The 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE 2022) was held at the ICC Sydney in May 2022 and attracted 1368 in person and 501 virtual delegates from 76 countries.
Winning the rights to host ICSMGE was part of a targeted strategy by BESydney to attract significant events that align with sectors where NSW has expertise to share with the world.
BESydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith said: “Our research has demonstrated the significant impact hosting these prestigious global events on home soil can have for the acceleration and growth of Australian industry, exposing local experts to world’s best practice, building global connections, attracting investment, fast-tracking research collaborations and showcasing Sydney opportunities to entice global talent here.
“This is the first time the global soil mechanics community has gathered in Australia, providing a platform to showcase our local expertise in finding solutions to the technical challenges of extracting and transporting large quantities of natural resources.”
The IBA’s purpose is to exchange knowledge, discuss issues impacting cross-border law and create legal services in international trade. But to do this successfully, they needed the support and global connectivity of a city with an excellent legal industry.