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IRF Caribbean Regional Congress Confirmed as Premier Meeting Point for Region’s Transportation Stakeholders

May 14, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — With more than 160 delegates from 28 countries gathered in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the IRF’s Caribbean Regional Congress has once again established itself as the premier event where transportation policy makers and practitioners discuss and offer  solutions to the growing needs of the region.

Opening the event, IRF President & CEO C. Patrick Sankey noted, “Since we were established in 1948, the primary purpose of the IRF has been to transfer the latest technologies and knowledge from those who have it to those who need it, and in doing so, promote an agenda of shared prosperity that flows from accessible, affordable and sustainable road networks.”

“The wide cross-section of stakeholders gathered here in Port of Spain serves the goal of delivering world-class knowledge resources and providing practical guidance for the transportation challenges we face as a region,” noted Trinidad and Tobago Minister of Transport, the Hon. Stephen Cadiz, in his welcoming remarks.

During the three-day event, delegates furthered their understanding on a range of industry challenges, from resilient road design to public partnership models, all designed to ensure the value of roads to society is maximized. In keeping with the IRF’s commitment towards the U.N. Decade of Action for Road Safety, safer roads for all were at the center of the Congress.

“This Congress is a direct result of the IRF’s strategic vision to become the world’s leading industry knowledge platform to help countries everywhere progress towards a safer, cleaner, more resilient and better connected transportation system,” said Eng. Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel, chairman of the International Road Federation. “We are carrying out this vision year after year.”

The 3rd IRF Regional Caribbean Conference was hosted by Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Transport. Other institutional partners included the Caribbean Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and The World Bank Global Road Safety Facility. The event’s corporate sponsors were Trinity Highway International, ALmix, Avery Dennison, Gibraltar Cable Barrier Systems, Laser Technology, Inc., SEMIC, Zydex, Caritrans, Consulpav, Lindsay Transportation Solutions/Barrier Systems, Pass+Co, Pavemetrics, RaynGuard and Tertu Equipements.

Pictures and a summary film of the event are available from this link: http://www.IRF.global/event/3rd-caribbean-regional-congress/.

For more information, contact Mr. Esteban Salinas at + 1 703 535 1001.

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