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GMA and 亿博体育app Announce Move to Virtual for 2021

November 5th, 2020 / By: / Events, 亿博体育app

Denver, Colo. 鈥 The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), a division of Industrial Fabrics Association International (亿博体育app) and the International Erosion Control Association (亿博体育app) Region One will move the Geosynthetics Conference and 亿博体育app Annual Conference online. The conferences were originally scheduled to be co-located in Kansas City, Mo., U.S., Feb. 21鈥24, 2021.

鈥淎s much as we were looking forward to being in Kansas City, it became apparent we wouldn鈥檛 be able to do so safely. The safety of 亿博体育app and 亿博体育app members, attendees, exhibitors and staff is paramount. The exceptional content, opportunity to connect with exhibitors and industry networking will be effective in a virtual environment,鈥 said Steve Schiffman, President/CEO of 亿博体育app.

The virtual conference will be held Feb. 22鈥25, 2021 online. Education for both conferences will be accessible across numerous device types on a robust platform that provides access to live and pre-recorded content. Education will feature timely content presented by knowledge experts that provide real world solutions to industry problems including plenary sessions, roundtables, fireside chats, technical papers, poster sessions and short courses.

Attendees can network in online communities dedicated to specific industry topics, speaker engagement, roundtable discussions and participate in trivia night. The platform also provides one-on-one interactions through text and video chat capabilities. Attendees can also share their biography, social media and contact information with peers to stay connected post conference. 

The virtual Expo Hall will feature world-class exhibitors showcasing their latest products and services to attendees in a virtual space. Attendees can live chat with booth staff, in addition to viewing product videos, attending education sessions and engaging in networking lounges.

鈥淭he safety of our attendees is of the utmost importance to us,鈥 stated Samantha Roe, 亿博体育app Executive Director. 鈥淪takeholders of both organizations made the difficult decision to hold the conferences virtually during this ongoing pandemic. A virtual conference is the optimal way to deliver quality education, exhibition and networking opportunities to industry professionals.鈥 

About Geosynthetic Materials Association聽
The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) is a division of Industrial Fabrics Association International (亿博体育app), a trade association comprised of member companies representing the global specialty fabrics and advanced textiles marketplace. GMA provides engineering support, business development opportunities, educational programming, government relations expertise and industry recognition. GMA influences specifications and lobbies on behalf of member companies. GMA targets key U.S. states to expand the geosynthetics market. The Geosynthetic Materials Association provides a network to exchange information, solve common problems and develop mutually beneficial relationships.

About Industrial Fabrics Association International聽
Industrial Fabrics Association International (亿博体育app) is a member-owned, member-driven trade association representing the global industrial fabrics industry since 1912. 亿博体育app provides members with relevant information, sourcing solutions and networking opportunities to sustain and grow their business. For more information visit 亿博体育app.com.

About International Erosion Control Association
The International Erosion Control Association (亿博体育app) is the world’s oldest and largest non-profit, member organization that provides education, resource information and business opportunities for professionals who specialize in natural resource protection. For more information about 亿博体育app, please visit .