GeoAmericas 2012 Announced

GeoAmericas 2012GeoAmericas 2012, the second Pan-American Geosynthetics Congress, will be held 6-9 May 2012 at the Swissôtel in Lima, Peru. It will be organized by IGS Peru, under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). The official language of the conference is English.

GeoAmericas 2012 will highlight the main topics in the geosynthetics industry and applications. Keynote lectures and selected papers will be presented on the main themes:

  • Geosynthetics in Enviromental Applications
  • Geosynthetics in Dynamic Applications
  • Geosynthetics in Hydraulic Applications
  • Geosynthetics in Mining Applications
  • Geosynthetics in HIghways Applications
  • Geosynthetics in Sanitary Applications
  • Case Histories
  • New Geosynthetics Products


An exhibition will be available to all interested companies and organizations that are willing to present their latest technologies, innovations and services for delegates and visitors. The conference venue has outstanding exhibition facilities, with 1340 m2 of available space for consultants, contractors, suppliers, installers, agencies, project offices, and all organizations interested in the geosynthetics community.

Additional information will be available on the congress website, which will be available after August 2010.


Peru is the fifth most populous and third-largest country in South America. Its capital is the city of Lima, which is also called the City of the Kings because of its major role during the Incan empire. Lima offers numerous museums, renowned cuisine, rich colonial architecture and more. Also, Lima offers easy access to Cuzco–the archeological capital of Peru, and the city of the world famous citadel of Machu Picchu, the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman and the Ollantaytambo compound.

The Conference venue, Swissôtel Lima, is located in the heart of Lima, within the San Isidro neighborhood, the most attractive business, residential and cultural area of the city. The elegant and modern Swissôtel Lima hotel offers 244 finely decorated rooms and suites across its 18 floors. Located near shopping and commercial centres, Swissôtel Lima is also within easy access to Lima’s historical downtown and is just seven miles from Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport.

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