Las Vegas to Host Premier IRF Global Road Conference & Road2Tunnel (R2T) Global Expo

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia USA, December 14, 2017 - The International Road Federation will host a gathering of mobility professionals and road, tunnel and bridge equipment manufacturers from around the world on the occasion of the IRF Global Road Conference & Expo, November 7-9, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.

According to IRF President & CEO Mr. C. Patrick Sankey "The IRF Global Road Conference and R2T Global Expo combine to offer a new international meeting point where leading industry innovators, researchers, and stakeholders acquire essential engineering and business insights, and help build tomorrow's transportation infrastructure today. IRF is proud to host this combined landmark event and exhibition which will help accelerate the use of global best practices".

With rising expectations placed on the delivery of sustainable transport infrastructure, the IRF Conference will offer government agencies and road professionals access to knowledge resources from innovations in project design, to managing transportation assets, to readying road networks for the arrival of connected and autonomous vehicles; while the Expo will offer visitors state-of-the-art solutions from the world's top equipment manufacturers.

An international call for abstracts is currently open through March 15, 2018. To submit an abstract, please visit:

"Many road innovations with promising applications are now in reach, however, implementing them on an industrial scale still represents a real challenge" notes Professor Kamil Kaloush (Arizona State University), co-chair of the Congress Scientific Committee. "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".

"R2T Global Expo aspires to be the world's leading road, tunnel & bridge exhibition" according to Mr. Ufuk Tumer, Managing Director of MCI Group. "With 9,000 square meters of exhibition space and thousands of visitors expected from public institutions, universities, engineering firms and service contractors, the Expo will be an unparalleled showcase for the world's leading and most advanced solutions, technologies and applications for the road, bridge and tunnel sectors." Mr. Tumer continued, "This event will introduce a B2B lounge exclusively available to distributors and contractors who wish to connect with potential vendors, suppliers and service providers seeking an opportunity to take part in road, bridge and tunnel projects all around the world".

Additional information on the Global Road Conference and R2T Global Expo, including how to participate, is available at

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