The World Road Association (PIARC) organized the XXVIth World Road Congress under the themeConnecting Cultures, Enabling Economies, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 6 to 10 October 2019, jointly with the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport. The Congress has included 62 sessions, 13 workshops and 6 technical visits attracting over 6,000 participants from 144 countries, more than 3,700 delegates and more than 40 ministers and deputy ministers from around the world. 1,200 experts presented the results and conclusions of their work which were published in 40 technical reports and 4 online manualsRoad safety was a major component of the PIARC Conferencelink