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The 25th World Road Congress Seoul 2015

Creating New Value from Transport


The 25th World Road Congress will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from November 2 to 6, 2015. Under the
theme of Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport, this five-day event aims to gather thousands of
roads and road transport stakeholders from around the world, including over 50 ministers or vice ministers and top
leaders of public and private organizations. Dozens of sessions will allow participants to get a global picture of the
current situation of the road sector and its main challenges for the future. The Congress intends to offer a unique
opportunity to strengthen ones knowledge and expand ones network. Special programs on Koreas state-of-the-art
technologies in road transport and blend of tradition and modernity are arranged to give participants unforgettable
memories in Korea.

The Host City


The World Road Association held the first World Road Congress in Paris in 1908. Over the last century, the
Congresses have been held every four years throughout the world. In 2015, the Congress will come to Asia again
after 16 years. Seoul, the host city, has developed rapidly as one of the most developed cities in the world over
the past five decades. As the capital city of South Korea, Seoul has become the center of economic and cultural
interaction across Asia and the Pacific. Locating along the Han River, Seoul creates a new renaissance in roads and
road transport which takes the environment into deep consideration.

The World Road Association (PIARC)


The World Road Association (PIARC), a non-profit and non-governmental organization, was established in 1909 to
improve international co-operation and to foster development of roads and road transport. PIARC is the leading
international forum for analysis and discussion on the full spectrum of road-related issues including: roads policy;
management, finance and economics of roads; integration with other transport modes; technology; safety and
environment. It identifies and disseminates best practice, and facilitates access to international data, to bring about
improved decision making based on sound and relevant technical information. Also, PIARC provides support for
developing countries and countries in transition.
Name of Association: PIARC (World Road Association)
Year of Establishment: 1909
Location of Headquarters: Paris, France
Members: 122 member governments
Individuals and associations from 144 nations
38 National Committees

The Congress Venue


Coex, an international convention
center, is located in Gang-namgu, the heart of the international
business activity of Seoul, Republic
of Korea. Coex is also a high-tech
multi-complex that has facilities
such as Trade Tower, ASEM Tower, 3
five-star hotels, City Airport Terminal,
a shopping mall, a musical theater,
a movie theater, an aquarium and
a casino. It is expected that the
superlative facilities and services of
Coex will provide special pleasures
and memories to all participants of
the 25th World Road Congress Seoul.
Address: Coex, 159 Samseong dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-731, S. Korea

| Website: www.coex.co.kr/eng

Contents
06 Welcome Messages
10 The Korean Organizing Committee
11 Program at a Glance
12 Introduction of Sessions
- Plenary Sessions
- Main Sessions
- Other Sessions

16 Exhibition
18 Social Events
- Welcome Reception
- Gala Dinner

19 Technical Visits
25 Accompanying Persons' Program
26 Optional Tours
28 Congress Registration
30 Accommodation
32 Host City, Seoul
33 General Information
34 Transportation
36 Key Dates
37 Contact

Welcome Messages
The Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Looking back to the history of mankind, civilization has enabled the
construction of roads, and roads have contributed to the development
of more advanced civilization. Roads serve as channels for the
transportation of goods and people - similar to how the metabolism
system functions for a living organism.
The Korean economy is closely related to the development of the
countrys road infrastructure. Over the past half century, the Korean
government has concentrated on expanding the key national traffic
network including the major expressways. Without doubt, such an
effort is what enabled the rapid development of the Korean economy.
Many countries including Korea still focus on expanding the road
network in quantity simply to save distributions costs. We have
experienced that such reckless expansion can result in damaging the
natural environment or aggravating social conflicts. It is now time for
us to step up to the next stage and search for new values of roads
based on our creativity and countless invaluable experiences. That is
why the 25th World Road Congress in Seoul is titled Roads and Mobility
- Creating New Value from Transport.
Throughout the world, attempts are made to actualize the new values
which lie in the road transportation. The evolution and convergence
of information and communications technology act as the catalyst
for creating new values. If you participate in the 25 th World Road
Congress, you can encounter all the latest road technologies currently
implemented in Korea including the smart transportation systems.
In particular, you can experience one of the worlds most successful
public transportation systems, since the Congress will be held in Seoul
- a large city populated by some 10 million citizens.
The 25th World Road Congress will definitely provide innovative ideas
for planning, designing, constructing, managing, and maintaining roads
and the road networks. I truly hope that the Congress in Seoul will help
the participants to face a turning point in terms of road development.
Hopefully, the Congress will also provide chances for policy makers
to debate and discuss ways to implement sustainable transportation
systems.
On behalf of the Korean government, I highly recommend that you
take part in this Congress to meet the road experts from all sectors and
share the latest news of road transportation. I am confident that it will
be a precious time for us all. I look forward to meeting you in Seoul.
Thank you for your interest in the Congress

Suh Seoung-hwan
Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport

25th World Road Congress Seoul 2015

The Mayor of Seoul Metropolitan Government


It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Seoul for the 25th World Road
Congress 2015. As the capital of the Republic of Korea, Seoul is located
at a geographically privileged area between China and Japan, the two
largest markets of Asia. Seoul serves as the business hub for the NorthEast Asian region based on its highly advanced digital and knowledge
industries.
Seoul is a city where the 600 years of history and the cutting-edge
information technology coexist harmoniously. Various international
events were hosted here including the 3rd ASEM Summit in 2000 and
the 5th G20 Summit in 2010. Seoul was also selected as the Best MICE
City by Global Traveler for two consecutive years.
I believe that Seoul was able to win its global reputation thanks to its
outstanding transportation system including the road, railroad, and
airline network. The airports, high-speed railroads, expressways, and
harbor facilities are what enabled Seoul to grow into a global city.
Now, Seoul is making a great progress in its road system, as it seeks to
improve its current car-oriented road policies into people-oriented ones.
With more roads featuring better functions for the environment and the
people, Seoul aims to enhance the quality of life of every citizen.
As can be implied from the theme for the 25th World Road Congress,
Roads and Mobility Creating New Value from Transport, roads of the
future must facilitate various functions and create new values. Seoul is
the place where various values of roads can be easily discovered.
Moreover, Seoul is a beautiful city where the countrys culture and
history are well-preserved. I am sure that it is a perfect place for visitors
to experience a true Korea.
Anyone interested in the field of road and road transportation are
invited to Seoul to take part in the 25th World Road Congress. While
sharing and discussing road-related information in this global city
populated by over 10 million citizens, you will be able to set up new
ideas which might bring changes to the road industry. I hope the
Congress in Seoul will help the decision-makers from each country to
make important decisions for their road policies.
Seoul will do its best to support the 25th World Road Congress so that
you can fully enjoy without any trouble.
I look forward to your active participation.

Park Won Soon


Mayor of Seoul Metropolitan Government

Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport

Welcome Messages
The Chairman of the Organizing Committee
Since the 1960s, the Korean government has continuously increased
investments for the development of the road transportation industry
which served as the foundation for the growth of the Korean economy. As
a result, the country made a transition from an agricultural country with
less than US$ 200 of GDP to an industrial country with nearly US$ 30,000
of GDP. It is one of the few countries that successfully shifted from an aid
recipient to donor. Without doubt, Korean road transportation is evaluated
as one of the most successful cases throughout the world history of the
road transportation industry.
Now, the Republic of Korea is making preparations to host the 25th World
Road Congress in the countrys capital, Seoul. From November 2 nd to
6th 2015, the Congress will be visited by thousands of decision-makers
including ministers and vice-ministers from 50 countries, and central or
local government officials from 120 countries. Moreover, thousands of
experts in the road transportation industry are expected to participate over
the period.
The 25th World Road Congress is not only large in scale but rich in content.
The program includes various activities such as technical sessions,
exhibitions, business consulting services, etc. Seoul will be a place of
opportunity where experts can introduce state-of-the-art technologies
and share ideas on road transportation. Especially in the Technical
Committee Sessions, participants can see the most recent road trends at
a glance, as the sessions will be conducted based on the four strategic
themes: Management and Performance; Access and Mobility; Safety; and
Infrastructure.
Under the theme Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport,
the Organizing Committee is making every effort to turn the 25th World
Road Congress into a highly-qualified and the most satisfying event. The
Organizing Committee was established in July 2013, and initiated a fullscale preparation from the first day of 2014. Divided into the planning
team, promotion team, technical program team, and several other teams,
the Committee will closely interact with the PIARC headquarters to
generate ideas and lead the Congress into a successful event.
The Organizing Committee for the 25th World Road Congress sincerely
invites you to Seoul. Please come and enjoy the Congress!

Kim Hak-song
Chairman of the Organizing Committee

25th World Road Congress Seoul 2015

The President of the World Road Association


Over time, countries all over the world have come to depend on roads
as the main public asset to provide year-round access and mobility for
their populations. As a consequence, todays road networks must operate
continuously even as new demands, expectations and technologies surge
and pose new challenges.
Rising to meet these challenges demands great knowledge and
commitment from road practitioners worldwide. Every four years, the
World Road Association (PIARC) organizes the World Road Congress as the
premier forum for road and road-transportation related information and
knowledge exchange to allow road professionals to obtain, in one single
event, relevant and up-to-date knowledge on topics of current concern.
The 25th World Road Congress will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea,
in November 2015, under the theme Roads and Mobility: Creating New
Value from Transport. The Congress program features the presentation of
the results of the work undertaken by PIARCs 17 Technical Committees, a
number of specialized sessions dealing with topics of current and future
interest and a large exhibition in which road administrations, equipment
and service providers, consultants and road-related organizations will be
present.
For the first time since 1999, the World Road Congress will take place
in the Asia-Pacific region, and it will thus offer road professionals in that
region a unique opportunity to obtain information on current trends and
challenges for roads and road transportation all over the world.
On behalf of the World Road Association, I express my gratitude to the
government of the Republic of Korea for their dedication in organizing
this conference and I have great pleasure in inviting you to attend and
participate in the 25th World Road Congress.
Mark November 2 to 6, 2015 on your calendar now, and join us in Seoul,
Republic of Korea, for this world-class event.
I look forward to seeing you there!

Oscar de Buen Richkarday


The President of the World Road Association

Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport

The Korea Organizing Committee


The KOC (Korea Organizing Committee) is dedicated to making the 25th World Road Congress Seoul 2015
successful in close cooperation with PIARC General Secretariat.

Organization Chart
Senior Chairmen
Minister of Land,
Infrastructure and Transport

Government
Support Group

Mayor of Seoul
Metropolitan Government

Chairman
President
of Korea Expressway Corporation

Host City Support Group

Vice Chairman

Korean PIARC
National Committee

Secretary General

Advisory Committee

Vice Secretary General

General Planning &


Coordination Division

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Congress Operation &


Management Division

International
Cooperation Division

Program at a Glance
Date / Time
Morning

Opening Session (Plenary Session)

10:00-12:00

Exhibition &
Other Technical
Events

Core Sessions

Afternoon

Ministers' Session (Plenary Session)

14:30-17:00

Mon.
Evening
17:00-18:00

Morning
09:00-12:40

3
Tue.

ST1

SP01.

SP02.

SP03.

SP04.

The role of road


administrations in a
multimodal society

Interconnecting
inter-urban and
urban road transport
networks and place
of road transport

Solutions and issues


with large structures

UN Decade of action
on road safety: Status
and progress and
presentation of the
Road Safety Manual

Future of the road


vehicles

Afternoon

Keynote Speech (Plenary Session)

12:50-13:40

TC1.1
15:00-18:40

Performance
of Transport
Administrations

Morning

TC1.2
Financing

Afternoon

09:00-12:40

4
Wed.

Afternoon

15:00-18:40

Morning
09:00-12:40

SP06.

SP07.

Decarbonization of
the road transport
system

Role of transport for


the achievement
of the Sustainable
Development Goals
of the United Nations

TC2.1

ST4

Road Network
Operations

Committment on
service levels for the
road system

SP08.
Road Safety for
2-Wheelers

SP09.
Good governance
and mitigating
corruption

TC1.3

TC2.2

TC4.1

ST3

SP10.

Improved Mobility in
Urban Areas

Management of
Road Assets

The journey road


administrations are
making towards safer
roads

Financing

TC1.4

TC2.3

TC4.3

TC3.3

SP11.

Road Transport
System Economics
and Social
Development

Freight Transport

Road Bridges

Road Tunnels
Operations

Mobility in
megacities

TC1.5

TC2.5

TC4.2

TC3.1

TC2.4

Risk Management

Rural Road System


and Accessibility to
Rural Areas

Road Pavements

National Road
Safety Policies and
Programs

Winter Service

15:00-18:40

Evening

09:00-12:40

Fri.
Afternoon
14:00-15:30

Exhibition
Technical Visits
Poster Session
Workshops

Gala Dinner

19:00-21:00

Morning

Exhibition
Technical Visits
Poster Sessions
Workshops

Exhibition
Technical Visits
Poster Session
Workshops

Keynote Speech (Plenary Session)

12:50-13:40

Afternoon

SP05.
Importance of
maintenance of road
assets

Climate Change and


Sustainability

Afternoon

Thu.

ST2
Mobility and
increased
urbanization

Keynote Speech (Plenary Session)

12:50-13:40

Afternoon

Exhibition
Opening
(17:00-18:00)

Welcome Reception

SP12.

SP13.

TC4.4

TC3.2

SP14.

Adaptation of road
transport system to
climate change and
extreme events

Sustainable
development of rural
roads

Earthworks and
Unpaved Roads

Design and
Operations of Safer
Road Infrastructure

ITS and Big data

Closing Session (Plenary Session)

Exhibition
Poster Sessions
Workshops
Post Congress
Tours

Note : The schedules of other sessions including workshops are to be announced.


TC: PIARC Technical Committee; ST: PIARC Strategic Theme; SP: Special Session
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Introduction to Sessions
The 25th World Road Congress Seoul comprises: high-level Plenary Sessions dealing with road transport from a
political and prospective point of view; Main Sessions reflecting the current know-how and challenges in the
road sector; and Interactive Poster Sessions and Workshops on specific topics.

Plenary Sessions
Opening Session

November 2, 2015 @ 10:00-12:00

The Opening Session will enhance the theme of Roads and Mobility Creating New Value from Transport and provide
the participants the host countrys know-how in road engineering as well as in culture and hospitality.
Program
1) Opening Ceremony
3) PIARC Prizes Award Ceremony

Ministers Session

2) Welcome and introductory speeches


4) Cultural performances

November 2, 2015 @ 14:30-17:00

Under the theme The Evolution of Road Policy for the Next Generation, ministers in charge of transport from all around
the world will share their views and initiatives on the future of the road transport system, in a top-level session hosted
by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea.

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Keynote Speeches

November 3 - 5, 2015 @ 12:50 - 13:40

Three prominent global leaders will present each day their views on the following topics:
- the role of the road system in the successful development of the Korean economy;
- an Asian perspective for the future of transport infrastructure;
- a prospective view on automotive vehicle technology.

Closing Session

November 6, 2015 @ 14:00 - 15:30

The Closing Session will present the main outcomes of all sessions and discussions along with an outline of the strategic
directions for PIARC next working cycle (2016-2019). Forthcoming major international congresses will be introduced
with a handover to the host country of the 26th World Road Congress in 2019.
Program
1) Video highlights of the Congress;
2) Introduction to PIARC next strategic directions;
3) Invitation to forthcoming congresses and formal handover to the host country of the 2019 World Road Congress;
4) Closing speeches and performances.

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Main Sessions
Strategic Direction Sessions

Technical Committee Sessions

From a more political and strategic point of view, these


sessions will offer participants opportunities to review
and discuss upcoming challenges and direction for road
policies. These sessions are prepared by the Strategic
Theme Coordinators of the World Road Association.

Throughout a four-year working cycle, the Technical


Committees of the World Road Association carry out
an exchange and study program, resulting in the
organization of seminars and the publication of technical
reports. For this Congress, all 17 Technical Committees
will present the achievements of the current cycle (20122015), underlining the main results and outcomes; they
will also discuss a prospective issues for the next cycle
(2016-2019).

ST1 Management and Performance

ST1 Management and Performance

The role of road administrations in a multimodal society

TC 1.1
TC 1.2
TC 1.3
TC 1.4

TC 1.5

ST2 Access and Mobility


Mobility and increased urbanization

ST3 Safety
The journey road administrations are making towards
safer roads

ST4 Infrastructure
Commitments on service levels for the road system

Performance of Transport Administrations


Financing
Climate Change and Sustainability
Road Transport System Economics and
Social Development
Risk Management

ST2 Access and Mobility


TC 2.1
TC 2.2
TC 2.3
TC 2.4
TC 2.5

Road Network Operations


Improved Mobility in Urban Areas
Freight Transport
Winter Service
Rural Road Systems and Accessibility to
Rural Areas

ST3 Safety
TC 3.1
TC 3.2
TC 3.3

National Road Safety Policies and Programs


Design and Operations of Safer Road
Infrastructure
Road Tunnels Operations

ST4 Infrastructure
TC 4.1
TC 4.2
TC 4.3
TC 4.4

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Management of Road Assets


Road Pavements
Road Bridges
Earthworks and Unpaved Roads

Other Sessions
Special Sessions

Interactive Poster Sessions

Complementing the Technical Committee sessions,


these 14 half-day sessions are prepared with partner
international organizations on topical issues to deal with
emerging questions in the field of road transport.

Hundreds of papers with 36 different topics, which are


selected by the Congress Scientific Committee, will
be presented by the authors to communicate with
participants directly at the designated place within the
exhibition center. This will provide a unique opportunity
to get first-hand information on the latest advances in
research and lessons learned from field implementation
from around the world.

01. I nterconnecting inter-urban and urban


road transport networks and place of road
transport

Workshops

02. Solutions and issues with large structures


03. UN Decade of Action for Road Safety: status,
progress and presentation of the Road Safety
Manual
04. F uture of the road vehicles
05. Importance of road asset maintenance
06. Decarbonization of the road transport system
07. R
 ole of transport for the achievement of
the Sustainable Development Goals of the
United Nations

Workshops cover specific topics, complementing


the Main Sessions as follows:
presentation of PIARC Road Safety Manual;
presentation of PIARC Road Tunnel Manual;
presentation of PIARC Road Network Operation and ITS
Manual;
recycling of road pavement material (in cooperation
with REAAA);
airfield pavements;
Roads of Korea recent development and best
practices
Asian Highway Working Group & Joint Seminar

(Programs above are subject to change)

08. Road safety for 2-wheelers


09. Good governance and mitigating corruption
10. Financing
11. Mobility in megacities
12. Adaptation of road transport system to
climate change and extreme events
13. Sustainable development of rural roads
14. ITS and Big data

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Exhibition
Spanned over a 10,000m2 hall equipped with the latest technology, the Congress Exhibition will gather more
than 30,000 exhibitors (national road administrations, international road organizations, major road construction,
engineering and R&D companies from all over the world), with a special emphasis on the Asian region; all will
be eager to present the very best of their experience and abilities, providing a unique opportunity to foster cooperation and business networking among leading stakeholders of the global road system.

Exhibition Overview
Venue

Hall C, Coex Center, Seoul *Hall Size : 10,348m2 * Capacity: 520 booths (3m3m)

Exhibition Hours

- November 2, 2015 @ 17:00 20:00
- November 3, 2015 @ 10:00 18:00
- November 4, 2015 @ 10:00 18:00
- November 5, 2015 @ 10:00 18:00
- November 6, 2015 @ 10:00 16:00
Floor Plan National Pavilions Introducing outstanding policies and advanced technologies selected from each nation
Companies Demonstrating superlative products, technologies, and services of global companies
Heavy Machinery Displaying and demonstrating road transport related machineries
Other events Interactive poster sessions, business meetings, workshops and others
Expected Participants
Central government agencies, local government bodies, R&D organizations, road-related companies, etc.

Exhibition Topics
Road Construction & Maintenance
Designing Programs / Construction Technologies / Construction Machinery & Related Equipment
Road Facilities & Trac Signs
Safety Facilities / Traffic signals / Traffic Signs / Other Facilities
ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems)
ATMS, ATIS, APTS / CVO / AVHS / Other Related Systems & Facilities
Soft Modes
New Traffic Facilities / Toll Payment System / Infrastructure for Soft / Modes / Other Related Installations
Services & Others
Research Institutes, Societies & Associations / Press / Professional Organizations & Groups / Consultants

Exhibition Registration
Please visit the Website (www.piarcseoul2015.org) for registration and further details.
Early Registration

Standard Registration

Until March 31, 2015

April 1 - May 31, 2015

Space unit
(3x3)

EUR 3,000

EUR 3,700

For empty space reservation, a minimum


of two units is required

Shell Scheme Booth


(3x3)

EUR 3,600

EUR 4,000

The price comprises space and basic


booth

Type

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Remarks

Specifications
- Name sign
- Pytex flooring
- 1 information desk, 1 chair
- 1 round table, 4 chairs
- Lighting (6ea)
- Electronic outlet (1KW / 2-socketed)
- 1 wastebasket
Booth size: 3m x 3m x 3.25m (W x D x H)

Notice
Participants must submit the application form or complete the application process for the exhibition through the
website.
50% of the total registration payment must be paid as deposit within seven days after submission of the application
form. The rest must be paid by May 31, 2015.
The booth locations will be allocated in the order of receipt of payment.

Cancellation and Refund Policy


When cancelling an exhibition contract, participants are required to notify the host of the cancellation in written form.
The submitted fee will be refunded in accordance with the following refund policy.
Cancellation by May 31, 2015
: 100% of the payment will be returned except for processing expenses
Cancellation after 31 May 31, 2015 : No refund

Floor Plan(Hall C)

Note : For the latest exhibition information, please visit the website

For more details regarding the exhibition, please visit the website or contact the secretariat via e-mail.
E-mail : exhibition@piarcseoul2015.org

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Social Events
The Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner are planned to give special and unforgettable memories from Korea
to all participants of the 25th World Road Congress Seoul 2015. Various programs will be offered, presenting a
combination of Korea's traditional & modern culture.

Welcome Reception
The Welcome Reception on the first evening of the Congress will gather all participants in a warm atmosphere, setting
the stage for a week of professional and friendly exchange amidst the rich Korean welcoming tradition.
Schedule : November 2, 2015 @ 18:00-20:00

Gala Dinner
On the eve of the last day, the Gala Dinner will allow participants to experience the refinement of Korean cuisine in
unique, convivial atmosphere.
Schedule : November 6, 2015 @ 19:00-21:00

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Technical Visits
The KOC (Korea Organizing Committee) of the 25th World Road Congress Seoul 2015 has designed Technical
Visits to allow participants to experience diverse innovative technologies and new challenges in Koreas roads
and road transport at first hand. The most prominent national organizations, research institutes and roadrelated organizations have been selected for the Technical Visits program. If you wish to join the Technical
Visits, please select the program when registering for the Congress.
Program
TV1. Megacity Project 1
Seoul Transport Operation & Information
Center, Seoul Metropolitan Facilities
Management Corporation

TV2. Megacity Project 2


Incheon Bridge, Incheon Tunnel

Half-day Course

TV3. Megacity Project 3


Sapaesan Tunnel

TV4. Smart Highway Futureoriented Communication


Traffic information center / Smart Highway
Experience

TV5. Ceaseless Challenge, R&D


Expressway & Transportation Research
Institute, ICT Center

TV6. New Waves for the Next


Generation
SK T-um, Deokpyeong Eco Service Area

Date, Time, Language


November 3

November 4

November 5

English
08:3012:50

Spanish
13:3017:50

English
08:3012:50

French
13:3017:50

English
08:3012:50

French
13:3017:50

English
08:3012:20

Spanish
13:0018:30

English
08:3012:20

French
13:0018:30

English
08:3012:20

Spanish
13:0018:30

English
08:3012:00

Spanish
13:3017:00

English
08:3012:00

French
13:3017:00

English
08:3012:00

French
13:3017:00

English
08:3012:30

Spanish
13:3017:30

English
08:3012:30

French
13:3017:30

English
08:3012:30

Spanish
13:3017:30

English
08:3013:20

Spanish
13:3018:20

English
08:3013:20

French
13:3018:20

English
08:3013:20

French
13:3018:20

English
08:3013:30

Spanish
13:3018:30

English
08:3013:30

French
13:3018:30

English
08:3013:30

Spanish
13:3018:30

One Da y Course

TV7. Challenges against Giant Nature


Gangnam Beltway, Seohae Grand Bridge,
Hyundai Motor Company

TV8. Advancement in Transport


Safety Culture
Majang Premium Service Area, Traffic Safety
Education Center

Maximum
participant

40

persons

40

persons

40

persons

20

persons

40

persons

40

persons

English
08:30-18:00

English
08:30-18:00

English
08:30-18:00

persons

English
08:00-18:10

English
08:00-18:10

English
08:00-18:10

persons

40
40

Note : The visit programs above are subject to change.

Notice
The Technical Visits are available only for full-registration participants.
Tour reservation is due by September 25, 2015; however, some tours may be booked out earlier than planned if the
number of applicants exceeds the maximum.
Changes of your visit can be made until October 2, 2015.
English is recommended as some languages may not be supported depending on the conditions of a visiting site.
On-site reservation can be made if there are remaining seats available.

Confirmation
A reservation confirmation will be sent via e-mail after September 25, 2015.
You are highly recommended to visit the on-site registration desk at least one day before the event to get the final
version of program information (including departure time and place, tour schedule and etc.).

Cancellation policy
Please notify the secretariat of your cancellation if you are not able to join the tours which you have reserved.
Until October 16, 2015 : Cancellation should be done from My Page on the website.
From October 17, 2015 : Cancellation requests should be emailed to: tech-visit@piarcseoul2015.org.

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TV 1

Megacity Project 1

Course : C
 oex - Seoul Transport Operation and Information Service - Seoul Metropolitan Facilities
Management Corporation - Coex

Seoul Transport Operation and Information Service (TOPIS)


The Seoul Transport Operation and Information Service ( TOPIS) collects
transport information from transport-related organizations including
Comprehensive Transportation Information System, Bus Management
System(BMS), Public Transportation Card System, Automated Enforcement
System, Seoul Traffic Broadcasting System, National Police Agency and
Korea Expressway Corporation. With the information collected, TOPIS
comprehensively operates and manages the traffic conditions of Seoul.
Furthermore, the organization addresses traffic issues and improves traffic
conditions by easing congestions and responding to unexpected accidents.
TOPIS also takes advantage of analysis on the integrated information to map
out scientific public transportation policies.

Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management Corporation


The Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management Corporation is running and
managing 12 motor ways(total : length=173km), public parking lots, and other
transportation facilities in the city. The corporation is aimed at helping citizens
travel on the roads in a safe, clean, and convenient environment. To this end,
the organization runs a prompt and coordinated system to cope with incidents
and natural hazards such as flood and snowfall. Also, it conducts regular patrols
on roads, and carries out the maintenance work on almost 139 transport
facilities including bridges and tunnels. In addition, the corporation is taking
the lead in keeping the traffic stream uninterrupted and making the road
maintenance system advanced by employing an intelligent transportation
management system that provides real-time traffic information.

TV 2

Megacity Project 2

Course : Coex - Incheon Bridge Maintenance Office, Memorial Hall - Incheon Tunnel - Coex

Incheon Bridge (Incheon Grand Bridge)


The Incheon Bridge, a 6-lane bridge crossing the sea, connects the Yeongjong
Island where the Incheon International Airport is located and the Songdo
International Business District, the main land of Incheon.
The length between towers of the bridges. reaches 800m, the worlds 5th
longest at the time of its completion. In addition, the bridge is recorded as the
worlds 4th longest one with the total length of 18.38 km and is composed of
various and special types of bridges. Furthermore, state-of-the-art architect
technologies were mobilized for completing the bridge, so that the British
weekly magazine <Construction News> praised the bridge as one of the
Top Ten Architectural Wonders of the World. The bridge also set a remarkable
record as shortening the construction period by 19 months thanks to the fast
track method.

Incheon Tunnel
The Incheon Tunnel, an undersea tunnel, has become the first highway
to adopt New Austrian Tunneling Method. It penetrates underneath the
downtown of Incheon(the depth of the deepest area is 75m) through
underneath the Incheon Northport(L=540m) and Hwasu dock(L=250m). In
consideration of undersea tunnel characteristics, reinforcement methods
of construction were utilized in building the bridge to improve the tunnels
chloride and seawater attack resistance. The six-lane tunnel lengths 5,460km
in total and has 3 major facilities: one unit of ventilation shaft (D=13m), two
units of tunnel maintenance building, and three units of sump. In addition,
the undersea tunnel has become the first to adopt a comprehensive safety
management system that can detect abnormal conditions of the ground
(movement and stress) and help to respond to them in advance.

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TV 3

Megacity Project 3

Course : Coex - Sapaesan Tunnel - Coex

Sapaesan Tunnel
The Sapaesan Tunnel is the worlds longest and widest tunnel(the twin tunnel
with 4 lanes, 4km long, 18.8m wide, and 10.6m high). The tunnel was scheduled
to be constructed from June 2001 to July 2005; however, it was completed
in December 2007 with two-year and two-month suspension. The delay in
construction period was because of the strong opposition of environmental
and religious organizations which raised concerns on environmental
destruction.
The Sapaesan Tunnel will be introduced as the successful story of a privately
funded highway construction including long length tunnels on how to
peacefully resolve conflicts with environmental and civil organizations that a
national project can be confronted.

TV 4

Smart Highway Future-oriented Communication

Course : Coex - Traffic information center/Smart Highway Experience Center Coex

Traffic Information Center (Korea Expressway Corporation)


Launched in July 1992, the Traffic information Center has been monitoring
traffic conditions around the clock and running an advanced traffic
management system in order to ease traffic congestion. In addition, the Center
has implemented a special scheme to resolve traffic congestions during the
peak time, national holidays, and vacation seasons. Moreover, the center is
providing a real-time traffic information to include travel time by sections,
optimal trajectory, and traffic condition of highways and expressways after
analyzing multiple traffic information collected through the state-of-theart transportation systems and vehicle detectors placed on highways across
the nation. Drivers are able to check the traffic information through electric
signboards, traffic broadcasting, and apps on smart phone.

Smart Highway Experience


The Smart Highway is one of the VC-10 (10 major R&D projects) that the
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has carried forward with the
purpose of developing the world class technologies. The ultimate goal is to
fuse technologies of the high-tech IT communication, automobile, and road
in order to implement safe and convenient intelligence highway networks for
the next generation. Currently, the technology of Smart Highway has been
launched and operated for testing on the Kyeongbu Expressway. The system
provides various services related to vehicle safety by utilizing the real-time
automatic detection system and WAVE wireless communication technology.
Moreover, you can get a first-hand experience of the next generation smart
highway technology.
The location of testing road : Seoul TG ~ Suwon IC on the Kyeongbu
Expressway(11km)

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TV 5

Ceaseless Challenge, R&D

Course : Coex - Expressway & Transportation Research Institute - ICT Center - Coex

Expressway & Transportation Research Institute


(Korea Expressway Corporation)
The Expressway & Transportation Research Institute was established in 1969
with the aim of researching on continuous changes in transportation culture
and the state-of-the-art technologies in roads. Recently, the institute has been
rising as the home to the most outstanding road transport technologies of
Korea. The research institute has engaged in multiple activities: conducting the
R&D in road construction and maintenance, managing intellectual properties
in road technology, supporting technologies on the ground, and carrying out
education specialized in road technology. In addition, the institute has run a
government-approved testing center which deals with test, correction, and
quality check in road sectors at the same time.

ICT Center (Korea Expressway Corporation)


The ICT Center was launched on 15 April 2014 and has functioned as ICT
Control Tower. The center was designed to integrate and manage the internal
and external information system operated by the Korea Expressway Corporation
and to provide the public with high quality and highly-secured services. In
addition, the Cyber Command Center is in operation to provide stabilized
information service and to protect information safely. To this end, the command
center is running the intrusion detection system of cyber attacks that makes
immediate response possible. Meanwhile, the ICT center has strived to open
public data, build a corporation system, and utilize big data in hopes to create
new added-values by integrating information system and enhancing efficiency.

TV 6

New Waves for the Next Generation

Course : Coex - SK T-um - Deokpyeong Eco Service Area - Coex

T-um
T-um is an ICT exhibition center in which visitors can get hands-on experiences
of current and future services provided by SK Telecom, the most famous carrier
in Korea. Especially, the services are designed based on the SK Telecoms core
technology of ICT under development. All visitors to T-um are able to enjoy
customized experiences while directly interacting with all contents within the
center by holding testing devices called T.Key.

Deokpyeong Eco Service Area (Deokpyeong Ecoland)


The Deokpyeong Eco Service Area (Deokpyeong Ecoland) has become Koreas
most outstanding rest area complex. In the rest area, travelers can take a rest
in nature by strolling a fancy garden and wooden promenade, also can enjoy
shopping in various shops in the mall and delicious foods in well-known
restaurants. Moreover, as Koreas first theme park for pets Run KoKo is gaining
popularity and becoming one of the most famous places, the rest area has
become travelers must-visit destination not just a rest area where travelers just
stop by on travelling. Hence, the Deokpyeong Eco Service Area was selected as
one of the 30 most unique rest areas by Korea Expressway Corporation thanks to
all new changes it has attempted.

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TV 7

Challenges against Giant Nature

Course : C
 oex - Gangnam Beltway - Lunch(Hangdarm Island Rest Area) - Seohae Grand Bridge Asan Plant of Hyundai Motor Company - Coex

Gangnam Beltway
The Gangnam Beltway links the nner-circular motor way to the Dongbu
Highway with the total length of 34.8km(12.4km out of the total length was
built on private fund). Once the beltway, a highway crossing the outskirt of
Gangnam area, is fully completed, it is believed to improve traffic conditions
between the west and the east of the city. Additionally, it will play a pivotal
role in establishing citys coordinated road networks in connection with innercircular motor way of Gangbuk. Furthermore, the beltway will also provide an
effective solution in reducing social cost and dispersing traffics travelling a long
distance in association with the Second Gyeongin Expressway, and Western
Coast Expressway.

Seohae Grand Bridge


The Seohae Grand Bridge(the total length=7,310m), one of the magnificent
bridges, rises and crosses above the extensive west sea of Korea. The grand
bridge functions as the gate to the West Sea, the home to logistics and
transportation in the South East Asia. The connection of the bridge has made it
possible to reduce logistics cost and travelling time between Seoul and Mokpo.
In terms of construction, the domestic fund and technology were leveraged
to build the bridge, the combination of cable-stayed bridge(990m), FCM
Bridge(500m), and PSM Bridge(5,820m). Also, the bridge has become the first
to adopt SHBMS in Korea. Hence, the shape of the pylons of the bridge(height
of 182m) were designed after the flag pole in traditional Korean temples, thus,
it is enough to boast the traditional formative beauty of Korea.

Asan Plant of Hyundai Motor Company


The Hyundai Motor Company, one of the most outstanding companies in
Korea, is recognized as the worlds 5th largest automobile manufacturer based
on the sales in 2014. The Asan plant of the company is equipped with various
state-of-the-art technologies such as unmanned carrying vehicles and robots
developed by domestic technologies. As an eco-friendly plant, it has employed
the roof of the plant building for photovoltaic power generation to reduce
as many as 5,600 tons of CO2 every year. These days, the plant is capable of
manufacturing one unit of vehicle for export(Grandeur, Sonata, and Aslan) in
every 54 seconds, totally about 300,000 units a year. Additionally, the plant
complex consists of process lines of press, automotive body, painting, assembly,
engine, and materials. Of these lines, the program provides participants with
opportunity to visit press and assembly lines.

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TV 8

Advancement in Transport Safety Culture

Course : C
 oex - Majang Premium Service Area - Lunch - Traffic Safety Education Center
(Transportation Safety Authority) - Coex

Majang Premium Service Area


Launched on 4 April 2013, the Majang Premium Service Area is the largest of
its kind in Korea with the gross area of 27,490m2. The Majang premium service
area has become the first to be approved as green service area in Korea as it
was built by employing eco-friendly materials and photovoltaic generation
facilities.
The Majang Premium Service Area provides various kinds of services and
experiences to its visitors. Furthermore, the service area has Kids Park in which
visitors with their children could enjoy precious and joyful moments while
riding bumper cars and trains and jumping on trampolines. Especially, as the
Majang rest area has become the first service area on expressway to adopt
a large-scale mart, it is committed to enhancing convenience for visitors by
enabling them to shop on travelling and the way back home.

Traffic Safety Education Center


(Korea Transportation Safety Authority)
The Traffic Safety Education Center offers the experimental education on all
sorts of conditions that could possibly happen on the roads in reality. The
program includes 12 different types of outdoor driving course for: high-speed
and normal-speed driving, breaking, risk avoiding, and basic, free, and control
driving. For this technical visit, participants will engage in two programs,
driving on hydroplaning and breaking on a straight and curved road (thus, this
program is available only for those who hold an international drivers license).
Around the world, there are just five countries to have such an experimental
education system on traffic safety: Korea, France, Australia, German, and Japan.
Among them, Korea is the only one to provide measurement data along with
the experimental facilities.

For more details regarding the Technical Visits, please visit the website or contact the secretariat via e-mail.
E-mail : tech-visit@piarcseoul2015.org

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Accompanying Persons' Program


The KOC (Korea Organizing Committee) of the 25th World Road Congress Seoul 2015 has designed special tour programs
for those who register for the Congress as an accompanying person. Through the diverse half-day and one-day tour
programs, participants will take chances to feel and learn about 600 years of Seouls history and culture at first hand. If
you would like to join the tours, you are required to register for the congress as an accompanying person, and complete
the payment of the tour program. You may freely select and join any tours listed below.
Morning Tour: 09:00-13:00

Afternoon Tour: 13:30-17:30

Program
APP-1. Seouls past and present

Full-day Tour: 09:00-17:30

Date and Time


November 3

November 4

November 5

Min. / Max.
Participants

Morning

Morning

Morning

20/40

(Namsangol Hanok Village or Changdeokgung Palace,


N Seoul Tower)

Afternoon

Afternoon

Afternoon

20/40

APP-2. Walking along Seoul Fortress Wall Trail 1

Morning

Morning

Morning

20/40

Afternoon

Afternoon

Afternoon

20/40

(Seoul Fortress Wall Trail 1 - Naksan Course, Ihwa Art


Village(Ihwadong Art Neighborhood))

Half-day course

Morning

Morning

Morning

20/40

Afternoon

Afternoon

Afternoon

20/40

Morning

Morning

Morning

20/40

Afternoon

Afternoon

Afternoon

20/40

APP-5. Royal Palace of Joseon Dynasty

Morning

Morning

Morning

20/40

(Gyeongbokgung or Changdeokgung Palace,


Insadong)

Afternoon

Afternoon

Afternoon

20/40

Morning

Morning

Morning

20/40

Afternoon

Afternoon

Afternoon

20/40

N/A

Full-day

Full-day

20/40

APP-3. Walking along Seoul Fortress Wall Trail 2


(Seoul Fortress Wall Trail 2 - Bugaksan Course)

APP-4. Buddhism tour for soul-searching


(Bongeunsa - Temple Life)

APP-6. Korean traditional life and culture 1


(Korea Furniture Museum, Bukchon Hanok Village)

Remark

English guide
provided

APP-7. Korean traditional life and culture 2

One-day course

(Gyeongbokgung Palace, National Folk Museum of


Korea, Bukchon Hanok Village)

English guide
provided

APP-8. Korean representative museums


(National Museum of Korea, Kyungin Museum of Fine
Art, Korea Furniture Museum)

APP-9. Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site


(Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, Korean Folk Village)

Full-day

Full-day

Full-day

20/40

Lunch Included
Full-day

Full-day

Full-day

20/40

Note : The tour programs above are subject to change. / For more information, please visit the website.

Notice
The Accompanying Persons Programs are available only for those who have registered as an accompanying person.
Tour reservation is due by September 25, 2015; however, some tour may be booked out earlier than planned if the
number of applicants reaches 40, the maximum capacity.
You can freely select and participate in any tour programs. However, please make sure that there are no time conflicts
among the tour programs which you have selected.
If the number of applicants fails to exceed the minimum, the program will be cancelled and all applicants will be
notified of the cancellation individually.
Changes of your tours can be made until October 2, 2015.
On-site reservation can be made if there are remaining seats availabel.

Cancellation Policy
Please notify the secretariat of your cancellation if you are not able to join the tours which you have reserved.
Until October 16, 2015 : Cancellation should be done from My Page on the website.
From October 17, 2015 : Cancellation requests should be emailed to: tour@piarcseoul2015.org.

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Optional Tours
The KOC (Korea Organizing Committee) of the 25th World Road Congress Seoul 2015 has prepared two types of
tour program, night and post-congress tours, for participants to feel, experience, and enjoy the unique culture
and history of Korea. If you wish to join a program, please create your own account on the official website, and
make a reservation for Optional Tour after logging on.

Program

Night Tour: 18:00-22:00

Program

Post-congress Tour: 09:00-17:30

Night tour
Post-congress tour

NT-1. Moonlight Tour, Changdeokgung


Palace
(Changdeokgung night tour and dinner)

100,000

50

NT-2. Han River Sunset Cruise


(Touring and dinning on a cruise)

125,000

20

NT-3. Central Square Tour


(Cheonggyecheon, Gwangjang market)

45,000

20

NT-4. Cultural Performance 1 - Nanta


(Performance and Dinner)

120,000

20

NT-5. Cultural Performance 2 Traditional Music Concert


(Performance and Dinner)

120,000

20

NT-6. Cultural Performance 3 B-boy Show


120,000
(Performance and Dinner)

20

PT-1. Peaceful Clean Zone, DMZ


(DMZ, Demilitarized Zone)

100,000

20

PT-2. Millennium Kingdom, Gyeongju


(2days and 1night in Gyeongju)

400,000

20

Remarks

Tour guide in
English

Customized tour

PT-3. UNESCO World Natural Heritage, Jeju


800,000
(3days and 2nights in Jeju)

20

PT-4. UNESCO World Heritage, Andong


(2days and 1night in Andong)

400,000

20

PT-5. Koreas Seonbi Culture, Jeonju


(2days and 1night in Jeonju)

400,000

20

PRI. Private course


(Including vehicle, guide and driver)

300,000

25th World Road Congress Seoul 2015

Customized Tour: 09:00-17:30

Date
Min.
Price
(KRW) Participants Nov 3 Nov 4 Nov 5 Nov 6 Nov 7 Nov 8
(Tue) (Wed) (Thu) (Fri) (Sat) (Sun)

Note : The programs above are subject to change. For more information, please visit the website.

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Tour guide in
English
Meals and
accommodations
are included

Entrance fees
and other
expenses are to
be paid on-site

Notice
Advance reservations and payment are required for all programs.
Any tour reservation must be made by October 16, 2015. The reservation will be confirmed after full payment is received.
All programs are on a first-come, first-served basis.
English speaking tour guides will be arranged for all programs. Other language services may or may not be provided
depending on the number of participants.
If you would like to change your tour program, please cancel the tour you reserved first and make a new reservation.
Regarding the cancellation, the Cancellation & Refund Policy will be applied.
When the number of applicants fails to reach the minimum, the program will be cancelled and all applicants will be
notified individually. The submitted fee will be refunded. The amount of the refund may not be the same as informed
depending on exchange rates and transaction fees occurring between banks or nations.
Reservation can be made at the on-site tour desk if there are remaining seats available.

Cancellation and Refund Policy


Any requests for changes or cancellation must be made in writing via e-mail or fax to the travel agency.
All dates and times are based on Korean standard time. (GMT+9hours)
Based on the Cancellation & Refund Policy, the refund will be processed after the date of the relevant tour, and the
cancellation fee will be deducted from the amount of the money given back.
Cancellation requested 7 days prior to the beginning of your program
Cancellation requested 3-6 days prior to the beginning of your program
Cancellation requested 1-2 days prior to the beginning of your program or No-show

: 10% of Total Tour Cost


: 30% of Total Tour Cost
: 100% of Total Tour Cost

Note : No-show Failure to travel without prior notification. In this case, the entire cost of reservation is non-refundable.

If you would like to reserve the optional tour, please visit the website or contact the secretariat via e-mail.
E-mail : tour@piarcseoul2015.org

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Congress Registration
Online registration is available through the official website (http://www.piarcseoul2015.org) from February 2015.
Participants are advised to register in advance (by August 31, 2015) to receive the Early Bird Registration discount.

Registration Fee
Early Bird Rate

Registration Type

Non-member

Member2)

Non-member

EUR 750

EUR 850

EUR 900

EUR 1000

EUR 500

EUR 600

EUR 500

EUR 600

Registration
Registration
(low income economies)1)

Full

Reduced
Statutory Fee3)

EUR 450

EUR 450

Exempted
Registration Fee4)

Free

Free

Invited Speaker

EUR 400

EUR 400

Free

Free

Invited Speaker
Daily

Standard Rate

Member2)

(on the day of presentation only)

One Day5)
5)

Two Days

EUR 250

EUR 350

EUR 250

EUR 350

EUR 500

EUR 700

EUR 500

EUR 700

6)

EUR 250

Student

Accompanying Person(s)

EUR 300

EUR 350

Gala Dinner

EUR 100

EUR 100

Note : All dates are based on Korean Standard Time (GMT +9)

1) Low income economies specified by the World Bank in 2015


Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic
Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea,
Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tajikistan, United
Republic of Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe
* Reference: http://databank.worldbank.org
2) P
 IARC Member: For PIARC Members who have paid their membership fees over the last 3 years. For further information on
PIARC Member fee, contact the PIARC General Secretariat in Paris (HYPERLINK "mailto:info@piarc.org" info@piarc.org).
3) Reduced Statutory Fee: The KOC (Korea Organizing Committee) generates special codes for Reduced Statutory Fee. The
code is sent to each eligible participant by the PIARC General Secretariat in Paris. Each code can only be used once.
4) Exempted Registration Fee: The KOC (Korea Organizing Committee) generates codes for Registration Fee exemption. The
codes are provided only for PIARC honorary members, five delegates per member government, one delegate per regional
authority, chairs & secretaries of TCs, staff members and invited organizations. The code is sent to each eligible participant by
the PIARC General Secretariat in Paris. Each code can only be used once.
5) Daily Registration: (except for speakers) is available from the second day of the Congress. (Date selection: November 3 to 6, 2015.)
6) Student: (undergraduate and graduate students) are required to submit a valid student ID and proof of enrollment (in
English) to verify their status. The documents for verification can be submitted in the file format through the official website
(my page), e-mail (registration@piarcseoul2015), or fax (+82-2-6944-8306).

Notice
On-line registration or registration with this form will be possible until September 30, 2015. After that date, registration
will only be available onsite at the registration desk in Coex convention center, Seoul.
Only registrations with the appropriate payment can be honored. To be qualified for the early-bird rate, the payment
must be made by August 31, 2015.
A confirmation letter (including registration number) will be sent out within two weeks via e-mail up on receipt of your
registration form and full payment.

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Registration Benefits
Full
Registration

Category
Congress

All Sessions

Daily
Registration

Student

Accompanying
Person
-

selected date only

Opening/
Closing Session

Welcome
Reception
Event

Coffee Breaks
(excluding lunch)

Exhibition
Gala Dinner

Congress Guide
Congress kit

Tours

Proceedings (CD)

Exhibition Guide

Congress Bag

Technical Visit
Programs

Accompanying
Persons Programs

Cancellation and Refund Policy


Cancellation must be notified in writing via e-mail (registration@piarcseoul2015.org) to the Secretariat.
All refunds will be made one month after the Congress for administrative reasons. All bank service charges will be
deducted from the amount of the refund.
By June 30, 2015
From July 1 to August 31, 2015
From September 1, 2015

: EUR 50 will be charged as administration fee


: 50% of the paid amount will be refunded
: None of the paid amount will be refunded

For more details regarding the registration, please visit the website or contact the secretariat via e-mail.
E-mail : registration@piarcseoul2015.org

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Accommodation
The KOC (Korea Organizing Committee) is pleased to offer a hotel reservation service for all participants of
the 25th World Road Congress Seoul 2015. Official hotels listed below are selected in a careful consideration of
several factors; particularly security, moderate prices, convenient traffic conditions, etc. All participants are
provided with special rates that have been arranged by KOC. Hotel reservation deadline is September 25, 2015.
For detailed information, please visit the website.

No.

Hotel Name
Grand InterContinental
Seoul Parnas

InterContinental Seoul
COEX

5 Star Hotels

4 Star Hotels

Residence

Room Rate (KRW) / Night / Room


Single

Double / Twin

Deluxe

363,000

399,300

Junior Suite

399,300

435,600

Superior

350,900

387,200

Elite

375,100

411,400

Club Superior

435,600

471,900

36,300

36,300

Included

Studio Superior

314,600

314,600

1 Bed room
Superior

363,000

363,000

Renaissance Seoul

Deluxe

278,300

278,300

18,150

Imperial Palace

Superior

278,300

278,300

41,140

Lotte World Hotel

Deluxe

290,400

290,400

36,300

Novotel Ambassador

Standard

231,000

231,000

27,500

Mercure Seoul
Ambassador Gangnam

Standard

199,650

199,650

27,500

Ramada Hotel

Superior

193,600

193,600

20,570

Riviera Hotel

Superior

193,600

193,600

22,990

Prima Hotel

Double

186,340

186,340

19,360

Ellui Hotel

Double/Twin

139,150

139,150

18,150

Best Western Premier


Gangnam

Standard

165,000

165,000

24,200

Hotel Pagoda

Double/Twin

110,000

110,000

14,300

Standard

176,000

176,000

25,300

Deluxe

187,000

187,000

25,300

Ibis Ambassador

Double

181,500

181,500

19,800

Aloft Seoul Gangnam

Standard

187,000

187,000

19,800

Artnouveau City Hotel


(Yeoksam)

Crystal

152,000

163,000

Included

Eastern I

Double

110,000

121,000

Included

Deluxe

100,000

100,000

Suite

135,000

135,000

Seoul Residence

Studio

130,000

141,000

Included

Urban Place Gangnam

Standard

95,000

100,000

13,000

Hotel The Designers

Note : Check-in: 15:00, Check-out: 12:00 | 10% Service charge & 10% VAT included.

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Breakfast

Oakwood Premier

Shilla Stay

3 Star Hotels

Room
Grade

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(Double only)

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15,000

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22. Urban Place Gangnam

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8. Mercure Seoul Ambassador


Gangnam Sodowe
9. RAMADA SEOUL
10. Hotel RIVIERA
11. HOTEL PRIMA
12. Hotel Ellui
13. Best Western Premier
Gang Nam Hotel
14. HOTEL PAGODA
15. SHILLA STAY YEOKSAM

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SEOUL PARNAS
2. INTERCONTINENTAL SEOUL COEX
3. Oakwood Premier Coex Center
4. Renaissance Seoul Hotel
5. Imperial Palace Seoul
6. Lotte Hotel World
7. Novotel Ambassador Gangnam

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Samseong

Yeoksam

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Gyodae

Jamsil

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Express Bus 2 9
9 Sports Complex
Sincheon
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Sapyeong
Sinbanpo
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Hotel Reservation Deadline: September 25, 2015. No request can be guaranteed after the deadline.
The rate only covers room and taxes; other expenses such as breakfast (unless otherwise stated) mini-bar, laundry service and
etc. will incur and must be paid to the hotel when checking out.

Valid credit card information is required to confirm the reservations.


If you do not have any credit card, you must remit at least one night deposit to Housing Bureau within one week from the
day you make your reservation and the remaining balance should be paid by the end of September, 2015.

"Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, "InterContinental Seoul Coex.


- The room will be guaranteed by the given credit card information and room rates will be charged by the hotel when you check-out,
receipt will be issued accordingly.
- Confirmation letter will be sent within a week from the day you make reservation.

The Other Hotels


- One-night room rate will be charged to the given credit card information (by Kims Travel Service Co., Ltd.) within one week from the
day you make your reservation.
- Receipt will be issued by the Housing Bureau upon your request.
- Confirmation letter will be sent when the deposit is made.

Bank transfer
Bank/Branch: Woori Bank / Maebong Br.
- Account No.: 519768-11-001774
- Beneficiary: Kim's Travel Service Co., Ltd
- SWIFT Code: CZNBKRSEXXX - Details of Payment: Participants Name, WRC 2015
- Bank Address: Dogok-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea, 135-272

Cancellation and Refund Policy


Any change or cancellation requests must be made by e-mail or fax to the Housing Bureau.
All dates are based on Korean standard time (GMT+9hours).
Refund will be made after the Congress due to administrative reasons and bank service charges will be deducted from
the refund amount.

Cancellation policy for group booking will be informed through an invoice.


By September 25, 2015 : No penalty
From September 26 to October 7, 2015 : One-night deposit will be charged as penalty
From October 8, 2015 or No-Show or Early Departure
: No refund and full payment will be charged as penalty
Online reservation for the accommodations is available via website.
If you have any trouble to make a reservation, please contact the housing bureau via e-mail.
E-mail : accommodation@piarcseoul2015.org

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Host City, Seoul

Embracing both tradition and the present, nature and the latest technology,
Seoul is now reaching beyond Asia to become a global city.

Seoul, the Capital of Korea


Seoul the capital city is crossed by the Han River and surrounded by high mountains. The city has its long history and
tradition, as well as the latest technology. All these features make it a unique city in the world. Seoul first became the
capital of Koreans in 18 BC; since then the name of the city changed several times, and now Seoul has become its
official name.

Seoul, the Icon of Korean Culture


Seoul is a city of variation. It has numerous museums, which contain countless artifacts, and performance centers. One
can experience various traditional cultures through well conserved areas, festive dances and palace foods to feel like the
king of Joseon, the dynasty of the morning calm. In addition, there is a wide range of modern and fusion cultures and
global performances. Seoul is filled with cultural spaces in countless parts of the city.

Easy and Convenient Seoul Tour Information


Visit Seoul Website
www.visitseoul.net Seoul city government-run official Seoul tour information portal, the Visit Seoul website offers
information about major tourist attractions and accommodations in Seoul, as well as recommended themed tours.
You can make reservations for walking tours, performances, and even movies. Use your smartphone for convenient
access to the website (http://m.visitseoul.net) at anytime, anywhere.
iTourSeoul App
An application for accessing Seoul tour information made for easy and convenient use during your stay in Seoul, it
provides real-time information about nearby tourist attractions and public transportation all based on the current
location of the user. The app supports Korean, English, Japanese, and both simplified and traditional Chinese.

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General Information
Travel Information
Climate
Seoul has four distinctive seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter. The climate in Seoul in early November ranges
approximately between 6.0~15.6(42.8~60.08) degrees.

Currency Exchange and Taxes

Currency - The unit of Korean the currency is the Won (). Coin denominations are 10, 50, 100 and 500.
Banknotes are 1,000, 5,000 and 10,000. The exchange rate is approximately US $1 to KR 1,083 (EUR 1 to KR
1,217) as of January 2015.

Public Transportation
Public transportation in Seoul is remarkably efficient and inexpensive. The subway with nine lines and local buses cover
the entire area of Seoul. Taking a bus or the subway to a local destination costs less than 2 USD. Taxis are widely available
on the street or can be requested by phone.

Useful Websites
Information about Seoul : english.seoul.go.kr
Korea Tourism Organization : www.tour2korea.com
Korea Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport : english.mltm.go.kr/intro.do
Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs : www.mofa.go.kr/ENG

Visa Information
All participants needing to apply for a visa will be provided with an invitation letter when registering and ticking the
appropriate box. For information on visa exemption and visa application should refer to the website of Ministry of
Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea at : www.mofa.go.kr/ENG

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Transportation
Incheon Airport has been named the worlds best airport for eight years running, and its only one hour bus ride away
from Coex. Airport buses and limousines run directly from the Coex CALT City Airport Terminal every ten minutes, and
guests are able to check-in their bags right here on-site.

From Incheon International Airport


The Incheon International Airport connects approximately180 cities in about
60 nations all over the world and accommodates around 410,000 times of
flight operations a year. The airport is equipped with the worlds best high-tech
facilities including the world class security and safety management system and
civil aviation safety facilities.
www.airport.kr/eng

Seoulbus Limousine Bus (No.6006)


Travel Time

Approximately 65-80 minutes (70km)

Single Fare

10,000 KRW (Adult)/ 8,000 KRW (Child, 6-12years)

Airport Bus Stop

Incheon International Airport (1F) 5A, 11B

Where to Buy Tickets

Seoulbus Limousine Bus Stop

Telephone

+82-2-577-1343,5

CALT Limousine Bus (City Airport, Logis & Travel, Korea)


Travel Time

Approximately 65-80 minutes (70km)

Single Fare

15,000 KRW (Adult)/ 7,500 KRW (Child, 6-12 years)

Airport Bus Stop

Incheon International Airport (1F) East Platform 4A , West Platform 10B

Where to Buy Tickets

CALT Limousine Bus Stop

Telephone

+82-2-551-0790, 2

KAL Limousine Bus


Travel Time

Approximately 65-80 minutes (70km)

Single Fare

16,000 KRW (Adult)/ 10,000 KRW (Child, 6-12 years)

Airport Bus Stop

Incheon International Airport (1F) 4B, 11A

Where to Buy Tickets

Incheon International Airport KAL Limousine Counter No. 22,


KAL Limousine Bus Stops

Telephone

+82-2-2667-038

Via Taxi

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Time to destination

Approximately 60 minutes

Single fare

Regular Taxi 60,000 KRW (approximate fare)


Luxury Taxi 90,000 KRW (approximate fare)

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Jongno-gu

Dongdaemun-gu

Seodaemun-gu
Mapo-gu

Jung-gu

Gimpo Airport

Seongdong-gu

Gangseo-gu

Gwangjin-g
Yongsan-gu

Incheon Airport
Yangcheon-gu

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Gangnam-gu

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Guro-gu

Seocho-gu
Geumcheon-gu

Gwanak-gu

From Gimpo International Airport


The Gimpo International Airport, located in seoul, connects 6 neighboring cities
including Tokyo, Shanghai, Osaka, Nagoya, Beijing, and Taipei. Upon arriving at
the airport, you could easily and quickly get to the venue for the congress.
www.airport.co.kr/mbs/gimpoeng

CALT Limousine Bus (City Airport, Logis & Travel, Korea)


Travel Time

Approximately 45-55 minutes (35km)

Single Fare

7,000 KRW (Adult)/ 4,000 KRW (Child)

Airport Bus Stop

Gimpo Airport (1F) * International Arrivals: Platform 6

Where to Buy Tickets

CALT Limousine Bus Stops

Telephone

+82-2-551-0790,2

Via Taxi
Time to destination

Approximately 50 minutes

Single fare

Regular Taxi 40,000 KRW (approximate fare)


Luxury Taxi 80,000 KRW (approximate fare)

By Subway
Coming from Samseong Station
From Samseong subway station, use exit five or six which connect directly to Coex Mall. Follow the signs for the
Coex exhibition halls which will lead to you to the first floor of the center.

Coming from Cheongdam Station


Take exit two of Cheongdam subway station and walk straight for about 10 minutes. You will pass Bongeun Temple
on your right and soon after that you will see the Coex Center also on your right side. You can turn right before
Coex and enter through the North Gate, or keep walking straight along the side of the center to enter using the
East Gate.

Information on International Taxi Service


The International Taxi is Seouls official taxi service only for foreigners. Drivers of the service are able to communicate
in English and will provide a safe and comfortable ride to your destination.
Advance reservations are needed. You can get more details on the website at:
www.intltaxi.co.kr/en

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Key Dates
Please refer to the main schedule below if you wish to take part in the 25th World Road Congress in Seoul 2015.
For more details please visit the website (www.piarcseoul2015.org).

2015

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February

Opening of early bird registration

February 28

Deadline for full text submission of individual papers

March 31

Deadline for early bird exhibition registration

May 31

Deadline for standard exhibition registration

August 31

Deadline for early bird registration

September 25

Closure of on-line registration

November 2 - 6

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Contact
For details on the registration, exhibition, support and sponsorship, tours and other relevant information about the
25th World Road Congress Seoul 2015, please visit the website (www.piarcseoul2015.org) or send an email listed below.

Information

Jenny JEON

+82 2 3490 1085

info@piarcseoul2015.org

Registration

Sujin OH

+82 70 4814 2955

registration@piarcseoul2015.org

Exhibition

Hongseok SHIN

+82 70 4814 2962

exhibition@piarcseoul2015.org

Technical Visits

Alice OH

+82 70 4814 2958

tech-visit@piarcseoul2015.org

Tour

Korea Dream Tour

+82 70 4694 2231

tour@piarcseoul2015.org

Accommodation

Kims Travel

+82 2 570 3565

accommodation@piarcseoul2015.org

Sponsorship

Jongyoon LEE

+82 2 3490 1051

promotion@piarcseoul2015.org

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www.piarcseoul2015.org

The Korea Organizing Committee of the 25th World Road Congress Seoul 2015
Address : 805, DaewangPangyoro, Sujeong-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, KOREA (461-703)
Tel : +82-3490-1085 / Fax : +82-2-3490-1099