Above: Members of the RA Delegation to the World Road Meeting inside the RA Think Tank (or as it became affectionately known to delegates, the Shark Tank).
Roads Australia led a delegation of 35 industry leaders from government and the private sector to last week’s World Road Meeting in Delhi.
In addition to attending the main conference sessions, our delegates had exclusive access to the RA Think Tank – a dedicated conference space in the exhibition hall that we used to host international delegations and road leaders.
Among our guests were Canadian Minister for Transport, Marc Garneau; International Road Union Secretary-General, Umberto de Pretto; and US Transportation Research Board Executive Director, Neil Pedersen. We also hosted delegations from Argentina and China to discuss transport infrastructure opportunities in both countries.
During the conference, RA President, David Stuart-Watt (also a Vice Chairman of IRF Geneva) chaired a plenary session on Liveable Cities in which he underscored one of RA’s key policy pursuits - integrated land-use and transport planning.
Our thanks to Austrade and the Australian High Commission for hosting our delegation and facilitating meetings and introductions, and to our join sponsors on the Roads Australia booth and Think Tank – Ingal Civil Products and Valmont Highway, Liberty OneSteel, and the Australasian Certification Authority for Reinforcing and Structural Steels (ACRS).
Above right: RA President David Stuart-Watt during plenary at the WRM. Below (L to R): Neil Pedersen from the TRB; David Stuart-Watt; Michael Caltabiano from ARRB Group; and John Riccardi from 3M.