Conference of partnerships
The 35th Southern African Transport Conference (SATC) takes place at the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) International Convention Centre in Pretoria, from July 4 to 7.
The theme this year is: Transport – a catalyst for socio-economic growth development opportunities to improve quality of life.
Key infrastructure developments will be discussed during stakeholder engagement. There will also be a focus on how urban public transport and rural transport have the capacity to affect day-to-day living in a positive way.
Key aspects of traffic engineering, traffic management, safety and security, as well as freight and logistics will also be dissected. Critical workshops discussing road safety audits and integrated public transport networks (IPTN) will take place. There will also be a workshop on non-motorised transport, along with a conference on access management.
South Africa’s Minister of Transport, Elizabeth Dipuo Peters, is the event patron and will deliver the opening address. Plenary speakers include Les Bruzsa, chief engineer of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) in Australia and Hernan de Solminihac from Chile. His talk is entitled: The importance of the road infrastructure development in the socio-economic growth of Chile.
“This conference provides a platform for national and international dialogue on transport as a socio-economic development priority. It also serves as a forum for discussion and information exchange on the implementation of transport policy, strategy and technology applications for all aspects and modes of transportation”, says James Maina chairman of the SATC organising committee.
“We look forward to addressing some serious issues head on together with 700 experts in the action-packed event,” he adds.
Online registration opens on May 3, at www.satc.org.za.