International Road Federation (IRF )


IRF is a global, non-profit, membership-based organisation that is completely independent and free to set and pursue an agenda that is consistent with the wishes and needs of its members.

IRF brings people, businesses, countries and organisations together to exchange ideas, define solutions to common problems and forge partnerships that deliver outcomes. 

Our public and private members and partners from more than 90 countries include government ministries and agencies, road construction companies, transport service providers, equipment manufacturers, consulting companies, industry-related associations and national road federations, universities, multilateral financial institutions and many more. We have the network!

Our services are designed to meet the needs and objectives of our members all over the world and across the whole spectrum of disciplines pertaining to the roads and mobility sectors.

Two types of Membership are possible with IRF:

Full Member

Open to interested stakeholders from the private or the public sector. Fees are determined on the basis of size and turnover. Fee classes are available on the membership form.

Associate Member

Reserved for university professors, students, retirees, local government officials from low-income countries, and independent consultants, who are passionate about and dedicated to the advancement of the roads and mobility sectors. In this case, the fee is an annual flat rate.

Joining the IRF family is very simple: fill in the membership form, send it back to the IRF Secretariat in Geneva and we will be immediately in touch to finalise the procedure!

Membership Benefits

Whether a private company, a public authority, an NGO, an industry association or a research institution, membership with the IRF offers you a whole range of services and opportunities:

Access to a worldwide network.  IRF organises a series of meetings, conferences and workshops throughout the year. These events offer unique business-to-business and business-to-government networking opportunities that we support through a bespoke matchmaking service before, during and after the event.

Exposure to your target audience. IRF publications and events offer a whole range of speaking opportunities to profile your company and your work.

Access and exchange of knowledge and expertise Through Technical Committees, ad hoc workshops, training courses, and webinars, IRF offers a varied platform on which to exchange with and learn from peers, forge new collaborations for projects and seize new business opportunities.

Support for the development of policies, standards and regulations. A dedicated team of experts is at your disposal to answer your questions and to provide guidance and expertise.

Representation of your interests through IRF’s advocacy work with policy-makers  and regulatory bodies.

Free access to key Data. Data is the future and we are also playing our part by annually producing the IRF World Road Statistics (WRS). Membership with IRF will provide you free access to this unique set of data.

Bespoke intelligence to help you with strategic and day-to-day issues affecting your business.

Special rates. IRF members get discounted rates to all IRF organised and supported events, workshops, trainings, exhibitions and advertising opportunities.

Support in building winning consortiums for your projects. IRF connects you with key players from our industry through bespoke match-making services.

Preferential access and rates to continuous professional development opportunities. IRF helps to enhance the skills of your company/organisation’s teams through bespoke capacity-building activities (training, workshops, scanning tours).

… and many more! Contact the IRF team to discuss membership benefits in more details and to learn about bespoke services.