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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

04-08 October 2027, Vancouver (Canada)

XXVIIIth World Road Congress Vancouver 2027 - PIARC (World Road Association)

The XXVIIIth World Road Congress will be held in Vancouver (Canada) from 04 to 08 October 2027.

After the 1995 World Road Congress in Montreal and the 2022 World Winter Service and Road Resilience Congress in Calgary, Canada is once again in the limelight and will be the next host of the World Road Congress.

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Prague Congress

02-06 October 2023

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

The XXVIIth World Road Congress, the first post-Covid Road Congress, held in Prague (Czech Republic), from 02 to 06 October 2023. The Congress, 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, brought together 38 Ministerial delegates, 229 exhibitors, 28 national pavilions, over 4,000 delegates and 2,000 students from 120 countries.

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All Congresses

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