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Dear [fname],
We are pleased to present the latest edition of the IRF Newsletter. Quite a number of activities have kept us busy right after the summer break and we are happy to provide you with a quick overview of what has been and what is yet to come:
  • The 5th Regional Conference for Africa organized jointly by IRF and the South African Roads Federation (SARF) has proved to be the flagship event for the road sector in the African region.
  • The IRF Board of Directors has approved in Pretoria last month an exciting and rich programme of activities for 2014-2015. Road Safety will be at centre stage next year with two Ministerial gatherings organized respectively in March and in May at IRF events in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Sydney (Australia).
  • The IRF World Road Statistics 2014 edition will be released in only two weeks and promises to be a great complement to the 50th Anniversary edition published last year.
  • The next Michelin Challenge Bibendum will take place in Chengdu, China on 11-16 November 2014. IRF & FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) will join hands for a side event on “Building Happy Cities – Meeting the Challenge of Urban Mobility”.
  • IRF and Roads Australia will host a major Regional Conference for Asia and Australasia in May next year during the Global Road Safety Week. Call for abstracts is open.
  • IRF supports the annual TARA Roads Convention (Tanzania), 27-28 November 2014. The call for abstracts is open till 12 October.
  • IRF supports the 7th Africa Transportation Technology Transfer (T2) Conference. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 October 2014.
You will be able to read more about these achievements and on-going initiatives in this edition of the newsletter.

We look forward to meeting you soon again. In the meantime, check the section “Where to Meet Us” and find out who you can meet when and where!

With kind regards
Susanna Zammataro
Executive Director
International Road Federation



The 5th IRF/SARF Regional Conference for Africa proves great success

The 5th Regional Conference for Africa organized jointly by IRF and the South African Road Federation (SARF) has proved to be the flagship event for the road sector in the African region. An opportunity also for IRF to present an impressive international programme of activities for 2014-2015 and to tighten up cooperation with SARF and the entire region.



The IRF World Road Statistics 2014: ready to go!

Every year since 1964 the International Road Federation (IRF) publishes the World Road Statistics (WRS). The WRS are a unique and authoritative set of raw data compiled from over 200 primary sources (i.e. national statistics offices and Ministries) around the globe. The 2014 edition will be released to the public in about two weeks.



ADB Transport Forum 2014 – IRF reinforces collaborations in the region

IRF Vice Chairman, Dr. Adnan Rahman attended the 4th edition of the ADB Transport Forum in Manila from 15-17 September, 2014. This edition focused on "Transport in the Asian Century" and covered the current and potential future needs and impacts of transport in Asian cities. The Forum provided an opportunity for IRF to cement presence in Asia by discussing partnerships with a number of key organizations.



Financing transport infrastructure: IRF speaking at UNECE workshop

On 8 September the UN Economic Commission for Europe dedicated a workshop to the topic of “Good practices and new tools for Financing Transport Infrastructure”. IRF voiced the experience of the road sector.



IRF and Roads Australia to host major Regional Conference in Sydney. Call for abstracts open

Road industry leaders from across Asia and the Pacific will descend on Sydney in May 2015 for the first ever joint regional conference hosted by the International Road Federation (IRF) Geneva and Roads Australia (RA). Make sure you submit your abstract now



IRF shares ITS Education survey results in webinar

On Wednesday 24 September the IRF Policy Committee on ITS organised a webinar on the topic of ITS Education, looking into the question whether a dedicated global platform on the theme is needed. The webinar served to provide participants with the results of an online survey carried out by IRF Geneva over summer.



IRF Road Safety Group of Experts meets in South Africa

The IRF Group of Experts met in South Africa on 4 September as part of the IRF/South African Roads Federation Conference “Better Roads Moving Africa”. Discussion focused on the work being carried out by the group on the road safety fact sheets and preparation for the Global Road Safety Week 2015.



New Partnership Creates Holistic Approach in Road Safety

Fleet Forum and the International Road Federation, Geneva Programme Centre have teamed up to contribute to safer roads throughout the world. The three-year partnership, Fleet Excellence Training Programme is built around a holistic approach that brings together a broad range of organizations that use the roads - from private companies and various humanitarian groups to road users and fleet managers.



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News from IRF Members

Permanent Road Markings Removal: Survey
Netivei Israel, National Transport Infrastructure Company (NTIC) is conducting an international survey, as part of an ongoing research on removal methods for road markings. You can access more information and have a look at the questionnaire here Netivei Israel is also hosting the 8th Annual Engineering Conference on October 29, 2014. To learn more, please contact Ruth Lancet at ruth.lancet@gmail.com


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United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC),
6-7 October,Geneva
S. Zammataro
IRF Executive Director
6th Moscow International Congress on ITS,
5 November,Moscow
J. Czako,Chairman
IRF ITS Policy Committee
THE PEP Symposium – Green and healthy urban mobility,
19 November,Geneva
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IRF Executive Director

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