Istanbul Convention Bureau
Istanbul Convention Bureau

Being the official conference series of International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC), the CICE conference selects Istanbul as the host city for 2020.


Istanbul CVB & Istanbul Technical University (ITU) wins the 10th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE) for 2020.

With membership representing academia and industry from 34 countries on six continents, the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC) is the only international professional organisation dedicated to the use of fibre-reinforced composite materials (FRP) in Civil infrastructure.

Following the well-established tradition of the series, CICE 2020 aims to provide an international forum for engineers, researchers, and practitioners in the field of FRP composites in civil engineering to exchange and discussion of recent advances and future perspectives. CICE 2020 will be chaired by Prof. Alper Ilki (ITU).

General Manager of Istanbul CVB, Ms. Ozbuk adds: ‘‘On behalf of Istanbul, we’re very pleased to announce another business win for upcoming years. Istanbul’s 55 universities and 5 techo-parks give a clue to Istanbul being a hub of learning, inspiration and innovation, perfectly in line with the philosophy of meetings and events’’.

The structural use of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in civil engineering has increased significantly over the last two decades, particularly, for the strengthening of existing structures but also for the construction of new structures.


Istanbul, Apple Zorlu Glass Lantern was the winner of 2014 Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence. There are several joint projects had been led by ITU such as Demonstration of Efficiency of Seismic Retrofit with CFRPs through Full-Scale Site Testing of Sub-Standard RC Structures joint project between ITU and DowAksa Company or NATO Science for Peace joint project with ITU, Middle East Technical University and Bogazici University.

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