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The World Road Congress will start in… two weeks!

Published on 18 September 2023.

Get ready for the Ministerial Day of the 2nd of October 2023.

In the morning of the 2nd of October, the main representatives of both Czech and Slovak Republics and of the PIARC will officially open the Congress. After the Opening Session, you can all attend the Ministerial Sessions where the ministers will discuss two main topics: Road Safety and Cycling. The program will continue with the Ministerial Walk and the Grand Opening of the Exhibition! We all hope to meet you also during the Welcome Reception that will be held in the exhibition area from 17:00.

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

Program of the day (Monday, 2 October)

  • 8:00 – 8:30 Doorstep
  • 8:30 – 10:00 Opening ceremony
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break followed by Press Conference of the Czech Minister of Transport
  • 10:30 – 12:30 Ministerial Panel on Road Safety
  • 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
  • 14:15 – 16:15 Ministerial Panel on Cycling
  • 16:30 – 17:00 Cultural program
  • 17:00 Opening ceremony of the exhibition area
  • 17:00 – 19:00 Official Reception

Opening Session

The Opening Session will be officially launched by the Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Miloš Vystrčil, and the Czech Minister of Transport, Martin Kupka.

Ministerial Round Table I on Road Safety

The first Ministerial Panel from 10:30 to 12:30 on the topic Road Safety will focus on the issue of young drivers, and more specifically on how to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries.

Ministerial Round Table II on Cycling

The second Ministerial Panel from 14:15 to 16:15 on the topic Cycling will discuss the increasing number of e-bikes, shared bicycles, it’s sustainability and affordability and developing cycling infrastructure.

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

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