Proceedings of the Congress

Opening Ceremony

Monday, February 7 08:00 - 09:00 (Calgary)

GMT : 02/07| 15:00 - 16:00 Paris : 02/07| 16:00 - 17:00 New Delhi : 02/07| 20:30 - 21:30 Tokyo : 02/08| 00:00 - 01:00 Sydney : 02/08| 02:00 - 03:00

Welcome to the XVI World Winter Service and Road Resilience Congress, hosted by Canada and the City of Calgary. The overall theme for the Congress is Adapting to a Changing World and we are virtually bringing together decision-makers as well as technical experts, road authorities and administrators, operators, and academia for a week of informative technical sessions and networking on an array of roads services, transportation, and resilience! 

Join us and our Master of Ceremonies, Kathy Le, for a spectacular opening ceremony featuring:

Acknowledgement of Indigenous traditional territories

  • Blessing by Blackfoot Elder Casey Eaglespeaker

Messages from:

  • The Honourable Omar Alghabra, Canada’s Minister of Transport
  • Her Worship, Jyoti Gondek, Mayor of Calgary
  • PIARC President Nazir Alli
  • PIARC Secretary General Patrick Malléjacq


  • Amazing footage from Travel Alberta
  • Performance by Canadian country band Nice Horse.
  • PIARC Prizes 

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