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Beyond the Pandemic: Building the Transport Infrastructure of Tomorrow

The IRF Global R2T Conference has quickly established itself as a top destination for global innovators and decision makers in the roads and mobility sector. For road and transport authorities the IRF R2T Conference is the ideal place to learn and share best practice about the latest technologies and solutions. For researchers, it is an ideal platform to share their research with their peers and the sector as a whole. For the private sector, it is an opportunity to make the right business contacts and to showcase their services. For everyone in the sector it is a place to learn and network with professionals and decision makers from over 50 countries.

Make sure you are part of this landmark virtual event!

Topics

  • Impact of Covid19 on Road Agencies
  • Equipping Roads for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles
  • Future of Mobility Pricing & Road User Charging
  • Road Safety: The Forgotten Pandemic
  • Predicting & Preventing Road Crashes with GIS & AI
  • On the Road to Energy Efficiency in Pavement Design
  • Using Visualization and Intelligent Technologies to Manage Road Networks

Format

  • Keynote addresses
  • Highway Agency Directors Roundtable
  • Foresight Sessions: Insights from thought leaders on overcoming mobility challenges through forward-looking policies and innovations
  • Applied Knowledge Sessions: An opportunity to share your business strategy insights and success stories with a global audience.
  • Virtual exhibition & poster sessions
  • IRF Statutory Meetings & Technical Committee (reserved for IRF Members)

Why Participate? 

Share: R2T is the international meeting point where leading industry innovators, researchers, and stakeholders acquire essential engineering & business insights, and help build tomorrow's transportation infrastructure today.

Engage: R2T will push the boundaries of 21st century roads & mobility. Meet global thought leaders and discover pioneering concepts through our program of live demonstrations and applied knowledge sessions.

Grow: Place your company's brand, technologies and services at center stage during R2T and gain exposure in front of top decision makers, government officials and buyers worldwide.

Who Will Attend 

  • Construction Contractors, Engineers & Managers
  • Equipment Manufacturers, Suppliers and Distributors
  • Highway Agency & Municipal Staff in charge of tenders
  • Highway Agency & Transportation Officials
  • Design Consultants, Engineers & Managers
  • Engineering Services Professionals
  • Transport Research Institutes
  • University Researchers and Professors
  • Traffic Technology and ITS Consultants, Engineers and Managers

2019 IRF R2T Conference Demographics

700+ Participants 40 Exhibitors 52 Countries

Delegate Profile

Executive & Senior Management: 50% Mid-Level Management: 35% Other: 15%

From the Chairman


On behalf of the International Road Federation’s global volunteer leadership and members, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 2020 IRF Global R2T Conference, delivered in a virtual format for the first time.

Our landmark event continues to push the boundaries of 21st century roads & mobility by offering a unique international meeting point where leading industry innovators, researchers, and stakeholders can acquire essential engineering and business insights, and help build tomorrow’s transportation infrastructure today. With rising expectations placed on the delivery of sustainable and efficient transport infrastructure, IRF reaffirms its mission to offer government agencies and road professionals access to key knowledge resources and innovations. A special emphasis will be placed this year on innovations in energy efficient road design, managing transportation assets using GIS & AI, advanced mobility pricing and equipping roads for the arrival of shared and connected mobility services.

This Conference will also offer IRF Members and other road stakeholders a valuable opportunity to reflect on the range of impacts triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how our sector has responded to ensure continuity of operations and investments.

Finally, the resulting knowledge and exchanges will provide key guidance to the IRF, as we embark on the preparation of an exciting World Meeting & Exhibition in Dubai in November 2021.

Eng. Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel
IRF Chairman

CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS

IRF has procured an interactive virtual meeting platform that allows attendees from anywhere in the world to visit the exhibits, and sponsors to connect individually with attendees. Sponsors will receive advanced information on participating delegates and will be able to pre-schedule online meeting rooms and real-time product demonstrations.
For an overview of sponsorship packages, please contact Magid Elabyad melabyad@irf.global

PLATINUM LEVEL ($20,000)

Twenty free registrations
Brand Elevation

  • Opportunity to show a 1- 2-minute video highlighting firm’s capabilities
  • Recognition as a lead sponsor at the beginning of each day
  • Lead recognition and logo placement in all event-related communications, website and conference rooms
  • Recognition to IRF’s Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook followers

Program Content

  • Introduce speakers for one general session
  • Host a 60/90 minute Sponsored Session

Attendee Engagement

  • Virtual Exhibit Booth
  • Access to attendee list in advance of the event and support in pre-scheduling one-on-one business development meetings
  • Share “virtual” business cards through direct options with attendees

GOLD LEVEL ($15,000)

Fifteen free registrations
Brand Elevation

  • Recognition and logo placement in all event-related communications, website and sponsor slide
  • Recognition to IRF’s Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook followers

Program Content

  • Introduce speakers for one general session
  • Host a 60/90 minute Sponsored Session

Attendee Engagement

  • Virtual Exhibit Booth
  • Access to attendee list in advance of the event and support in pre-scheduling one-on-one business development meetings
  • Share “virtual” business cards through direct options with attendees
  • Targeted Email with content of your choice

SILVER LEVEL ($7,500)

Ten free registrations
Brand Elevation

  • Recognition and logo placement in all event-related communications, website and sponsor slide
  • Recognition to IRF’s Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook followers

Program Content

  • Introduce speakers for one general session
  • Host a 60-minute Sponsored Session

Attendee Engagement

  • Virtual Exhibit Booth
  • Access to attendee list in advance of the event and support in pre-scheduling one-on-one business development meetings
  • Share “virtual” business cards through direct options with attendees

BRONZE LEVEL ($3,000)

Five free registrations
Brand Elevation

  • Recognition and logo placement in all event-related communications, website and sponsor slide
  • Recognition to IRF’s Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook followers

Attendee Engagement

  • Virtual Exhibit Booth
  • Share “virtual” business cards through direct options with attendees

Message from the Conference Scientific & Technical Committee Chairs

Technology and innovations are evolving at a pace never seen before in the history of the road and transport sector. From innovations in materials, such as self-healing concrete and rubberized asphalt, to advances in construction equipment automation, and of course, the dawn of the connected and automated vehicle, we are on a verge of a new era. With such remarkable developments, we found it very important to organize a global event that brought together the most innovative researchers with the top practitioners and users of innovation and technology. As such it is our pleasure invite innovators, researchers and practitioners to submit abstracts in the following topics and help us build tomorrow’s transport infrastructure today.

Dr. Kamil Kaloush, Professor, Arizona State University
Dr. Rafael Aldrete, Texas Transportation Institute

Call for Abstracts (No Paper Required)

The Scientific & Technical Committee of IRF has selected 5 tracks for inclusion in the international call for abstracts. Abstracts shall be written in English and should not exceed 250 words

Top graded papers to be published with a Google Scholar Listing in a specialty conference publication

Asset Management

  • Pavement & Bridge management systems (research and implementations)
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Life cycle cost analysis
  • Pavement Maintenance, repair, and replacement techniques
  • Local Agency Pavement Management
  • Bridge Inspection
  • Bridge Maintenance & Repair

Innovative Materials and Technology

  • Recycled and waste materials
  • Cool Pavements
  • Asphalt concrete (Superpave mixture designs, warm mixtures, use of fibers, polymers, crumb rubber, etc.)
  • Fiber reinforced polymers
  • Curing compounds
  • Nano-materials in infrastructure projects and surface Concrete Materials (ultra-high-performance concrete, self-healing concrete, etc.).
  • Treatments

Road Safety: Towards Zero Deaths

  • Road Risk Diagnosis & Road Safety Audit
  • Use of AI & Data Analytics for Road Safety
  • Temporary Traffic Control Safety
  • Lane marking and retro reflectivity
  • New energy-absorbing technologies - crash cushions, guardrail end terminals, TMAs, & luminaire poles
  • High-Friction Surface Treatments (HFSTs)
  • Accelerated Bridge Construction /

Smart Cities / Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs): Readying our Road Infrastructure

  • Next Generation Traffic Management
  • Traffic Control & Operations
  • City Street & Highway Design for CAVs
  • V2X Communication Technologies & Cooperative Systems
  • Regional & State-wide Integrated ITS Deployments
  • Smart Cities: from Concept to Reality

Road User Charging & Travel Demand Management

  • Technologies for Travel Demand Management
  • Road Pricing
  • Road Pricing for Freight
  • Effectiveness of Distance Based Charging Technologies for Urban Road Pricing

Submission Timeline & Guidelines

Authors whose abstracts have been accepted are invited to take note of the following paper submission and acceptance schedule.

May 15– Abstract Submission Deadline

May 30 – Abstract Acceptance Notification

August 3 - Paper Submission Deadline (Only for those wishing to have a paper appear in the conference proceedings)

September 4 – Paper Acceptance Notification

Submit your Abstract

Download the Paper Submission Template

More Information

Magid Elabyad, Vice President International Programs & Member Services

+1 703 535 1001

melabyad@irf.global

International Road Federation
Madison Place
500 Montgomery Street
Fifth Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
USA

Details

Start:
November 17
End:
November 20
Venue:
Virtual Conference
Address:
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Phone:
+1 703 535 1001
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Cost:
IRF MEMBERS
USD $299

NON MEMBERS
USD $399
PUBLIC SECTOR
Complimentary
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