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December 2008

 

Office closed from 24 December 2008 to 5 January 2009

 

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NEW feature on our Website - Career Opportunities.

Visit this new feature on your IRF website as of Friday, 19 December 2008, and discover the current career opportunities available. You will find several job openings. Click here.

 

 

 

Tanzania Roads Association (Tara)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for political leadership to stimulate successful PPPs in Tanzania

 

The former House of Parliament, Karimjee Hall, was the venue where the Tanzanian Roads Association (TARA), an IRF member, hosted its 12th Annual Road Convention on 27-28 November 2008. Around 80 participants gathered in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, representing a wide range of road industry stakeholders from Tanzania and beyond, discussing topics related to the main convention theme: “Road Financing and Investments: Opportunities and Challenges”.

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AVAILABLE NOW!!

The IRF 60 Years Anniversary Movieclip Slideshow

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A MODERN TRAINING METHOD

International Road Federation’s training video cassettes and DVDs – available in FRENCH and ENGLISH

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Upcoming Events

 

2009

 

11-15 January 2009

TRB 88th Annual Meeting
Washington, DC USA

 

21 January 2009

Driving Forward Our National Network Central London, UK

 

22-23 January 2009

The PEP High-level Meeting

Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

18-19 February 2009

SMI Seminar : Financing Options for partnerships PPP/PFI

London, UK

 

2-3 March 2009

IRF seminar on Road Safety and PPP

Cairo, Egypt

 

9-12 March 2009

World of Asphalt Show, World of Aggregates Forum and Expo

Orlando, USA

 

6-7 May 2009

China Road Summit 2009

Shanghai, China

 

11-23 May 2009

Senior Road Executive Course of Birmingham University

Birmingham, UK

 

2010

 

25-28 May 2010

IRF World Road Meeting 2010

Lisbon, Portugal

 

 

 

NEW IRF Publication

 

 

IRF Bulletin Special Edition : Africa

Download your copy on www.irfnet.org

 

 

Other Publication

 

 

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Christophe Nicodème, Director General IRF Brussels, Jean-Claude Roffe, (IRF-IBEF), Susanna Zammataro, IRF Geneva.

 

 

 

 

ASPHALTICA 2008: The Future of the Road debated at the IRF-SITEB workshop

 

Renewing the successful experience of 2007, IRF was once again present with a stand and a workshop at Asphaltica in November this

Organised jointly with SITEB (Italian Association of Bitumen Asphalt Roads) and moderated by Prof. Giavarini (president of SITEB) and Jean-Claude Roffe (IRF-IBEF), the workshop looked into “The Future of the Road”.

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Mr. Imed Ben Hamadi – IRF Director of International Statistics

 

The First International Transport Conference and Exhibition for the Middle East "JOTRANS 2008"

 

IRF supports the improvement of the road transport environmental performance in the Middle East at the First International Transport Conference & Exhibition for the Middle East- JOTRANS 2008, JORDAN

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Jean Beauverd, chairman of IRF Geneva

 

 

Long term performance contracts introduced at conference in China

 

Jean Beauverd, chairman of IRF Geneva and Sibylle Rupprecht, Director General, were invited to speak at the China Road Maintenance Summit 2008, held in Xi’an on 20-21 October 2008.

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Gaoqiang Zhang, Jean Beauverd

and Sibylle Rupprecht in front of the famous bird’s nest stadium.

Visit to an IRF Member – Research Institute of Highway in Beijing

 

Following the conference in Xi’an, Jean Beauverd, chairman IRF Geneva and Sibylle Rupprecht, Director General, visited the Research Institute of Highway in Beijing to discuss ways of strengthening the relationship between our two organizations.

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IRF 2009 Annual Awards Banquet Invitation

 

The IRF 2009 Annual Awards Banquet is an event to honor and recognize those companies, projects and individuals who have moved the road industry forward. During the Banquet, the Global Road Achievement Award Winners will be honored. We will also give the IRF 2008 Student Essay Competition Award.

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Vera

Congratulations !

 

We are very pleased to announce that Maria Novikov, the IRF Geneva Project Manager on Road Safety, became the proud mother of a wonderful baby girl called Vera. Little Vera has come into this world on Friday 28 November 2008. She is a healthy girl of 54 cm and

3kg 970.

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NEW DATES – NEW DATES

 

More information on www.irfnet.org

 

 

BETTER ROADS, BETTER WORLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Dates for Your Diary

 

 

21 January 2009

Driving Forward Our National Network

London, UK

2-3 March 2009

IRF seminar on Road Safety and PPP

Cairo, Egypt

 

 

26 March 2009

The Potential of PPP in Europe

Budapest, Hungary

 

 

6-7 May 2009

China Road Summit 2009

Shanghai, China

 

 

11-23 May 2009

Senior Road Executive Course of Birmingham University

Birmingham, UK

 

 

 

The IRF is proud to announce that new Members have joined the Federation:

 

OOMS International Holding BV

Scharwoude, theNetherlands

Website : www.ooms.nl

 

SCT srl

Cazzago S. Martino (BS), Italy

Website : www.sctitalia.com

 

Ministery of public Works & Housing

Amman, Jordan

Website : www.jordan.gov.jo

Website : www.mpwh.gov.jo

 

Fayat

Bordeaux, France

Website : www.fayat.com

 

Parsons Brinckerhoff LTD.

Bucharest, Romania

Website : www.pbworld.com

 

 

 

 

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