On Monday January 9th Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, along with Crown Prince Willem Alexander and Prinses Maxima, attended a round-table conference at Masdar City. The visit started with a trip with the 2getthere supplied PRT system towards the Masdar Institute. Coverage by Dutch Television is available.
Other Dutch notables travelling with the PRT system in the company of the Queen included minister of Foreign Affairs Maxime Verhagen and CEO’s, including Bernard Wientjes (President VNO-NCW),Malcolm Brinded (Royal Dutch Shell), Pieter van Oord (Van Oord N.V.), Nico de Vries (Royal BAM Group), Gerben Edelijn (ThalesGroup), Roel Overakker (NACO), Loek De Vries (Royal Ten Cate), Erik Oostwegel (Royal Haskoning) and Michiel Peters (VanderLande Industries).
On behalf of the UAE the round table meeting was attended amongst others by Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi (Director General ADNOC), Sultan al Jaber (CEO Masdar), Fatima al Jaber Al Marri (COO Al Jaber Group), Mohamed Thani Al Romaithi (Chairman ADCCI), Khalifa Mohamed Al Mazrouei (Chairman AD Airports Company) and Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak (CEO Mubadala).