The 2016 edition of the GHSA annual meeting will be hosted by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission between the 27 and 31 of August in downtown Seattle, Washington. As usual, niche companies, nonprofits, and government agencies will use this avenue to create awareness about the latest highway safety related products and services they have brought onboard in the past year.
The theme for this year’s meeting is Crossroads: The Intersection of Technology and Driver Behavior”. Given the increase in the number of fatalities from road crashes involving motor vehicles in 2015, the focus of all discussions will be on “how technological innovations can impact the way we drive now and in the future”. This is because driver behavior has been identified as the primary cause of road crashes in 94% of recorded cases last year.
A Recap of the 2015 Edition of the GHSA Annual Meeting
Hosted at the ONMI Nashville, Tennessee between August 29 and September 1 2015, last year’s event had the theme: “Drunk, Drugged & Distracted: Reaching High-Risk Drivers”. The focus was on steps that can be taken to reduce injuries and fatalities that result from crashes related to drunk, drugged and distracted driving. Participants were of the view that a lot more needs to be done in educating road users on the apparent dangers of risky and irresponsible driving behavior More importantly, the steps that can be taken to cultivate what is considered to be safe driving behavior were outlined.
Sponsors and Exhibitors at this Year’s GHSA Annual Meeting
The usual big-time backers like AT&T with its flagship “Texting and Driving, It Can Wait” campaign, Ford Motors with their “Driving Skills” program, State Farm, and The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, are all throwing their weight behind this year’s event as well. They are known as the Diamond Sponsors, with many others, all graded according to their “level” of sponsorship.
For a comprehensive list of all sponsors and registered exhibitors for the 2016 event, you can visit the GHSA official website.
Becoming an Exhibitor
In an ever developing and advancing world, innovative ideas, products, and services are always in demand. No matter how stiff the competition may seem, you will always find your space and fair market share once you have something useful and valuable to offer. All new manufacturers and service providers are welcome to showcase relevant products and services at GHSA events. Some of the benefits of exhibiting what you have to offer include:
- Opportunity to interact with the top highway traffic officials from all parts of the country.
- By having your products or services listed on the GHSA official website, you will get instant access to a bigger market share, backed with the GHSA stamp of credibility.
- You will also get to network and exchange ideas with other participants in the same industry as you.