On the Road to Dubai 2021: Preliminary Program of the IRF World Meeting & Exhibition now Available

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, November 19, 2020 -The International Road Federation (IRF) and Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) are convening global surface transportation specialists to the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition on November 7-10, 2021.

Held in Dubai, one of the world's iconic cities and a hub of transport innovation, the IRF World Meeting is global summit & technology showcase that is both uniquely relevant to a wide cross-section of road mobility stakeholders, and focused on delivering solutions to the world's pressing mobility questions.

According to H.E. Abdullah Al-Mogbel, Chairman of the IRF, "IRF World Meetings are a privileged opportunity to set strategic orientations for the sector. I call upon the global transport community to fully engage with the IRF in delivering this landmark event”.

The 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition is articulated around 6 major topics:

• Innovations in Transport Engineering
• Preparing Roads for Autonomous Vehicles
• Safe & Sustainable by Design
• Rethinking Urban Mobility
• Maximizing Existing Road Assets
• Roads & Inclusive Societies

World Meeting host, the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has invested over USD30 billion on roads and transportation infrastructure since its establishment in 2005. Dubai and the UAE’s highways have consistent been rated the best in the world, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report.

"Dubai is the undisputed 'City of the Future' in the Middle East. At the heart of this story lies RTA's efforts to foster a culture of excellence, quality, and innovation supported by world-class research" according to Eng. Maitha Bin Adai, CEO of the Traffic and Roads Agency.

“With Dubai’s goal of achieving 25 percent of all transport autonomous by 2030, the IRF World Meeting and Exhibition will be conducive in bringing new learnings to the region as well as open avenues for partnerships and cooperation.” Notes H.E. Eng. Mattar Al Tayer Director General of the Roads & Transport Authority Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors

Additional information about the 18th IRF World Meeting, including opportunities to contribute, may be found at www.irf2021.global.

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