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Spanish participation in IRF World Congress Bangkok, 2005

Since the AEC in Madrid organized the XII edition of these international events, in the year 1993, the Castilian has become one of the official languages ​​of the Congress. So it was in Toronto (1997) and Paris (2001), and it has been in the XV edition, held in Bangkok between the 14 and 18 2005 June.

This has resulted in a significant Spanish presence in the last three events of the World Road Congress IRF, both technically and in the commercial exhibition being held parallel to the working sessions.

The choice of an Asian country to host one of the most important international congresses road sector is no accident. The International Road Federation (IRF), promoter of these meetings, is fully aware of the opportunities of a continent in full economic expansion, in which more than half of the world population is concentrated (only China and India account for 40% of the inhabitants of the planet).

In total there were 66 communications from different Spanish road sector experts in this Congress. According to data provided by the International Organization thereof, Spain was the second country after China, with more number of papers.

The Spanish technical contributions to Congress were distributed in 18 38 of the Technical Sessions and Socioeconomic that developed between the 14 and 17 2005 June at the International Exhibition Centre Bangkok, BITEC; ie more than 47% of the working sessions held within the framework of scientific conferences were Spanish label.

Personalities who visited the Spanish pavilion

Given the importance of the Spanish delegation moved to Bangkok and the great potential of the Asian market for institutions of our country, on Friday 17 June Ambassador of Spain in Thailand, Juan Manuel Lopez Nadal, visited the Spanish pavilion, looking very interested in all products and services advertised there.

Days before, on Tuesday 14 of June, the Minister of Public Works of Thailand, Mr. Suriya Jungrungreangkit, inaugurated the Congress and the Intertraffic Fair, stopping to know the Spanish pavilion.

IRF Award

The XV World Road Congress in Bangkok was the venue chosen by the IRF for delivery to the Spanish Road Association (AEC) of its most important award: the Global Road Achievement Award in the category of Advocacy, for its contribution to the promotion of road transport system in Spain.

D. Luis Laorden, Vice President of the ACS, accepted the award on behalf of the President, Miguel Maria Muñoz Medina, from the hands of Peter Boyd, maximum responsible for Global Road Achievement Award of the IRF.

The ceremony took place in the framework of the First Working Session of the World Congress.

ROADS Magazine. special Bangkok'2005

As was done on the occasion of the World Road Congresses Madrid, Toronto and Paris, with a view to concluding in June 2005 of the fifteenth edition of these international meetings, the Spanish Road Association prepared a special issue of the magazine, which was released to coincide with the months of May / June 2005 (No. 140).

The number has been coordinated by D. Luis Ayuso, and is composed of 19 articles, which deal mostly on achievements of Spanish companies in other countries.

The issue also contains a part that could be called "institutional", in which short texts greeting the highest representatives of government and industry associations are collected Spanish.

Another important aspect to highlight this single issue is the fact that it presents two formats, the traditional paper and one on CD. The CD contains, besides the publication in full, information on large numbers of Spanish road sector, a directory of all Spanish administrations with jurisdiction over roads, the Professional Guide Advertisers and institutional information on the activities and aims of the Association Spanish Highway.

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