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07 - 08 Feb 2023


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Clean Buses in MENA


Clean Buses, especially zero-emission buses (ZEBs), are in the spotlight in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Along with deploying electric and hydrogen-fuelled buses for public transport, city governments and transport authorities are also aiming to decarbonise rail systems, taxis, water-based transport and school buses.

Interest in sustainable transport is driven by the significant role of public transit in achieving the net zero target of countries. Some countries such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Qatar have made clear commitments towards this goal and taken steps towards electrifying their transport sectors. Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority has launched a plan to convert the fleet of public transport buses, school buses, taxis and limousines to 100 per cent electric or hydrogen by 2050. Tests and trials of electric buses are taking place in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah. Qatar aims to have 100 per cent of its public bus network operating on electric by 2030. Egypt is planning to deploy around 4,500 clean buses, the majority of which will be introduced in Cairo and Alexandria.

To better understand the current status, opportunities and issues in the deployment of clean buses in the region, Global Mass Transit is hosting its first conference on Clean Buses in MENA on February 7-8, 2023 at Shangri-La, Dubai, UAE.

The mission of the conference is to discuss key initiatives in decarbonising public transport in MENA region, plans, policies, programmes and funding to transition to a clean and zero-emission bus (ZEB) fleet, opportunities in deployment of electric and hydrogen-fuelled buses and related infrastructure, the way forward for public transport authorities (PTAs) and public transport operators (PTOs), best practices in transitioning to a ZEB fleet, experience so far and the lessons learned. The conference will also showcase new technologies, tools and solutions.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Role of public transport in the journey to net zero in MENA
  • Transport authorities’ initiatives in decarbonising fleets of buses, taxis, school buses, developing rail systems, and using clean energy at transit facilities
  • Emerging trends and outlook for zero-emission buses in MENA
  • Current policies and standards for clean buses, electric buses, hydrogen buses
  • Major programmes involving the testing and deployment of clean buses in MENA
  • Case studies and experiences from different cities
  • Best practices in the deployment of electric buses and hydrogen-fuelled buses
  • Key legal, organisational, technical, operational and financial issues in the adoption of clean buses
  • Funding and procurement strategies in the deployment of zero-emission buses
  • Operations, maintenance and management of clean buses
  • Total cost of ownership of zero-emission buses
  • Electric bus charging infrastructure: Innovations, new technologies and infrastructure for large-scale fleets
  • OEM perspective on hydrogen: Launching new technologies, reducing costs, improving efficiency and commercialising hydrogen
  • Planning for, scheduling of and monitoring ZEBs, fleet management
  • Autonomous and electric bus trials
  • Integration of zero-emission fleet with new mobility (MaaS and AVs)
  • Sourcing green energy
  • Role of clean buses in providing first and last mile connectivity (feeder buses) and multi-modal integration

Event highlights:

  • Identify opportunities in the MENA region
  • Build relationships during six networking breaks
  • Learn from case studies
  • Showcase technology solutions
  • Understand plans for clean bus deployments
  • Meet transport authorities, operators and city governments

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