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First ACTAC Management Workshop held in Qatar

The meeting was held in Doha, Qatar

The first ACTAC Management Workshop was hosted by the Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation on 5 February 2013. Representatives from 22 ACTAC Clubs were present, as well as FIA President Jean Todt, FIA Region I President Werner Kraus, and ACTAC Chairman Dr. Mohammed Ben Sulayem. The event was moderated by Prof. Camille Assaf from the University Saint Joseph in Beirut.

The ACTAC Management Workshop is a new initiative of FIA Region I with the aim of providing Clubs the opportunity to exchange best practices, new ideas, and past experiences with one another. “The workshop serves as a way for Clubs to meet and to build a strong international network with colleagues from across the region”, said FIA Region I President Werner Kraus. 

By looking at future challenges together, the Clubs of ACTAC will be better placed to meet the challenges ahead as a result of new business demands and rapid growth in the Arab region, with discussions focussing on the latest trends in membership and business models.

Presentations were give by FIA Region I Director General, Jacob Bangsgaard, on the future challenges facing Automobile Clubs and by FIA Region I Coordinator, Irina Patrascu, on the actions the region is taking to support the development of ACTAC Clubs. As follow-up to the meeting’s conclusions, it is intended that a Development Plan for the ACTAC sub-region will be put in place with the help of the Region I and ACTAC secretariat.

The workshop also took a look at how ACTAC Clubs can contribute to the goals of the Action for Road Safety campaign through available grants and public events. Professor Ramzi Salam, Director at the University of Saint-Joseph in Beirut (which is running a new Masters programme in Road Safety Management), gave a presentation on the current road safety situation in Arab speaking countries.

ACTAC Chairman Dr. Mohammed Ben Sulayem, with Region I President Werner Kraus, Region I Director General Jacob Bangsgaard and Region I Coordinator Irina Patrascu.

Representatives from 22 ACTAC Clubs were present

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