XIVth International Winter Road Congress

A large success for the XIVth International Winter Road Congress held in the Principality of Andorra, with over 1500 participants to the Congress and 3000 visitors to the Exhibition coming from 48 countries.

The congress was opened on Tuesday February 4th by Andorra's head of government Antoni Marti Petit, the Mayor of Andorra la Vella Rosa Ferrer and PIARC President Oscar de Buen, while the Ministry of Economy and Territories Jordi Alcobé inaugurated the 4500 square meters of the exhibition area.

This marked the beginning of four days of an intense program filled with professional development, cultural experiences and networking.

180 oral presentations and interactive poster sessions, 6 technical visits, 64 exhibitors representing institutions and 100 brands, demonstration of snow removal equipment, provided the latest information on current approaches, de-icing products, equipment and field experience from over 40 countries in road winter operations.

The skills of drivers of snowplough was recognized with the second International Snowplough Competition with participation from about 10 countries.

At the closing ceremony, the Polish Road Administration and the Mayor of Gdańsk, invited the participants to Gdańsk, the host of the XVth International Winter Road Congress in 2018.