Invitation from the Organising Committee

The Organising Committee is pleased to announce that the IABSE Congress Ghent 2021 will be held from 22 to 24 September 2021. The International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) is a scientific / technical association with members including renowned and top-level engineers in more than 100 countries. The Congress is organised by the Belgian and Dutch Groups of IABSE in co-operation with Ghent University. This congress will be the first international IABSE event hosted in the BENELUX since the successful IABSE Conference 2013 in Rotterdam. The Congress will be held in the buildings of ICC Ghent. The International Convention Centre is a highly facilitated Congress venue where durability is of great importance.

The Congress will be an excellent forum to discuss the latest innovations on structural and bridge engineering, especially regarding the future needs of society. Scientists, students, designers, contractors, owners and experts from international organisations around the world are given the opportunity to share their latest experiences. In addition to the congress, plenty of technical and social events are organised in order to expand your knowledge and network. All of this is organised with the historical city centre of Ghent as the background.

We invite all of you to the heart of Europe to experience another great IABSE event.

Hans De Backer, Organising Committee Chair, Belgium
Bert Hesselink, Organising Committee Vice-Chair, The Netherlands











Organising Committee
Hans De Backer (Chair)
Bert Hesselink (Vice-Chair)
Ane de Boer
Bart De Pauw
Alain Dumortier
Pierre Mengeot
Bert Snijder
Sven Somers
Aad van der Horst
Gilles Van Staen