IRF Announces the IRF World Congress 2024 to be Hosted in Istanbul

IRF Announces the IRF World Congress 2024 to be Hosted in Istanbul

Honouring a long-standing tradition, the International Road Federation (IRF) officially announced the IRF World Congress 2024,  during the closing ceremony of the PIARC World Road Congress.  The IRF World Congress will be hosted in the vibrant city of Istanbul, Türkiye, on 15-18 October 2024

Organised every four years, the IRF World Congress has represented – for almost seven decades – an opportunity to celebrate the road and mobility sectors as enablers of growth and development. The event composed by a technical conference, a large exhibition, and a rich programme of technical visits, provides a unique platform that supports thought-leadership, business development, education, and overall successful partnerships in our industry.

The announcement was presided by Hamdi Aydin, Board Member of the Turkish Road Association and IRF Treasurer, Susanna Zammataro, IRF Director General, Mücahit Arman, Director General of Strategic Development Directorate at the Turkish Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure, and Gökhan Macit, Deputy Director General of Turkish Highways.

“Türkiye has witnessed an impressive infrastructure development in recent years. It has managed to increase investments resulting in some of the highest values of PPP infrastructure deals and private infrastructure investment globally” said Mr Arman in his speech. “We look forward to welcoming to the Congress in 2024, professionals from all over the world, to share with them our experience and to learn from them as well” he added.

The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the IRF and the Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure earlier this year marked the official commencement of preparations for the Congress and designated Turkey as the official host country for the prestigious event. Beside the endorsement and active involvement of the Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, IRF is assisted by the Turkish Road Association in the organisation of this major event.

The upcoming IRF World Congress 2024 promises to be a momentous occasion, bringing together global leaders, industry experts, and stakeholders to explore innovative solutions, exchange knowledge, and drive progress in the road and mobility sectors. Istanbul, with its rich history and strategic location, is poised to offer an ideal backdrop for this pivotal event.

As the date draws nearer, the global road and mobility community eagerly anticipates the opportunities for growth, collaboration, and development that the IRF World Congress 2024 will undoubtedly bring to Istanbul and the world at large.

The mysticism of the East and the modernity of the West, the balance of the traditional and the modern, the past and the future. This is Istanbul. This is Türkiye.

Stay tuned for more updates on this landmark event that promises to shape the future of transportation and infrastructure.

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