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PIARC (World Road Association), founded in 1909 and comprising 125 member governments from all over the world, is the global forum for exchange of knowledge and experience on roads, road transport policies and practices. With consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, the Association is contributing to a stable and sustainable global development of the road and transport sector.

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World Road Congresses

Since the first World Road Congress held in Paris in 1908, PIARC (World Road Association) organises every four years in a member country a World Road Congress with the aim to share techniques and experiences worldwide in the field of road infrastructures and road transport.

The next World Road Congress

02-06 October 2023, Prague (Czech Republic)

World Road Congress Prague 2023 - PIARC (World Road Association)

The XXVIIth World Road Congress, the first post-Covid Road Congress, will be held in Prague (Czech Republic), from 02 to 06 October 2023. The Congress is organised in close cooperation between PIARC, the Czech Road Society together, the Czech National Committee PIARC, with the support of the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Road Association.
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Abou Dhabi Congress

6-10 October 2019

World Road Congress in Abu Dhabi - World Road Association

The XXVIth World Road Congress, held in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) from 6 to 10 October 2019, confirmed its role as a major event for the road sector worldwide. This Congress, organized by PIARC and the Abu Dhabi Department of Transportation (DoT), brought together more than 6,000 participants from 144 countries, more than 3,700 delegates and more than 40 ministers and deputy ministers from around the world.

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All Congresses

From Paris 1908 to Abu Dhabi 2019 - History of the World Road Congresses