20 - 23 March 2018

The International Road Federation (IRF Geneva) is a global, independent, non-commercial, organisation with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Active since 1948, IRF (Geneva) 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 policy & advocacy. As a not-for-profit organisation, based in Switzerland and with a presence and network over five continents, IRF provides a neutral and global platform for the road and mobility sectors. The World Road Statistics (WRS) produced yearly by IRF (Geneva) for the past 54 years are well-known as the most reliable and comprehensive compilation of data for the entire sector.

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Workshop 1: Tuesday 20 March

An integrated approach to mobility management: Reimagining the role of infrastructure in the new connected and autonomous ecosystem

Presented by International Road Federation (IRF) Geneva and Swarco AG
Chair: Susanna Zammataro, Executive Director, IRF Geneva
Speaker: Andreas Schmid - Head of Research & New Technologies - Swarco
Tuesday, March 20, 14:45-15:30
Location: meeting room F005 – ground floor level hall 8

In recent years, a silo mentality has often prevented cities and road operators to best express the full potential of an integrated approach to mobility. Connecting parking, public transport, lighting urban and interurban traffic management in one holistic solution can help solving mobility challenges way more efficiently. The advent of the connected (soon autonomous) vehicle now offers a new opportunity to overcome these obstacles. C-ITS services are inevitably on the way and many day-1 use-cases are currently deployed on roads worldwide.

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Workshop 2: Wednesday 21 March

Sustainable and Safe Urban Street Design: Meeting Road Safety Targets

Presented by International Road Federation (IRF) Geneva and Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH
Chair: Susanna Zammataro, Executive Director, IRF Geneva
Wednesday, March 21, 14:15-15:15
Location: meeting room F005 – ground floor level hall 8

By presenting some successful case studies on safe urban street design from around the world, this workshop will provide concrete suggestions on how to develop context-specific and Safe System-based road safety interventions in an urban environment with a particular focus on road markings. Innovative use of road markings in urban environment greatly contributes to reshaping, redesigning city roads into more sustainable and safe ecosystems. The workshop will also mark the launch the 2018 edition of the Evonik Road Safety Award.

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Workshop 3: Thursday 22 March

Traffic management for developing countries: tailoring the right solutions

Presented by International Road Federation (IRF) Geneva and PTV Group
Chair: Susanna Zammataro, Executive Director, IRF Geneva
Speaker: Sonal Ahuja, Regional Director, MENA Region DMCC – PTV Group
Wednesday, March 21, 12:15-13:00
Location: meeting room F005 – ground floor level hall 8

Managing traffic conceals increasingly complex challenges today. Incidents can be unforeseeable or planned: accidents, road works, adverse weather conditions, strikes, demonstrations, major public events, holiday traffic peaks or other capacity overload. But managing “incidents” is only one part of the story. The real challenge and long-term goal is how to tailor the right solutions that can improve the quality of transport, ameliorate the traffic flow, increase the level of road safety while lowering at the same time emissions and noise pollution. In one word: how to deliver a better quality of life to people? Half of the world’s population lives in cities today. A figure that will increase to 70% in 2050. Three-quarters of the fastest-growing metropolitan economies in 2012 were located in developing Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. The workshop will discuss how to tailor appropriate traffic management solutions for developing countries and emerging economies.

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Questions? Please contact:

Mrs Méline Huynh

IRF Secretariat
info@irfnet.ch