UITP MENA Division Meeting & Seminar

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  • Saudi Arabia


Several major public transport initiatives are underway in Saudi Arabia, including mega public transport projects in Riyadh, in addition to progressive development in regulation and policy. The event is kindly hosted by Public Transport Athority of KSA. The PTA has emerged as an effective and leading public transport authority setting a successful example in the MENA Region and beyond. 
The UITP MENA Division meeting (previously called Assembly) is a gathering of all UITP members in the region that takes place every two years. The meeting highlights the work of UITP in MENA and is also complimented by a seminar. As part of this tradition, the seminar with participation from regional and international stakeholders provides a platform for members to share experience, network, and learn about emerging issues affecting public transport. The seminar provides an excellent opportunity for the KSA to showcase recent achievements and discuss the latest challenges faced by KSA.  


8:30 – 9:00    Registration and Welcome Coffee

9:00 – 9:40    Opening Ceremony

  • Rumaih Al Rumaih, President, Public Transport Authority, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Khaled ALHOGAIL, Chairman UITP MENA, MD and CEO Saptco, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Keynote Speech:  Mohammed Mezghani, Secretary General UITP , Brussels, Belgium
  • Sponsors Recognition


9:40 – 11:00  Division updates 2017 – 2018   

  • Introduction:
  •                            Khaled ALHOGAIL, Chairman UITP MENA, MD and CEO Saptco, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Achievement in 2017 – 2018 and plan for 2019- 2020 :

Ayman Smadi Director UITP MENA & CTE Director

  • UITP Global Updates and Upcoming Activities :

Jerome PourBaix, Senior Director Global Growth, UITP Brussel, Belgium


11:00 – 11:20     Coffee Break


11:20 – 1:00     Saudi Public Transport Projects Updates


1:00 – 13:00     Lunch


13:00- 14:20    Changing Landscape of Urban Mobility

14:20 – 14:40   Coffee Break


14:40 – 15:00   How to make it work?

  • Organization
  • Regulation
  • Financing


15:00 – 15:30  Wrap up and Closing

15:30 – 17:30  Technical Visit to Haramain high Speed Railway 





300 €


400 €

Member « developing nations »*

250 €


Please register online or contact dure.shewar@uitp.org .

Practical information: 

Contact Person:

Dure Shewar 

Event & Training Manager UITP MENA Office


Phone: +971 544113471



For Visa information please contact 

Maryam George 

Office Assitant UITP MENA Office 


Phone:   +9714 2905584


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