on the move
6-8 November 2018
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With 70 years of experience in working directly with global transport and trade decision-makers from governments and the UN, and a network of over 200 national road transport associations and member organisations, IRU aims to keep the road transport industry ahead of global trends.
Welcome to Oman!
It is with immense pleasure that we are hosting the IRU
World Congress in Muscat in November 2018, bringing
together the world’s transport community. The IRU World
Congress is considered the most important congregation
in the transport industry, assembling hundreds of top
executives from the GCC region, Europe, Asia, the
Americas, and the rest of the world.
As part of this experience, we would also like to cordially
invite you to enjoy our rapidly growing tourism sector,
including some of the nation’s most prestigious landmarks
and beautiful landscapes that make up our distinct culture
and ancient heritage.
Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Salim al- Futaisi
Minister of Transport and Communications of
the Sultanate of Oman
IRU World Congress Themes
Innovation on the move
Innovation has always been a driving force in road transport. By pushing the limits of mobility further, innovation has allowed people and goods to move faster, cheaper and safer.
This decade will see road transport becoming increasingly digital, connected and automated: the revolution has begun.
New technology, business models,laws and investment strategies, together with changing trade patterns, market needs and expectations on decarbonised and new energy scenarios are all challenges on the table for the industry, its regulators and its suppliers.
Road transport services are clearly indispensable in a connected world. However, this revolution also puts the industry at a crossroads and the horizon is unclear.
Regional challenges, global solutions
What can we learn from new business models?
How can the industry embrace digitalisation?
How can we move goods faster, safer and cheaper?
Which global solutions are needed to address regional challenges?
How can transport businesses help regulators react faster to changing market structures?
How can regions and countries better work together?
What is the future of our industry?