PPRS 2018 – A Summit built by actors of the road for actors of the road

7 february 2018| Nice, France

Taking place in Nice, France, the second edition of the Pavement Preservation and Recycling Summit (PPRS) is organised by the ERF and other international institutions.

The summit is sponsored by the French Minister of Transport, Elisabeth BORNE.

PPRS will offer participants an attractive program with 15 sessions devoted to financial, organisational, contractual and technical aspects and the most significant innovations. Three major plenary sessions will discuss key elements for the development of the road infrastructure sector:

  • Road maintenance: a political challenge
  • Better communication: a collective challenge
  • The road: a response to tomorrow’s mobility

The event will host nearly 100 speakers, who will offer the grounds for interesting discussions and more than 50 exhibitors on materials, products and innovative systems.

Elizabeth Borne

Statement of Elisabeth BORNE
Minister of Transport of France

To meet the mobility challenges of our fellow citizens, the French Government has decided to give priority to everyday travel, and therefore focus on the maintenance and modernization of existing networks. This is particularly true for roads, as they have proven to be irreplaceable infrastructures which ensure the greater share of mobility for both people and goods.

The Mobility roundtables that I have organized in recent months in France have confirmed that roads must play a major role in environmental, energy and digital transitions.

This is why I am so pleased to see that major French and international institutions are organizing the Pavement Preservation Recycling Summit to be held in Nice, France, on March 26, 27 and 28, 2018.

I fully support this initiative which will give us the opportunity to confront political, financial, organizational and technical viewpoints, and especially to exchange best practices from countries around the world.

I am looking forward to seeing you in Nice to ensure that the Summit is a great success and to find the voices and means to provide better road network maintenance for the benefit of all.

Elisabeth BORNE
French Minister of Transport