GEO-EXPO 2016, the sixth Scientific and Expert Conference, was held at the Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in University campus in Banja Luka on 7th and 8th of October 2016. The conference was organized by Geotechnical Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy was the co-organizer of the event. More than 100 participants from Japan, Russia, Turkey, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina attended the Conference. At the opening ceremony, the President of the Geotechnical Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Prof. Sabid Zekan, welcomed the delegates and invited Prof. Norikazu Shimizu, the ISRM Vice President, to address to the conference participants.
Geotechnics, Ecological Engineering and Sustainable Development were the conference themes.
The participants benefited from five keynote lectures, presented by distinguished professionals from Japan, Russia, Croatia and Slovenia: Prof.dr.sc. Norikazu Shimizu, ISRM Vice President, Prof.dr.sc. Marui Hideaki, Prof.dr.sc. Larisa Nazarova, Dr.sc. Jasminka Alijagić and Prof.dr.sc. Mensur Mulabdić.
The president of Society’s Assembly, mr.sc. Amer Džindo and Prof. dr. Mato Uljarević president of Organizing committee took a moment to acknowledge and recognize the contribution of the distinguished professionals in the field of Geotechnics in Bosnia and Herzegovina and awarded the plaques on behalf of Society.
“Euro norms in geotechnics and the application in Bosnia and Herzegovina” was the topic of the round table discussion on second day of the conference. Prof. Ivan Vrkljan, the President of Croatian Geotechnical Society, run the discussion and talked the brief history, present and future of Euro Code 7.
Upon the conference closure, the delegates were offered to join a professional tourist visit to the Banja Luka - Doboj highway facilities.