Thirty-year Corporate Member of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), received a letter July 7 from Kent P. von Maubeuge, IGS’s corporate committee chair, urging support for the re-located EuroGeo6 conference and trade show. (Geosynthetics magazine is the official publication of GMA.)
Following the terrorist bombings last week at the Istanbul Atatürk Airport, the IGS and its Turkish chapter announced that the EuroGeo6 conference, scheduled for Istanbul Sept. 25–28, 2016, would move to Ljubljana, Slovenia. The conference dates remain the same but the new location will be the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre in the Slovenian capital city.
The letter from Kent von Maubeuge follows:
Dear IGS Corporate Member,
The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) owes a considerable amount of its stability and success to its strong corporate membership. We call upon your strength and commitment today in support of EuroGeo 6, which has changed its city and country location in the wake of the bombing at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul this year.
Our colleagues in the Turkish Chapter of IGS have worked tremendously hard on the event, and we applaud their quick response in moving the conference. It is extraordinary that the conference organizers, working with the event management group, have secured a new location over the same dates so quickly and at such a well-regarded venue: the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 25–28 September 2016.
This change of country on such short notice is unprecedented, but it gives us all time to adjust and be active participants in Slovenia. We on the IGS Corporate Committee thank our colleagues in the Turkish Chapter for their care and consideration of the conference participants’ safety. Let us return to them unprecedented support!
We request that you continue your support of the exhibition and sponsorship of EuroGeo6. We request that you send your personnel to the event. We encourage you to do exactly what IGS Corporate Members have historically done: band together and make a strong showing of and for our engineering community.
The event information is updating quickly and full information will be available in the next week. Follow the latest via the conference website www.eurogeo6.org and look for more emails from your partners in the IGS and the event itself.
Thank you for being Corporate Members of the IGS. Thank you for your continued support.
Mit freundlichem Gruß / Best regards,
i. V. Kent P. von Maubeuge
IGS Corporate Committee Chair