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11th IRF Caribbean Regional Congress

Jun 14, 2023 @ 11:00 - Jun 16, 2023 @ 23:59 EDT

“A Roadmap to a Safe, Inclusive, and Resilient Transport System”

Established in 2012 as an answer to repeated calls for a specific event addressing the needs of transportation professionals across 30 countries and territories in the region, IRF’s flagship event in the Caribbean has become an essential gathering point for the region’s top transportation decision-makers and professionals, combining regional case studies and global insights.

This flagship event will be celebrating its 11th year and aims to bring solutions and discuss best practices to address the common challenges that the region faces, from road safety to climate resilience to the infrastructure needs that a new and electrified vehicle fleet will demand.


  • Decarbonization of Road Transport / Clean Energy
  • Delivering Resilient Road Infrastructure / Disaster Recovery & Response
  • Innovative and Climate Friendly Materials for Resilience
  • Low-Cost Road Surveys & Inspections
  • Public Transport
  • Non-Motorized Transport
  • Road Asset Management
  • Road Safety – Vision Zero for the Caribbean
  • Regional Integration & Connectivity
  • Transport Planning & Land Use
  • Traffic & Congestion Management

Who will attend?

  • Public Works Ministries & Road Agencies
  • Regional Institutions & Development Partners active in the Caribbean
  • Major Road Contractors and Design Consultancies
  • Materials Laboratory Engineers
  • Transportation Faculties & Research Institutes
  • Civil society (e.g., road safety NGOs)
  • Road Safety Advocates

Program features

  • Keynotes delivered by the sector’s foremost thought leaders
  • Specialized sessions
  • Business networking events

Why Participate?

Share: The Congress is the main regional meeting point where leading stakeholders meet and exchange experiences and innovation.

Engage: The Congress format allows practitioners, stakeholders and innovators to share their knowledge and policy recommendation with the region’s top decision makers

Grow: Place your company’s brand, technologies and services at center stage during CRC and gain exposure in front of top decision makers, government officials and buyers in the region

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From the Chairman

On behalf of the IRF’s global volunteer leadership and members, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 11th IRF Caribbean Regional Congress taking place for the first time in Bahamas.

The IRF has been a focal presence in the Caribbean since 2012 through its IRF Caribbean Regional Congress, as an annual gathering of the region’s top transportation decision-makers and professionals. In spite of the circumstances, we are resolute in our mandate to continue innovating across a range of industry challenges, from resilient road design to public partnership models, all designed to ensure that the value of roads to society is maximized.

This year’s IRF Congress focus reflects growing concerns throughout the region for vulnerabilities in the road network exposed by recent acute weather events. A road system that cannot withstand the emerging impacts of climate change will prove burdensome, impose high costs for repair, and delays disaster recovery efforts, causing significant economic losses. Clearly defined and effective evacuation routes can be the difference between life and death.

I trust all of you will enjoy this event and take this opportunity to learn, explore and share valuable insights, solutions, and technologies that can be applied to solve critical transportation challenges in your respective countries.

Dr. Wm. H. (Bill) Sowell, MBA, PhD IRF Chairman
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Call or Presentations / Papers

The Technical and Scientific Committee of the 11th IRF Caribbean Regional Congress is pleased to invite surface transportation experts worldwide to submit abstracts for presentation at the 11th IRF Caribbean Regional Congress. Road & Transport Professionals from Small Island Developing States are encouraged to submit their abstracts for consideration.

The abstract should be written in English, readily understandable to most readers, and may contain a maximum of 250 words. There is no cost to submit an abstract.

Abstract Topics:

1. Road Safety: Achieving Vision Zero in the Caribbean 2. Transport Infrastructure for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) 3. The Role of Roads in Disaster Recovery & Response 4. Road Asset Management 5. Decarbonizing Road Transport by 2050 6. Reimagining Public Transport for the Caribbean

Accepted Abstracts will be offered the chance to present their presentation on a podium and/or poster session. Furthermore, the top abstracts will be allowed to submit a full paper in a special IRF Publication to be published in Early 2024:

► Abstract Submission Deadline: March 31, 2023 (no Paper required) ► Abstract Acceptance Notification: April 7, 2023 ► Paper Submission Deadline: June 30, 2023 (Accepted Papers that meet the criteria will be published in a SCOPUS-indexed IRF Publication) ► Paper Acceptance Deadline: September 4, 2023

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Place your company’s brand, products and services at center stage during this high-level industry event. The exhibition will help you build greater market awareness by increasing your exposure in front of top decision makers, government officials and buyers who are directly involved in road and transport infrastructure investments.

To reserve a sponsorship or for more information, please contact us At + 1 703 535 1001 or at melabyad@irf.global

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Conference Venue & Hotel

Atlantis Paradise Island (The Bahamas) One Casino Drive, Suite 41, Paradise Island, Bahamas BOOK YOUR ROOM: https://www.atlantisbahamas.com/

Hotel Options

Comfort Suites Paradise Island Paradise Island Dr, Nassau, Bahamas Hotel Rate: Approximately 200 USD ++ BOOK YOUR ROOM: https://www.comfortsuitespi.com/ >