Middle East Rail 2016 launches today
Dubai- UAE- March 8th 2016: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs, and in the presence of H.E. Dr. Abdulla Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority - Land & Maritime, Middle East Rail 2016 was launched today Tuesday March 8th in Dubai World Trade Center.
The Exhibition has welcomed visitors and exhibitors over a space of 18,000 sqm. Most importantly, this edition is the third one of the conference which is in partnership between Federal Transport Authority- Land and Maritime, Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Sheikh Zayed Housing Programe, whom share the same objective of positioning the UAE as a global hub for rail and transport development and innovation.
The 10th edition of the show represents a 25% increase from last year’s exhibition. The show will host over 300 exhibitors and is set to welcome over 9000 visitors from across the globe, including 600 VIP government officials. Many of the exhibitors have upgraded the size of their stands this year, including Autodesk, Bombardier, Parsons Brinkerhoff & Siemens. The show hosts four country pavilions from Italy, China, Spain, and UK featuring railway supply companies in freight car, locomotive, maintenance-of-way, communications, signalling, leasing, and passenger rail industries.
The Federal Transport Authority contribution to the conference is part of its commitment to support UAE’s goals in becoming a leading country in the railway sector, as well as gathering all ministries of transport in the GCC to move ahead with developing the railway network in the GCC. Another objective which FTA aims to contribute to, is to provide safe and effective network of railways and develop excellent and innovate logistics services across the GCC region.