The program for the technical day (including the industrial session) for the 75th Rilem Week is as follows:

Friday September 3rd  

 Technical day  and closing activities: 


Industrial Session (Venue: Fiesta Americana Hotel, see program below*)


Technical visit presentation and program (see below detailed program*)

11:00 – 12:00

Archeological visit to Dzibichaltún


Lunch at the Eladio´s restaurant on your own (a table will be reserved for local industry and RILEM Bureau plus TAC, EAC and DAC Chairs  to promote social interchange) 


Technical visit. Transportation on foot to Progreso City piers at the shoreline

and group photo


Free time at Progreso City


Farewell social closing activity at Progreso City beach, survivers photo at the sunset


Transportation return to Merida


Program of the Industrial Session


09:00 – 09:15      Welcome and industry overview (Moderator with a simultaneous translation system,

           and logistics coordinator)

09:15 – 09:30      Presentation 1: The New CDMX Airport in Santa Lucía

09:30 – 09:45      Presentation 2: The New Refinery of PEMEX in “Dos Bocas”

09:45 – 10:00      Presentation 3: The Mayan Train

10:00 – 10:15      RILEM´s Technical and Educational Activities (research and development opportunities)

10:15 – 10:45      Discussion (interaction opportunities) and closure of industrial session

10:45 – 11:00     Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30    Technical Visit Presentation “The Old and New Progreso Piers”

       Pedro Castro Borges (the old pier)

       Cinvestav del IPN Unit Mérida, México

       Andrés Torres Acosta (the new pier)

       Tec de Monterrey at Querétaro, México

11:30 -11:45       Program of Technical Visit

11:45 -12:00       Free time to pick your stuff up and board the shuttles to Progreso City.


Moderator: José Lozano Ruy Sánchez

Logistics coordinator: Jorge Calderón