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Page 60 • MICEBTN - NovEMBEr 2015 All Occasions Group, South Australia ASN Events Pty Ltd, Victoria AST Management Pty Ltd, Queensland Australasian Society for HIV Medicine, New South Wales Conference Logistics, Australian Capital Territory Consec - Conference Management, Australian Capital Territory Convention Management NZ Ltd, New Zealand DC Conferences Pty Ltd, New South Wales EECW Pty Ltd, Western Australia and Victoria Iceberg Events, Queensland Leishman Associates, Tasmania and Victoria Organisers Australia, Queensland QUT Events, Queensland Sane Event Group, New South Wales Taylored Images, Queensland The Association Specialists, New South Wales ACCREDITED! CONFERENCE AND EVENT MANAGEMENT COMPANIES IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND www.pco.asn.au A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE THAT IS SUBJECT TO INDEPENDENT AUDIT. Wheelchair users given more drive WHEELCHAIR users can now drive on the road while in their wheelchairs, without any additional assistance. Elbee, a special vehicle for wheelchair users, enables them to drive directly from the wheelchair-whether electrical or manual. The unique vehicle will be dis- played during AccessAbilities Expo 2016, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authori- ty, chairman of Dubai Airports, chairman and ceo of Emirates Airline and Group, from February 09-11, 2016 The two-seat vehicle, with a foldable passenger seat, allows its user to travel at 80 kmph on highways, increasing the freedom of movement. According to World Health Organ- isation (WHO), an estimated one per cent of the world's population needs a wheelchair. Elbee can drive on all European roads. “We are in a process of evaluating requests from companies all around the world to distribute the vehicle,” said Ladislav Brazdil, Sales and Marketing manager, Elbee. “Our main goal is to make Elbee available to a maximum number of wheelchair bound people around the world.” Daniyal Qureshi, Group Exhibition di- rector Reed Expo said: “The expo aims to help turn Dubai into a fully disabili- ty-friendly city by 2020. The event will accomplish this by bringing together companies showcasing latest smart technologies, healthcare and other ser- vices plus specialists from more than 30 countries on a common platform.” AccessAbilities Expo is being sup- ported by government bodies including Dubai Municipality, Community Devel- opment Authority (CDA), Department of Economic Development (DED) and Dubai Customs in addition to local and international companies in technology, telecommunication, healthcare, aviation, hospitality, tourism, education, infra- structure and facilities management sectors. AccessAbilities Expo 2016, which will be held at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre, is be- ing organised by Reed Expo and Nadd AlShiba PR and Event Management.