Welcome to the 2018 Regional Conference

The President of the South African Road Federation, Neil Tolmie welcomes you to Durban, South Africa
The South African Road Federation (SARF) in association with the International Road Federation, headquartered in Washington DC (IRF) and the PIARC(World Roads Association), is hosting the Regional Conference for Africa at the Durban International Convention Centre, South Africa, from 9 to 11 October 2018. The theme of the conference is: Roads to Social and Economic Growth.

This conference has become the flagship event for road infrastructure in Southern Africa and in 2018 it will be further enhanced by the participation of the IRF and PIARC.

Africa poses unique challenges for the provision and preservation of roads and road transport to serve an extensive range of needs in terms of economic development and social well-being. Demands range from providing national mobility, primarily for economic reasons, through to rural roads providing mobility and access to remote communities.

The conference will bring together road officials from all tiers of government, academia and professionals in the private sector, to assist in determining the road needs and formulating a way forward. This will include the development of a cogent road financing policy and the provisioning and maintenance of an efficient, safe and affordable road network to serve the needs of the growing region.

The 2018 SARF/IRF/PIARC Regional Conference for Africa is a conference not to be missed and we look forward to welcoming you from around the world.

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