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  • The new global event
    for road transport, mobility and logistics
    IRU World Congress
    6-8 November 2018
    Muscat, Oman
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Addressing the biggest issues

The revolution has begun: road transport is rapidly becoming digital, connected and automated. But what will the future look like?

The IRU World Congress is the platform for global decision-makers to exchange ideas, debate solutions and define the future of our industry.


Who is coming?

Leading companies including Volvo, AXA, PWC, Mercedes Benz, MAN, IVECO, IBM, Virgin Hyperloop... 

Transport associations from 30+ countries including Belgium, Switzerland, UK, USA, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Japan...

International organisations and Ministries from the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa have responded enthusiastically to the IRU's call for participation in the World Congress.

Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre

Congress venue

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre

Al Irfan, Airport Heights, Galah 130, Oman

The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre  is a stunning new complex designed for major international congresses and exhibitions, within easy reach of central Muscat and only ten minutes from Muscat International Airport.

Programme highlights

Norbert Kouwenhoven

Data is the new oil

Norbert Kouwenhoven, Juan Carlos Villa

Roundtable session A 

Plenary 4: Embracing the future

Embracing the future

What did we learn from the World Congress?
Startup competition Award winners ceremony









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