Welcome to the April newsletter of the IRF Geneva. Over the past weeks we have been very busy preparing for the IRF Symposium 'Providing infrastructure that improves Road Safety', taking place on 10-11 May 2011 in Bucharest, Romania, as well as organising the official public launch of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. We hope that you will be able to join us at these landmark events in Bucharest.
I take this opportunity to draw your attention to a number of upcoming initiatives:
- As the planned Environment conference in Cairo had to be postponed, we are organising an IRF Environment Study day in Geneva (Switzerland) on 23 June. We have limited places available. The seats will be allocated on a first come – first serve basis. See the news below for more information.
- The IRF Regional Conference on Road Safety and Intertraffic exhibition to be held in New Delhi, India from 3 to 5 October. The exhibition packages and preliminary programme for what promises to be another exciting event, can be downloaded from here.
- The IRF International Road Congress “Innovation in Road Infrastructure”, to be held in Moscow from 22 till 24 November 2011, is now integrated as a key event in the framework of the Russia Transport Week 2011. It provides excellent business marketing and communication opportunities, please have a look at the preliminary programme and sponsorship packages here.
We are also working hard to restructure the working groups Road Safety, Road Finance & Economics and Environment to better respond to your needs and the challenges of the road industry over the next years. If you would like to contribute to any of these groups, please send an email to email@example.com.
We are developing the Maintenance module of CHANGER, the IRF Greenhouse Gas Calculator. If you can contribute to this new module, we encourage you to contact Susanna Zammataro at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are still looking for some experts to advise and test our work.
Last but not least, have a look at the short video of CHANGER and don’t miss to place your order now. It is an important part of assessing the environmental footprint of road construction activity.
Enjoy reading the news and looking forward to your comments and suggestions.