We of the Turkish Chapter of IGS joyfully announce that the 6th European Geosynthetics Conference will be held on September 25-28, 2016, in the unique city of Istanbul. After Maastricht (1996), Bologna (2000), Munich (2004), Edinburgh (2008) and Valencia (2012), the profession will convene in Istanbul.
Istanbul is a magnificent place to visit practically an open air museum, bearing the remnants of its rich historical heritage: the Eastern Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. Whether historic places of worship, palaces, or fortresses, or world-class museums, you can find them here. Istanbul is also breathtakingly beautiful; a boat cruise on the Bosphorus or Golden Horn will show you a whole different side to the city and its architecture. For those who have not been to Istanbul yet, there is a real treat in store for you; for those who will be returning, there will be many new experiences awaiting you in this vibrant city. Naturally, the main excitement of the Conference will be in its technical contributions. Undoubtedly, the time period between now and 2016 will bring new materials and reforms to the geosynthetics industry; all of these developments will be well reflected in the scientific program of the EuroGeo6 Conference.
We are looking forward to seeing academicians, manufacturers, practitioners and designers in the geosynthetics field at EuroGeo6. We want to extend a special invitation to engineers in general contracting firms, who will widely benefit from the Conference by learning more about the extraordinary financial and technical advantages geosynthetics provide. In an environment where the number of Design-Build and Build-Operate-Transfer types of contracts all around the world is multiplying, passing on such information to general contractors becomes of great importance. Turkey has a powerful contracting industry, active not only in Turkey but on an International level, which will be used as leverage in this direction.
As the months leading up to the Conference unfold, you will be provided with more information. We can guarantee that the EuroGeo6 Conference in 2016 will be an opportunity for all who attend to experience a valuable technical program, a magnificent city, and warm Turkish hospitality.
Prof. Dr. Erol GÜLER