Istanbul – the city on two continents – will be hosting the IRF World Congress in 2024. The venue of this prestigious event was unveiled today at the closing of the two-day IRF Annual Conference hosted under the theme: “Innovation: Charting Pathways to a Sustainable Mobility”.
Held every four years, the IRF World Congress has represented – for almost seven decades – an opportunity to celebrate the roads and mobility sectors as enablers of growth and development. The event which is accompanied by a large exhibition provides a unique platform that supports thought-leadership, business development, education, and overall successful partnerships in our industry.
“We are very grateful to the Turkish Government and to our Member – the Turkish Road Association – for hosting us, and we look forward to an exciting event that will help mark the progress our sector has made and define the agenda for the years to come” commented Bill Halkias, President of the International Road Federation.
“Istanbul not only joins continents, it also joins cultures and people. We have built world-class transport infrastructure, and we look forward to welcoming the global transport community in Turkey” added Hamdi Aydin from the Turkish Road Association.
The mysticism of the East and the modernity of the West, the constant time travel between the past and the future, the balance of the traditional and the modern. This is Istanbul. This is Turkey.
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The International Road Federation (IRF) is a global, independent, not-for-profit organisation with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Active since 1948, IRF is a membership-based organisation, representing leading corporate and institutional players drawn from the road and mobility sectors worldwide. Its mission is to promote the development of roads and road networks that enable access and sustainable mobility for all. Its approach is centred on key strategic components of knowledge transfer & information sharing, connecting people, businesses, and organisations, and working on policy & advocacy.