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General Assembly nominates Samir Allam as IRF High Representative

At the recently convened IRF Geneva General Assembly in Lisbon, Samir Allam was unanimously elected to the function of High Representative.

Samir Allam has been prominently associated with IRF for almost three decades. His extensive experience and exemplary engagement single him out as an ideal candidate to serve as High Representative. In this key responsibility, he will notably represent the IRF in its dealings with United Nations Agencies and supra-governmental institutions, where his renown and longstanding diplomatic background will be invaluable.

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Adriatic Region Infrastructure and Finance Summit

Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, was the venue for the IRF supported Adriatic Region Infrastructure Investment & Finance Summit 2010, which was organised on 11-12 May 2010 on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

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IRF receives delegation from the Chinese Ministry of Transport and Communications

On Friday 21st May, IRF had the privilege of welcoming a distinguished delegation from the Chinese Ministry of Transport and Communications.

Their visit provided an opportunity for an update briefing and discussion on IRF activities and projects. Presentations were also delivered on the work of the global Transport Knowledge Partnership (gTKP) and on CHANGER, the IRF Greenhouse Gas Calculator for road infrastructure projects.

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IRF participates in Second African Forum for Dialogue

The second annual African Forum for Dialogue was held in Geneva on 25th May 2010. This year's theme was "Peace and Security For Sustainable Development in Africa." The event was scheduled by the African Union to coincide with the celebration of Africa Day, and was convened only a few weeks before the opening of the 19th FIFA World Cup, hosted in Africa for the first time in history. In this respect, the choice of theme particularly highlighted the African Union's resolve to fulfil the African vision of peaceful co-existence, integration, prosperity and pro-activeness on the global scene.

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International Transport Forum 2010 meets in Leipzig around the theme Transport & Innovation

794 delegates from 52 countries gathered in Leipzig from 26 to 28 May 2010 to look into the challenges and opportunities for deploying the power and potential of innovation to improve the transport sector. The plenary sessions featured a number of prominent speakers, including Bertrand Piccard, Horst Köhler, Ian Goldin and Amar Bhidé, who inspired the audience with their enthusiasm and vision.

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IRF Prominently Represented at the Michelin Challenge Bibendum

From 30th May to 2nd June, Bill Vincent attended the Michelin Challenge Bibendum in Rio de Janeiro on behalf of IRF.  Specifically, he was invited to participate in Round Table 4, which was designed to explore how Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) can improve urban congestion and mobility. 

The Round Table was held on 30th May, from 8:30 am to approximately 5:30 pm.  It comprised roughly 16 participants, representing a diverse range of stakeholders, including academics, ITS suppliers and governments. 

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calendar Upcoming Events

3 - 6 August 2010
Preserving our Highway Infrastructure Assets

Orlando, Florida, USA

8 - 10 September 2010

IRF Workshop on Performance Based Contracts & Evaluating Asset Condition

Texas, USA

20 - 23 September 2010

Third Latin American Regional Congress

Colombia, USA

3-6 October 2010

IRF North America Regional Congress

New York, USA

11-14 October 2010

4th SARF/IRF Regional Conference for Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

19-20 October 2010

Roadside & Work Zone Safety Workshop

Tokyo, Japan

21-22 October 2010

Roadside & Work Zone Safety Workshop

Seoul, Republic of Korea

26 October 2010

gTKP Workshop on Urban Mobility and Environment

Jinan City, Shandong, China

27-29 October 2010

IRF / gTKP / CHTS 2nd International Convention on Rural Roads

Jinan City, Shandong, China

31 October - 9 November 2010

IRF Executive Seminar - Performance Based Road Maintenance Contracting

Orlando, Florida, USA
 

25-26 November 2010

5th IRF Regional Conference on Road Safety

New Delhi, India

 

World Road Statistics 2009

 

 
       
 
   
         

11-14 October 2010

Preserving Africa's Roads - SARF / IRF

Cape Town, South Africa

 

26-29 October 2010

IRF/gTKP/CHTS
Convention on Rural Roads

Jinan City, Shandong, China

 

25-26 November 2010

5th Regional Conference on Road Safety

New Delhi, India

 
       
 
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