FROM 8 TO 11 OCTOBER 2017 the 3rd edition of the International Conference “GeoAfrica “ took place in Marrakech (Morocco). For the first time Geo & Tex 2000 spa took part in this international technical fair as exhibitor.
The company’s goal is to increase its commercial presence on this continent: it has been a success and already from 2018 it is expected a growth.
The event was organized by IGS – International Geosynthetics Society – in collaboration with the Moroccan Geosynthetics Committee.
A huge number of professionals, entrepreneurs, producers, researchers and students participated to the event.
Over 50 companies producing geosynthetics or products/services related to this world have exhibited, taking the opportunity to bring these emerging products together with the professionals of civil engineering and the world of public infrastructures. During the conference some case histories of geosynthetic applications have been presented, showing the evolution and expansion of the sector in the construction of relevant African infrastructure works. Local and international experts have given information on the use of geosynthetics in works of hydraulic engineering, road construction and railways, protection of coastlines and the environment. In the future the design of public infrastructures will have to prove even more to be in balance with the environment ; the whole world of geosynthetics has remarked the importance of sustainable development and the key role of these products to reinforce all infrastructures.