Intertraffic Mexico to put emphasis on tomorrow’s mobility challenges


Organizers RAI Amsterdam and local partners EJ Krause Tarsus de Mexico are looking forward to welcoming over 5,000 industry professionals to the second edition of the Intertraffic Mexico exhibition and conference, which opens tomorrow (November 15) in Mexico City.

From November 15-17 at the Centro Cititbanamex, 180 exhibitors from 47 countries will showcase their latest products and systems within the infrastructure, traffic management, parking, safety, and smart mobility sectors. Best practices from the transport industry will also be discussed during the comprehensive conference program, and the winner of the first edition of the Intertraffic Latin America 2017 Award will be announced. Intertraffic Mexico will showcase the latest mobility products, urban development projects in Latin America, and aims to stimulate the establishment of close cooperation within governments and commercial sectors.

Last week, the official pre-show press conference was held, at which important stakeholders like Jorge Martínez Ramos, chief executive officer of Mexican auto maker Zacua, and Antonio Benítez, adviser to Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies, explained the huge challenge Latin American cities are facing, particularly within urban mobility. It is expected that by 2050, 70% of the population will live in cities, demanding efficient public transport, better roads, and advanced mobility solutions for companies and the general public.

The three-day conference program has many topics related to the industry challenges, including a groundbreaking international presentation by Diana Zhou, market strategy manager of the Hyperloop One project. The participation of several ministers is confirmed for the roundtable on the ‘Experience of the States’, and the discussion will be moderated by the Ministry of Agricultural, Territorial and Urban Development (SEDATU).

Three companies have been nominated for the first Intertraffic Latin America Award for the most innovative project or product that improves mobility while taking sustainability into account. The jury has shortlisted: Autotraffic (Smartmobility Platform), Pumatronix (ITSCAM FF Integrated OCR solution) and SICE (Automatic danger warning system at intersections).

“Disruptive innovations are appearing with breathtaking speed and every day there are more and more advances changing our perspective of daily life,” observed José Navarro, CEO of EJ Krause Tarsus.

“Mexican companies with an international outlook, like Indra México, Autotraffic and Zacua, are some examples of companies who are bridging the gap with the global industry. Intertraffic Mexico really has become the meeting place for industry professionals to collaborate at an international level and share regional experiences.”

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International (TTi) magazine and its Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title, he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs at public agencies around the world as well as CEOs of leading multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. Tom's earlier career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).