THE XXVIITH WORLD ROAD CONGRESS
The World Road Association (PIARC) was established in 1909 as the leading world forum on roads.
In line with our vision to be the world leader in the exchange of knowledge on roads and road transport policy and practices within the context of integrated, sustainable transport, our four key missions are:
- Be a leading international forum for analysis and discussion of the full spectrum of transport issues related to roads and related transport.
- Identify, develop, and disseminate best practice and give better access to international information.
- Consider fully within our activities the needs of developing countries and countries in transition.
- Design, produce and promote efficient tools for decision making on matters related to roads and related transport.
Thanks to the expertise of our members, who mobilise of 1,200 experts in 22 Committees and Task Forces through operations guided by a 4-year Strategic Plan, the Association is widely recognised for the quality of its outputs: technical reports, online manuals and international seminars.
As of October 2020, this non-profit association counts 124 national member governments from all over the world, including two-thirds from low- and middle-income countries, and more than 2,000 members from industry, administration or academia as well as individuals.
Since 1908, PIARC has organised the World Road Congress in order to share knowledge and promote best practice in the areas of roads and road transport around the world. Every four years, we provide a unique opportunity to discuss freely between experts and practitioners to assess progress around the world, to discuss best practice and to review and address tomorrow’s challenges.