Welcome to Via
On behalf of the Nordic
Road Association (NRA) I have the great pleasure in inviting you to
participate in the 20th Nordic Road Congress - Via Nordica 2008 - taking
place on 9 - 11 June 2008 in Helsinki, Finland.
Long distances, four seasons and unpredictable weather conditions are all
typical features of Northern Europe. The Nordic countries are well known for
having a high standard of living, competitive industrial production as well
as being at the forefront of innovation in many scientific and technological
areas. All this calls for a safe, durable and under all circumstances well
functioning road and transport infrastructure. This cannot be achieved
without a high level of competence in research and development as well as an
effective utilization of innovations within both traditional and modern
technologies. This entails both strong regional cooperation within the
Nordic countries and interaction with the wider world.
Via Nordica 2008 offers experts and others within the field an excellent
opportunity to share ideas, learn from one another and establish fruitful
contacts. The slogan of this Congress is Via Nordica - the Road Ahead. It
focuses on the challenges of the future and the solutions that must be
created to meet them.
The congress is also open for experts beyond the Nordic countries, experts
who would like to share our experiences and bring a valuable and welcomed
international element to this Nordic Congress.
Welcome to Helsinki in June 2008! Let us together make the road ahead safe
Nordic Road Association