The triennial INDEXTM global nonwoven event from Edana will be held 20 – 23 October 2020 in Geneva Switzerland. (NOTE: These represent new dates since this story was published.) INDEX 2020 will once again include a geosynthetics seminar. The last edition of the conference included contributions from luminaries such as IGS Past Presidents Daniele Cazzuffi and Russel Jones, Francesco Fontana, and Pete Stevenson, among others.

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This year, Cazzuffi returns in the role as moderator for INDEX 2020. He’ll lead a very strong group of speakers for a 3-hour program (“Geosynthetics & Environment”). NOTE: This program is being updated following the Swiss government’s mandate to move the event further in the year.

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The “Big Picture” Speech: Geosynthetics Contribution to a More Sustainable World
Nathalie Touze, Vice President, International Geosynthetics Society, INRAE (France)

Microplastics and Geosynthetics: Emotions and Facts
Francesco Fontana, IGS Council Member – Manifattura Fontana (Italy)

Carbon Footprint Reduction Using a Drainage Geocomposite in a Major Highway Project
David Shercliff, Chief Engineer, ABG-Geosynthetics (UK)

Nonwoven Geotextiles – Long-Lasting Geotechnical Filter and Separation Layers
Jan Retzlaff, Managing Director, GEOscope (Germany)

Two additional presentations will be announced in the near future.

edana geosynthetics symposium 2017 speakers
Speakers at the INDEX 2017 geosynthetics seminar

The triennial INDEX conferences from Edana attract more than 12,000 professionals from across a broad range of nonwoven industries (e.g., construction, hygiene, filtration, civil works, automotive).