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Friday , 14 June 2024

Big Show, Big Business

  • Exhibitors at the Asia’s largest international Traffic Expo laud the presence of quality visitors with increased awareness about traffic technology.
  • The visitors agree on the tilt towards high end technology this time.

Trafficinfratech Expo 2015 could break the Myth: That the visitors often are not at par with the exhibiting companies in terms of technology and application. The refrain: The visitors were highly focused and knew exactly what they were looking for. The current thrust by the government to expand infrastructure facilities, adopt the latest global technologies and especially the Prime Minister’s call for ‘Make in India’ as well were resonating all through the three days.

By the end of the third day, the Expos, both Trafficinfratech and Parking InfraTech were declared a huge success. Never mind the season’s coldest and most foggy days at the venue – NSIC Exhibition Complex, Okhla – experienced. What mattered were the warm business and networking that happened within the custom designed Expo structure with the ambience of “Traffic”. The access control systems installed by Skidata, and the demo area outside added to the setting.

“Urbanization and urban mobility are some of the most pressing issues facing the country today. I am sure TrafficInfraTech Expo will go a long way in helping us find appropriate solutions for these challenges. I understand the Show had very humble beginnings but has gained importance and stature over the years to become one of the best in the continent. In fact, it is comparable to the similer top most shows in the world. I am sure the exhibitors will get good business and value for their money. Equally important, is that a lot of the important government and administration officials who are visiting the Show will gain a good knowledge and insite on the latest urban mobility systems.”
Shankar Aggarwal, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development

Over the years, the Expo has been growing in size and content. There were more ITS and traffic management companies this time. The response to the dedicated Parking Show reiterated the fact that parking spaces and parking management are extremely important for the urban India. What most of the exhibitors felt as the unique feature of the Expo has been the opportunity it provided not only to meet the government officials and enforcement authorities, but also the industry players to understand the market and explore partnership. This has been an “All in One Expo” chorused the traffic industry players. The amalgamation of various components of traffic/transport sector was also highly appreciated.

Hundred companies from 20 countries (Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, UK and USA…) showcased products/systems covered Safety/security, ITS, Telematics, Highway management, Traffic signaling,/sensors, VMS, Barriers, Weigh- in Motion, Traffic data, Tolling, Car parking technology/management, pedestrian and vehicle access control, ticketing and many more.

Visitors included decision makers from concerned Central Ministries, Police departments, Municipal Corporations, Highway Authority, PWDs, Infrastructure companies, State Road Transport Undertakings, Transport Corporations, City Development Authorities, and Tourism Corporations. Also sourcing solutions were System Integrators, builders and shopping centres… By end of it all, orders were placed, requirements recorded and partnerships sealed.

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