The IRF World Road Meeting

The IRF World Road Meeting

For the last 60 years, the IRF has been organising the prestigious World Road Meeting (WRM) once every four years in different cities across the world. The World Road Meeting includes a Conference and an Exhibition.

The Conference provides an outlet for sharing cutting-edge research, best practices, and experiences, from across the world and is intended to be a premier knowledge event for discussing important issues facing the road, transport and mobility sectors.

The Exhibition is intended to provide suppliers, manufacturers, and service providers of the road construction and mobility sectors an outlet for displaying their latest products, technologies, and services.

The 18th World Road Meeting will be held in Delhi, India, from 14-17 November, 2017. The theme for this event is Safe Roads and Smart Mobility : The Engines of Economic Growth.

The Conference will include:
  • Daily Plenary Sessions
  • 44 Parallel Technical Sessions
  • Daily Poster Sessions
  • Country Spotlight Sessions
  • Vendor Spotlight Sessions
  • Innovation CafĂ©
  • IRF Young Professionals Lab
  • Technical Tours
  • Daily summary of proceedings
  • Post Conference Educational Training Programmes
The Exhibition will include:
  • Country Pavilions
  • Thematic Pavilions categorised by products and services
  • Over 3,000 m2 of Exhibition space.
  • Meeting rooms and hospitality suites for B2B meetings
  • Awards for exhibitors in various categories, like ” most innovative product “
  • Daily Innovation Showcase
  • Daily product demonstrations
  • Daily Exhibitor Spotlight

In addition to the Conference and Exhibition, there will be the possibility for participants to:

Take part in ” Colors of India Night “
Participate in Post Conference Educational Training Programmes
Key facts:
Transport Ministers Forum World Road Meeting
Dates 13 November 2017 14-17 November 2017
Venue Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi, India India Expo-Centre, Delhi, India
Audience 150+ country delegations 2000+ delegates
Languages The main language will be English, with simultaneous interpretation in Chinese, French, Arabic and Spanish.

Who should attend
Global Government Representatives and Policy Makers
  • Road and Road Transport
  • Public Works
  • Health
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology and Allied Services
  • Finance
  • Enforcement Authorities
  • Highway Authorities
  • Road Fund Organisations
Public and Private Sector Institutions
  • Standards Setting Organisations
  • Concessionaires and Toll Operators
  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Construction Companies
  • Consulting Companies
Academia and Research
  • Universities and Research Organisations
  • New Technologies
  • Think Tanks
  • ITS Industry
  • Automobile Industry
  • Road Construction Equipment and Machinery
  • Road Safety Materials and Equipment Suppliers
  • Material Supplier
  • Innovative Materials
Post Conference Educational Programmes

Those attending the WRM – 2017 can take advantage of this oppurtunity by participating in one or more of the trainings that are being organised after the WRM – 2017. These trainings will cover the following topics.

  • Performance Based Maintenance Contracts
  • Performance Based Management of Highway Agencies
  • Traffic Accident Investigations and Reporting
  • Using ITS for Enforcement of Traffic Laws
  • Road Safety Audits
  • HDM-IV