Tremendous growth for Intertraffic Istanbul
The sixth edition of Intertraffic Istanbul, which took place from 25 to 27 May 2011 in Istanbul Expo Center Yesilkoy, was confirmed a highly influential business platform for Eurasia and the Middle East. The leading trade show for professionals in infrastructure, ITS/traffic management, safety and parking attracted visitors and exhibitors from around the globe. The show doubled in size and visitors numbers went up by over 30%.
“Intertraffic Istanbul was larger and more international than ever with some 180 exhibitors originating from 26 different countries. Close to 4,800 visitors from 83 countries attended the event, 33% of which came from outside Turkey.”, says RAI product manager Mariska Dreschler. “The impressive figures and geographical spread of exhibitors and visitors underline the importance of this event. We welcomed amongst other official delegations from Kyrgyzstan and Iran and various trade missions. Intertraffic Istanbul was the centre of attention for the traffic Industry from Eurasia and the Middle East and is the most authoritative event of its kind for the entire region.”
Richard Neumann, Corporate communications manager of Swarco, commented: “It was the best Intertraffic Istanbul for us so far. We were able to reinforce our brand in Turkey and were pleased to make many new contacts from the adjacent countries of the Black Sea, Middle East and North African areas.” Geoff Anderson, Business Development Director of Cohu Electronics stated: “Intertraffic Istanbul 2011 was an amazingly successful show for Cohu. We had many old and new customers visit our booth.” Kate Mitchell of Redflex Traffic Systems added: “Truly a global show, very pleased with the broad range of attendees. An excellent show that has enabled us to make contact with a large number of customers.”
Official opening and Intertraffic Istanbul Safety Projects Competition
The official opening of the exhibition was performed by sector leaders and was honoured by the presence of the President of Strategy Development of the Ministry of Transport of Turkey Kenan Bozgeyik, The General Director of the Directorate General of Highways Mehmet Cahit Turhan and Director of Research and Application Center of University of BahçeÅŸehir and Counselor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality of Istanbul Prof. Dr. Mustafa Ilıcalı.
Various projects on Traffic Safety are currently carried out by Turkish municipalities in order to reduce traffic accidents, support new projects regarding traffic safety, and to raise awareness for safety in general. To put the spotlights on the importance of such projects Intertraffic Istanbul launched at the Official Opening its first National (Metropolitan) Municipalities Application Project Competition. The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality was rewarded with the grand prize in Intertraffic National Metropolitan Municipalities Application Project category and the Honourable Award was extended to Antalya Metropolitan Municipality. The Municipalities of Manisa and Edirne shared the grand prize for the category of Intertraffic National Municipalities Application Project and the Municipality of Bodrum was granted the Incentive Award.
Intertraffic is world renowned for influential trade events for infrastructure, ITS traffic management, safety and parking, offering a comprehensive overview of the very latest products, services and solutions offered by suppliers. Intertraffic is designed for policymakers, specialists and operational personnel from governmental authorities, consultant engineering firms, and the industry at large. See www.intertraffic.com for more information.
Upcoming editions of Intertraffic
Intertraffic China 2011: 5-7 September 2011, Beijing China
Intertraffic India 2011: 3-5 October 2011, New Delhi, India
Intertraffic Amsterdam 2011: 27-30 March 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands