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Delivering Safer Roads by Design

The end of the first United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 marks the start of new forms of international collaboration to avert the continuing and growing epidemic of road traffic injuries, responsible for 1,350,000 fatalities per year.

In February 2020, Ministers from over 100 countries reaffirmed the objective to cut road fatalities by at least 50% from 2020 to 2030, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. On August 31, 2020, the UN General Assembly reaffirmed this goal in a resolution which further calls on countries to “ensure the safety and protection of all road users through safer road infrastructure by taking into account the needs of motorized and non-motorized transport, especially on the highest-risk roads, through a combination of proper planning and safety assessment, including through identification of crash-prone areas, design, building and maintenance of roads, signal systems and other infrastructure”.

Key to the successful implementation of these commitments is the acknowledgement that no level of death or serious injury is acceptable. “Vision Zero” principles, which take human fallibility and vulnerability into account, must therefore guide the design and management of road networks.

Join the International Road Federation (IRF) and key road safety specialists to collectively understand what “Vision Zero” means for Africa’s road planners & builders.

Headline Topics

  • Road Safety Leadership
  • Organizing the delivery of Road Infrastructure Safety
  • Funding Road Infrastructure Safety
  • Adopting Safe Design Guidelines & Standards
  • Road risk diagnosis tools
  • Speed management & enforcement
  • Forgiving Roads
  • Workzone Safety
  • Human Factors in Road Design

Event Objectives

  • Align regional programs with Global Road Safety Targets
  • Make a compelling case for safety funding through sustainable mechanisms
  • Promote Multi-Stakeholder Consensus and inter-agency coordination
  • Focus on road deficiencies that lead to severe and fatal injuries in Africa
  • Apply systematic risk assessment across all user categories and identify data sources available to support decision-making
  • Correctly specify road safety countermeasures including performance evaluation criteria
  • Develop regional Safer Road Infrastructure Strategies and supporting Action Plans

Course Accreditation

The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) has accredited the “Vision Zero of Africa” Conference for 2CPD Points.

Who Should Attend 

  • African Road Agencies & Road Maintenance Funds
  • Construction Contractors, Engineers & Managers
  • Equipment Manufacturers, Suppliers and Distributors
  • Design Consultants, Engineers & Managers
  • Engineering Services Professionals
  • Transport Research Institutes
  • University Researchers and Professors
  • International Development Specialists & Financing Institutions
  • Students

Prof. Charles Adams

Director | Transport Research and Education Center Kumasi

Michael G. Dreznes

Executive Vice President | International Road Federation

Ivandra Udoyen

Co-Founder | Koleko Solution

Nicholas Worrel

Director of the Office of Safety Advocacy | National Transportation Safety Board

Juliet Adu

Country Manager | AMEND

Stefan Lotter

Director | Sustainable African Solutions

Alphanso D. Bindah, ACP

Chief of Traffic | Liberia National Police

Placide Badji

African Union Commission

Jason Lowe

Road Safety Engineering Focus Group Leader | South Africa National Roads Agency (SANRAL)

Thabiso Ndebele

Executive Manager for Road Safety | Road Traffic Management Corporation, South Africa

CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS & RATES

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 Brendan Halleman: bhalleman@irf.global

PLATINUM LEVEL ($10,000)

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
  • Targeted Email with content of your choice

GOLD LEVEL ($7,500)

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 ($5,000)

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 ($2,500)

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

Once you have registered at https://registration.socio.events/e/visionzero ,

please use the following instructions to access the conference:

Please download the IRF Virtual Conference Platform Quick Reference Guide

Activating your account:

To access the event please visit: https://app.socio.events/ODQyMw%3D%3D/

Then, enter the exact email address you used to register, set your own password, and create your profile, for instance by adding your picture and providing some biographic elements or areas of interest, which will facilitate networking during the conference

Download the app (iOS & Android):

You can also download our companion mobile app to network and chat with others and receive helpful push notifications and updates.

Please visit your app store and locate the app titled “IRF Global Events” or please scan the QR code.

After the app is installed, enter the exact email address you used to register, set your own password, and create your profile (if you haven't already)

Tap which conference you wish to join: IRF Vision Zero for Africa
Tap JOIN

Select & join your sessions:

As a registered user, you can create a bespoke program by indicating which sessions you wish to attend. Please head to the Agenda & Live Stream and select the ‘+’ icon next to each session of interest.

Once a session has started livestreaming, you will have the option of joining that session.

Interact with speakers & delegates:

To interact with speakers, e.g. to ask questions, during a session, please use the Chat function available on your laptop, phone or table.
To network with delegates, select “Attendees” and use the search bar to type a name, a country or an interest area (e.g. ‘pavements’). The platform will return results and you can add individual delegates. Once a delegate has accepted your add request, you may start using the Messages function with them.

Sponsors & Exhibitors:

Please take a moment to visit our sponsor & exhibitor booths between the session times.
You ask to be contacted by a representative of the sponsor and/or exhibitor by clicking “Request Follow Up”.

IRF Event Game

The IRF Event Challenge (where available) is a light-hearted opportunity to test your knowledge. Various prizes are available to the first delegates who reach the top score.

If you are having any technical issues, please contact Aubrey Perry at aperry@irf.global.

More Information

Brendan Halleman, Vice President International Programs & Member Services

+1 703 535 1001

bhalleman@irf.global

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

Details

Start:
December 1
End:
December 3
Venue:
Virtual Conference
Address:
Virtual Conference,
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Phone:
+1 703 535 1001
Event Type:
Cost:
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
Complimentary

IRF MEMBERS
USD $200

IRF BOARD MEMBERS
USD $200

NON MEMBERS
USD $400

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Organizer:
Brendan Halleman
Phone:
+1 703 535 1001
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