Forum Day One: Monday, 18 September 2017

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Start of forum registration and welcome refreshments

8:45 AM - 8:50 AM Opening remarks from IQPC and introduction to session chair

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Opening remarks form the session chair

Nabeel Alzaka, Executive Director, Surface Mobility Consultants

Nabeel Alzaka

Executive Director
Surface Mobility Consultants

Brig Mohammad Al Malki

General Secretary
National Traffic Safety Committee

9:20 AM - 9:40 AM An update on Qatar’s National Transportation Strategy (QNTS)

Rashid Taleb Al Nabit , Assistant Undersecretary for Land Transport , Ministry of Transport and Communications, Qatar
  • Strategies for encouraging the use of public transportation in Qatar
  • An overview of bus infrastructure guidelines and design requirements for passenger bus services in Qatar
  • Integrating public transport infrastructure into Qatar’s multi-modal transportation plan

Rashid Taleb Al Nabit

Assistant Undersecretary for Land Transport
Ministry of Transport and Communications, Qatar
  • Understanding the scope for implementing Connected Autonomous Vehicles in Qatar
  • What does the legislation pertaining to Connected Autonomous Vehicles look like?
  • Integrating the programme within the transport network

Veronica Yu

Transportation Planner
Ministry of Transport and Communications

Brett Subritzky

Strategies Expert, Minister’s Office
Ministry of Transport and Communications

10:00 AM - NaN:NaN AM An update on the Qatar parking masterplan

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM Official exhibition opening and networking break

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM Implementation of innovative concepts in Doha to overcome future transportation challenges: Steps towards the first smart city in the GCC

Mr. Bhaskara Gundluru, Traffic Team Leader, CDM Smith
  • Understanding the root causes for current traffic congestion in Doha
  • Innovative strategies to shift SOV to HOV, promote smart logistics, enhance public transportation and reduce parking demand
  • The role of Ped-Bike facilities in reducing the congestion over network
  • An overview of smart city elements including urban automation, connected and electric vehicles and ITS

Mr. Bhaskara Gundluru

Traffic Team Leader
CDM Smith

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM ITS in Qatar: An overview of Ashghal - Public Works Authority’s achievements and aspirations

Aurang Zeb, Roads Engineering Advisor, Public Works Authority (ASHGHAL)
  • Using ITS to monitor Qatar’s road networks for intelligent transport planning and decision making
  • Developing a predictive road maintenance strategy through the use of ITS and data collection
  • An overview of Qatar’s future vision for ITS deployment

Aurang Zeb

Roads Engineering Advisor
Public Works Authority (ASHGHAL)

11:50 AM - 12:00 PM Live theatre sessions!

Back by popular demand to the Qatar Transport Safety Forum, the live theatre sessions are designed to increase interaction and networking through a series of live demonstrations and interactive presentations

Session highlights and how it all works:
  • There will be two theatres showing a total of 8 shows that will be presented by leading solution providers
  • There will be a total of 4 show times, meaning that two shows will run at the same time. Show times are 12:00PM, 12:20PM, 12:40PM and 13:00PM
  • As an attendee, you will need to select the shows you want to attend at the given time slot
  • There are limited seats per theatre so it is advised to arrive 5 minutes before the start of the show as the doors will open a few minutes before the show starts
  • Each show will last for 20 minutes, at which point delegates will be given 5 minutes to either switch theatres or stay for the next show. Please note that in some cases the same show will be presented twice meaning you may want to switch theatres
  • Please see the theatre grid below for show times, details and topics

Theatre A

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM Intelligent signage solutions to prevent collisions

Theatre A

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM Smart solution to effectively manage speed limits to protect road users and prevent traffic build-up

Theatre A

12:40 PM - 1:00 PM Intelligent traffic detection solutions for 24/7 traffic monitoring

Theatre A

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM ITS for intelligent fleet management

Theatre B

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM New designs for crash barriers to reduce the degree of severity of vehicle impact

Theatre B

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM Lighting solutions to enhance pedestrian safety

Theatre B

12:40 PM - 1:00 PM Smart crosswalk solutions to enhance pedestrian safety

Theatre B

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM Passive safe solutions to protect motorists

1:20 PM - 2:20 PM Networking lunch

THE BREAK-OUT
Following lunch, delegates will break-out into focused discussion sessions. Delegates will have time to interact with field experts on select topics in an environment that will promote critical thinking on the most relevant issues in each.

Room A: ITS for public transportation and road optimisation

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM Requirements of road safety strategy and intelligent transport systems

Prof. Kim Jraiw, Manager, National Traffic Safety Office, National Traffic Safety Committee
  • Understanding the impact of ITS on road safety ratings

Prof. Kim Jraiw

Manager, National Traffic Safety Office
National Traffic Safety Committee

Room A: ITS for public transportation and road optimisation

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM An overview of intelligent vehicle technologies for improved safety and reduced congestion

Dr. Fethi Filali, Head of Technology, Qatar Mobility Innovations Center
  • How can Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication (V2V) and Vehicle-Infrastructure Integration (VII) systems be added to currently available driver system to decrease the number and severity of collisions and to ease traffic flow?

Dr. Fethi Filali

Head of Technology
Qatar Mobility Innovations Center

Room A: ITS for public transportation and road optimisation

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM Qatar smart rail services: Journey planner application

Christian Abrahamsen, Transport Systems Manager, Transport Planning Department, Qatar Rail
IT solutions for the integration of ticketing and transport information systems

Christian Abrahamsen

Transport Systems Manager, Transport Planning Department
Qatar Rail

Room A: ITS for public transportation and road optimisation

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM Developing an integrated multimodal passenger information system to improve mobility and encourage the use of public transport

Prabhas Kumar, AFC Expert, Ministry of Transport, Qatar
  • Understanding the importance of multi-modal travel information on passenger behaviour
  • Strategies for measuring passenger behaviour across multiple modes of transportation
  • To what extent will multi-modal transportation relieve traffic congestion and improve mobility in Qatar?

Prabhas Kumar

AFC Expert
Ministry of Transport, Qatar

Room A: ITS for public transportation and road optimisation

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM Integrating trams in Qatar

Fahad Al Jahrami , Chief Operating Officer , Astad
  • Integrating passenger information systems to support mobility and multi-modal transportation
  • Understanding the key elements of a successful BRT system

Fahad Al Jahrami

Chief Operating Officer
Astad

Theatre B: Achieving road safety through technology, enforcement and engineering

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM Road safety audits: International standards and practice

Michael de Roos, Roads Safety Specialist, Roads Design Department, Public Works Authority (ASHGHAL)
  • Applying international road safety audit standards in Qatar
  • An overview of international best practice

Michael de Roos

Roads Safety Specialist, Roads Design Department
Public Works Authority (ASHGHAL)

Theatre B: Achieving road safety through technology, enforcement and engineering

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM Understanding the factors affecting decision making at grid crossings by cyclists, pedestrians and motorists

  • Examining road users behaviour at grid crossings
  • Strategies for influencing the behaviour of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists at grid crossings for a reduced collisions

Theatre B: Achieving road safety through technology, enforcement and engineering

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM Using crash data analysis to prevent collisions and improve roadway design

Fabian Marsh, Road Safety Advisor, Public Works Authority (ASHGHAL)
  • An update on Ashghals’ crash data analysis tool
  • Using crash data analysis to inform roadway design and ITS procurement

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Fabian Marsh

Road Safety Advisor
Public Works Authority (ASHGHAL)

Theatre B: Achieving road safety through technology, enforcement and engineering

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM Designing road systems to support cognitive behaviour of roads users for improved safety

Ahmad Jassim Al-Jolo, Chairman, Qatar Society of Engineers
  • How can the design of roads influence road user behaviour and reduce collisions and traumas?

Ahmad Jassim Al-Jolo

Chairman
Qatar Society of Engineers

Theatre B: Achieving road safety through technology, enforcement and engineering

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM Improving safety through the use of a performancebased road network

  • Developing a Performance-Based Road Asset Management System (PBRAMS)
  • Understanding the road safety benefits to road users when adopting a PMMR contract

4:00 PM - 4:00 PM End of forum day one