Oman is getting ready to host trade, transport, and logistics experts from across the world at the upcoming International Road Transport Union (IRU) World Congress. It bears the title ‘Innovation On The Move’.
The IRU World Congress will be held from the 6th to the 8th of November at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre. Government ministers, business executives, and logistics experts will come together at the IRU-WC to discuss and explore innovative solutions on road transport and trade.
The event will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sayyid Asaad bin Tariq Al Said, the Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan of Oman. The congress is organized by IRU and co-hosted by ASYAD Group and Oman’s Ministry of Transport and Communications.
The speakers at the event include André Borschberg, co-founder and CEO and Pilot of Solar Impulse, Dr Rand Hindi, entrepreneur and Founder of Snips.ai, Jim Carroll, futurist and innovation expert, Abdul Malik Al Balushi, CEO of Oman Post, and Ahmed Al Balushi, CEO of Mwasalat. They will be joined by over 60 industry speakers.
The global delegate list is impressive and expected to cross 1,000 attendees from 100 countries. Prominent firms include Volvo, AXA, PWC, Mercedes-Benz, MAN, and IBM, which will be joined by transport associations from more than 30 countries including Belgium, Switzerland, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Ukraine, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and the UAE.
Abdulrahman Al Hatmi, Group CEO of ASYAD and Member of the IRU World Congress organising committee, said, “As Oman’s flagship logistics group, this event will further support our efforts to lead the implementation of the Sultanate’s Logistics Strategy 2040 and raise Oman’s logistics’ profile on the global stage. This event brings renowned experts and high-profile speakers together to examine the challenges and create solutions affecting the world’s transport and trade networks.”
Plenary sessions will focus on innovation, governance, and business processes. To complement the session, key players in the industry will be showcasing their latest innovations in road transport at the Congress. The event will also feature an innovation alley including a startup competition sponsored and hosted by Road Ventures SA.
Boris Blanche, Managing Director at IRU said, “Transport, logistics and mobility are changing quickly, becoming increasingly digital, connected and automated. At the crossroads of ancient and modern trade corridors, with its comprehensive logistics strategy and ongoing reform of passenger transport, Oman is an excellent place for the industry, governments and the international community to come together this November. With ASYAD’s strong commitment, the World Congress will help determine the future of road transport, driving debate on trade and innovation in the region and beyond.”
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