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IRF Global R2T Conference Keynote Announced

Produced by the International Road Federation, the IRF Global Road2Tunnel Expo & Conference is the only international conference & tradeshow of its kind dedicated to road, tunnel, and bridge construction.

“Technology and innovations are evolving at a pace never seen before in the history of the road and transport sector” noted IRF President & CEO C. Patrick Sankey. “From innovations in materials, such as self-healing concrete and rubberized asphalt, to advances in construction equipment automation, and of course, the dawn of the connected and automated vehicle, we are on a verge of a new era”.

Both events combine to offer a new and unique international meeting point where leading industry innovators, researchers, and stakeholders can acquire essential engineering and business insights, and help build tomorrow’s transportation infrastructure

A comprehensive program for road professionals

With rising expectations placed on the delivery of sustainable and efficient transport infrastructure, IRF continues its mission to offer government agencies and road professionals access to knowledge resources from innovations in project design, to managing transportation assets, and readying road networks for the arrival of shared and connected mobility services.

More than 120 speakers are expected to share their research and expertise on forward-looking industry questions identified with the support of the University of Nevada and Arizona State University, the event’s two knowledge partners. Confirmed keynote speakers include the Director of Nevada’s Department of Transportation, Rudy Malfabon. Nevada recently launched an Intelligent Mobility program to explore how transit vehicles sense their environment and communicate with other vehicles, infrastructure such as traffic signals and systems, and individual people through their mobile devices.

The Director of Nevada DOT, Rudy Malfabon will keynote the conference

Business to Business Services

With over 9,000 square meters of exhibition space, the expo offers an unparalleled showcase for the world’s leading design, engineering, construction and management companies.

Developed by the distributors and contractors of some of the world’s largest megaprojects, the “Distributors’ and Contractors’ Lounge” will be one of the most important platforms for companies seeking to be vendors, suppliers, and service providers. It will be through this lounge that these distributors and contractors will meet with potential vendors, suppliers, and service providers seeking an opportunity to take part in road, bridge and tunnel projects.

A network of supporting organizations

Leading industry organizations, professional road associations and government agencies have joined forces with IRF in delivering the Expo and Conference, and help ground the discussion with national concerns, insights and opportunities.

Samsi Gunarta, Head of Division for Land Acquisition Facilitation at Indonesia’s Regional Infrastructure Development Agency noted that “Indonesia is undergoing an exciting period of economic transformation with plans to spend upwards of 10% of GDP on infrastructure. Identifying the best technologies and industry partners is key to this endeavor, which is why we will attend the 2018 IRF R2T Global Expo and Conference”.


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