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IGS 40th Anniversary – Live Online Lecture Series

A week-long series of live virtual talks will be given by some of the industry’s most exciting and experienced professionals from around the world, offering a global perspective on where the industry is now and its potential for the next 40 years. The week will culminate with a keynote lecture from geosynthetics pioneer JP Giroud entitled ‘Geosynthetics: The discipline beyond the products.

The lecture schedule is as follows (please note time zones):

Monday, November 6

Tuesday, November 7

Wednesday, November 8

  • 5pm China time (9:00a UTC): Huabei Liu on ‘Geosynthetics in China: history, manufacturing, and applications’, with moderator John Kraus
  • 12pm CET (11:00a UTC): Ask the Officer: IGS Secretary General Laura Carbone, with moderator John Kraus
  • 2pm South Africa time (12:00p UTC): Jabulile Msiza, ‘African case studies and opportunities’, with moderator Laura Carbone
  • Register for Day 3:

Thursday, November 9

Friday, November 10


If you would like submit a question for our ‘Ask the Officer’ sessions, please email, with ‘Ask the Officer’ in the subject line. Include your question and the Officer you would like to put it to.