This year’s 26th World Road Congress was held in Abu Dhabi between the 6th and 10th of October, with over 3000 industry specialists attending from across the globe. As part of the Roads Australia delegation, led by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, GTA Executive Chairman, Chris Wilson, joined the five-day event.
The congress aims to share techniques, innovations and developments in the fields of road, infrastructure and transport between practitioners, academics and government organisations from more than 120 countries.
The topic of the 26th congress was Connecting Cultures, Enabling Communities, with workshops, technical seminars and plenary sessions focusing on three interrelated themes: Future Transport Networks (embracing resilience and safety); Artificial Intelligence in the Road Sector; and Land Use Planning.
Joining the congress alongside the Roads Australia delegation provides the opportunity to engage and collaborate with leaders in road infrastructure from across the globe, as well as partake in conversation around best-practice infrastructure management.
GTA Executive Chairman Chris Wilson said, “Attending the 26th World Road Congress in Abu Dhabi allows Australian practitioners to learn from international experts on road infrastructure, as well as share our leadership and innovation in this space and talk to the major infrastructure projects currently underway across Australia.”
He added, “the Congress enables Australian specialists to meet experts from across the globe as well as discuss ideas and insights with industry members
who travelled to UAE as part of this conference.”
GTA’s participation in the World Roads Congress speaks to our role as a trusted advisor alongside governments in shaping the way Australia moves. Participating in the World Road Congress ensures that as a practice GTA can provide this advice and ultimately enable our cities, economies and communities to thrive.