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December 2010 Edition

Dear [fname],

With this newsletter, we bring you the latest news before the festive season. Soon, we bid farewell to 2010 – another milestone year for the IRF - and welcome 2011 and with this some exciting events.

Road Safety
2011 will be the launch of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. IRF will launch the decade in Bucharest Romania. We cordially invite you to join us on 10-11 May 2011 for the IRF Road Safety Symposium, for the launch of the Decade, the Inaroads Award Ceremony, the IRF Geneva General Assembly (members only) and the meeting of the IRF working groups on road safety and on finance. It will be a memorable event.

As leaders in eco-friendly infrastructure, IRF is organising its third landmark event on Environment. Infrastructure is an important means for poverty alleviation, but it is also at the heart of the debate on climate change. IRF will showcase the latest development and innovation in environmentally friendly construction material at its conference ‘Enhancing Green & Sustainable Transport for Africa and Middle East’ to be held in Egypt on 14 - 15 June 2011. Environment impact s on all of us – it is our concern.

The road infrastructure sector works relentlessly to innovate the way infrastructure is built and used. Private sector is particularly forward looking and drives innovation in the field of road infrastructure. IRF members will demonstrate innovation at its International Road Congress on Innovation in Road Infrastrucuture, to be held in Moscow, Russia, from 22 – 24 November 2011. Innovation is the global way forward. Join us for this interesting scientific programme and an exhibition.

I look forward to meeting with you next year and wish you a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year.

Best regards,

S. Rupprecht

Sibylle Rupprecht
Director General
IRF Geneva


IRF participates as stakeholder during EasyWay Annual Forum 2010

EasyWay is a project driven by national road authorities and operators, coming from the 27 EU member states, for Europe-wide ITS deployment on the Trans European Road Network. IRF’s Caroline Visser was invited to take part in the stakeholder session during the EasyWay Annual Forum 2010, which was held from 16 till 18 November in Lisbon, Portugal.


IRF holds its 5th IRF Regional Conference on Road Safety

IRF India chapter held its 5th Regional Conference on Road Safety from 25-26 November 2010 in New Delhi, India. Themed ‘Institutional Arrangements for Reduction of Road Fatalities’, the event attracted some 300 international participants.


Australian Infrastructure Trade Mission to meet with IRF

A trade mission composed of road sector industry leaders met with IRF Geneva Chairman, K. K. Kapila, and IRF Geneva Director General, Sibylle Rupprecht, in Delhi to discuss infrastructure opportunities in India.


IRF Working Group ‘Safer Roads’ meeting

Hilton Vorster chaired the 6th meeting of the IRF Working Group ‘Safer Roads’ on 24 December 2010, organised in conjunction with the 5th IRF Regional Road Safety Conference themed ‘Institutional Arrangements for Reduction of Road Fatalities’ organised in New Delhi on 25-26 November 2010.


IRF Geneva Directors meet in New Delhi, India

The first meeting of the Board of Directors of IRF Geneva under its new chairman, K. K. Kapila, was held in New Delhi, the home city of its chairman. The directors, coming from many parts of the world, had long and lively discussions on important strategic issues. IRF Geneva has initiated many actions and changes in 2010 which will reflect positively on its members.


IRF presenting at key road summit in Poland

Upon invitation by the Institute for International Research, IRF Geneva’s PPP expert Caroline Visser spoke at a key road event, the Polish Road Infrastructure summit 2010, held in Poland’s capital of Warsaw on 29 and 30 November


Summit Meeting of the IRF

Last week the IRF Geneva chairman, Kiran K. Kapila, and the IRF Washington chairman, Brian Harris, met in Geneva to discuss the way forward for the International Road Federation.






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