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Corridors for Shared Prosperity & Sustainable Mobility

South East Europe is at an important crossroads in the development of its road connectivity programs, securing a critical role as a gateway for international trade routes. Due to its privileged geographical position, Croatia has been at the forefront of this process, through regional highway cooperation initiatives.

At a time of growing motorization, the region’s network of roads and highways is currently its largest public asset. However, significant challenges remain to enhance the safety, efficiency, environmental sustainability and resilience of the road network, underscoring the value of enhanced regional cooperation.

Organized by key representative organizations of the roads & mobility sector, the European Road Conference "Corridors for Shared Prosperity & Sustainable Mobility" is an essential platform to deepen the understanding of regional mobility challenges, and achieve consensus on key policy, investment and planning measures.

We have designed this event with the idea of providing a setting for sharing proven and innovative solutions for the region’s mobility challenges. With this Conference, our goal is to help policy-makers, planners and infrastructure operators across Europe and neighboring countries translate these challenges into concrete policy and planning decisions.

Welcome to Dubrovnik for this landmark regional event!

Program features

  • Policy roundtables
  • Presentation of the state of the art in road design & management
  • Regional case studies presented by road agency heads
  • Instructor-led Master Classes
  • Special Interest Sessions
  • Business networking opportunities

Keynote Speakers Announced 

Oleg Butković

Minister | Ministry of the Sea, Transport & Infrastructure

Josip Skoric

CEO | Croatia Roads

Andrzej Maciejewski

Head | UNECE TEM project

Shaun Kenny

Senior Vice President | Bechtel

Michael G. Dreznes

Executive Vice President | IRF

Why Participate?

  • Stay abreast of best practices and new technologies in key mobility disciplines.
  • Join key stakeholders from the region as they present upcoming highway and transportation infrastructure programs.
  • Benefit from access to road agency heads and local government leaders responsible for significant infrastructure investment projects.
  • Enjoy the unique appeal of a historic city through a varied program of cultural and technical visits.

Who Will Attend?

  • Political Leaders with Transport Portfolios
  • Highway Agency Staff
  • Design Consultants & Engineers
  • Major Construction Contractors
  • Materials Laboratory Engineers
  • Road Safety Professionals
  • Equipment Manufacturers, Suppliers & Distributors
  • Transport Research Institutes
  • University Researchers and Professors
  • Engineering Services Professionals
  • Traffic Technology and ITS Consultants,

Conference Themes

1.   Transport & Mobility

a.   Multimodal Transport Corridors

b.   Funding Transport Infrastructure

c.   Transport Asset Management & Investment Programs

d.  Readying Road Networks for Connected & Autonomous Mobility

2.   Road Engineering

a.   Advances in Pavements & Materials

b.   Sustainable & Resilient Road Infrastructure

c.    Innovations in Roads, Bridge & Tunnel Design

d.    Regional Case Studies

3.   Safe Mobility

a.   Safety Policies & Programs

b.   Road Injury Risk Diagnosis Tools

c.  Road Traffic Control, Signing & Markings

d.  Advances in Passive Safety

Oleg Butković

Minister | Ministry of the Sea, Transport & Infrastructure

Josip Skoric

CEO | Croatia Roads

Andrzej Maciejewski

Head | UNECE TEM project

Shaun Kenny

Senior Vice President | Bechtel

Michael G. Dreznes

Executive Vice President | IRF

Ulrich Paetzold

Director General | FIEC

Rik Nuyttens

European Regulatory Affairs Manager | 3M

Nenad Nikolic

Regional Advisor for Road Safety | UNECE

Antonio Avenoso

Executive Director | ETSC

Thierry Goger

Secretary General | FEHRL

Partner Event: TRB Workshop on Road Signs & Markings

The US-based Transportation Research Board (TRB) is co-sponsoring a one-day workshop titled “Traffic Signs & Pavement Markings: International State of the Art on Policies & Research” organized on the opening day of the European Road Conference.

The workshop will bring together 3 TRB Standing Committees dealing with Visibility, Traffic Control Devices, Signing and Marking Materials, in an effort to foster international consensus on best practices in driver information systems and lay the scientific groundwork for future interactions with connected & autonomous vehicles. Topics addressed will include the role of markings & signs in a changing societal and technological environment, good maintenance practices and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications.

Carmine Dwyer, Chairperson for TRB’s Committee on Signing and Marking Materials noted “This special interest session will share the international state of the art on the design and maintenance of traffic signs and pavement markings through a cross-sector panel of road agencies, research institutions and industry stakeholders".

According to IRF Executive Vice President Michael G. Dreznes, “the TRB-sponsored workshop could not come at a better time. The downward trend in global traffic injuries has been on pause since 2013, and is particularly notable in developed economies which had enjoyed a steady decline over the previous decade. Without adequate horizontal and vertical signage, drivers are unable to make informed decisions and are particularly prone to run-off road accidents”.

Download the preliminary agenda

Contact Ms. Carmine Dwyer (cdwyer@ara.com) with any questions.

Partner Event: Danube Road Safety Conference

The RADAR Danube conference is a chance to lay out where we are in safety assessment of road networks, where we want to get to and start to understand how this will happen.

RADAR project helps national governments in the Danube Region to identify the obstacles, reduce the risks, develop a strategy and raise awareness on road infrastructure in the region.

Previous projects show that 60-70 % of inter-urban roads are categorized high or very high risk in the Danube region. RADAR project is addressing this disappointing road safety performance in the Danube region, where fatality rates are higher than the EU average and road infrastructure quality and safety varies from country to country.

Join us on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., at the Hotel Valamar Lacroma, Ul. Iva Dulčića 34, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Complimentary access for all European Road Conference delegates.


  • How to plan investments for safer road?
  • What can we do to make vulnerable road users safer?
  • How to build road safety into intelligent transportation systems?
  • How can the proactive approach of star ratings around schools make a difference?
  • How to build a transnational strategy for the road infrastructure safety?

Download the event leaflet and agenda

Find out more on the RADAR project web site.

Contact Ms. Olivera Djordjevic (olivera.djordjevic@eurorap.org) with any questions.

Unique for its impressive medieval forts, churches, monuments and palaces, Dubrovnik is often called the pearl of the Adriatic. More than a thousand-year old history of Dubrovnik made it a cultural centre of Europe. Initially a small community, the city flourished in no time and became the seat of the independent Dubrovnik Republic. History is present in the entire city, which is both a museum and a picturesque stage where cultural heritage and contemporary life meet. All houses and monuments have a unique value. The Old City is encompassed by medieval walls, which have been preserved in their original form and opened for visitors as Dubrovnik’s major attraction. In 1979 the City was included in UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

Conference Venue

The Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik is located on the tranquil Babin Kuk peninsula, surrounded by pine tree forests and soothing white pebble beaches.

The hotel is just 17km from Dubrovnik Ćilipi (DBV) Airport

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Benefits of Exhibition & Sponsorship

By identifying the sponsorship & exhibition opportunities that suit your business development objectives, you can enjoy an array of benefits that will amplify your return on investment and ensure your participation is successful.

  • Your gateway to a fast-expanding market in South East Europe and the Balkans
  • Raise your profile and strengthen your brand awareness
  • Position your brand as a market leader
  • Gain maximum return on investment with exclusive access to a targeted audience
  • Generate business development leads
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Sponsorship Rates

(includes premium exhibition booths)

Category IRF/ERF/VV Member Non-Member
Platinum 20,000 EUR 25,000 EUR
Gold 15,000 EUR 20,000 EUR
Silver 10,000 EUR 15,000 EUR
Bronze 5,000 EUR 7,500 EUR
Patron 2,500 EUR 5,000 EUR

Exhibition Rates

Category IRF/ERF/VV Member Non-Member
Shell 333 EUR/m2 400 EUR/m2
Custom 300 EUR/m2 350 EUR/m2


October 22, 2018
October 24, 2018
Hotel Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik, Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)
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+1 703 535 1001
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Regional Participants: 440 Euros
Speakers/Exhibitors: 440 Euros
IRF Fellows:440 Euros
IRF Members:595 Euros
Others: 750 Euros
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