Organized under the auspices of the International Bitumen Emulsion Federation, this symposium, spawned by the “First World Congress on Emulsions” held in Paris, France, in 1993, will be the fifth of a series of symposia dedicated to the international asphalt emulsion industry. As with the World Congress on Emulsions, these symposia are held at four year intervals.
The symposium will embrace research and practice with respect to manufacturing, use and performance of asphalt emulsions. The 2012 conference will provide a forum for discussion of leading research work, encourage presentation of case studies demonstrating the implementation of research into practice, and foster discussion on producing better performing and cost effective asphalt emulsions.
The technical program will last three days and will build on the strong traditions established by the previous five World Congresses on Emulsions and the previous four International Symposiums on Asphalt Emulsions, held in Washington in 1996, 1999, 2004 and 2008.