RTA announces opening of registration for 1st IRF MENA Regional Congress and Exhibition

The Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, in Dubai is gearing up for hosting the inaugural International Road Federation, IRF, Middle East and North Africa, MENA, Regional Congress and Exhibition on 29th, 31st October 2017.

A number of specialists and experts from around the globe will take part in the event to share expertise and engage in discussions about future concepts of traffic and roads, according to the organisers, adding that congress will see the presentation of 100 papers, host 200 speakers and hold 50 sessions.

Maitha bin Adai, CEO of RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency announced the start of registration of all participants interested in the congress via the website (https://merc.irf.global/).

The three-day congress will be held under the theme: Mobility Solutions for the 21st Century. It will hold 50 sessions through which specialists and experts will present more than 100 papers. Variety of fields relating to innovation in smart cities, road safety designs, smart transit systems, pavements and asset management, partnerships and finance, and issues of relevance to the environment and sustainability will be discussed.

The congress will attract as many as 200 prominent speakers from 50 countries, which include transport ministers, CEOs, specialists, experts, manufacturers, developers, legislators, decision makers, firms and establishments, and concerned business leaders. More than 70 exhibitors will be exhibiting products over an area spanning three thousand square meters.

Winners of the Global Road Achievement Awards will also be honoured in various categories during the event. The IRF was established in 1948 and has 115 members.

Abdullah Al-Mogbel, Chairman of the IRF, said, "The congress, which is part of the concerted efforts of GCC and MENA countries, seeks to nurture an integrated, smart and sustainable road network to drive the economic growth in the region. It offers a great chance to share ideas and innovations, besides opening new horizons for traffic and road experts."