We are delighted to welcome back Geotechnica again in 2022 but this year it will see the event partnered with the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) to deliver the AGS Annual Conference at Geotechnica 2022.

Following the successful delivery of 12 previous events, Geotechnica 2022 is set to return on 6th & 7th July 2022 with a new partnership. Originally scheduled to return to the Warwickshire Event Centre in 2023, the UK’s premier geotechnical conference and exhibition will now play host to the AGS Annual Conference later this year. The Annual Conference will take place on the day one of the two-day event, with day two hosting a geotechnical health and safety summit.

Marking a change from previous Geotechnica events, 2022’s offering will be an indoor-only exhibition, with outdoor exhibitions returning in 2023 before maintaining a biennial indoor/outdoor model. It is hoped that Geotechnica 2022 will bring together all corners of the geotechnical community and encourage further collaboration between Clients, Consultants, Contractors and Suppliers in order to best meet the industry’s ever-expanding expectations, needs and growing influence on the construction market.

“Geotechnica 2022 will literally bring the industry together under one roof and will appeal to the whole supply chain from Client to Supplier.” explains Julian Lovell, Managing Director of Geotechnica organisers, Equipe Group. “The event will host the AGS Annual Conference on Day 1, a Safety Summit on Day 2 and the very successful Early Career Geopractitioners conference will also return. The 2022 event will build on its already considerable success of creating a unique mix of trade show, conference and networking. We really hope that everyone involved in our community will be interested in attending, either as a sponsor or exhibitor, or simply visiting to engage with all represented stakeholders.”

Previously known as the AGS Members Day, the Annual Conference is the flagship event for the AGS and aims to provide an update on the AGS Working Groups’ work during the previous 12 months. Alongside updating the membership as to AGS-related developments, the Annual Conference also features a number of excellent technical presentations, delivered by industry-leading specialists on key hot topics. The speaker line-up is expected to be revealed in the coming weeks.

“The AGS Annual Conference is an established, staple date in many industry stakeholder calendars, and combining the event with Geotechnica provides sponsors, exhibitors and attendees an invaluable opportunity to get the best of both experiences in a single, focussed event.” continues AGS Chair, Sally Hudson. “We saw this as a great opportunity to get even more eyes on the invaluable work and service that the AGS provides for it’s membership and the wider geotechnical and geoenvironmental community . The Annual Conference is a great snapshot of what the Association is all about; addressing critical issues, education and improving standards across the board. It also offers an excellent opportunity to celebrate the achievements and successes of our members. Combining the Annual Conference with Geotechnica not only provides benefits for attendees, but it also helps us to promote the AGS to an even wider audience.”

Geotechnica 2022 is planned to feature a full product and service exhibition, with the UK’s leading geotechnical specialists, suppliers, contractors, laboratories and associated services all being represented. The Early Career Geopractitioners Conference will also provide an invaluable opportunity for new entrants to the industry to glean technical advice and training from some of the industry’s most experienced and knowledgeable practitioners.

The event will be entirely free to attend for visitors, with over 65 exhibition spaces available for companies wishing to communicate, promote, network and learn at the UK’s premier geotechnical conference and exhibition. Full event information can be found at: www.geotechnica.co.uk.