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Transport Solutions Middle East slated for Q1 2016

The firm behind INTERMAT has unveiled plans to launch a new commercial vehicles and transport show in Dubai, UAE

Frost & Sullivan forecasts suggest that commercial vehicle sales in the GCC will grow by 5% in the period 2015-2017.
Frost & Sullivan forecasts suggest that commercial vehicle sales in the GCC will grow by 5% in the period 2015-2017.

The firm behind the INTERMAT series of events has revealed that it will launch a new commercial vehicles (CV) and transport show for the Middle East.

The inaugural edition of Transport Solutions Middle East will take place in Dubai, UAE, during the first quarter of 2016.

Comexposium, the company behind the show, is confident that it has chosen the right launch window, citing Frost & Sullivan predictions that CV sales in the GCC will grow by 5.2% between 2015 and 2017, increasing the total number on the region’s roads to 1.44 million.

Joaquim Sebastian D’Costa, event director of Transport Solutions Middle East, commented: “The collective eye of the world’s heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and transport solutions sectors is zooming in on the Middle East.

“More than 133,000 commercial vehicles will be sold in the GCC in 2015, whilst approximately 15% of all regional vehicle imports are trucks – valued at $4bn,” he remarked.

Comexposium contends that Transport Solutions Middle East will attract a broad spectrum of professionals from the region’s transport industry, including government authorities and municipalities, fleet owners, distributors, and vehicle manufacturers. The show will feature an outdoor demonstration area to enable exhibitors to deliver live demonstrations their models.

Véronique Sestrières, transport business unit director at Comexposium Paris, said: “Our objective is to replicate the long-standing success of Europe’s premier trade platform for road haulage and urban transport, combining global expertise with local knowledge.

“Various regional initiatives, such as Abu Dhabi’s Surface Transport Master Plan and events such as the Dubai Expo 2020, are pushing the agenda for smarter traffic and transport development across the region,” she concluded.

The inaugural edition of Transport Solutions Middle East will take place in March 2016.

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