Words of The Chairman
In our constantly changing world, IRF stands as a leading and highly relevant institution, uniting a wide spectrum of key stakeholders from the global road sector, be they from the public or private sectors, and whether they have a business interest, public interest or research focus.
Current challenges facing the road sector include rapid urbanisation, aging populations, climate change and restricted funding sources for roads, to mention just a few. By virtue of its membership and structure, the IRF Geneva Programme Centre serves as an authoritative knowledge beacon for the road sector, enabling it to anticipate and confront the challenges of our times and meet them with innovative solutions. Through its working groups - dedicated to topical themes like the Environment, Road Finance and Public-private partnerships, Safer Roads and Intelligent Transport Systems - IRF is uniquely placed to bring together leading experts with a close eye on the most recent developments, innovations and policies of relevance to our sector.
Being a member of IRF brings unparalleled value added in terms of the wide range of professional services offered, the countless opportunities for building targeted business networks, for exploring the latest business opportunities and for acquiring wider recognition for your organisation's core activities and expertise.
In keeping with its universal mission, Better Roads, Better World, IRF is ever more committed to contributing to safer, greener and more efficient road networks throughout the world.
I very much look forward to the pleasure of greeting you all at a future IRF event.
Kiran K. Kapila
Chairman of the IRF Geneva Programme Centre