We are pleased to announce the 5th International SaferRoads Conference to be held in Auckland, New Zealand from May 21st to 24th 2017.

Run every 3 years, the conference alternates between the northern and southern hemispheres. Previous conferences have been held in Christchurch NZ, Cheltenham, England, and the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

This truly international event is designed to increase the opportunity for countries across the globe to participate and host.

Stemming from an idea between New Zealand Transport Agency (previously Transit New Zealand) and WDM from England, the conference began with a focus on skid resistance but has since grown to be a forum to promote the diverse range of activities associated with road and runway surfaces, and the role they play in safety.

In broadening the scope our aim is to attract a wide range of road owners, practitioners and those associated with maintaining and operating road  networks. We also want to include those involved in the development of vehicle tyre and road interface. We want to find better ways to improve the performance, sustainability, safety and reliability of the global road surface network.

However, it’s not only the road surface but also the delineation, vehicles, safe speeds and how they interrelate to play an important role in delivering a Safe System approach.

We invite you to join us in Auckland, city of sails, to the spectacular Viaduct Events Centre on the waterfront where the America’s Cup was won and join with us in presenting and promoting international best practice in road surfacing technology.

We are aiming to be leading edge, using the latest technologies, with a forum to share ideas and continue the significant gains we have made to date in reducing road trauma.

Please register your interest to be kept informed on latest information on the programme, activities and key speakers.

We encourage you to start collating your ideas, as we will be seeking abstracts for presentations on the conference themes.

Come join us in Aotearoa, Land of the Long White Cloud, New Zealand in 2017.



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Click here to find out how the New Zealand Transport Agency and WDM are working to make New Zealand’s highway surfaces safer.