RTA to cohost global Government Asset Management Congress

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Source:  www.rta.ae

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will be play a key role in staging the Government Asset Management Congress 2012; the first of its kind in the Middle East, from 28 to 29 May 2012, at the Address Dubai Marina Hotel featuring the presence of worldwide experts and asset management professionals.

Abdullah Al Madani, CEO of RTA Corporate Technical Support Services Sector, said: “This international Congress will feature the participation of an elite bunch of world-class experts specialized in asset management hailing from several countries including; the United Kingdom, Australia, Bahrain, and Oman among others. The Congress aims to transfer knowledge to all concerned parties in the public and private sector, who are keen on adopting best-in-class asset management techniques and raising their awareness in this field.”

“The RTA is the first Middle Eastern entity to receive the international “PAS 55″ certification in asset management, as it incorporated asset sustainability in its strategic objectives right from inception. This prompted more than 16 entities from various departments and agencies across the UAE to visit the RTA to familiarize with the integrated asset management system, and learn from the experiences and techniques we apply,” he added.

In a related context, Al Madani underlined the importance of attracting such global experts to deliver working papers and hold specialized workshops in order to address the requirements of the audience in general and the RTA in particular. “The event will offer access to modern & sophisticated asset management methods, which we can adopt to improve the business conduct. The Pre-Congress Kick Start Day will feature a Masrterclass workshop for asset management professionals, combining 5 specialists from the RTA and other guests to thrash out joint initiatives in this score,” continued Al Madani.

Highlighting the key topics to be discussed during the two-day Congress, the CEO of Corporate Technical Support Services Sector, said, “The core topics will  shed light on methods of asset management of transportation infrastructure, strategic asset management, frameworks of asset management, expanding the lifespan of infrastructure asset, future planning for managing infrastructure asset, sustainability, monetary value of infrastructure asset, and the strategic maintenance along with the related technological systems.”

The working papers of the Congress will discuss a variety of topics, where the Institute of Asset Management will deliver a working paper on “The Quality System in Asset Management,” and “ISO 55000”. Working papers from the Netherlands and Scotland will also cast light on “Asset Management Systems” and “Asset Management Strategies”. Local working papers will also be delivered touching on power transmission systems, corporate governance, investment in infrastructure, and training & consultancy in asset management.

“The Government Asset Management Congress will bring about a quality shift in supporting RTA strategic objectives, and bolstering its standing as a flagship entity in this field,” said Al Madani in a final remark. More info