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"Connecting Asia With Better Roads"

From the Chairman

On behalf of the IRF’s global volunteer leadership and members, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to the 2nd IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition. With this Congress, our goal is to help policy-makers, planners and infrastructure operators from across Asia build a resilient and sustainable road and transport infrastructure that can drive economic growth and prosperity in the region.

As with past IRF congresses, the IRF, in cooperation with the Road Engineering Association of Malaysia (REAM), will bring together the world's top practitioners, thought leaders and academics with the sole purpose of discussing road infrastructure solutions that are safe, sustainable and lead to economic growth.

We have chosen Malaysia as the host of the 2nd edition of this Congress due to its advanced road network, progressive road policies and its position as one the primary growth engines of the ASEAN.

On this note, I invite all stakeholders from across the region to attend this landmark road and transport sector event.

Eng. Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel
IRF Chairman

Introduction

Jointly organized by the International Road Federation and the Road Engineering Association of Malaysia, the 2nd IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition (October 16-20, 2016 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) will once again be the premiere event for the road sector and transportation professionals in the region. The Congress will feature high Level policy type discussions with top officials from various regional governments and development institutions,  while at the same time providing a forum for showcasing best practices, technical  innovations, new technologies, cutting edge research, and case studies. Carrying the theme "Connecting Asia with Better Roads," the Congress will be the largest forum in Asia of its kind.

See highlights of the 2014 1st IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition

Asia's Road Infrastructure Deficit

According to the Asian Development Bank, US $2.3 trillion of investments are needed to meet Asia’s road infrastructure demands by the year 2020.  At this Congress, we will take a look at the status of these needed investments and more importantly we will look at new and innovative of ways that help bridge this infrastructure gap.

Themes

  • Adaptation of Road Pavements to Climate Change
  • Road Financing / PPPs
  • Project Delivery
  • Asset Management
  • Innovations in Pavements & Materials
  • Road Safety
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems

 Why Participate?

  • Meet the Top Technical & Scientific Experts in the region
  • Engage with over 1,000 local & international delegates
  • Network with key decision makers from the region
  • Benefit from an exceptional technical and scientific programs featuring some 125 speakers
  • View the latest technologies and products and services at the Exhibition

Who Should Attend 

  • Road Agency Engineers & Managers
  • Engineering Consultants
  • Road Contractors
  • Technology Providers
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Financing Institutions and Investment Firms
  • Researchers & Academics

Invitation to Submit

On behalf of the Technical and Scientific Committee of the 2nd IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition, we are pleased to invite surface transportation experts and researchers from the region and beyond to submit paper abstracts for evaluation. Abstracts should reflect original practical cases studies and research or innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant.

Abstract Guidelines (no cost to submit)

  1. The abstract should be written in English and may not contain more than 150 words.
  2. Abstracts should be submitted in, among others, the following thematic areas:
  • Adaptation of Road Pavements to Climate Change
  • Road Financing / PPPs
  • Project Delivery
  • Asset Management
  • Innovations in Pavements & Materials
  • Road Safety
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems

Important Dates

  • Abstract Deadline: May 2, 2016
  • Abstract Acceptance Notification: April 15, 2016 (May 15 for papers submitted after April 15)
  • Paper Submission: June 15, 2016
  • Paper Acceptance Notification: August 1, 2016

To submit an abstract Click Here

Download the Paper Submission Template

More Information

Dr. Les Mills

+1 703 535 1001

lmills@IRFnews.org

International Road Federation
Madison Place
500 Montgomery Street
Fifth Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
USA

Benefits of Sponsoring

Whether you are looking to buy, sell or distribute in the region, there is no better time or place to successfully advance your short and long-term business objectives.

Sponsorship Rates

2nd IRF Asia Regional Congress & ExhibitionPlatinumGoldSilverBronze
MEMBER COST $30,000$20,000$15,000$10,000
NON-MEMBER COST$40,000$25,000$20,000$12,500
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF SPONSORSHIPS3515OPEN
NUMBER OF REGISTRATIONS 121073
OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT
FEATURED ARTICLE IN CONGRESS DAILY
SPONSORSHIP RECOGNITION AT COFFEE BREAK
LOGO IN EVENT PROGRAM**
GALA DINNER SPONSOR
EXHIBIT SPACE*18m218m218m29m2
ADVANCED PUBLICIATION/WEBSITE LINK**
LOGO RECOGNITION AT EVENT**
DATABASE OF ATTENDEES
MATERIALS IN CONGRESS BRIEF CASE
ACCESS TO VIP REFRESHMENT LOUNGE
ACCESS TO VIP DINNER4321
ADVERTISEMENT IN EXHIBITOR GUIDEFull PageFull PageHalf PageQuarter Page

Defined BenefitsCostTotal Available
GALA DINNER$15,0003
WELCOME RECEPTION$10,0001
TECHNICAL TRACKS$5,0008
LUNCH BREAK$7,5002
WIFI$10,0001
DELEGATE BAG$10,0005
* Raw space only; does not include construction costs or shell scheme
** Logo sizes and positioning on/in: IRFnews.org website, HTML communications, programs, banners and posters are commensurate with sponsorship level.

Benefits of Exhibiting

Whether you are looking to buy, sell or distribute in the region, there is no better time or place to successfully advance your short and long-term business objectives.

Exhibit Rates

 IRF MembersNon Members
Exhibit Space
Includes Shell Scheme*
US $270/m2US $330/m2
Exhibit Space
No Shell Scheme
US $200/m2US $270/m2
* Shell scheme includes: 1 information desk, 2 folding chairs, electricity, 2 fluorescent lights, 1 wastebasket, 2 exhibit passes (no delegate registration included)

Exhibit Floorplan

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Available: Raw Space: Minimum of 18m2 (3m x 6m) or two shell scheme booths
Available: Shell Scheme: 9m2 (3m x 3m)

Exhibit Area A (Booths A01-A82)

Exhibit Area B (Booths B01-B20)

A detailed agenda is available in the program, downloadable via the green 'Download Program' button to your right.

Sunday, October 16

10:00WILLIAM F. TROXLER MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
18:30WELCOME RECEPTION FOLLOWED BY VIP DINNER

Monday, October 17

08:30PLENARY SESSION
PLS1: Opening Ceremony
10:15EXHIBITION OPENING
Refreshements served
11:00MINISTERIAL SESSION
MIN1: Safe, Seamless and Integrated Transport in Asia
12:30LUNCH
13:30EXECUTIVE SESSION
ES1: Road Financing
& PPPs: Experiences
from Emerging Nations
PARTNER
SESSION
PS1
SAFER ROADS BY
DESIGN™
SRD1: Roadside
Safety I
TECHNICAL
SESSIONS
HOST SESSION
HS1: Investors
Roundtable (Part1): Infrastructure
Programs in
Malaysia
15:30PLENARY SESSION
PLS2: Connecting Asia with Better Roads: Building Regional Prosperity
17:00EXECUTIVE SESSION
ES2: Road Financing
& PPPs II: Attracting
Private Investment
PARTNER
SESSION
PS2
SAFER ROADS BY
DESIGN™
SRD2: Roadside
Safety II
TECHNICAL
SESSIONS
APPLIED
KNOWLEDGE
AK1: Innovations
in Bitumen
& Asphalt
Applications I

Tuesday, October 18

09:00EXECUTIVE SESSION
ES3: Building Climate
Resilience in Road
Infrastructure: A Cross-
Sectoral Roundtable
PARTNER
SESSION
PS3
SAFER ROADS BY
DESIGN™
SRD3:
Vulnerable Road
User Safety
HOST SESSION
HS2: Investors
Roundtable
(Part 2): Doing
Business in
ASEAN
10:30REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING BREAK
11:00EXECUTIVE SESSION
ES4: Preserving &
Enhancing Road Assets
PARTNER
SESSION
PS4
SAFER ROADS BY
DESIGN™
SRD4:
Roadside Safety
Applications
TECHNICAL
SESSIONS
APPLIED
KNOWLEDGE
AK2: Innovations
in Bitumen
& Asphalt
Applications II
12:30LUNCH
13:30EXECUTIVE SESSION
ES5: Performance-
Based Contracts for
Road Maintenance: An
International Overview
PARTNER
SESSION
PS5
TECHNICAL
SESSIONS
APPLIED
KNOWLEDGE
AK3: Innovative
Road Safety
Products
15:00REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING BREAK
15:30EXECUTIVE SESSION
ES6: Global Road
Award Winning Project
Showcase
SAFER ROADS BY
DESIGN™
SRD5: Work
Zone Safety
TECHNICAL
SESSIONS
APPLIED
KNOWLEDGE
AK4: Inspection
& Surveying
Applications
WORKSHOP
WS1:
Building
and
Maintaining
Climate
Resleient Roads
17:00
20:00GALA DINNER & GRAA AWARDS CEREMONY

Wednesday, October 19

09:00EXECUTIVE SESSION
ES7: Congestion
Mitigation in Asian
Cities (Part I)
SAFER ROADS BY
DESIGN™
SRD6: Smart ITS
Application for
Road Safety
TECHNICAL
SESSIONS
HOST SESSION
HS3: ITS
Projects in
ASEAN
WORKSHOP
WS2:
Introduction to
Performance-
Based
Contracts
(special
registration
required)
10:30REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING BREAK
11:00EXECUTIVE SESSION
ES8: Congestion
Mitigation in Asian
Cities (Part 2)
TECHNICAL
SESSIONS
APPLIED
KNOWLEDGE
AK5: Smart
Bridges and
Innovative
Technologies
12:30LUNCH
13:00EXECUTIVE SESSION
ES9: Building
Capacity
TECHNICAL
SESSIONS
APPLIED
KNOWLEDGE
AK6: ITS
Applications for
Big Data
15:00REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING BREAK
15:30CONGRESS OUTPUTS & CLOSING

Thursday, October 20

08:30TECHNICAL SITE VISITS

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question not addressed below? Contact Magid Elabyad at melabyad@irfnews.org or +1 703 535 1001

Do I need a visa to enter Malaysia

The Immigration Department of Malaysia has a list of countries for which visas are required.

http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/main-services/visa/visa-requirement-by-country

Are there currently any travel warnings for Kuala Lumpur?

None we are aware of. As always, please check with your consulate for travel advice prior to your trip.

Where is the Congress being held?

Putra World Trade Centre
Location: 41, Jalan Tun Ismail
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website: http://www.pwtc.com.my/

How can I register?

Once registration has opened, click the green ‘Register’ button in the ‘Details’ side panel on the right of this page.

What topics will the Congress cover?

The Congress theme is Connecting Asia with Better Roads and will focus on the following areas of the road transport industry:

  • Adaptation of Road Pavements to Climate Change
  • Asset Management
  • Innovations in Pavements & Materials
  • Road Financing / PPPs
  • Road Safety
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems

Soon, the program will be available for download via the 'Download Program' button to your right.

Are there Sponsorship and/or Exhibit opportunities?

Yes. Sponsorship information can be found in the SPONSOR TAB on this page. Exhibition is coming soon.

What are the rates at the hotel and how do I book my room(s)?

Coming soon

Is there a recommended airline?

Coming soon

How do I get from the airport to my hotel and/or the Congress venue?

Coming soon

What is Kuala Lumpur's climate like and what kind of clothes should I pack?

The average high/low for Kuala Lumpur in October is 32C (89F) / 24C (75F) (Climate information courtesy Lonely Planet). Congress attire is business or business casual.

What type of electrical outlets and voltages does Malaysia use?

The following explains more about the 230/240v system Malaysia uses.

http://www.malaysia-trulyasia.com/tourism/electricity_supply.htm

Are there recommended vaccines prior to traveling to Malaysia?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends taking several precautionary steps prior to traveling.

Details

Start:
October 16
End:
October 20
Venue:
Putra World Trade Centre
Address:
41 Jalan Tun Ismail
Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Malaysia

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Format:
Congress
Cost:
IRF MEMBERS
Speakers: US $400
Gov't: US $500
Private Sector: US $700

NON MEMBERS
Speakers: US $450
Gov't: US $550
Private Sector: US $800

MALAYSIANS
Early Bird (until July 15): RM 1,300
Regular (from July 16): RM 1,500
Walk-ins: RM 1,800
Speakers: RM 1,000
Students (Under-grad): RM 500
Students (Post-grad): Complimentary

Program:
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Abstracts:
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Exhibit & Sponsor:
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