Our Mission: Building Partnerships.
We assist countries in progressing towards better, safer and smarter road systems.
We develop and deliver world-class knowledge resources, advocacy services, and continuing education programs, which together offer a global marketplace for best practices and industry solutions.
We serve a wide range of member organizations from both the public and private sectors of the road and transport industry. Together, we form a global network for information exchange and business development.
We invest in the next generation of transport leaders. Since 1949, the IRF has awarded educational scholarships to individuals in 119 countries to pursue careers in the road and transport industry.
Our Vision: Better Roads. Better World.
We believe that well-planned, safe, accessible and environmentally sound road networks are fundamental building blocks for human and economic development.
We are committed to increasing road and transport investments to meet the demands for safe and efficient travel and flow of goods and services to help improve the lives of people worldwide.
We engage with governments, development institutions, businesses, and academia around the world to make our vision a reality.
Our Organization: A Global Federation
The International Road Federation welcomes members from government, academia, road associations, research institutes, and private industry.
We are a global not-for-profit organization, headquartered in Washington, DC since 1948 and supported by regional offices throughout the world.
The IRF serves a network of public and private sector members in more than 70 countries by providing world-class knowledge resources, advocacy services, and continuing education programs which together offer a global marketplace for best practices and industry solutions.
Key IRF Milestones
- 1948: IRF is chartered in Washington DC
- 1949: First IRF Fellowships awarded
- 1952: 1st IRF World Meeting
- 1954: Establishment of the International Road Educational Foundation
- 1975: IRF begins accepting Governments as Full Members
- 1988: IRF congratulated by 40th US President Ronald Reagan
- 2001: Establishment of the Global Road Achievement Awards
- 2006: 1st IRF Latin America Regional Congress
- 2009: 1st IRF Middle East Regional Congress
- 2011: 1300th IRF Fellow enters the Fellowship Program
- 2011: 1st IRF Caribbean Regional Congress
- 2013: 17th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition in Riyadh attracts delegates from 82 countries
- 2014: Launch of the IRF Examiner
- 2014: 100th GRAA presented
- 2014: 1st IRF Africa Regional Congress
- 2014: 1st IRF Asia Regional Congress
- 2015: 1st IRF Europe & Central Asia Regional Congress
- 2016: Ended unification efforts with IRF Geneva and established IRF Global
NHG Exhibitions has built a solid global portfolio of leading brands for specific industries and geographies.
NHG Exhibitions has developed a solid international customer network with deep market knowledge.
NHG Exhibitions offers effective B2B environments, strategic business development opportunities and unique exhibition experience to customers. In this context, conferences and educational programs support the information flow in relevant industries.
With individuals who have over 40 years of experience in trade shows and fairs, ConvExx handles all areas of the Show. Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, the company handles every aspect of the show from pre-show marketing to registration and customer service, though the on-site operations and post-show analysis. With an emphasis on shows in manufacturing, ConvExx has been selected by NHG to handle all US sales and logistics to ensure the success of R2T Global.
MCI Turkey is the Turkish partner organization of MCI Global, a world leader in the field of strategic participation and participation solutions that has been working for the advancement of the sector around the world since 1987. MCI Turkey makes use of the knowledge and experience from the Global to enrich the activities it undertakes in our country. “We think global, act local.”
MCI Turkey supports multinational companies and international organizations to improve their international performance, increase their global growth, gain new clients and achieve better results through creative life experiences, digitalization, globalization, brand development and content strategies.
MCI Fair and Exhibitions, one of MCI Turkey group companies, combines its know-how and experience with an understanding of sustainable quality whilst ensuring that its organizations stand out and meet the right target audience with its thematic approaches.
Through the sectoral business interviews (B2B) which it has adopted as a principle in its organizations, MCI Fair enables companies to get in touch with the right contacts at the right time.
MCI Turkey has succesfully organized R2T Local in Turkey and built strong partnerships on road industry since 2014.