The IRF World Road MeetingDaniele D'Onofrio
For the last 60 years, the IRF has been organizing the World Road Meeting (WRM) once every four years in different cities across the world. The 18th World Road Meeting will be held in Delhi, India, from 14-17 November, 2017. The theme of this event is Safe Roads and Smart Mobility: The Engines of Economic Growth.
Spanning four days, the Conference will provide an outlet for sharing cutting-edge research, best practices, and experiences, from across the world and is intended to be a premier knowledge event for discussing important issues facing the road, transport and mobility sectors. It aims at identifying and discussing challenges that are faced in delivering safe sustainable & smart road transport and mobility, affordable pricing, the legal, policy and regulatory issues, new concepts-technologies, and the possibilities offered by ‘big data’ to reshape the road transport & mobility system to face future challenges.
The WRM will offer plenary sessions with high level keynote addresses, expert parallel sessions on ten thematic topics, and sessions on latest future trends. An exhibition platform, which will run concurrently with the conference, will showcase the latest products and services for construction, maintenance and operation of sustainable and safe roads as well as automobiles demonstrating their safety features for safe mobility.
Mr. Hans-Jürgen Schimpgen, Vice President Applus+, will represent CITA at a the event. He will take part at a Special Session of the WRM leaded by World Bank on the 16th November. This session goal is to highlight major international road safety issues and barriers to implementation, and offer solutions; highlight World Bank road safety projects (global and regional); and discuss road safety in India and the South Asia region more broadly.
About IRF: The International Road Federation (IRF) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation with the mission to promote the development and maintenance of better, safer and more sustainable roads and road networks. Working together with its members and partners, the IRF promotes social and economic benefits that flow from well-planned, and environmentally sound road transport networks. It helps put in place technological solutions and management practices that provide maximum economic and social returns from national road investments.