IGS Brasil to Celebrate 20 Years of Activity with Special Program

One of the world’s most active chapters of the International Geosynthetics Society was created 20 years ago. This year, when IGS Brasil members gather for the chapter’s annual meeting, a special program, open to all, will be added to recognize the anniversary milestone. The June 22 program for this 7th IGS Brasil Geosynthetics Conference and Annual Meeting will feature a presentation by Prof. Ennio Palmeira on the chapter’s history. Additional sessions will pay homage to those who have been integral to the growth of the IGS in Brazil and the Brazilian marketplace for geosynthetics.
Event logo: IGS Brasil to Celebrate 20 Years of Activity with Special Program
Date: 22 June 2017
IGS Brasil General Assembly: 10:00 – 12:00
IGS Brasil 7th Annual Conference: 14:00 – 19:00
Location: Universidade Anhembi Morumbi. Rua Casa do Ator, 294, Auditório 501C, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
The chapter invites all interested members of the geosynthetics community to join the technical program sessions and network with Brazil’s very active geosynthetics practitioners. Registration is free.


During the chapter’s annual general assembly, its membership will elect the next IGS Brasil Council. Successful candidates will serve a two-year term (July 2017 – June 2019). This will be followed by the special program, which will include historical perspectives, a roundtable on the future IGS Brasil and geosynthetics, the 3rd IGS Brasil Photo Awards, and more.

Photo: Professor Ennio Palmeira, who will speak at IGS Brasil's 20 Years Celebration
Professor Ennio Palmeira will present on the history of IGS Brasil

One of the highlights we hope to see on the program is the fantastic hosting of the Educate the Educators program in 2016 by IGS Brasil.
The day’s program:

10:00 – 12:00 Annual general meeting
13:30 Reception
14:00 Technical program opening
14:15 “From the foundation to the present day: 20 years of IGS Brasil” – Ennio Palmeira
15:00 “Challenges and achievements: A tribute to former presidents”
16:00 Break
16:20 “Construction of a new market – A tribute to the pioneers”
16:50 3rd IGS Brasil Photo Contest Awards
17:20 Roundtable: IGS Brasil – The next 20 years
18:00 Cocktail reception

Learn more and register
Visit the IGS Brasil website
Follow the Brazilian geosynthetics field at www.geosynthetica.net.br
Photo: Geosynthetics installation in Brazil (by Huesker)