With the JCT Traffic Signals Symposium in Nottingham just a week away, companies exhibiting have described why it’s such an important event on the calendar, while praising the quality of programme and participation.
Seven exhibitors; AGD Systems, INRIX, Messagemaker Displays, PTV Group, Simplifai Systems, smartmicro and TRL are ensuring the longevity of the knowledge sharing by funding the videoing of all the learned papers across the two days to be made available after the Symposium is over.
In a series of short previews of the event, they explain that the conference programme is just part of the value of the overall Symposium which also includes an exhibition and extensive networking. Peter Eccleson, Managing Director of smartmico UK explains that the event is “one of the primary opportunities for us to meet with clients who are influencers in our particular marketplace,” while TRL’s Subu Kamal praised how the event has “not been overly commercialised or diluted its purpose” of being a learned event.
Only papers that pass set rules on knowledge sharing make it onto the programme, which features 23 separate presentations covering a range of topics including road safety, traffic management research, asset management and on-street intelligence, with a very strong offering on providing for non-motorised users. The keynote address is provided by leading behavioural scientist and commentator Rory Sutherland and his colleague Pete Dyson, who together authored the book Transport for Humans: Are We Nearly There Yet? They have an extended slot in before lunch on the first day.
“It’s an important event for us because a lot of our clients are present to the events,” comments Devrim Kara, who is Managing Director of PTV in the UK. “Our software gets used to optimise traffic signals across the country, and we will give updates on how the software gets used across the industry, which might give you some ideas about how you can benefit from it as well. We’re also involved in the MOVA User Group.”
“At the JCT, there’s, there’s an array of people we would love to bump into,” explains Josh Lyne of Messagemaker Displays, explaining how he expects to “meet various suppliers where we could integrate our kit into their systems or vice versa.”
Kieran Corbally of AGD Systems says the event gives him the chance to “be in touch with, with the people that use our products on a day to day basis… to understand what’s gone on in the industry, how people have used our products” while Dominic Paulo, Senior Director at INRIX says, “I think one of the most critical things is actually to see what’s specifically going on in the industry specific to signals which I think is the tremendously valuable part of the symposium.”
Founder of Simplifai Systems, Keith McCabe is excited to exhibit at the Symposium for the first time. “We are launching our product specifically designed for traffic signal engineers to help them in their day-to-day work to manage the traffic in cities,” he says.
There is still time to sign up to the Symposium, which takes place on 14 and 15 September with the MOVA User Group and welcome networking barbecue the day before. Click here for details.
You can watch all the previews here.
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