Making Our Influence Count
The Ambassadors Program primarily aims to raise awareness of the geosynthetics industry among members of the scientific community, by actively disseminating information about geosynthetics at events worldwide. Our ambassadors offer support and assistance to all chapters of the IGS. They help to build relationships between local and global geosynthetics groups with the objective of expanding and developing local IGS Chapters. Where no local chapter exists, Ambassadors can assist in forming one.
Past Ambassador programs have taken place in Algeria, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, India, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Thailand, Tunisia and Vietnam. Each one has raised the profile of the IGS, and boosted the local Chapter or laid the ground to establish a new IGS Chapter.
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Ambassadors Initiatives Meetings
In 2015, the IGS funded Ambassadors to events in Peru, Tunisia, Algeria, China, Colombia and India. IGS Ambassadors Prof. Chiwan Hsieh (Chinese Taipei) and Prof. Fumio Tatsuoka (Japan) attended the 5th Chinese Geosynthetic Reinforcement Conference, which was held 22 May 2015 in Sichuan, China. The conference took place at Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu. A meeting, hosted by Prof. Chao Xu, Vice President of the Chinese Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (CCIGS), was held with representatives of the Chinese Chapter. The meeting included discussions on the history and operations of the society along with updates on the activities of the CCIGS and IGS chapters throughout the world.