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See you in Prague in two months' time for the World Road Congress: register now!

Published on 10 August 2023.

Discover all the special features of this 27th edition: sessions, exhibition, programme, and so much more.

Nazir Alli, PIARC’s President, invites you to register for the World Road Congress to be held in Prague (Czech Republic) from 2 to 6 October 2023. This 27th edition will give you the opportunity to engage with road experts and practitioners from all over the world, and to take stock of the >50 technical reports and knowledge products prepared by PIARC Committees during the 2020-2023 cycle.


  • Dates: from 2 to 6 October 2023
  • Venue: Prague Congress Center (PCC), Czech Republic
  • Languages: Simultaneous translation in English, French, Spanish and Czech

The Congress

The programme will include Ministers’ sessions, 60 technical sessions, workshops, Foresight Sessions with our partners as well as a comprehensive exhibition, technical visits and social events.


  • Congress Exhibition

An exhibition covering 3,000m2 will be held alongside the Congress. You will find over 300 public and private companies, as well as over 35 national pavilions, presenting their developments in the road sector. The exhibition is almost sold out!

  • Outdoor Exhibition

Our outdoor exhibition area is open! Bring your demonstration car, your technology, your machinery or heavy equipment, your special materials or your autonomous cars, and show them off to the experts and the public! Take part of this multidisciplinary project which brings together all the experts from the road infrastructure.

Detailed programme

The website for the pre-proceedings of the Congress is officially open. It contains:

  • The detailed programme including the technical programme of each session,
  • National reports produced by PIARC Member Countries for the Strategic Direction Sessions,
  • Individual communications selected by the Technical Committees and Task Forces from among the proposals received following the Call for Communications.

Thank you to our sponsors!

The Local Organising Committee and PIARC would like to thank all the sponsors, all the partners from different countries, all the exhibitors and supporters. We would never have been able to deliver this amazing project without your kind and continuous support. It is our belief that the World Road Congress will bring all of us together and we, as a team, as one big family, will hit road together!

See you in Prague! ● À bientôt à Prague ! ● ¡Nos vemos en Praga! ● Na viděnou v Praze!