XXVIth World Road Congress

6-10 October 2019, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

The XXVIth World Road Congress will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 6 to 10 October 2019.

This Congress will focus on "Connecting Cultures - Enabling Economies".

With more than 1,200 international experts, leaders in the field of transport and active in the 22 Committees of PIARC, the World Road Congress offers a unique program where all modes of transport are represented.

Pre-proceedings of Abu Dhabi Congress 2019 available online!

Pre-proceedings of Abu Dhabi Congress 2019 in free access!

The Abu Dhabi Congress 2019 pre-proceedings are available online.
There you will find:

  • the Congress programme, including the technical programme and the accompanying persons' programme,
  • the introductory reports to the sessions,
  • the national reports produced by PIARC member countries for the strategicdirection sessions,
  • individual communications selected by the Technical Committees and Task Forces from among the proposals received following the call for communications,
  • the activity report of the World Road Association for each of the years since the last World Road Congress in Seoul in 2015.

To access all the papers presented, you must have registered for the Congress and identify yourself here using your registration code.

The list of the persons who can access will be up-dated every week according to the status of the registration.

A USB stick containing all the information contained on this site will be given to all delegates on site in Abu Dhabi, during the registration process.

ABU DHABI 2019

"Connecting Cultures - Enabling Economies"

The event will host 150 presentations with more than 50 workshops and sessions. This event will bring together many ministers and deputy ministers from the 121-member countries and more than 5,000 delegates from more than 100 countries, with a total of more than 8,000 participants. The Congress will be accompanied by a large exhibition with nearly 200 exhibitors and nearly 20,000 visitors. It will be part of the already long history of World Road Congress, begun in 1908 in Paris.

This PIARC Congress will be a unique opportunity to present numerous technical results and best practices in all areas related to road and road transport. It is aimed at all stakeholders from around the world, from both the public and private sectors, who can meet to present and discuss new approaches and solutions and share their experiences.

Detailed description of the Congress topics, download the pdf file!


First success for the XXVIth PIARC World Road Congress

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 6-10 October 2019

More than 600 abstracts written by authors from around the world were submitted for the Congress to be held in Abu Dhabi in October 2019, covering the 41 proposed themes. The event will host 150 presentations with more than 50 sessions workshops.


Join this exciting event in Abu Dhabi!


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