The International Stone Congress has been regularly organized every two years since 2008 by the İzmir Branch of the Chamber of Geological Engineers of Turkey with the contribution of Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and Izmir Fair (IZFAS). The 2015 Conference was planned to be held next March in the new İzmir fair area which is under construction in Turkey (İzmir) at the same time with the Marble 2015 International Natural Stone and Technologies Fair which is known as the biggest fair in the world. Unfortunately, according to recent information obtained from the Izmir Fair (IZFAS), the congress halls planned to be located in the new fair will not be completed until beginning of the Marble 2015 International Natural Stone and Technologies Fair.
As a result of this unexpected situation, the Organizing Committee decided regretfully to postpone the congress for one year. We would like to inform you that IV. International Stone Congress will be held at the same time with the Marble 2016 International Natural Stone and Technologies Fair in the new fair area.
On behalf of Organizing Committee, we would like to stress that our efforts are continuing without any break for IV. International Stone Congress in March, 2016. It will be our pleasure to host you in the IV. International Stone Congress in İzmir, Turkey, March, 2016.
Prof.Dr.A.Bahadır YAVUZ (Chair of the Congress)
Alim MURATHAN (İzmir Branch of the Chamber of Geological Engineers of Turkey)