The International Road federation (IRF) has named India to be the host of the 18th World Road Meeting (WRM 2017). WRM 2017 will be held on November 13, 2017. The theme of this year’s WRM is ‘Safe Roads and Smart Mobility: The Engines of Economic Growth’. India has been chosen to hold this event to reflect the growing importance of the country as a market for transport infrastructure and services. India’s growing demand for surface transport and mobility requires massive investments in the transport infrastructure. The WRM will provide an important platform for potential investors to partner and participate in the immense opportunities that are made available by the country. In addition, it will also provide a platform for sharing cutting-edge research, best practices and experiences, from around the globe.
The conference is expected to be attended by over 4,000 delegates across the world and will include plenary sessions with eminent and well-known speakers discussing important issues facing mobility sector.
World Road Meeting
The World Road Meeting is the biggest global platform for road engineers, safety and transport experts and companies engaged in road safety products to discuss issues pertaining to road infrastructure and mobility as well as to exhibit and showcase their products. WRM is held once in every four years. WRM is globally an important event for discussing important issues facing the road, transport and mobility sectors.
International Road federation (IRF)
The International Road Federation is a global not-for-profit organization founded in 1948. Its motto is “Better Roads. Better World”. It is headquartered in Washington DC. The IRF organizes seminars, workshops and events and seeks to promote the benefits of a sustainable road transport infrastructure across societies by providing world-class knowledge resources, advocacy services etc. IRF is funded primarily through member fees.