry of Public Works and Housings. He works on a number of topics... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Averkamp

Joseph Averkamp

Vice President, Systems & Solutions, Parsons
Joseph (Joe) Averkamp, Parsons VP, Systems and Solutions, has nearly 25 years of experience in technology assessment and development, market analysis, business development and strategy, and project management and delivery. Joe has extensive experience designing and launching business... Read More →
avatar for Mahmoud Khalil

Mahmoud Khalil

Traffic Engineer, UOS
Mr. Mahmoud Khalil is traffic engineer, based in Dubai. Mr. Khalil is a graduate civil engineer. While he is at the onset of his career, Mr. Khalil has already been involved in numerous transportation projects exposing him to various challenges. In addition to his experience in the... Read More →
avatar for Pedro Pinto

Pedro Pinto

Toll General Manager, Ascendi
Pedro Pinto is currently Toll General Manager at Ascendi, a Portuguese company that operates in the road infrastructure sector as a concessionaire, O&M and toll collection services. Pedro Pinto has the responsibility for all Ascendi’s Road Concessions (6) and for the organization... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm GMT+04
Dubai D

1:00pm GMT+04

TS6.3 Driver Behavior Strategies
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Andelko Scukanec

Andelko Scukanec

Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb
avatar for Gernot Sauter

Gernot Sauter

Technical Manager, 3M
Technical Manager at 3M with 20 years experience in the Transportation Safety Division with development and manufacturing of high performance retroreflective sheeting and pavement markings. 1988 – 1992 Student Internship Institute for Polymer Science RWTH 1992 – 1998 Imperial... Read More →
avatar for Deogratias Eustace

Deogratias Eustace

Professor, University of Dayton, USA
Professor of transportation engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Dayton, USA. His interest areas include traffic safety, data analytics in transportation engineering, impact of connected vehicles technology... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Daniel Albuquerque

Dr. Daniel Albuquerque

Assistant Professor, UAEU College of Engineering
Dr. Albuquerque is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Transportation Engineering at UAEU. He earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nebraska, USA. Dr. Albuquerque is an International Road Federation Scholar and brings over 15 years of experience in Transportation... Read More →
avatar for Tim Cox

Tim Cox

Plastic Safety Systems
I started in the traffic safety industry in 1979 working with pavement markings till 2003 when I transitioned to work zone safety devices. I have been honored to serve as secretary of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and on the boards of industry associations... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm GMT+04
Dubai E

1:00pm GMT+04

TS6.4 Transport Responses to the Pandemic
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Ram Pendyala

Ram Pendyala

Director, ASU School of Sustainable Engineering
Professor Ram Pendyala is the director of ASU’s the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment  in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering . He teaches and conducts research in transportation systems engineering, design, modeling and simulation, travel behavior analysis, multimodal transport policy analysis, freight and passenger travel demand forecasting, travel survey methods and transportation economics and financ... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Dr. Mustafa Ilıcalı

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Ilıcalı

Istanbul Commerce University
avatar for Ali Osman Atahan

Ali Osman Atahan

Professor, Istanbul Technical University
Prof. Atahan is an expert of Traffic Safety and development and analysis of roadside safety hardware. He has been working in this area for the past 25 years. He is working at Istanbul Technical University as a professor. He has published more than 50 papers on various traffic safety... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Spear

Jonathan Spear

Transport Policy Advisor, Atkins Acuity
Jonathan Spear is a Transport Policy Advisor with 26 years of experience and currently working with Atkins Acuity in Dubai. He has extensive experience in national, regional and local transport planning studies in the international sphere and has worked in UK, Asia-Pacific, Africa... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm GMT+04
Dubai B

1:30pm GMT+04

Asset Management Applications for Decision-making
Some countries excel at long term infrastructure asset management & financial planning, while others have fallen behind. Fast-motorizing economies have an excellent opportunity to begin planning for long term maintenance during the investment stage of their infrastructure. This panel will address commonly shared challenges, and discuss opportunities to build a framework for knowledge sharing and decision-making around best practices for infrastructure asset management.

Moderators
avatar for Omar Smadi

Omar Smadi

Director, Center for Transportation Research and Education
Dr. Omar Smadi is a professor in the Civil Engineering department at Iowa State University in the US. He also serves as the Director for the Center for Transportation Research and Education. Dr. Smadi's research covers the areas of infrastructure asset management including pavements... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Saeed Alramsi

Saeed Alramsi

Director of Asset Management, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
Eng. Saeed is one of the top development directors with over 17 years of versatile experience in assets life cycle of major organizations. He currently holds the position of Asset Management Director in RTA governing more than 120 billion AED worth of assets. Eng. Saeed led the strategic... Read More →
avatar for Hamad Ali AL Shehhi

Hamad Ali AL Shehhi

Director of Roads & Facilities Maintenance, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
leader on strategic roads infrastructure agendas, Participating in the accomplishment of major infrastructure mega projectsover 10 years progressive experience in leading and executing strategy, designing, construction and Assets Management, leading teams and high-value projects.Engineering... Read More →
avatar for Mr. D.J. Swan

Mr. D.J. Swan

International Implementation Leader, AgileAssets
Mr. Swan has 20 years of experience in the transportation asset management field with a specific background in pavement and roadside assets. With experience helping agencies to implement transportation asset management in North America, Europe, and the GCC he has seen a range of approaches... Read More →
avatar for Paolo Franchetti

Paolo Franchetti

CEO, Franchetti Spa
Paolo Franchetti graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Padova (Italy) in 1999 and got the PhD in Design, Preservation and Structural Control in 2004. He is owner, starting from 2003, of Franchetti Spa, an engineering company that operates in the field of infrastructure... Read More →
avatar for Jürgen Diatel

Jürgen Diatel

Key-Account and Community Manager, StrucInspect
STRUCINSPECT - Key-Account and Community Manager, ( Jan/2021); SKIDATA - Manager Business Process Management Sales (Mar/2015); Regional Sales Manager and Engineering HILTI (Jun/2006); Regional Manager Projects and Construction Post-tensioning Systems for bridges (Nov/2006), Technical... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm GMT+04
Sheikh Maktoum - B

1:30pm GMT+04

Infrastructure Pathways to Electric & Autonomous Mobility - Part 1
Multiple initiatives are taking off around the world to electrify and automate vehicle fleets. If fully implemented, this trend carries with it the promise of safer roads, lower Greenhouse Gas emissions, and more efficient mobility options. However, the growth in electric and autonomous mobility needs to be accompanied by commensurate efforts to adapt the road system, including its traffic management and charging infrastructure. This panel will take stock of projects, studies and pilots carried out to ready roads for this paradigm change. 

Moderators
avatar for Tom Antonissen

Tom Antonissen

Senior Advisor, International Road Federation
Tom Antonissen assumed his present role in November 2014, although he has over a decade experience with the IRF and road transport policy, with a particular focus on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), Road Safety and Road User Charging (RUC). He served for several years as a Road... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sr. Stéphane Dreher

Sr. Stéphane Dreher

Senior Manager, ERTICO
Dr. Stephane Dreher is Senior Manager Innovation & Deployment in the fields of Connectivity, Automation and Blockchain at ERTICO – ITS Europe. He is coordinating the EC-funded ARCADE Support Action aimed at accelerating the harmonized deployment of automated road transport in Europe... Read More →
avatar for Gary D. West

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 →
avatar for Andy Palanisamy

Andy Palanisamy

Head of Practice - Smart Cities, Parsons Corporation
Andy Palanisamy is a seasoned technologist & management professional with nearly two decades of public/private sector experience, tackling complex projects in transportation, infrastructure, and mobility technologies.  Andy currently serves as the Head of Practice for Smart Cities... Read More →
avatar for Paul Carlson

Paul Carlson

Automated Roads
Paul Carlson works in the transportation research/consulting area with a focus on automated vehicles their interaction with the highway infrastructure assets. Paul worked at the Texas A&M University for almost 25 years and now runs his own consulting company called Automated Roads... Read More →
avatar for Darko Babić

Darko Babić

Professor, University of Zagreb
Darko Babić is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb (Croatia) at the Department for Traffic Signalling where he actively participates in the teaching process and works on scientific and professional projects. He is the president... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Daus

Matthew Daus

Transportation Technology Chair, The City College of New York
Matthew W. Daus, Esq. currently serves as Transportation Technology Chair at the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Transportation Research Center of The City College of New York, where he conducts research, and continues to be extensively published as an expert on ground transportation... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm GMT+04
Sheikh Maktoum - C

3:00pm GMT+04

Towards Zero Road Deaths in 2030
In February 2020, Ministers from over 100 countries reaffirmed the objective to cut road fatalities by at least 50% from 2020 to 2030, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Up to 17 million deaths and 500 million injuries are at stake between now and 2030: what lessons have been learned from the first UN Decade of Action for Road Safety and where do the biggest opportunities lie?



Moderators
avatar for Chris Sanders

Chris Sanders

Chair of IRF Road Safety Committee, Lindsay Transportation
Currently newly retired and helping Lindsay with various international business development activities.Former Senior Vice President Lindsay Transportation Solutions and President of Barrier Systems (acquired by Lindsay)Mr. Sanders has been involved in the Highway Safety Industry for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Song Hye Yeon

Song Hye Yeon

Deputy Director of Road Facility Safety Division, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport, Korea
Ms. Hye Yeon Song is a deputy director of road facility safety division in Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport(MOLIT) of Republic of Korea. In that position, Ms. Song manages road facilities and traffic safety policies such as maintaining road facilities(bridge, tunnel... Read More →
avatar for Eileen Velez-Vega

Eileen Velez-Vega

Director, Department of Transportation & Public Works (Puerto Rico)
avatar for H.E. Abdulla Al Marzooqi

H.E. Abdulla Al Marzooqi

General Manager, Integrated Transport Center, Abu Dhabi
avatar for Skhumbuzo  Macozoma

Skhumbuzo Macozoma

CEO, South Africa National Roads Agency (SANRAL)
Mr. Skhumbuzo Macozoma (45), is a civil engineer with extensive experience in the infrastructure, construction and transport environment. He is currently leading the South African National Roads Agency (SOC) Ltd into its third decade as its Chief Executive Officer.Under his leadership... Read More →
avatar for Dan Chen, Ph.D, P.E.

Dan Chen, Ph.D, P.E.

President, 3M Transportation Safety
Dan Chen is president of 3M’s Transportation Safety Division.  As a senior leader, Dan drives global growth for 3M in the road safety and infrastructure industry. Dan is passionate about road safety and Vision Zero initiatives to reduce the 1.35 million roadway fatalities every... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm GMT+04
Main Stage

3:00pm GMT+04

TS7.1 New Approaches to Performance Delivery
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Ms. Eman Alkubaisi

Ms. Eman Alkubaisi

Head of Design & Technical Review Section/ Team Leader of Design Studio, Infrastructure and Municipal Assets Sector, Abu Dhabi Municipality
Eman Mohammed Al Kubaisi Born in Al Ain, living in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates graduated Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from American University of Sharjah, Master Degree in Engineering Management from Abu Dhabi University. Working in Abu Dhabi Municipality since 2011, Head... Read More →
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Yumi Watanabe

NEXCO Engineering Niigata
Yumi Watanabe is a staff of NEXCO Engineering Niigata, which is a company located in Japan, to manage highway road in Japan. Before being the position, she worked in city designing such as park designing and land readjustment. One of her jobs is a finding new method to manage high... Read More →
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Dr. Timo Saarenketo

CEO, Roadscanners Oy
Dr. Timo Saarenketo is the CEO of Roadscanners Oy. He also works as an Adjunct Professor of traffic infrastructure diagnostics at the Tampere University in Finland. He is internationally known “Road Doctor” specialized in Non-Destructive Testing based road and bridge and other... Read More →
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Prof. Fernando Varela Soto

PhD Civil Engineer, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  PhD Civil Engineer at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE: Full Professor Department of Civil Engineering: construction, infrastructure and transport (Civil Engineering Faculty -UPM-). Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. 1995-Present. Director of Two... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm GMT+04
Dubai D

3:00pm GMT+04

TS7.2 Traffic Planning & Forecasting 2
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Amin Akhnoukh

Dr. Amin Akhnoukh

Associate Professor, East Carolina University
Dr. Amin Akhnoukh works as an Associate Professor in the Construction Management Department at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA. Dr. Akhnoukh has 17 years of academic experience, and more than 10 years in industry working for major national and international... Read More →
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Professor Abolfazl Mohammadian

Professor of Transportation Systems and Head of Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois Chicago
Dr. Mohammadian is a Professor of Transportation Systems and Head of Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois Chicago. His research has covered various areas of transportation planning including travel behavior analysis, modeling of activity and... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm GMT+04
Dubai E

3:00pm GMT+04

TS7.3 Multi-Stakeholder Transportation Strategies
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Yana Tumakova

Yana Tumakova

Consultant, Eastern Alliance for Safe & Sustainable Transport
A project manager specialising in sustainable mobility, road safety infrastructure, policy, advocacy, education and campaigning with a long-term working experience in Africa and Europe collaborating with international institutions and development banks.Currently, Yana Tumakova is... Read More →
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Dirk Lauwers

Visiting Professor, Ghent University
Dirk Lauwers is a civil engineer and MSc in spatial planning and urban design with a working experience of more than 35 years. He is visiting professor at Ghent University and University of Antwerp, where he teaches and acts as research promoter in the fields of Mobility Planning... Read More →
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Eng. Suha Ashkanani

Acting Director, Public Authority for Roads and Transport (PART), Kuwait
Engineer Suha Ashkanani is the Acting Director of the Public Authority for Roads and Transport (PART) in Kuwait. She is a graduate Civil Engineer with more than 30 years of experience in various government positions in the planning, design and management of Roads and transportation... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Spear

Jonathan Spear

Transport Policy Advisor, Atkins Acuity
Jonathan Spear is a Transport Policy Advisor with 26 years of experience and currently working with Atkins Acuity in Dubai. He has extensive experience in national, regional and local transport planning studies in the international sphere and has worked in UK, Asia-Pacific, Africa... Read More →
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Eric Gabriel Jenn

Lead Transport Infrastructure Specialist for the Emergency Community Development Program, United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
Eric Gabriel Jenn is a transport and geotechnical engineer and an infrastructure policy practitioner. His works cover efficient transport system design and management, transport institutional reform, traffic optimization, transport economics, and broader infrastructure strategies... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Rasin Mufti

Dr. Rasin Mufti

Vice President & Director of Major Projects, Parsons Int. Limited
Dr. Mufti is a Vice President & Director of Major Projects-ME at Parsons Int. Limited, working on various major projects including the Kuwait Technical Support Program where he plays a vital role in coordinating Kuwait rail, roads and other transport activities with the GCC Secretariat... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm GMT+04
Dubai C

3:00pm GMT+04

TS7.4 Street & Highway Design for CAVs - 2
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Ram Pendyala

Ram Pendyala

Director, ASU School of Sustainable Engineering
Professor Ram Pendyala is the director of ASU’s the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment  in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering . He teaches and conducts research in transportation systems engineering, design, modeling and simulation, travel behavior analysis, multimodal transport policy analysis, freight and passenger travel demand forecasting, travel survey methods and transportation economics and financ... Read More →
avatar for Gernot Sauter

Gernot Sauter

Technical Manager, 3M
Technical Manager at 3M with 20 years experience in the Transportation Safety Division with development and manufacturing of high performance retroreflective sheeting and pavement markings. 1988 – 1992 Student Internship Institute for Polymer Science RWTH 1992 – 1998 Imperial... Read More →
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Dr. Audrey Demicoli

Architect and Civil Engineer
Dr. Audrey Demicoli is a warranted Architect and Civil Engineer with a Bachelor Degree from the University of Malta.  She obtained her Masters Degree in Traffic and Transportation Systems from the Nottingham Trent University.  She obtained her Doctoral Degree from the University... Read More →
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Suyi Mao

Associate Member, American Society of Civil Engineering
Suyi Mao earned her Bachelor degree in transportation planning and management from Central South University, China, in 2017. She is pursuing her Ph.D. degree in traffic engineering at Central South University, Changsha, 410075, China.  She has been working on research studies related... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm GMT+04
Dubai B

4:00pm GMT+04

Infrastructure Pathways to Electric & Autonomous Mobility - Part 2
Multiple initiatives are taking off around the world to electrify and automate vehicle fleets. If fully implemented, this trend carries with it the promise of safer roads, lower Greenhouse Gas emissions, and more efficient mobility options. However, the growth in electric and autonomous mobility needs to be accompanied by commensurate efforts to adapt the road system, including its traffic management and charging infrastructure. This panel will take stock of projects, studies and pilots carried out to ready roads for this paradigm change. 

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Robert Jaffe

Dr. Robert Jaffe

Chair of IRF ITS Committee, Consystec
Dr. Jaffe is an electrical and systems engineer with EE degrees from Cornell (BS) and Stanford (MS, PhD). After 13 years as a Research Staff Manager at IBM’s Research Division, in 1996 he founded Consensus Systems Technologies (“ConSysTec”) where he remains a principal. Dr... Read More →

Speakers
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Mr. Eric Mark Huitema

Director General, European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)
Eric-Mark Huitema is the Director General of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), a position he has held since October 2019.Prior to his ACEA appointment, Mr Huitema acted as Global Smarter Transportation Leader at IBM, where he focussed on optimised transport... Read More →
avatar for Paul Ajegba

Paul Ajegba

Director, Michigan Department of Transportation
Paul C. Ajegba has more than 31 years of experience with the Michigan Department of Transportation, and after 28 years with the department, he was appointed by Gov. Whitmer as director on Jan. 1, 2019. He previously served MDOT for three months as Metro Region engineer and before... Read More →
avatar for Bojan Banfi

Bojan Banfi

Director for projects Digitalization and Decarbonization, Motorways of Slovenia (DARS)
Bojan Banfi, BSc in Economics, has 35 years of working experience in different strategic areas. Having worked in the office of the Vice President of the Government of Slovenia for ten years, he had been involved in preparation of certain fundamental documents from economy. Between... Read More →
avatar for Cristian Gonzalez

Cristian Gonzalez

Director of Intelligence, Global Road Links
Cristian Gonzalez is an Economist, Statistician and Econometrician, with over 15 years of experience, specialising in the quantitative and qualitative valuation of roads and infrastructure programmes and projects. Cristian was Director of Statistics and Data at the International Road... Read More →
avatar for Ricardo Tiago

Ricardo Tiago

Senior Advisor, Institute for Mobility and Transport (Portugal)


Monday November 8, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm GMT+04
Sheikh Maktoum - C

4:00pm GMT+04

Introducing Mobility as a Service – is your City Ready?
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) has emerged as one of the most promising ways to enable a shift away from personally-owned modes of transportation. By integrating various forms of transport into a single mobility service that is accessible on demand, MaaS offers a game-changing customer-centric service that can also contribute to improvements in the living conditions and accessibilities of cities and rural areas. This panel will guide participants through the main principles, concepts, elements, technologies and full range of benefits arising from the successful deployment of MaaS.

Moderators
avatar for Frederic Bruneteau

Frederic Bruneteau

Founder & Managing Director, Ptolemus
Frederic Bruneteau is the founder and Managing Director of PTOLEMUS Consulting Group.He has gained more than 20 years of experience in the domain of mobility and road user charging.He has become one of the world’s foremost experts of connected mobility services and is interviewed... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Meera Al Shaikh

Meera Al Shaikh

Director of Smart Services department, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
Meera AlShaikh is the Director of Smart Services at RTA, where she is in charge of delivering smart pioneering solutions to all of Dubai’s drivers and commuters, as well as other stakeholders across all digital channels by adopting the latest technologies to achieve RTA’s vision... Read More →
avatar for Kaan Yıldızgöz

Kaan Yıldızgöz

Senior Director of Membership, Marketing and Services, UITP
Kaan Yıldızgöz is based in Brussels and has the global responsbility of UITP membership, events, exhibitions, marketing, training and other business services. He worked as Training Director of UITP in Brussels, Senior Manager of UITP Middle East and North Africa Centre for Transport... Read More →
avatar for Laurent Glorieux

Laurent Glorieux

VP Global Sales, Cityway
Laurent Glorieux is VP Global Sales at Cityway, one of the leaders in MaaS for Local Governments and Transport Operators. Laurent is passionate about using digitalization to transform positively the way we live. Cityway helps local authorities and transport organizations around the... Read More →
avatar for Brian Hoeft

Brian Hoeft

Solutions and Systems Engineer, Cubic
Brian Hoeft is a Solutions and Systems Engineer with Cubic. Prior to joining Cubic, Mr. Hoeft was the Director for the Traffic Management Center in Las Vegas, where he lead the day-to-day operations for freeways and signalized corridors and the successful deployment of automated... Read More →
avatar for Saad Pall

Saad Pall

General Manager, Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan Region, Uber
Saad N. Pall is a business leader with an M.B.A. (Strategy and Marketing) from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and B.Eng. (Electrical) from the National University of Singapore. He has more than 15 years of experience building winning teams at companies like Uber, Coca-Cola... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm GMT+04
Sheikh Maktoum - A

4:00pm GMT+04

Road Procurement & Financing in the New Era
Many developing countries are depending on financing of road development through International Financial Institutions in the form of grants or loans. The financial arrangements are often accompanied with stringent conditions regarding structural adjustment and counter-financing by the beneficiary country, limiting the budgetary discretion to a substantial degree. Private finance participation in road development projects through long term Public Private Partnerships could be a way to decrease the dependency on IFI financing. This panel will explore the associated pre-requisites, including:
  • Enabling legal, financial and institutional frameworks, such as legal dispositions allowing for toll collection supported by robust traffic projections. 
  • Affordable, predictable and reliable revenue generating mechanisms for the financiers in order to achieve an acceptable return on investment, such as through toll collection or annuity schemes.
  • The availability of capacity and expertise in the host country’s institutions to conceive, procure, negotiate and manage the often-complex contractual arrangements.

Moderators
avatar for Eric Cook

Eric Cook

Senior Advisor, International Road Federation

Speakers
avatar for Michael Sakata

Michael Sakata

President & CEO, Maryland Transportation Builders & Materials Association
Experienced executive with a demonstrated history of successful leadership in the association industry. Skilled in management of nonprofit organizations, government relations, and fundraising. A strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Science focused in Management... Read More →
avatar for Majid Ideisan

Majid Ideisan

Project Manager, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, UAE
Majid Ideisan is a specialized engineer in Sustainable and Renewable Energy systems, and a Certified Energy Manager by the Association of Energy Engineers. He is currently acting as a Project Manager at the Financial Sustainability and Investment Department at the Ministry of Energy... Read More →
avatar for Nazir Alli

Nazir Alli

Council Member, PIARC
Nazir Alli is a World Bank Consultant with 40 years’ experience as a distinguished civil engineer in both public and private sectors. He was the founding CEO of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) in post-apartheid South Africa and is a globally recognized leader... Read More →
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Asif Faiz

Senior Advisor - Transportation Sector Management,
Dr. Asif Faiz is a former World Bank Highways Adviser and Infrastructure Sector Manager His professional experience of some 50 years ( from 1975-2008 at the World Bank) in the areas of international development, transportation, and environment, covers policy and operational work in... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm GMT+04
Sheikh Maktoum - B

7:30pm GMT+04

Gala Dinner & IRF Awards
Monday November 8, 2021 7:30pm - 10:00pm GMT+04
 
Tuesday, November 9
 

8:30am GMT+04

TS 8.1 Innovations in Road Materials
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Tewodros Nigatu Abdi

Tewodros Nigatu Abdi

Lecturer, Addis Ababa University
I am Tewodros living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I graduated BSc in civil Engineering in 2009. And have been working in the university, Addis Ababa University, till now with lecturer position. I completed my MSC on road and transport in 2014. I am engaged on advising undergraduate and... Read More →
avatar for Herman Visser

Herman Visser

Civil Engineer (Pavements), ARRB Systems
Herman Visser is a Professional Civil Engineer with 10 years’ experience in the transportation industry. Herman graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Pavements and Materials Engineering... Read More →
avatar for Mohammed Ismail

Mohammed Ismail

Research Assistant, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Mohammed Ismail is a research assistant in the University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. He is a Civil and Environmental engineer that is specialized is pavement engineering. He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in civil and environmental engineering from the same university... Read More →
avatar for Jolina Karam

Jolina Karam

Ph.D. student, Arizona State University (ASU) in Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering
Jolina Karam is currently a Ph.D. student at Arizona State University (ASU) in Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering. More specifically, majoring in Transportation, focusing on Pavement and Materials. Recently, she has earned her master’s degree at ASU. She is originally... Read More →
avatar for Stanislav Mamulat L.

Stanislav Mamulat L.

Adviser to the Rector, State Siberian Automobile and Highway University
Graduated from Moscow State University with a Master in Psychology of management after that has started his scientific research career in Moscow Engineering Physics Institute. The business consulting career has started as the Head of Moscow office in the Center for Russian & American... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am GMT+04
Dubai B

8:30am GMT+04

TS 8.2 Climate Resilient Road Design 1
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Ali Osman Atahan

Ali Osman Atahan

Professor, Istanbul Technical University
Prof. Atahan is an expert of Traffic Safety and development and analysis of roadside safety hardware. He has been working in this area for the past 25 years. He is working at Istanbul Technical University as a professor. He has published more than 50 papers on various traffic safety... Read More →
avatar for Kristina Hofer

Kristina Hofer

PhD candidate, Institute of Transportation at TU Wien
1996 Born in Austria    2014 - 2017 Bachelor studies in "Chemistry" at the University of Vienna2017 - 2020 Master studies in "Technical Chemistry" at TU Wien with emphasis on High-performance materials since 2020 PhD candidate at the Institute of Transportation at TU Wien; Research... Read More →
avatar for Reem Hassan

Reem Hassan

Master's Student, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Masters student at the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah. Research interests include, investigation of historical and future air temperature changes and the impact on roads construction in the United Arab Emirates. And, propose required mitigation... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Rim Ouachani

Dr. Rim Ouachani

Assistant Professor, Higher Institute of Transport and Logistics of Sousse – University of Sousse
Dr. Rim Ouachani is a Research Hydrologist with the Hydraulics and Environmental Modeling Laboratory of the National Engineering School of Tunis for more than 17 years. His research work is in statistical hydrology, hydrological forecasting, climate variability, rainfall-runoff modeling... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am GMT+04
Dubai D

9:00am GMT+04

Managing Traffic in Large Cities
Some of the most notorious traffic jams globally happen daily across the developed and developing world. There are few cities that have truly achieved integrated policies and systems to manage their traffic and inform road users in real time. When combined with multimodal transportation planning and smart land use policies, new technologies such as crowd-based data collection can help achieve  integrated traffic management strategies for fast-growing cities.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. William Sowell

Dr. William Sowell

Vice President-Cloudastructure, Inc., IRF Senior Vice Chairman
Dr. Bill Sowell currently serves as International Road Federation Senior Vice Chairman. He is a global industry leader of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Connected Vehicles, and the development of new ITS technologies for more than 30 years. He is the only industry veteran... Read More →
avatar for Chris Sanders

Chris Sanders

Chair of IRF Road Safety Committee, Lindsay Transportation
Currently newly retired and helping Lindsay with various international business development activities.Former Senior Vice President Lindsay Transportation Solutions and President of Barrier Systems (acquired by Lindsay)Mr. Sanders has been involved in the Highway Safety Industry for... Read More →
avatar for Mohamad Talas

Mohamad Talas

Director of ITS Management & System Engineering, NY DOT
Mohamad Talas, PE. PTOE. PhD. Mohamad Talas has over 30 years in Traffic Engineering and Operation experience in the New York City Department of Transportation. He currently serves as the Director for the NYC DOT System Engineering Division, where he supervises the planning and development... Read More →
avatar for Abiyu Berlie

Abiyu Berlie

ITS Expert/Consultant-Africa
Mr. Berlie has over 30 years experience in ITS. He worked for 25 years in the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority; the largest Transportation Agency in N. America. He served as board member for ITS New York; and is inducted to the ITS New York Hall of Fame.   He developed the... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Petti

Andrea Petti

Managing Director, MEA, PTV
Andrea Petti leads the Middle East, India and Africa Region of PTV Group focusing on core SW business within the mobility and logistics space in the region. Under his responsibility PTV intends to become the leading company in providing software solutions to mobility service providers... Read More →
avatar for Hamid Iravani

Hamid Iravani

Transportation Planning Director and Member of Fellows Board of Director, Parsons
Mr. Iravani is Parsons Transportation Planning Director and Fellows Board Member. He has more than 30 years of experience designing, managing, and executing a wide variety of transportation projects. As atransportation planner, he specializes in strategic multimodal travel demand... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am GMT+04
Sheikh Maktoum - A

9:00am GMT+04

New Approaches to Traffic Safety Education & Enforcement - Part 1
Traditional methods of driver education and road policing have changed over recent years. No longer are most police forces fortunate enough to have the capacity to deploy patrol cars on every major route or highway. To supplement and enhance the efforts of educators and policing units, new approaches supplemented by technological advances are being piloted all over the world.

Moderators
avatar for Thomas Edelmann

Thomas Edelmann

Founder and Managing Director, RoadSafetyUAE
Thomas Edelmann is a graduate of the University of Commerce, Vienna – Austria  (major: Transportation Sciences), a UAE resident since the year 2000. At the beginning of 2014 he made his passion his career by starting the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) & Engagement platform... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Yana Tumakova

Yana Tumakova

Consultant, Eastern Alliance for Safe & Sustainable Transport
A project manager specialising in sustainable mobility, road safety infrastructure, policy, advocacy, education and campaigning with a long-term working experience in Africa and Europe collaborating with international institutions and development banks.Currently, Yana Tumakova is... Read More →
avatar for Georges El Zakhem

Georges El Zakhem

Business Development & Partnership Manager, Emirates Driving Company
George is currently the Business development & Partnership Manager at Emirates Driving Company.He worked as a GM for Automobile & Touring Club of the UAE enabling the club growth in Abu Dhabi mainly at the digital transformation of the club services allowing automated, smart and seven... Read More →
avatar for Aliaksandr

Aliaksandr "Alex" Smirnou

Vice President, Location Solutions
Experienced executive with 5 years of proven senior commercial management and leadership in cross-cultural environments and credible business development experience. Over 10 years of client-facing experience for delivering briefings and managing commercial relationships in technological... Read More →
avatar for Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson

President, Titan Freight
Mr. Wilson has been president & CEO of TITAN Freight Systems, a regional transportation company with operations throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia since 2004. His company is a leader in the implementation of Artificial Intelligence and Edge Computing to meet... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am GMT+04
Sheikh Maktoum - B

9:00am GMT+04

Workshop: Delivering Safer Road Work Zones
Work zones present an increased risk for workers who build, repair, and maintain roads, bridges, and tunnels, as well as for a variety of road users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists, who are confronted with less than ideal safety conditions in these work zones. Global statistics on work zone-related injuries are not available, however the US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) reported 25,485 of work zone crashes involving at least one injured party in 2015, of which 642 resulted in at least one fatality. These figures suggest that, taken at global  level, hundreds of thousands of injuries, and thousands of fatalities occur every year in work zones.
 
Work zones thus represent a very serious safety concern for the road community, particularly across the developing world where an abundance of road rehabilitation projects have not been accompanied by commensurate efforts and investments to foster a culture of safe road construction.


Speakers
avatar for Hussain Al Banna

Hussain Al Banna

Executive Director, Traffic Department, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
Eng. Hussain Al Banna is an Executive Director of Traffic Department in the Traffic & Roads agency at Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA). He has over 17 years of professional experience ranging from project management to directing strategic city-development plans aiming at... Read More →
avatar for Franklin

Franklin "Chip" Darius

Instructor, US Occupational Safety & Health Administration Training Institute Region 1 Education Center
Franklin "Chip" Darius Jr. is an expert in occupational safety & health with 30 years of experience. He has provided consulting, training, risk management, and legal expert witness services throughout the United States and internationally. Clients include government, construction... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm GMT+04
Dubai C

9:00am GMT+04

Workshop: Road User Charging: Prospects and Challenges for the GCC
The deployment of Road User Charging (RUC) in economies across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has picked up speed in recent years, driven by the twin needs to mitigate road congestion and identify sustainable infrastructure funding mechanisms.

The drivers behind this trend are not fundamentally different from those found in other heavily motorized cities and countries around the world, however the region is characterized by a distinct economic environment, minimal reliance on fuel taxes and limited availability of alternative modes of transport.

Cities in the GCC considering Road User Charging must therefore develop an original model that builds on experience gained in OECD economies and adjusts these to the region’s economic realities.
 
This industry seminar hosted by the IRF is designed to take stock of the current RUC environment in the region and co-create high level strategies to ensure RUC benefits are maximized.

Moderators
avatar for Nina Elter

Nina Elter

Senior Vice President, EROAD
Nina is considered a global expert in transportation funding. Her career spans more than 20 years working in the technology, trucking, tolling and fuel card sectors across Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Her experience includes leading and negotiating agreements at the highest... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Salah Al Marzooqi

Salah Al Marzooqi

Director of Intelligent Traffic Systems Department (ITS), Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
Eng. Salah Al Marzooqi, a leading subject matter expert in ITS, with over a 20 years experience in planning, managing and deployment of high profile ITS projects in the UAE. An Electronics Engineering graduate from the Dubai Higher College of Technology in 2001 with a passion of utilizing... Read More →
avatar for Mahmoud Khalil

Mahmoud Khalil

Traffic Engineer, UOS
Mr. Mahmoud Khalil is traffic engineer, based in Dubai. Mr. Khalil is a graduate civil engineer. While he is at the onset of his career, Mr. Khalil has already been involved in numerous transportation projects exposing him to various challenges. In addition to his experience in the... Read More →
avatar for Steve Morello

Steve Morello

Senior Advisor, CDM Smith
Steve has an MSc in Transport Economics from the University of Lyon in France and MA in Journalism and BA in Mathematics from the University of Iowa Steve began his career in Europe in 1991 and he came back to the US in 2011 as a co-founder of Milestone Solutions now part of CDM Smith... Read More →
avatar for Ameera Almanaseer

Ameera Almanaseer

Transportation and Human Mobility, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure
I'm a specialist and projects manager in the sectors of infrastructure, roads and transportation, I work in the ministry of energy and infrastructure since 2019, I worked as a project manger for the federal roads control center and currently handling the implementation of tolling... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm GMT+04
Dubai E

10:30am GMT+04

TS 9.1 Impacts of Transport Investments
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Daniel Findley

Dr. Daniel Findley

Senior Research Associate, Institute for Transportation Research and Education
Dr. Daniel Findley, P.E. is a Senior Research Associate with the Institute for Transportation Research and Education in Raleigh, NC. He specializes in asset management and inventory, horizontal curve safety, economic impact analysis, multi-modal transportation, unique transportation... Read More →
avatar for Vesa Männistö

Vesa Männistö

Senior Advisor, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA)
Mr Vesa Mannisto is a senior advisor in asset management at the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA), Finland. FTIA is a government agency under the supervision of the Ministry of Transport and Communication, and is responsible for public roads, railways and waterways in... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Clarke

Andrew Clarke

Senior Transport Planner, Integrated Transport Centre
Andrew is a senior transport planner and economist with the Integrated Transport Centre in Abu Dhabi. He has over thirty years of experience gained in thirty countries. He managed Mott MacDonald’s appraisal and economics business unit in London before moving to Abu Dhabi in 2006... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm GMT+04
Dubai B

10:30am GMT+04

TS 9.2 Climate Resilient Road Design 2
The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition has invited surface transportation experts across the world to submit papers for evaluation. Papers should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Speakers
avatar for Adewole Adesiyun

Adewole Adesiyun

Deputy Secretary General, Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories
Adewole Adesiyun is a Civil Engineer with over 20 years’ experience. He is the Deputy Secretary General of FEHRL. He was an Assistant Professor at the Road and Bridge Research Institute, Poland where he specialized in waterproofing materials on bridges, repair materials on concrete... Read More →
avatar for Kigozi Joseph

Kigozi Joseph

Projects Engineer, PROME Consultants Limited
Mr. Kigozi Joseph is a Projects Engineer Working with PROME Consultants Limited and holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Makerere University with honors. He seats on the Uganda Association of Consulting Engineers, FIDIC Future Leaders committee and he serves as a... Read More →
avatar for Gordon Keller

Gordon Keller

Private Engineering Consultant
Mr. Keller is a licensed Civil and Geotechnical Engineer in California.  He received a BS in Civil Engineering from UCLA and MS in Geotechnical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley in 1972. He has worked with the U.S. Forest Service for over 40 years and is currently... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm GMT+04
Dubai D

11:00am GMT+04

New Approaches to Traffic Safety Education & Enforcement - Part 2
Traditional methods of driver education and road policing have changed over recent years. No longer are most police forces fortunate enough to have the capacity to deploy patrol cars on every major route or highway. To supplement and enhance the efforts of educators and policing units, new approaches supplemented by technological advances are being piloted all over the world.

Moderators
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Meredydd Hughes

Executive Chairman, Road Safety Support
Meredydd Hughes CBE QPM MAMeredydd is a former UK Chief Constable. His national responsibilities included the leadership of road policing initiatives, and the creation of policies and ensuring good practice.With two close friends, Med founded Road Safety Support Ltd in 2007, which... Read More →

Speakers
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Sumaya Al Neyadi

Head of Safety Section, Integrated Transport Centre Abu Dhabi
Sumaya is Head of Safety Section in the Integrated Transport Center in Abu Dhabi. She has more than 10 years of experience in leading road safety initiatives and currently she is leading the development of Vision Zero Strategy in Abu Dhabi. She worked previously with Municipalities... Read More →
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Dr. Atef Garib

Founder Chief Executive Officer, Tatweer Middle East and Africa L.L.C
Dr. Atef Garib is an internationally recognized Ph.D. awarded Transportation Engineering professional, with over 30 years of extensive industrial and academic experience in investigation and improvement of transportation, road asset management, traffic and road safety in the Middle... Read More →
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Philip Wijers

Director of Governmental Affairs, Sensys Gatso Group
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Youssef El Hansali

CEO, Vitronic Middle East
Youssef El Hansali, is CEO of the biggest VITRONIC subsidiary based in UAE and Managing Director of VITRONIC Saudi Arabia . He joint VITRONIC in 2003 as a working student until he got his Master Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He started his professional career as... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm GMT+04
Sheikh Maktoum - B

11:00am GMT+04

Speeding up Knowledge Sharing & Talent Development
For more than 70 years, an essential part of IRF’s mission has been the organization and delivery of continuing education services that help build the skills of road professionals and contribute to the dissemination of knowledge and expertise worldwide. This panel of thought leaders will discuss lessons learned and explore the opportunities to leverage a new generation of elearning tools to promote the talent and the public image of the road sector workforce.

Moderators
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Shelley Row

Former Director, ITS Joint Program Office
An Inc. Magazine top 100 leadership speaker and one of eight engineers who is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Shelley Row, PE, CSP, is an engineer and the former Director of the USDOT's ITS Joint Program Office. As founder of Blue Fjord Leaders, Shelley’s work focuses on... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty

Trustee Chair, Pegasus Professor and Dept. Chair, University of Central Florida
Dr. Aty is a Trustee Endowed Chair at University of Central Florida (UCF). He is a Pegasus Distinguished Professor and the Chair of the Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering Department. He is leading the Future City initiative at UCF. He is well recognized in work and... Read More →
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Dr. Benjamin Colucci

Transportation Engineering Professor, University of Puerto Rico
Dr. Benjamín Colucci-Ríos, PE, PTOE, F.ITE, F.ASCE, JD 2019 Wilbur S. Smith Distinguished Transportation Educator Award, ITE 2021 Wilbur S. Smith Award, Outstanding Civil Engineer Professional Contributions in Highway Engineering, ASCE T&DI UPRM Outstanding Civil Engineering Professor... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm GMT+04
Main Stage

1:30pm GMT+04

Decarbonizing Roads by 2050
Transitioning to zero-carbon transport globally is essential to keep climate change in check. Yet five years after the Paris Climate Agreement, transport emissions are still rising.  Ahead of COP26, and building on the core themes of the 18th IRF World Meeting, this panel will present key contributions made by the road sector.

Speakers
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Dr. Kamil Kaloush

Chair, IRF Global Scientific Committee, FORTA Professor in Pavement Engineering, Arizona State University
Dr. Kaloush is a FORTA Professor of Pavement Engineering in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer and has over 35 years of industrial and academic experience in pavement engineering. He... Read More →
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Chris Sanders

Chair of IRF Road Safety Committee, Lindsay Transportation
Currently newly retired and helping Lindsay with various international business development activities.Former Senior Vice President Lindsay Transportation Solutions and President of Barrier Systems (acquired by Lindsay)Mr. Sanders has been involved in the Highway Safety Industry for... Read More →
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Dr. Robert Jaffe

Chair of IRF ITS Committee, Consystec
Dr. Jaffe is an electrical and systems engineer with EE degrees from Cornell (BS) and Stanford (MS, PhD). After 13 years as a Research Staff Manager at IBM’s Research Division, in 1996 he founded Consensus Systems Technologies (“ConSysTec”) where he remains a principal. Dr... Read More →
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Nina Elter

Senior Vice President, EROAD
Nina is considered a global expert in transportation funding. Her career spans more than 20 years working in the technology, trucking, tolling and fuel card sectors across Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Her experience includes leading and negotiating agreements at the highest... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm GMT+04
Main Stage

3:00pm GMT+04

Closing Ceremony
Speakers
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Patrick Sankey

President & CEO, IRF Global
C. Patrick Sankey is the chief executive officer of the International Road Federation and its educational foundation, the International Road Educational Foundation. He has over 25 years of management experience in organizations focusing on national and international transportation... Read More →
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Maitha bin Adai

CEO - Traffic & Roads Agency, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
Engineer Maitha bin Adai is the CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency at RTA since its inception in 2005. She oversees the planning, designing, operation and maintenance of the infrastructure of roads network in Dubai. She manages projects that cost more than AED3.7 billion  per annum... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm GMT+04
Main Stage
 
Wednesday, November 10
 

10:00am GMT+04

Site Visits - Technical Tours
Wednesday November 10, 2021 10:00am - 3:00pm GMT+04