Royals travels in style

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).



  1. A lot of VIP’s! This must have been an exciting day for you. How were the reactions? Did they notice the special unique nature of this form of transport, or did they just take it for granted. Were they interested?

  2. Any time you are able to meet and greet the Queen, Crown Prince and other notables after having experienced the project realized by your company it is a compliment to the work done. All comments from the various visitors were very positive, complimenting the look-and-feel and the system as a prime example of Dutch innovation.

    With Masdar being a huge draw towards domestic and foreign VIP’s, we are in the fortunate situation of the visitors experiencing our product. Some of the visits unfortunately don’t even get the same amount of attention, but many prime ministers have enjoyed a ride on the system (e.g. recently Turkey).

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