Organised by the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport and the World Road Association (PIARC), the World Road Congress is expected to attract around 5,000 road transport professionals, national pavilions, over 200 exhibitors from international private and public groups, and more than 40 transport ministers from around the world.
The five-day event, held under the theme ‘Connecting Cultures, Enabling Economies’, will have over 50 sessions and workshops. The programme will address innovative transport service models, future transport policy agendas, use of new technologies to enhance the safety of the road networks, transport infrastructure investments, surface transport sustainability and resiliency, road, bridge and tunnel operations and incorporating smart mobility solutions, among other topics.
Recently, Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Transport Authority, invited transport and infrastructure ministers of 195 countries around the world to take part in the Ministers Sessions, a prominent feature of every World Road Congress.
Al Nuaimi called for transport ministries around the world to come together at the congress with public and private partners to share ideas and experiences and develop new partnerships. He also highlighted the importance of the World Road Congress for the transport sector in the country as it offers a unique opportunity to exchange best practices and showcase the latest developments related to road networks, transport systems, and road traffic control. It also provides a platform to develop safety measures to address environmental and sustainability challenges as well as strengthening public-private sectors partnerships to support and develop the roads and transport infrastructure.