to the World Construction Forum 2019
Buildings and Infrastructure Resilience
April 8 – 11, 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Respected Engineers, Professionals, Businessmen and Politicians,
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, we would like to cordially invite you to be actively involved into the World Construction Forum WCF2019 that will be held in the Cankarjev dom – Cultural and Congress Centre in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 8 – 11 April 2019 under the honorary patronage of His Excellency Mr. Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia.
The event is jointly organized by the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers (IZS) under the auspices of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and by the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering of the University of Ljubljana (UL FGG) with co-operation of several further international and national organizations and associations. The WCF2019 is dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Ljubljana Engineers Chamber predecessor of the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers and to the 100th Anniversary of the University of Ljubljana.
The WCF2019 overall theme is Buildings and Infrastructure Resilience from Climate Changes to Disaster Risk and Facility Management and we would like to attract different stakeholders interested into this topic, such as practicing engineers and architects, policy makers from administration bodies of all levels, researchers and scientists, university professors and students, construction industry representatives, developers and investors – all of you are invited to contribute to WCF2019 and be present at this important world event in Slovenia, a step forward from the successful World Engineering Forum WEF2012 in Ljubljana, Slovenia with its theme Sustainable Construction for People.
The WCF 2019 will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe. In the past, human interventions into the environment in Slovenia have been subjected to complex geological conditions, and this is still true despite modern technologies and technical advances. The Republic of Slovenia is a young European country but with a long tradition in landslide risk management that was always an important constitutional part of the organised landslide, erosion and torrent control activities that started towards the end of the 19th century during the Habsburg Empire.
Slovenia is coiled up by mountains, surrounded by Austria, Italy, Hungary and the Adriatic Sea on the one side, and Croatia on the other, this Central European country of two million inhabitants, which is only half the size of Switzerland, surprises most first-time visitors with the array of its landscapes and the rich cultural heritage. Slovenia has joined the European Union in 2004 and introduced the Euro as its official currency in January 2007. The same year, Slovenia also joined the Schengen Zone.