GEOSPERU 2017 – 4th Peruvian National Conference on Geosynthetics

GeosPeru 2017

Mining is one of the major themes for GeosPeru 2017. Photo by Mark Smith.

GeosPeru 2017

GEOSPERU 2017 will be held 29 – 31 March 2017 at the Hotel Los Delfines in Lima, Peru. Hosted by the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Peruvian Chapter, the event will analyze the rapid growth of geosynthetics in Peru and the surrounding region. The event will present exemplary projects, identify needs, and strengthen relationships between the field, regulators, educational institutes, and other stakeholders.

This is Peru’s 4th National Conference on Geosynthetics. The conference was last held in 2015.

In his invitation letter for the conference, IGS Peru President Ing. Augusto Alza emphasizes the growth of infrastructure in Peru and the many opportunities within it for geosynthetics.

“The development of geosynthetics and their dissemination in Peru provides a strong example for the region,” he writes. “We must continue to play a leading role, not only in advancing established applications but innovating to address problems and create more opportunities.”

GEOSPERU 2017 TOPICS

A strong group of international lecturers will again provide keynote speeches at GEOSPERU 2017:

  • Robert Koerner
  • Robert Holtz
  • Jorge Zornberg
  • Jorge Alva Hurtado
  • Chungsik Yoo

Primary themes that will be explored in the technical sessions include:

  • Application, design, and regulation of geosynthetics in roads
  • Geosynthetics in tunnel engineering
  • Geosynthetics in dams
  • Applications of geosynthetics in mine and landfill closure
  • Geomembrane durability
  • Quality control and quality assurance of geosynthetics
  • Filtration and drainage geosynthetics
  • Uses and applications of geotextiles tubes, geocells, geomats, geobags, and other materials

A discounted registration rate is available through 30 November 2016.

Current sponsors for the event include TDM Grupo (Platinum Sponsor), Maccaferri (Gold Sponsor), Andex (Bronze Sponsor), and Feicheng Lianyi (Bronze Sponsor).

More information is forthcoming regarding the technical program and exhibiting and sponsoring opportunities. Visit the event website for the latest.

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