The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) is pleased to announce that it is partnering with geotechnical training specialists, Equipe, to deliver the 2022 AGS Annual Conference at Geotechnica.
Following several successful annual events delivered from the Birmingham Motorcycle Museum, the AGS is delighted to announce that this year’s Annual Conference will take place at Geotechnica 2022, the UK’s premier geotechnical conference and exhibition.
The AGS Annual Conference (formerly known as Members’ Day), will be held on Wednesday 6th July 2022, at the Warwickshire Event Centre. A new industry Safety Summit will be held the following day, on Thursday 7th July.
The Annual Conference is the AGS’ flagship event and will provide an update on the work of the AGS and its eight Working Groups from the past 12 months. The event will also feature six technical presentations, delivered by industry-leading specialists on key hot topics. This full day event is free to attend. The speaker line-up is expected to be revealed in the coming weeks.
“The AGS Annual Conference is an established, staple date in many industry stakeholder calendars, and combining the event with Geotechnica provides sponsors, exhibitors and attendees an invaluable opportunity to get the best of both experiences in a single, focused event,” explains AGS Chair, Sally Hudson. “We saw this as a great opportunity to get even more eyes on the invaluable work and service that the AGS provides for its membership and the wider geotechnical and geoenvironmental community. The Annual Conference is a great snapshot of what the Association is all about; addressing critical issues, education and improving standards across the board. It also offers an excellent opportunity to celebrate the achievements and successes of our members. Combining the Annual Conference with Geotechnica not only provides benefits for attendees, but it also helps us to promote the AGS to an even wider audience.”
Marking a change from previous Geotechnica events, 2022’s offering will be an indoor-only exhibition, with outdoor exhibitions returning in 2023 before maintaining a biennial indoor/outdoor model. It is hoped that Geotechnica 2022 will bring together all corners of the geotechnical community and encourage further collaboration between Clients, Consultants, Contractors and Suppliers to best meet the industry’s ever-expanding expectations, needs and growing influence on the construction market.
“Geotechnica 2022 will literally bring the industry together under one roof and will appeal to the whole supply chain from Client to Supplier,” continues Julian Lovell, Managing Director of Geotechnica organisers, Equipe Group. “The event will host the AGS Annual Conference on day 1, a Safety Summit on day 2 and the very successful Early Career Geopractitioners conference will also return. The 2022 event will build on its already considerable success of creating a unique mix of trade show, conference and networking. We really hope that everyone involved in our community will be interested in attending, either as a sponsor or exhibitor, or simply visiting to engage with all represented stakeholders.”
Geotechnica 2022 is planned to feature a full product and service exhibition, with the UK’s leading geotechnical specialists, suppliers, contractors, laboratories and associated services all being represented. The Early Career Geopractitioners Conference will also provide an invaluable opportunity for new entrants to the industry to glean technical advice and training from some of the industry’s most experienced and knowledgeable practitioners.
The event will be entirely free to attend for visitors, with over 65 exhibition spaces available for companies wishing to communicate, promote, network and learn at the UK’s premier geotechnical conference and exhibition. Full event information can be found at: www.geotechnica.co.uk.
To register for the AGS Annual Conference and Geotechnica, please click here.