Cuban Contribution to Pan-American Engineering
Havana, April 10 (ACN-RHC) -- Irene Campos, President of the Pan-American Union of Engineering Associations (UPADI), asserted on Monday in this capital that Cuba occupies a privileged place in her organization, which brings together two million professionals of the American continent.
Campos addressed participants in the opening ceremony of the 33rd Convention of the UPADI, held at Havana’s Convention Centre, where she said that the island has made great contributions to the development of the institution.
In the presence of some 1,000 professionals from 30 nations attending the meeting, she recalled that in 1951 Havana hosted the first meeting and that now, 61 years later, the Cuban capital is also the venue for the exchange of knowledge and technical experiences.
Discussions of the meeting’s 17 events began on Tuesday, the topics of which include maintenance, oceanic, coastal, mechanic, electric and industrial engineering, hydrographic basins, the environment and tourist heritage, applied chemistry and earthquake-resistant structures.
Debates will coincide with the 9th Construction Fair scheduled for the capital’s PABEXPO exhibition site from April 10th through the 14th, for the promotion and commercialization of products, services and technologies.