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IRF Statutory Meetings & Seminar “Road Safety Sustainable Development & Financing”

Paris, France, 16 April 2014 - 17 April 2014

The IRF Geneva Programme Centre is inviting you to a two-day event in Paris, France, on 16 and 17 April 2014.

Combining IRF Statutory meetings on Wednesday 16 April with a Seminar on “Road Safety, Sustainable Development & Financing” on Thursday 17 April, the IRF brings together key players in the road industry in the majestic city of Paris.

Wednesday 16 April morning will be dedicated to the IRF Statutory meetings, open to IRF members only. In the afternoon, the IRF Committee on Road Financing & Economics, the Road Safety Group of Experts and the ITS Policy Committee will be convened. The Committees’ meetings will be open to IRF members and non-members. They represent a unique opportunity to discuss on-going developments in these fields and to exchange with peers.

Thursday 17 April will feature a Seminar addressing the topics of Road Safety, Sustainable Development & Financing. Organised in collaboration with FIA (Fédération Internationale Automobile), the seminar will look into PPPs for road safety, the role of technology and education in reducing fatalities, financing mechanisms for sustainable and safe road networks development and maintenance, implications of the new EU Concession Directive, the Safer Road Investment Plans, and much more.



The Post 2015 agenda: sustainable development and transport
Ms. Susan Pikrallidas, FIA Secretary General

SESSION I – Safe and Sustainable Roads for Development

Chair: Dr Adnan Rahman, Director, International Division, Cambridge Systematics

A pan-European/global view on Safe & Sustainable Roads
Prof. José Viegas, Secretary-General, International Transport Forum

Transport solutions to improve access to basic services and economic opportunity in developing countries
Ms. Caroline Barber, Head of Programmes, TRANSAID

Implementing the safe system approach: PIARC Road Safety Manuals
Mr. Gerard Waldron, Managing Director, Australian Road Research Board (ARRB)

SESSION II – Using Technology and Education to Improve Road Safety

Chair: Mr. Jeffery Witte, Executive Director, AMEND

Improving road safety through technology: user requirements, education and awareness
Mr. Luca Pascotto, Global Public Policy Manager, FIA

PPP in road safety – ITS model for developing countries
Mr. Richard Harris, Solution Director International Transportation and Government , Xerox

Education for trauma care professionals via virtual simulations
Mr. Franck Amalric, Director General, MEDUSIMS

SESSION III – Financing Safe and Sustainable Roads

Chair: Mr. David Stuart Watt, President Roads Australia
Financing Safe & Sustainable Roads 

The Safer Road Investment Plans business case and potential of pay-for-success bonds
Mr. John Dawson, Chair, International Road Assessment Programme

Financing of inter-urban motorway and express ways in France: the implications of the new EU Concession Directive
Mr. Arnaud Hary, Head of Concessions and Sustainable Development Division, SANEF

Implementing a traffic enforcement system: challenges & solutions
Mr. Philip Wijers, Director Government Affairs, GATSO


IRF-FIA Seminar Conclusions
Mr. Kiran K. Kapila, IRF Chairman

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Document List :

Final Agenda IRF Road Safety Group of Experts
Final Agenda IRF ITS Policy Committee
Final Agenda IRF Road Financing & Economics Committee