2,500+ experts to assemble to assess transportation and infrastructure in the Philippines
On 1 & 2 October at SMX Convention Center, Manila, the inaugural Roads & Traffic Expo Philippines will bring together the entire road transportation and infrastructure ecosystem to discuss new strategies and innovations to get the Philippines moving.
The Philippines’ government has already unveiled one of the world’s most significant infrastructure development programmes with its “Build, Build, Build” initiative, which is setting the stage for two exciting days of networking and debate.
Mark Richmund de Leon, OIC-Undersecretary for Road Transportation and Infrastructure from Philippines Department of Transport commented, “The Roads & Traffic Expo Philippines is a great opportunity for the Department of Transportation to highlights its initiatives and projects such as the Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program and the Motor Inspection Systems (MVIS). Through these efforts to improve our road transportation, we are addressing the worsening traffic conditions while we are putting emphasis on the safety of every Filipino as it is our major responsibility”.
Opening the event with an international perspective on 1 October, Matthew Schultz, Chief Digital Officer of Ipswich City Council, one of Australia’s smartest cities and President of the Australian Smart Communities Association will be sharing his expertise in “Smart cities & digital connectivity.” Then we’ll be bringing the focus back to the Philippines as Roderick M. Planta, Assistant Secretary, Infrastructure, National Economic Development Authority addresses how the Philippine government plans to propel economic development through the ‘Build, Build, Build’ program.
Building further on that theme, Danilo Lim, Chairman, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will share more on the government’s plan in battling congestion in Metro Manila.
On 2 October, the keynote plenary focuses on the future of road transportation. Mark Richmund de Leon, OIC-Undersecretary for Road Transport & Infrastructure, Philippines Department of Transport will kickstart the session looking at the role of transportation in the new mobility paradigm. Joining him is mobility expert Angeline Tham, Chief Executive Officer, Angkas who brings her expertise on the importance of safe and inclusive mobility options in building more sustainable cities.
In the afternoon, join Ghia Yuson, Project Manager, Business Sweden who will be moderating a panel discussion on bus rapid transit and what it means for Philippines in the future. Joining her panel are experts H.E. Harald Fries, Swedish Ambassador to the Philippines, Ulf Wennblom, Country Manager of Business Sweden and Mark Richmund de Leon, OIC-Undersecretary for Road Transportation and Infrastructure from Philippines Department of Transport.
In addition to the visionary keynotes, more than 100 inspirational speakers will share their insights across seven free-to-attend theatres covering Infrastructure & Cities, Roads, Tunnel & Bridges, Road Safety & Monitoring, Smart Mobility & Electric Vehicles, Urban Transportation and Parking.
Additional featured speakers at The Roads & Traffic Expo
- Marivel C. Sacendoncillo, Undersecretary for Local Government, Department of the Interior and Local Governments
- Ivan Mark C. Galura, Deputy Director of the Committee on Energy, Senate of the Philippines
- Charito B. Plaza, Director General, Philippines Economic Zone Authority
- Raymond B. Ravelo, President, eSakay Inc.
- Joshua M. Bingcang, Senior Vice President for Business Development and Operations Group, Bases Conversion and Development Authority
- Kiyo Kawabuchi, Senior representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency
- Shereen Gail Yu-Pamintuan, Executive Director, League of Cities of the Philippines
- Medmier G. Malig, Director, Bureau of Quality and Safety, Department of Public Works and Highways
- Martin B. Diño, Undersecretary for Barangay Affairs, Department of the Interior and Local Governments
- Brian Cu, President, Grab Philippines
- Rob Siy, Head, Pasig Transport, City Government of Pasig
- Enrico C. Paringit, Executive Director, Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development
Taking place alongside the conference sessions, the exhibition will feature a showcase of the latest road transportation and infrastructure technologies and solutions by over 100 industry players and up-and-coming start-ups. Some of the exhibiting companies include Angkas, Shell Bitumen, Hyundai, ABB, Volvo Buses, Isuzu, Citilabs, Metrocount, Tritec, Avery Dennison, Metro Pacific Tollways and more.
The Roads & Traffic Expo Philippines is also made possible through the partnership with the Department of Transportation, the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Department of Science & Technology, the Department of Labor and Employment, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority, the Office of Transport Cooperatives, the Office for Transportation Security, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority and the Philippine National Police.
The two-day, free-to-attend conference and exhibition is expected to gather over 2,500 road transportation and infrastructure stakeholders from Philippines and beyond.
Visit the event website here for more information and registration.