The first EurAsian Geotextiles Symposium (EAGS) was held in Beijing, 7 – 8 June, attracting over 200 participants from 14 countries. The Symposium was co-organised by the China Industrial Textiles Industry Association (CNITA) and EDANA, and was supported by several other key international organizations including the International Textile Manufacturers Association (ITMF), the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and the International Society for Geosynthetic Materials China Committee (CCIGS).
Participants had the chance 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.
Li Lingshen, President of CNITA stated that the success of the first edition of the EAGS confirms the idea to organize a symposium dedicated to geotextilesand he thanks the partners and sponsors for the continued cooperation with EDANA.
The General Manager of EDANA, Pierre Wiertz, commented that Geotextiles will not only be indispensable to implement such a large infrastructure plan, they will also help reduce the environmental impact also the Chinese Belt and Road policy was launched, making geotextiles even more topical and promising as a market segment.