The First Amazon Green Materials Meeting occurred in Manaus (Brazil) organized by The Faculty of Technology of The Federal University of Amazonas on August 2008. Since that, up to the fifth Amazon Green Materials Congress held in Manaus on October 2014, the event turned in one of the most promising about the theme of green materials and processes within a frame of sustainable development. These events served to be a forum for debates and discussions on technological development and environmental concerns from the perspective of materials for engineering and architecture. The Sixth Congress to be held in Cali (Colombia) will be the first organized outside of Brazil, in this opportunity by the Universidad del Valle.
In September, 2015, was held at the "Laboratorio de Entrenamiento Multidisciplinario para la Investigación Tecnológica", LEMIT (La Plata, Argentina), the "Workshop Internacional Lat-RILEM sobre Materiales y Estructuras", where the authorities of the Latin-American Regional Group of RILEM (Lat-RILEM) considering that the purpose of Lat-RILEM is to advance on the knowledge in the field of construction materials, systems and structures, decided the organization of scientific and technical events in the Latin American region to promote the exchange of knowledge and cooperation between members of RILEM, and specifically, it was approved to celebrate in Cali (Colombia) an international conference on the issue of sustainable building materials. This conference will bring together researchers, technicians and professionals from the industry. The “SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS LAT-RILEM CONFERENCE” will give an opportunity to let know among its participants the RILEM organization and its regional Lat-RILEM group.
The 6th AMAZON & PACIFIC GREEN MATERIALS CONGRESS will be integrated with the SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS LAT-RILEM CONFERENCE, having in common the motto of "SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS FOR A LIVING WORLD".