i-Transport and UATP Conference and Exhibition
“Future of Public Transport: GO GREEN – GO SMART”
The Organising Team of the recent i-Transport & UATP Go Green – Go Smart Conference and Exhibition will explore action items flowing from the discussions. The team consists of Jack van der Merwe, President of UATP, and Paul Vorster, CEO of ITS South Africa and also a member of the ITS Africa Working Group.
The conclusions of the two Rapporteurs will form the basis to identify action items and the presentations will also be reviewed for pertinent comments and issues identified.
The Rapporteur for the Public Transport stream was Dr John Sampson and Dr Johannn Andersen reported back to the Closing Plenary Session on the ITS stream.
By co-hosting the conference ITS South Africa, the UATP and the ITS Africa Working achieved leveraging the significant synergies between Intelligent Transport Systems and Public Transport, and to highlight the new “transport frontiers” in Africa.
By exploring Actions Items, these synergies must be taken to the next level in a strategic action plan.
If you have suggestions for actionable items, please send your suggestions to
A group of more than 30 exhibitors demonstrated their systems, products and services on the expo floor. Exhibitors ranged from public sector transport authorities, public transport operators and a host of public transport and ITS systems, many as integrated service offerings. Several international companies also participated.
The conference dinner had several highlights, ranging from the entertainment by the Afro Tenors to the keynote presentation by Prof Nick Binedell, founder of the GIBS Business School, on the importance of competitiveness and how it applied to the transport sector. MC Talia Sanhewe ran a competition which saw three delegates winning Gautrain Gold Cards with R500 trip value and two others each winning a TomTom navigation device.
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Day One was a Plenary Session for a focus on policy and strategic issues. Speakers included a Welcome to the Gauteng Global City Region by the Gauteng Premier Hon David Makhura (presented by MEC Paul Mashatile) and Keynote by the Minister of Transport (presented to the meeting by Deputy Director General Hament Patel) due to their attendance of the Parliamentary debate on the State of Nation Address (SONA) in Cape Town.
Two parallel streams for Public Transport and ITS were hosted on Day Two and Day Three with a focus on technical and operational issues.
Qualifying delegates will earn Continuous Professional Development points. Certificates will be e-mail soon.
The two respective Rapporteurs, Dr John Sampson and Dr Johann Andersen, reported back in the Closing Plenary on the main trends and issues which emerged in the two streams.
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