COPANT HISTORY

On July 12, 1949, in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, at the headquarters of the Institute of Engineering, was founded the Pan American Standards Committee, CPANT.

Following the Assembly meeting held in Montevideo, Uruguay from 24 to 27 April 1961, begins the work of the Committee.

In this Assembly was established CPANT Council, chaired by lng. Alberto Sinay Neves of ABNT (Brazil), with Vice Chairman lng. J.R. ASA Townsend (USA), Treasurer the lng. John P. Molfino of UNIT (Uruguay) and the Vocal lng. Carlos Hoerning of INDITECNOR (Chile).

At its first meeting on 27 April the Council appointed as Secretary General Eng Beatriz Ghirelli de Ciaburri , who became from that moment on the motor nerve of CPANT.

In New York, in 1964, the General Assembly of the Pan American Committee, changed its name to the PAN AMERICAN STANDARDS COMMISSION under the short title of COPANT.

YEARS

MEETINGS AND PLACES

1961

Assembly in Montevideo, Uruguay

1974

Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela

1975

Assembly in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

1976

Assembly in Quito, Ecuador

1977

Assembly in Guatemala City, Guatemala

1978

Assembly in Panama City, Panama

1979

Assembly in Buenos Aires, Argentina

1980

Assembly in Mexico City, Mexico

1981

Assembly in Asunción, Paraguay

1982

Assembly in Buenos Aires, Argentina

1983

Assembly in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1984

Assembly in Buenos Aires, Argentina

1985

Assembly in Mexico City, Mexico

1986

Assembly in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

1987

Council in Caracas, Venezuela

1988

Council in Bogota, Colombia, June 6-7, 1988

1989

Assembly and Council in Montevideo, Uruguay, April 17 and 21, 1989

1990

Council in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 17 and 19, 1990

1991

Council in Havana, Cuba, May 9 and 10, 1991

1992

Assembly and Council in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, May 11-12 & 14-15, 1992

1993

Council and Extraordinary Assembly in Santiago, Chile, April 13 and 15, 1993

1994

Council in Orlando, United States of America, April 12-13, 1994

1995

Assembly and Council in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 2 to 5, 1995

1996

Council in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, April 29 and 30, 1996

1997

Council in Lisbon, Portugal, June 10-11, 1997

1998

Assembly and Council in Acapulco, Mexico, June 23-25, 1998

1999

Council in Cartagena, Colombia, April 15-16, 1999

2000

Extraordinary Assembly and Council in Lima, Peru, May 3-5, 2000

2001

Assembly in Margarita Island, Venezuela, May 9 and 11, 2001

Board of Directors Meeting N° 1 in Mexico City, Mexico, August 2 and 3, 2001

Extraordinary Assembly in Philadelphia, USA, November 29, 2001

2002

Board of Directors N° 2 in Miami, USA, January 31 and February 1, 2002

Assembly and Board of Directors Nº 3 and Assembly in Toronto, Canada, May 14, 15 and 17, 2002

Board of Directors N° 4 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 2 and 3, 2002

2003

Assembly and Board of Directors No. 5 and Assembly in Kingston, Jamaica, May 5, 6, 7, 2003

Board of Directors Meeting N° 6 in Varadero, Cuba, December 3 and 4, 2003

2004

Assembly and Board of Directors No. 7 in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, May 10, 11 and 13, 2004

Board of Directors N° 8 in Santiago, Chile, Chile, November 29 and 30, 2004

2005

Assembly and Board of Directors N° 9 in San José, Costa Rica May 9, 11 and 12, 2005

Board of Directors N° 10 in Washington, USA, November 30 and December 1, 2005

2006

Assembly and Board of Directors N° 11 in La Paz, Bolivia, April 24, 26 and 27, 2006

Board of Directors N° 12 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 20-21, 2006

2007

Extraordinary Board of Directors, Assembly and Board of Directors Nº 13 in Cartagena, Colombia, April 22 to 24, 2007

Board of Directors N° 14 in San Salvador, El Salvador, November 19 and 20, 2007

2008

Assembly and Board of Directors Nº 15 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during the week of May 5, 6 and 8, 2008.

Board of Directors Nº 16 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 17, 2008

2009

Assembly and Board of Directors Nº 17 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, May 11-14, 2009

Board of Directors Meeting Nº 18 in Bogotá, Colombia, November 16-17, 2009

2010

Assembly and Board of Directors Nº 19 in Mexico City, Mexico, April 27 - 30, 2010

Board of Directors Nº 20, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, November 22-23, 2010

2011

Assembly and Board of Directors Nº 21 in Santiago de Chile, Chile, May 12-13, 2011

Board of Directors Meeting Nº 22, Havana, Cuba, November 21, 2011

2012

Assembly and Board of Directors Nº 23 in Fortaleza, Brazil, May 7-8, 2012

Board of Directors Nº 24 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 12, 2012

2013

Assembly and Board of Directors Nº 25 in Gros Islet, St. Lucia, April 22-24, 2013

Board of Directors Nº 26 in San José, Costa Rica, November 15, 2013

2014

Assembly and Board of Directors Nº 27 in Havana, Cuba, April 21 and 23, 2014.

Board of Directors Nº 28 in Bogota, Colombia, October 28, 2014

2015

Assembly and Board of Directors Nº 29 in Mexico City, Mexico, April 14 and 15, 2015.

Board of Directors Nº 30 in Santiago de Chile, Chile, November 4, 2015

2016

Assembly and Board of Directors Nº 31 in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 19-20, 2016

Board of Directors Nº 32 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 3, 2016

2017

Assembly and Board of Directors Nº 33 in Vancouver, Canada, May 1 and 2, 2017

Board of Directors Nº 34 in Medellín, Colombia, November 16, 2017

2018

Assembly and Board of Directors Nº 35 in Montego Bay, Jamaica, April 16-17, 2018

Board of Directors Nº 36 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 13-14, 2018

2019

Assembly and Board of Directors Nº 37 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, May 6-7, 2019

Board of Directors Nº 38 in Santiago, Chile, November 13-14, 2019

2020

Extraordinary Assembly, Virtual, June 15, 2020

Board of Directors Nº 39, Virtual, April 6, 2020

Extraordinary Board of Directors, Virtual, May 29, 2020

Assembly and Board of Directors Nº 40, Virtual, November 3 & 5, 2020

2021

Assembly and Board of Directors Nº 41, Virtual, April 21, 2021

Board of Directors Nº 42, Virtual, November 11, 2021

2022

Assembly and Board of Directors Nº 43, Virtual, scheduled for April 26-27, 2022

Board of Directors Nº 44, Buenos Aires, Argentina, to be held on November 9, 2022

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