6th EUROPEAN GEOSYNTHETICS CONGRESS
25-28 September 2016 - LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA

News

We have decided to relocate the EuroGeo6 Congress to a destination in another country without changing the congress dates. This new destination is Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Dear Geosynthetics Family, 

We would like to inform you about an important change regarding the the 6th EuroGeo Conference (EuroGeo6), originally planned to take place in Istanbul, Turkey. Due to unforeseeable circumstances, The Turkish Chapter of IGS are pleased to announce that the 6th EuroGeo Conference (EuroGeo6) will take place on September 25-28, 2016 in the Gospodarsko Razstavišče Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia. This proposal has been officially approved by the Local Organizing Committee of EuroGeo6 on 29 June 2016.

We are convinced that Ljubljana is an excellent alternative and very attractive destination for everyone planning to attend the 6th EuroGeo Conference (EuroGeo6). The dates remain the same - from 25 September to 28 September 2016 - to not further interfere with your planning. Of course, the Turkish Chapter of IGS and the existing Organizing Committee will continue to resume full responsibility. We are excited to offer same Exhibition possibilities, registration fees, the scientific and cultural feast of a lifetime to one of the most refined crowd in the profession, in one the most welcoming, inimitably exciting venues of the world and the essence of warm Turkish hospitality.

Congress Venue will be the Gospodarsko Razstavišče - Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, located in a central region. Ljubljana is situated in a location that international airlines may easily. For More information; http://www.ljubljanafair.com/ and https://www.visitljubljana.com/en/visitors/.

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.

As the months leading up to the Conference unfold, you will be provided with more information. We can still 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.

You undoubtedly are aware and concerned about the recent tragic event in Istanbul and we thank you for all the messages of sympathy. We, as the Local Organizing Committee of EuroGeo6, are also dismayed by these troubling developments. We would like to express that our hearts, minds and prayers are with the victims and their families. 

Even though we trust that the Turkish authorities, our organizing company Dekon and all venue representatives will take all possible measures to keep our participants sound and safe, we also fully understand that those incidents are making you and your loved ones uncertain about coming to Turkey. In this situation we want to let you rest assured that your and our industry partners' safety/peace of mind is an absolute priority for us. Having said this, we see it as our duty to act now in a responsible and proactive manner.

Therefore, we have decided to relocate the EuroGeo6 Congress to a destination in another country without changing the congress dates. This new destination will be announced shortly after a consultation with the IGS. Of course, the Turkish Chapter of IGS and the existing Organizing Committee will continue to resume full responsibility. We will do our best so that you may experience the valuable technical program we have prepared for you, another magnificent city, and the essence of warm Turkish hospitality.

The decision to relocate an organization that we have been involved with for over five years has not been an easy one to make. However, we trust that your continued support and participation will make it all worthwhile.

Prof. Dr. Erol GÜLER
Chairman of Turkish IGS Chapter and EuroGeo6