26 - 29 APRIL 2020 | Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

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Rio de Janeiro

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It is with great satisfaction that we announce that GeoAmericas 2020 will be held at the Windsor Expo Convention Center, located in front of Barra da Tijuca beach, one of the most charming sectors of Rio de Janeiro.

The Windsor Expo Convention Center is one of the largest and most modern complexes for large events in the city of Rio de Janeiro. There are about 9,000 square meters of area and 150 rooms of varying sizes.


The two hotels in the complex, the 5 star Windsor Barra Hotel and the 4 star Windsor Oceanic, offer 800 apartments of high standard and comfort.

The neighborhood is known for its modernity, diverse options of leisure in the open air and differentiated gastronomy.

It has beautiful beaches, ecological reserves, shopping malls and a varied hotel chain.


Welcome to



Rio de Janeiro


Rio de Janeiro is a cosmopolitan city. The second major city in Brazil, it has a population of about 6 million people. Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and Barra da Tijuca are just some of the distinguished beaches of Rio. Christ the Redimer, Sugar Loaf Hills, Arpuador, Tijuca Forest, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Maracanã Stadium, among others, are nice and well known touristic spots in Rio. As it was the first capital of Brazil, since the Imperial Period, Rio is also important from the historical point of view.

The gastronomy of Rio is complete, with options for almost all of the world’s cuisine. Mobility in the city is quite good, counting on public transportation (wide busses and metro integrated systems). By hosting two major events recently, the Football World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016, Rio de Janeiro is, undoubtly, completely prepared for hosting any type or size of event.


See what some members of the Organizing Committee say

Delma de Mattos Vidal

GeoAmericas 2020 Chair of the Organizing Committee

“We are delighted to announce GEOAMERICAS 2020, the 4th PAN AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON GEOSYNTHETICS, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro from 26 to 29 of April 2020. The Brazilian Chapter, who had the honor of receiving the geosynthetics international community in 2010, is very happy to be able to welcome you again in the amazing scenario of the ‘Wonderful City’, willing to provide everyone a meeting of great technical quality, stimulating opportunities for exchange of knowledge and information.”

Ennio Marques Palmeira

GeoAmericas 2020 Honor President

"After 10 years of the 9ICG, held in Guarujá in 2010, GeoAmericas 2020 promises to be an excellent opportunity for geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineers to get updated on recent developments in geosynthetic products and applications. Those interested in the geosynthetic discipline cannot miss it!"

André Estêvão Silva

Chair of IGS Brasil

GeoAmericas 2020 Geneneral Secretariat

“We are not only proud to have the honor of organizing one more big conference for the IGS community, but also very motivated and confident that we will be able to do a good job on the organization and to deliver an unforgettable event, beyond everyone’s expectations.

We have already started!”


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