The International Geosynthetic Society in Egypt (IGSE) is pleased to announce that the 4th African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics shall take place in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 20–23, 2023. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference dates have been postponed from the original dates in October 2021.
As a newly formed chapter of IGS, IGSE is excited to initiate activities with this regional conference as a seed for future activities of IGSE. IGSE says it is eager to host this event and looks forward to regional and international participation from academics, consultants, producers, contractors and project owners. The main aim of the conference is to engage regional and international experts to raise awareness of technical advances, participate in joint activities, exchange experiences and build bridges. The event shall be held at one of the most inviting locations along the river Nile in Cairo.
The use of geosynthetics in infrastructure and mega projects has immensely increased in Egypt and the region in recent years. Projects including major expansions of highways and railroads in challenging soil conditions, new cities and urban centers, industrial and commercial zones, ports, tank farms, landfills, mine tailings and major utilities have seen extensive use of geosynthetic products in various applications. We have therefore chosen a conference theme of “Geosynthetics in Sustainable Infrastructures and Mega Projects.”
Abstract submission is now open. The deadline for abstract submission is Jan. 1, 2022.