Role and action of PIARC, in particular for deployment on ITS, possible cooperation after the Abu Dhabi World Congress 2019
As Secretary General of the World Road Association (PIARC), Patrick Malléjacq’s mission is to provide support to road administrations and professionals across the globe. PIARC focuses on identifying and disseminating best practice between all PIARC members, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries, publishing the Routes/Roads magazine, implementing an ambitious knowledge-sharing programme on all road-related topics, with the publication of a report per month and the organisation of a seminar every six weeks on average.
A key current project is the organisation of the forthcoming 26th World Road Congress (Abu Dhabi, 6-10 October 2019).
Patrick is a French civil servant (« ingenieur en chef des Ponts, des eaux et des forêts »). Before joining PIARC, he was instrumental in organising the Transport Research Arena conference in Paris in 2014 and in developing EU-sponsored research programmes and projects at IFSTTAR-France. He held positions at SETRA-France and at the French ministry of transport, mainly on road safety and ITS issues, and led « EasyWay » implementation projects. Patrick was posted at the French Embassy in Tokyo and started his career at IGN, the French national mapping institute.