International Road Federation

The IRF is a non-governmental, not-for-profit membership organization founded in Washington, DC in 1948 with the mission to encourage and promote development and maintenance of better, safer and more sustainable roads and road networks around the world. With a presence in 118 countries, membership in the IRF is a compelling value proposition that confers the prestige of belonging to the best-recognized global advocate for better roads for a better world.

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Regional Congresses

2nd Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition

Kuala Lumpur, MYS
Oct 16 – 20, 2016

IRF Global Road Summit

Bali, Indonesia
Mar 22 – 24, 2017

6th Caribbean Regional Congress

Montego Bay, Jamaica
May 16 – 19, 2017

Executive Seminars

Performance- Based Contracts Executive Seminar

Orlando, USA
Oct 30 – Nov 9, 2016

Safer Roads by Design: Engineering Solutions

Orlando, USA
Dec 5 – 9, 2016

Performance- Based Contracts Executive Seminar

Paris, France
Mar 5 – 11, 2017


Safer Roads By Design Workshop

Panama City, Panama
Sep 26 – 27, 2016

Safer Roads By Design Workshop

Bali, Indonesia
Mar 20 – 21, 2017

PPPs in the Road Sector Workshop

Bali, Indonesia
Mar 20 – 21, 2017

Managing Infrastructure Assets

Gauteng, RSA
Mar 21 – 23, 2017

Managing Transportation Assets

Windhoek, Namibia
Mar 28 – 30, 2017


Executive Seminar

September 13, 2016

Cost-effective road safety diagnosis

10 countries took part in the inaugural edition of IRF’s Road Network Safety Management course held on September 4-8 in Dubai, UAE. The new course offered the theoretical background and applied practices to effectively identify and reduce exposure to traffic injury risks.


August 31, 2016

Lending Guidelines Mandate Safety Audits

The World Bank’s updated Environmental and Social Framework provides new traffic safety safeguards applicable to all loans and grants with road construction components. It represents a major achievement for all safety advocates and echoes calls formulated by IRF.

Industry Insights

August 30, 2016

ASEAN investors’ brief: A dynamic hub for road programs

In order to maximize the impact of this opportunity, ASEAN countries need to strategically prioritize their upcoming road and transport investments; missing road links need to be completed and existing road infrastructure links needs to be upgraded.


August 29, 2016

Lindsay and Nexco reflect on the value of IRF’s global industry network

In 2015, Nexco East introduced a moveable barrier system in Japan, creating safer work zones along the Joban Expressway, north of Tokyo. Two of the main actors behind this project look back at how it came to life and the role of IRF.

Why IRF?

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