June and July proved to be very busy industry engagement months for Vix South Africa, as the team exhibited at the iTransport & UATP Conference and Exhibition as well as the SABOA 2018 Conference and Exhibition.
The iTransport & UATP event (held 18-20 June in Midrand, Johannesburg) attracts government agencies and municipal authorities as well as the engineering sector and provides an opportunity for exhibitors to showcase technologies suited to BRT markets and to facilitate greater co-operation between the various role players.
SABOA 2018 (18-19 July in Pretoria) is hosted by the South African Bus Operators Association and is the annual gathering for bus operators (large and small) from all over the country, which makes it the ideal platform to meet and engage with Vix's traditional bus clients. Michael Hart (Director of Business Development EMEA) joined the SA team at this event to gain an insight into the South African market. The two-day event brought together delegates and thought leaders from across the industry to showcase and speak about the state of public transport. With the event focused on that space and bus and coach in particular, session topics included the DoT's turnaround plan for public transport and requirements for sustainable city developments in South Africa.