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Event Details - IRF & RA Regional Conference Asia and Australia

IRF & RA Regional Conference Asia and Australia

Sydney,Australia, 04 May 2015 - 06 May 2015

Road industry leaders from across Asia and the Pacific met in Sydney on May 2015 for the first ever joint regional conference hosted by the International Road Federation (IRF) Geneva and Roads Australia (RA).

The IRF General Assembly and Board Meeting took place on Sunday 3 May back to back with the Conference.

The IRF – RA Regional Conference for Asia and Australasia took place in Sydney between May 4 and 7 2015, coinciding with the United Nations’ Global Road Safety Week.

Road safety has been a key theme of the Conference, alongside innovation and value-for-money procurement and delivery of infrastructure.

Prior to the conference, in a joint statement, IRF Geneva Chairman, Kiran Kapila, and Roads Australia President, David Stuart-Watt, said the Conference would bring together industry leaders from both the private and public sectors to share learnings and strengthen regional relationships.

“Australia is regional headquarters to many international players and has a strong local road industry,” Mr Stuart-Watt said.

“This Conference takes place at a time when two of the biggest urban road projects ever undertaken in Australia are getting underway.  Our local industry is innovating and thriving, and we have a great story to tell.”

Mr Kapila said the Conference would also reinforce the strong messages on road safety that are at the heart of the UN Global Road Safety Week.

“This is an opportunity for industry and governments to come together to share lessons on road safety and demonstrate a strong regional commitment to the goals of the Decade of Action for Road Safety,” Mr Kapila said.

Dignitaries from governments across the region have been invited to Sydney to spell out their commitment to road safety and progress in meeting the goals set in the Decade of Action.

Over 350 road industry leaders from 15 countries came together in Sydney for the 2015 IRF – RA Regional Conference, reaffirming the industry’s broad commitment to achieving new benchmarks in global road safety and innovation and best practice in the design, construction and operation of road networks. The Conference programme included more than 90 presentations by industry leaders on themes as diverse as ITS, funding and financing, pavements and new materials, asset management, procurement, sustainability and safety.

You can now access the presentations loaded onto the Conference website and the pictures from the Conference, Dinner and other activities.

For more information, please contact Mark Bowmer at Roads Australia – - or visit

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Conference programme