GeoAmericas 2012, the 2nd Pan-American Geosynthetics Congress, will be May 6-9, 2012, at the Swissôtel in Lima, Peru. It is 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 and applications in the geosynthetics industry. Keynote lectures and selected papers will be presented on the conference’s primary themes:
- Geosynthetics in Enviromental Applications
- Geosynthetics in Dynamic Applications
- Geosynthetics in Hydraulic Applications
- Geosynthetics in Mining Applications
- Geosynthetics in Highway Applications
- Geosynthetics in Sanitary Applications
- Case Histories
- New Geosynthetics Products
An exhibition will be available to all interested companies and organizations to showcase their latest technologies, innovations, applications, and services for delegates and visitors. The conference venue has 1,340m2 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 GeoAmericas website, available after August 2010.
City & venue
Peru is the fifth most-populous and third-largest country in South America. The capital, Lima, is 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 home of the famous citadel, 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, one of the most attractive business, residential, and cultural areas of the city. The modern Swissôtel Lima Hotel offers 244 rooms and suites in its 18 floors. Located near shopping and commercial centers, Swissôtel Lima is also within easy access to Lima’s historical downtown and is just seven miles from Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport.