CHILE Officially named Republic of Chile (República de Chile in spanish), Chile is a country in South America occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Along with Ecuador, it is one of two countries in South America that do not border Brazil. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Sala y Gómez, Desventuradas and Easter Island. Chile also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica, although all claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty. With more than 17 million people, average rates of quality of life, economic growth, human development, globalization and GDP per capita are among the highest in Latin America. Chile has been an active participant in the international political arena. Chile completed a 2-year non-permanent position on the UN Security Council in January 2005. Is currently serving on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors, and the 2007–2008 chair of the board was Chile’s ambassador to the IAEA, Milenko E. Skoknic. The country is an active member of the UN family of agencies and participates in UN peacekeeping activities. It is currently bidding for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council. Chile hosted the Defense Ministerial of the Americas in 2002 and the APEC summit and related meetings in 2004. It also hosted the Community of Democracies ministerial in April 2005 and the Ibero-American Summit in November 2007. An associate member of Mercosur and a full member of APEC, Chile has been an important actor on international economic issues and hemispheric free trade. The Chilean Government has diplomatic relations with most countries. Important Facts: • • • • • •
Capital: Santiago de Chile, with 5,428,590 population, is home to 35.9% of the national population Official Language: Spanish Total Population: 17,402,630 GDP per capita: USD 17,076 Total surface area: 756,102.4 km2 Tourism: from mid-1990, tourism has emerged as one of the principal economic resources of Chile, especially in the most extreme regions of the country. In 2005, this sector had a growth of 13.6%, generating over USD 1 500 million, equivalent to 1.33% of GDP
SPONSORSHIP AND SUPPORT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF CHILE The Board of the Chilean Association of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, achieved the sponsorship of the Government of Chile. This is a clear sign of the value for our country of the steady development of education, the increase of research in new techniques to reduce earthquake damage, and sharing experiences and knowledge. Three of the largest earthquakes in the World since 1900 occurred in Chile, which has resulted in an accumulation of experience and knowledge, as well as interesting sites to visit, that we want to share with the world by hosting the 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering during the second half of September, 2016. Date 22-05-1960 28-03-1964 26-12-2004 04-11-1952 11-03-2011 31-01-1906 27-02-2010 04-02-1965 15-08-1950 09-03-1957 28-03-2005 11-04-2012 11-11-1922
Magnitude 9.5 9.2 9.1 9.0 9.0 8.8 8.8 8.7 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.5
Region Chile Prince William Sound, Alaska off the west coast of northern Sumatra Kamchatka, Russia Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan Colombia-Ecuador Offshore Maule, Chile Rat Islands, Alaska Assam-Tibet Andreanof Islands, Alaska Northern Sumatra, Indonesia off the west coast of northern Sumatra Chile-Argentina Border
Worldâ€™s 10 most loved cities
SOURCE: CNN http://www.cnngo.com/explorations/life/10-most-loved-cities-068149
According to a survey by the prestigious CNN news media, on its website addressed to correspondents, bloggers and travelers Santiago de Chile was ranked number 3 among the 10 most loved cities of the world. Although located near the biggest carnivals and festivals of Tango in RĂo and Buenos Aires, and after an Mw=8,8 earthquake, Santiago is one of the most loved cities, thanks to sustained economic growth, picturesque valley surrounded by mountains and diversity of alternatives for tourism with safety. Therefore, it is not surprising that the New York Times also selected Santiago de Chile as one of 41 cities as places to go and meet.
Almost 400 flights arrive weekly to Santiago de Chile, to the most modern international airport in Latin America, from the most diverse departures and a destination for more than 18 world airlines.
ESTIMATE REGISTRATION FEES
This fee includes: Conference kit, coffee breaks and working lunches, Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner, all technical sessions. These values could vary depending on the exchange rate.
USD 650 500 400
FULL REGISTRATION IAEE MEMBERS AND DELEGATES STUDENTS
CASA PIEDRA CONVENTION CENTER
ESPACIO RIESCO CONVENTION CENTER
Its location in Santiago is rated as the best to be had. It is very close to major hotels, atractive shopping areas, and the International Airport. A 4,800 m2 Convention Centre plus a 4,000 m2 exhibition area.
Located in the same district as the other venue, it has a total of 12 halls in its Convention Center, which occupy 10,000 m2 and have a capacity of up to 6,500 attendants. Its Fair Pavilion is an indoor heated structure with a total area of 12,000 m2, which is divisible (for use purposes) in 3 equal
60.000 m2 worth of green areas and a parking bay that can accommodate 1,200 vehicles. A proven track record when it comes to handling International Congresses.
spaces of 4,000 m2 each. These are Hall 2, Hall 3, Hall 4.This fair venue have three phase and single phase electricity, internet connectivity and telephone system according to customer requirements.
(1) Panoramic view of Santiago de Chile / (2) Laguna del Inca - Portillo Sky Center near Santiago de Chile / (3) Cerro Santa LucĂa in Santiago de Chile /(4) Sewell Mining Camp - Tourist Attraction / (5) Tatio Geysers - Desert to the north of Chile / (6) Salt Lake - Atacama Desert / (7) Panoramic view of Chile Desert / (8) Quintay beach / Central Chile / (9) Sculpture in the Desert
(1) Torres del Paine - Chilean Patagonia / (2) Torres del Paine - Grey (5) River in Puc贸n / (6) Valdivia - Lake District / (7) Large
y Lake view / (3) Grey glacier / (4) Farellones Sky Center / e Island of Chiloe / (8) Easter Island / Polynesian