The EAGS is a two-day conference and exhibition covering markets, products, technologies and applications for all types of geosynthetics: geotextiles, geogrids, geonets, geomembranes, geocomposites, geocells and roofing felts and membranes. Innovative topics in line with the sustainability issues are also covered.
It is a unique networking event attracting leading decision makers from across the geosynthetics supply chain, from raw materials to buyers and users of geosynthetics, with specific reference to Greater Europe, including Russia, and Asia. A tabletop exbhibition is organized to facilitate networking between participants and companies representatives.
Simultaneous translation into English and Mandarin is provided throughout the conference.
"Since the Chinese Belt and Road policy was launched, geotextiles are even more topical and promising as a market segment. Geotextiles will not only be indispensable to implement such a large infrastructure plan, they will also help reduce the environmental impact.”
Pierre Wiertz, General Manager, EDANA
The EAGS is co-organised by CNITA (China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association) and EDANA
Nicola Brusa is currently an independent civil engineering consultant. He was International Business Unit Manager for Geosynthetics within Maccaferri Group since October 2019. He was previously the Maccaferri Technical Manager for UK & Ireland. His broad experience using geosynthetics captures diverse subject matter from; hydraulic and erosion control, vertical crusher MSE walls & geohazards. All this in addition to basal reinforcement designs for areas over soft soil, piles or over voids.
Mr Stefano Colombo, Sales manager Farè SpA
Doctor in Chemical Engineering Science at Milan Politecnico University
More than 33 years activities in the chemical fiber field.
1986- 1990: project manager for polymerization, extrusion and spinning lines in engineering company
1990- 2003: sales manager for Asian markets mainly for PET, PP, PA6 and PA66 extrusion/spinning lines.
2003-present: sales manager at Farè SpA for worldwide markets with major activities in the PP and PET spunbond and staple fiber lines for nonwovens.
Dr.-Ing. Ingo Mählmann was born on 16th of May 1975 in
1995 – 2002 Studies of Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University
in 2002 Graduation in Mechanical Engineering as Diplom-Ingenieur (M.Sc.) at RWTH Aachen University
2002 – 2008 Post-grad. Research Engineer at Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University
Project- and Team-leader in the fields of Staplefiber Processing and Nonwovens
in 12/2008 Ph.-D. Graduation at Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen „A holistically method to analyse fibre converting processes using the example of carding”
2009 - 2012 Development Engineer for Nonwoven Processes at Oerlikon Neumag in Neumünster, Germany
2012 - 2015 Senior Manager Product management Nonwoven at Oerlikon Neumag in Neumünster, Germany
2015 - 2016 Senior Manager Business Development at Oerlikon Neumag in Neumümster, Germany
since 2017 Vice President Sales & Marketing at Oerlikon Nonwoven in Neumünster, Germany
Matthias Maisner is an engineer for materials engineering in the construction materials section at the Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW) in Karlsruhe, Germany. He has an experience of over 20 years in the field geosynthetics. His main tasks includes guidelines for testing geotextiles for navigable waterways, standardisation (ISO, CEN, DIN), and the approval of products for installation processes on waterways. He is also involved in the preparation of terms of delivery and contractual conditions. BAW is an authority of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and a service provider for the Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration.
Mr Pietro Pezzano got a degree in Civil Pavement Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy.
Since 2008 he is involved in research and development of design criteria for the geosynthetic used in roadworks.
He gained a polyhedric knowledge on the roads sector due to his experience, in the past as site manager and designer, now as solution provider.
In his daily activity he helps to design important projects around the world and is involved in the development of new products and laboratory test projects related to geosynthetics and their applications. He is the author of many national and international publications related to geosynthetics.
He is member of UNI TC GL 03 and expert of CEN TC 189 for the WG1 (Geotextiles and geotextile-related products - General and specific requirements) and WG3 (Mechanical Testing) and ISO TC 221 for the WG3 (Mechanical properties) and WG6 (Design using geosynthetics).
He is presently working as Corporate Technical Manager Geosynthetics for Officine Maccaferri S.p.A. (Italy).
Piergiorgio Recalcati (1966), took Civil Engineering Degree Milano Politecnico, Italy in 1992. From June 1994 he works for TENAX SpA, an italian firm manufacturing geosyntyhetics, and from 2006 he is the Technical Director of the geosytnetics division.
Member of the IGS (International Geosynthetics Society) from 1992, from 2007 to 2015 and from 2017 he is Council Member of the Italian IGS Chapter Directive.
Member of WG1 and WG3 in CEN TC 189 and ISO TC 221.
Author of over 70 international papers on geosynthetics, in collaboration with different italian universities, research and testing institutes.
Mr Pietro Rimoldi got a degree in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Milano, Italy, in 1984. He has designed several important projects around the world and has been involved in the development of new products and in many field and laboratory test projects related to geosynthetics and their applications. He is the author of more than 250 national and international publications related to geosynthetics.
He is Council Member of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), and the Chair of IGS Technical Committee on Hydraulic Applications (TC-H). He is presently working as Civil Engineering Consultant, based in Milano (Italy).
Fee includes entrance to the conference, access to the tabletop area, lunches, evening dinners, coffee breaks and conference presentations in pdf format
Fee includes 6m² space including one table and two chairs, entrance to the conference, access to the tabletop area, lunches, evening dinners, coffee breaks and conference presentations in pdf format
Regent Hotel Beijing
99 Jinbao Street,Dongcheng District,
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A list of participating companies will regularly be updated on the EGAS 2019 website.
The first EurAsian Geosynthetics Symposium (EAGS) was held in Beijing, 7 - 8 June, attracting over 200 participants from 14 countries.
Participants had the opportunity to learn of the latest trends and developments in technologies, markets and applications for geotextiles during 22 presentations by industry leaders and experts. The significant potential for global development of the geotextiles market was highlighted through the conference and confirmed by the level of interest in the companies participating in the tabletop exhibition. Further details on conference content will be available on the EDANA event webpage soon. Read more
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