Conclusions Drawn From the XV th International Winter Road Congress, Gdansk, February 20th -23rd , 2018

The XVth International Winter Road Congress, which took place in Gdansk (Poland) February 20th through 23rd, 2018 at the Amber Expo Convention Center, attracted over 1,000 participants from 42 countries, in featuring the attendance of four Transport Ministers (from Poland, Japan, Lithuania and Montenegro) and many Directors of Roads. They were treated to a program of 139 oral presentations, 170 posters, 52 exhibitors and 21 of the world's best snow plow drivers, who enjoyed a friendly and now traditional obstacle course competition, easily won by the Austrian contestant with Germany taking home both the second and third places. The weather also played a role during this event, as clear skies gave way to snowfall by the last day, adding a familiar color to Congress proceedings.