Registration for IRU World Congress now open

Business Wednesday 15/August/2018 14:54 PM
By: Times News Service
Registration for IRU World Congress now open

Muscat: Registration is now open for the IRU World Congress, a platform for global decision-makers to exchange ideas, debate over solutions and define the future of the road transport industry.
Being held in the region for the first time, interested participants are encouraged to join the discussions by registering to attend the IRU World Congress from November 6 to 8 at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre in Muscat.
Organised by IRU and co-hosted by Asyad under the patronage of the Ministry of Transport & Communications, the event is expected to bring together more than 60 government officials, business executives, transportation and logistics experts and 1,000 delegates from 100 countries to address the industry’s challenges and potential solutions. Participants will have access to all sessions, the exhibition, the Innovation Alley and start-up competition, in addition to the welcome reception and gala dinner.
Abdulrahman bin Salim Al Hatmi, Chief Executive Officer at Asyad, said, “The road transport sector is experiencing rapid development, particularly with new business models, automation, fuel technology and new market structures. We are proud to be bringing together industry leaders to address these real issues, associated with such development."
"At Asyad, we continue to play a pivotal role in developing Oman’s logistics sector in line with the Sultanate’s Logistics Strategy 2040, further heightening Oman’s logistics standing globally,” he added.
Centred on the theme of innovation on the move, the programme consists of more than 20 interactive sessions along with a ministerial and CEO summit. The highlights include discussions on innovation, automation, road transport, mobility, and trade to name a few.
Speakers comprise high-level professionals, notably, Norbet Kouwenhoven, Customs, Borders Leader at IBM; Dr Marika Hoedemaeker, Senior Project Manager with the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research; Jose Manuel Barroso, Non-executive Chairman at Goldman Sachs and Former President of the European Commission; and Ahmed Al Bulushi, CEO of Mwasalat.
Umberto de Pretto, IRU Secretary General, said, “With road transport rapidly becoming more digital, connected and automated, this event is a platform for global leaders to exchange ideas, debate over solutions and define the future of the industry. It will offer a forum to demonstrate the benefits of innovative digital solutions that are realistic and sustainable, while challenging decision-makers to stay ahead of the curve.”