15th REAAA General Meeting

The 15th General Meeting of REAAA will be held in conjunction with the 15th REAAA Conference. The 16th Governing Council of REAAA will be elected and installed at the 15th REAAA General Meeting.

105th & 106th REAAA Governing Council Meeting

The management of REAAA is vested in a Governing Council which meets twice a year. The Council reviews progress, makes policy decisions and sets future direction for the Association.

12th HORA Head of Road Authorities Meeting
“Inter Urban Road and Its Financing to Support Regional Development”

An important initiative of REAAA has been the establishment of regional meetings of Heads of Road Authorities (HORA). These meetings provide a forum for the most senior road engineers in the region to interact in a proactive manner on common issues. The 12th HORA Meeting will be held during the Conference. In line with the Conference theme, the topics to be discussed will be: “Inter Urban Road and Its Financing to Support Regional Development.”
The Minister of Public Work and Housing, Indonesia, will report the current situation in Indonesia. Other HORA members will present their experiences. The desired outcome will be a better vision for the future in terms of achieving equity in the region, including the strategies that need to be put in place to achieve this vision.


REAAA Workshop on Pavement Management System

The objective of this workshop is to share and discuss the latest information on the pavement maintenance/rehabilitation practices in each country in the region. During this forum, engineers and managers will share and discuss the issues associated with pavement management with a view to identifying common issues and sharing information regarding how these issues are addressed. This would encourage more uniformity of practice and allow road condition and management data to be shared more usefully.
Mr. Kieran Sharp, Chair of REAAA Technical Committee, will deliver the opening address, while Professor Wimpy Santosa will be the moderator of the session. Mr. Yasumasa Torii, the owner of REAAA Technical Sub Committee TC-2, will give the concluding remarks.
The papers to be presented in this workshop are:
Summary of TC-2 study on pavement maintenance/rehabilitation practices, by Toshiyuki Nakamura, Chair of REAAA Technical Sub-Committee TC-2 & Kazunari Hirakawa, Member of TC-2 Working Group
Directions in road pavement modelling, by Tyrone Toole, ARRB Group, Australia
Reconstruction and Maintenance Management System of Tangerang-Merak Toll Road, by Sunarto, Marga Mandala Sakti Co., Indonesia
Japanese pavement management systems for national highways and expressways using performance formula, based on Kyoto model, by Keizo Kamiya, NEXCO, Japan
Pavement management system for Federal roads in Malaysia, by Hamzah Bin Hashim, Public Works Department Malaysia
Pavement maintenance and asset management of Auckland’s motorway network, by Bruce Chappell, New Zealand Transport Agency.
200 USD Discount
For Participant who registered both IRF workshop and REAAA conference

IRF Workshop on Public/private Partnerships (PPP) in the Road Sector

20 -21 March 2017

Public/private Partnerships are being increasingly utilized as an alternative to the traditional public financing of road and surface transport infrastructure. This Executive Seminar will bring together top practitioners and experts from the private and public sector and financing institutions to discuss and examine what conditions are required to implement successful PPP projects that bring value to government, the private sector partners, and – most importantly – the public. The seminar will include detailed discussions of key success factors, including building capacity within the public and private sector, the necessary policy and legal frameworks, optimal risk-sharing practices, and available tools to assess the financial viability of projects. In addition, successful examples from both emerging and developed economies and present best practices and tools that can be utilized un-der different conditions will be discussed. This seminar will be facilitated by Mr. Mehran Avini, a senior PPP Advisor.

Image Mehran Avini is a professional engineer in the US and Canada with over 20 year of experience in the infrastructure and transport sectors. His focus is alternative finance and procurement AFP / PPP in infrastructure projects providing advice to public agencies, private sector developers, lenders and investors, rating agencies, and infrastructure owners and operators. He has advised on over 30 AFP/PPP projects in Canada, the US and internationally from the planning stages through procurement, operations, and as the independent certifier and technical advisor. He has also advised a number of public agencies and private sector developers and operators in road operations and maintenance.

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IRF Workshop on Safer Roads By Design Executive Seminar

20 -21 March 2017

The Safer Roads By Design™: Across Six Continents Seminar is one of the most comprehensive road safety training programs in the world. Experts from a variety of countries will present best practices and state-of-the-art technologies in roadside safety, work zone safety, vulnerable ROAD user safety, traffic management and road safety audits over a 5-day period. The purpose of this training program is to help road authorities understand what can be done to help them meet their Decade of Action commitment to reduce fatalities 50 percent by 2020. The training program will focus on: Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, and Road Safety Audits. The instructor for this training will be Mr. Mike Dreznes, a road safety specialist and also the Executive Vice President of International Road Federation.

Image Michael G. Dreznes assumed his current position of Executive Vice-President of the International Road Federation in February of 2012. Dreznes has spent the last 30 years working to make the roads safer around the world. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading specialists on roadside safety promoting the concept of “Forgiving Roads,” and has conducted multiple road safety training seminars on roadside safety. Mr. Dreznes is the co-chairman of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) AFB20 (2) Roadside Safety Sub-Committee on International Research Activities, a member of the PIARC Road Safety Technical Committee 3.2, co-chairman of the IRF Washington Road Safety Working Group, co-chairman of Pillar 2 of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (U.N.RSC),

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11th REAAA Young Engineers and Professionals Forum

Another important initiative of REAAA is the Young Engineers and Professionals (YEP) Forum. It seeks to encourage younger members of REAAA to become actively involved in multinational cooperation. The YEP’s meet each year to discuss ideas and promote activities to improve the capacity of young engineers in the region. A YEP Forum will be held during the Conference.

Business Forum
“Expanding Opportunities for Infrastructure Investment in Developing Countries”

With the aim of enhancing public/private partnerships in member countries, the conference Organizing Committee invites the CEO’s of construction engineering, road industry and service industry companies to discuss business opportunities and build strategic business partnerships among the private sector in member countries. In accordance to the main theme of the Conference, the theme of the Business Forum will be: Expanding opportunities for infrastructure investment in developing countries.
A keynote address will be delivered by the Minister of Public Works and Housing, Indonesia. he will discuss ongoing policies and strategies for public/private partnerships on infrastructure developments in Indonesia. Prominent speakers from both developing and developed countries will share their experiences and ideas regarding business opportunities, technologies, and lesson learned from the use of PPP in the region.
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