"From 2019 onwards, Geotechnica will be shifting to a biennial model, meaning that while there will be a Geotechnica in 2019, there will not be a Geotechnica in 2020," explained Equipe Group's Calum Spires. "We base our event scheduling decisions solely on feedback from our sponsors, exhibitors and visitors. This year's feedback indicated that the majority would be in favour of switching to a biennial model. However, if the demand returned for a yearly event, we would, of course, explore that avenue."
The full event review for Geotechnica 2018 is now available for statistical analysis and feedback and registration for next July is open too, with exhibition spaces already being booked. Spires believes that the move to a biennial event means the exhibition and demonstration spaces are likely to be snapped up even quicker than usual.
"While both the yearly and biennial models have their individual advantages, we feel that spacing Geotechnica events out slightly further gives the industry invaluable time to develop, grow and innovate. This means that when Geotechnica comes back around, the event is even better; bigger and bolder, with even more enriching content for visitors and exhibitors able to display and demonstrate their most eye-catching innovations and service offerings." Spires continued.
"We expect that this will mean exhibition places are even more highly sought, along with new, exciting opportunities for exhibitors to promote their services in formal ‘Exhibitors' Presentation' slots, as well as a newly revised and robust schedule of product and service demonstrations in our outdoor exhibition area."
Geotechnica 2019 is planned to feature a full product and service exhibition, with the UK's leading geotechnical suppliers, contractors, laboratories and associated services all being represented. The event's organisers will shortly be putting a formal call out for any companies wishing to demonstrate any of their services, with a strong emphasis on any new innovations recently or soon to be introduced to the UK geotechnical market.
The event will again be entirely free to attend for visitors, with over 70 exhibition spaces available for companies wishing to communicate, promote, network and learn at the UK's largest geotechnical conference and exhibition.