The 4th African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics (GeoAfrica), hosted by the Egyptian chapter of the International Geosynthetics Socity (IGS), takes place from 20.-23. February 2023 in Downtown Cairo, Egypt – centered around the topic of Geosynthetics in Sustainable Infrastructure and Mega-Projects.
Let´s build infrastructure better
The use of geosynthetics in infrastructures and mega projects has increased in the Middle East and North African region in recent years. Geosynthetics are used in e.g. major expansions of highways and railroads in challenging soil conditions, urbanization and the further development of cities, as well as commercial and industrial zones, landfills and other applications.
„As the leader in sustainable construction solutions Solmax is able to solve any problems in the field of environmental protection and civil infrastructure – customized for the region. Thus, GeoAfrica is an ideal platform to present our holistic solutions to meet our customer´s specific regional needs and requirements.“Jürgen Gruber, Marketing Director EMEA
Local heroes with global know-how
GeoAfrica 2023 is one of the region´s largest conferences on geosynthetics and will bring together national and international academics, experts, producers, contractors and project owners. The conference is a great chance to explore the latest advances and opportunities in practice and research with regard to the use of geosynthetics for various applications. Under the slogan “Let´s build infrastructure better”, the Solmax team informs at booth No. 9 visitors about the company´s product portfolio, services and joined strengths in different market segments.
„The GeoAfrica conference offers a great possibility to highlight our expertise in the market African and Middle East, engage with our customers and share our technical solutions with a global audience.”Pascal Bretin, Commercial Director Africa and Middle East.
„With our own production site at 6th of October we do have a strong local presence in Egypt and direct access to the region. At the same time we are benefitting from global know-how as the world´s largest geosynthetic company.”Ayman Mohamed, Plant Manager Solmax Egypt.
Solmax showcases it´s know-how at the conference with the following presentations:
- Improving the durability of roads in Africa – How geosynthetics are helping to improve the durability of roads, Ricardo Sánchez Pérez, Gernot Mannsbart
- How advanced geomembranes allow for the economical utilization of natural water resources, Catrin Tarnowski & Douglas Sutherland
- Geomembranes for Canal lining – Rehabilitation of a Hydropower-Channel, Catrin Tarnowski
- Experimental and numerical studies of the geosynthetics reinforced platforms laid over soft subgrade soil, Nisrine Abou Chaz