International Stone Congress, which has being regularly organized with the contribution of Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and Izmir Fair (IZFAS) every two years by the İzmir Branch of the Chamber of Geological Engineers of Turkey, since 2008, will be held in March 2016 in Turkey (İzmir) with the support of the Aegean Mine Exporters Union and Stone Platform.International Stone Congress will be held in the new İzmir fair area at the same time with the Marble 2016- International Naturel Stone and Technologies Fair which is known as the biggest fair in the world to improve the international scientific- sectoral attendance and cooperation. The goal of the congress is to establish international collaboration platform to share and discuss problems deal with the marble sector and create solution opportunity by gathering Turkish, Foreign Scientists, and the representatives’ of government and marble sector. We believe that the IV. International Stone Congress will be useful for the marble sector and the academicians like the previous ones.
Many presentations on the main subjects like producing and processing of marble blocks, using stones on the architectural and engineering structures, sectoral project and finance resources, stone usage in the antiquity will be presented at 15 different sessions by the invited speakers and the attendances of congress during the IV. International Stone Congress. A cultural tour to Aphrodisias ancient Roman city will be organized at the end of the IV. International Stone Congress in which an exhibition and similar events on different subjects regarding to the stone will be arranged, as well.
We would like to inform that we would be honoured to host you in our beautiful city Izmir during the IV. International Stone Congress. We believe that it will be a great meeting befitted to our country which has a significant position in the World Natural Stone Trade and to Izmir which contributed to our country a lot and made it improved by organising International Marble fairs.
On behalf of Organizing Committee it is our pleasure to invite you to participate 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)