Welcome to IABSE Symposium Wroclaw 2020!


              Yaojun GE


The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering is very pleased to invite you to the IABSE Symposium 2020 in Wrocław, Poland, on October 7-9, 2020. This IABSE Symposium is organised by the Polish Group of IABSE and Wrocław University of Science and Technology. It is the first time in the 90 years history of our Organisation that the IABSE Symposium will be held in Poland.


Under the theme “Synergy of Culture and Civil Engineering – History and Challenges” I look forward to discuss with members and colleagues during three days, the development of bridge and structural engineering as part of worldwide culture, and on current challenges in this area. The Scientific Committee chaired by Prof. Jan Bień, Chair of the Polish Group of IABSE, and the Organising Committee, co-chaired by Profs. Jan Biliszczuk and Paweł Hawryszków, have prepared a very attractive and innovative Event with renowned Keynote Speakers, Plenary and Parallel Sessions.


A special invitation goes out to our younger colleagues the builders of the future to join us. Those born in or after 1986, should take advantage of the “IABSE Young Engineers Programme”, including reduced registration fees and special prizes sponsored by the IABSE Fellows and the Organising Committee.


Besides the Symposium activities, in particular I look forward to discover with you the city of Wrocław, the heart of Lower Silesia and one of the oldest and most beautiful places in Poland. Wrocław has diversified cultural life and multi-domain academic societies with a student population of over 130,000 among total 650,000 residents. The city centre is crossed with an extensive network of the Odra River channels and tributaries making Wrocław known as the city of 12 islands and over 300 bridges. Welcome all and I am looking forward to seeing you in Wrocław.


Yaojun Ge President of IABSE



The Theme of the Symposium is Synergy of Culture and Civil Engineering – History and Challenges.


Who is invited?

Scientists, experts, designers, contractors and all those who are interested in problems of bridges and other civil engineering structures are invited to join the Symposium for the exchange of experiences, disseminatation of specialist knowledge and information in various fields of structural engineering.


Important Dates

Early Bird Registration: 15 July 2020 Register Now!

Deadline Authors registration: 15 June 2020

Symposium: 7-9 October 2020



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The Polish Group of IABSE


Wrowlac University of
Science and Technology