PIARC stands for Permanent International Association of Road Congresses, which is the new name for the World Road Association. PIARC established in 1909 as a non-profit, non-political association aims to develop international cooperation and foster progress in the area of roads and road transport. It comprises of 125 member governments as well as private sector companies, universities, regions, individuals from high-income to low- and middle-income countries. PIARC is the world leader in the exchange of knowledge on roads and road transport policy and practices. The Association mobilizes the experience and knowledge of 1,200 experts from more than 80 countries in 20+ Technical Committees and Task Forces.

PIARC exists to serve all its members by:

  • being a leading international forum for analysis and discussion of the full spectrum of transport issues, related to roads and road transport,
  • identifying, developing and disseminating best practice and giving better access to international information,
  • fully considering within its activities the needs of developing countries and countries in transition,
  • developing and promoting efficient tools for decision making on matters related to roads and road transport.

The following PIARC events will be held:

1) PIARC International Seminar on Performance of Transport Administration (during 4-6th Sept)

Theme: Transport agency of the future, public value creation by transport agencies and strengthening workforce through modernizing skills, enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion


  • Road transport administration and strategic improvisation of project management,
  • Social equity and accessibility,
  • Gender inclusion in the road sector

2) PIARC Workshop Session on Road Safety (on Sept 4th or Sept 5th)

3) PIARC Technical Committee Meeting: TC 1.1 and TC 3.1 (on Sept 3rd)

Website : https://www.piarc.org/en