Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021 Organizers:
This event was hosted by the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), a division of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and will be co-locating with the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One Annual Conference and Expo.
Geosynthetic Materials Association
GMA provides engineering support, business development opportunities, in-person and online educational programming, government relations expertise and industry recognitions. GMA influences specifications and lobbies on behalf of member companies. GMA targets key U.S. states to expand the geosynthetics market. GMA provides a network to exchange information, solve common problems and develop mutually beneficial relationships.
GMA is a central resource for information on geosynthetics and provides a forum for consistent and accurate information to increase acceptance and promote the correct use of geosynthetics.
Since its inception, geosynthetics use has expanded into nearly all areas of civil, geotechnical, environmental, coastal and hydraulic construction. Its industry events provide networking opportunities and exposure to the industry for engineers, specifiers, contractors, government agencies and academics.
Industrial Fabrics Association International
IFAI is a not-for-profit trade association serving 1,550 company members involved in the global specialty fabrics marketplace. IFAI operates 17 product divisions – including GMA – and three country-specific divisions conducting targeted programs and conferences for specialty fabrics product manufacturers. IFAI is headquartered in Roseville, Minn.
IFAI supports and augments the geosynthetics industry with these contributions:
- Promotes the Geosynthetic Materials Association(GMA), a central resource for the industry and forum for the development of specification and standardization.
- Publishes the industry-leading Geosyntheticsmagazine and other journals.
- Collaborates with the International Geosynthetics Society, IGS North America and the Geosynthetic Institute.
International Erosion Control Association
The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is a non-profit, member organization that provides education, resource information and business opportunities for professionals in the erosion and sediment control industry.
IGS North Ameria
The mission of IGS North America (The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society) is to provide leadership in advancing geosynthetics education and research to attain their appropriate and widespread use as engineering materials as the Chapter of the International Geosynthetic Society (IGS) for the United States of America and Canada.