The International Road Federation (IRF) organised with great success the IRF Annual Conference 2021, under the theme “Innovation: Charting Pathways to Sustainable Mobility” which was held on 20-21 October 2021. With fast-growing populations leading to significant urbanisation, the demand for new transport infrastructure is predicted to see massive growth in coming decades. The new challenges that the Conference focused on, were the increasing expectations of businesses, service users and the public and the need to reduce carbon emissions and waste