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A warm welcome to GeoResources EXPO!
So ‚cancelled‘ has become the taboo word of the year. We are still being advised to avoid all kinds of face-to-face meetings and to maintain a safe distance from one another in order to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. This is the reason why so many of our trade events have been cancelled or postponed for this year. We cannot at present foretell how much longer we will have to put up with these restrictions – any more than we can predict the human, social and economic impact of the pandemic.
As representatives of the geotechnics, tunnelling, mining and natural resources industries it now falls on us more than ever to ensure that our expertise is brought to bear in tracking future developments in these key sectors. Environmental and climate protection, the availability and consumption of resources, eco-friendly logistics and an environmentally compatible lifestyle, which essentially means the way we shape our infrastructure, along with resource usage in the construction industry and the extraction of raw materials – these are all matters that cannot simply be shelved because of the corona outbreak. In fact it has probably made them more important and more urgent now than before! Our experience and our down-to-earth knowledge of things, combined with an ability to produce innovative schemes and ideas, can therefore contribute enormously to the world of tomorrow.
As well as all its negative consequences the corona crisis has also created various opportunities and options that would not have been conceivable at the beginning of the year. Could you have imagined, for example, that the process of digitisation at the workplace, in schools and universities and in our private lives too would have been given the kind of positive boost that we have seen – and all ‚born out of adversity‘.
This first edition of GeoResources EXPO aims to continue the process of technical and scientific exchange against all the odds of cancelled meetings and events and will be communicating in a concise form various topical and relevant messages from participating companies. We have managed to put together some very interesting themes that will be of relevance to all sectors across the industry. Just contact the companies directly if you wish to discuss things further – you can do this via the given e-mail addresses and websites or by setting up a personal meeting at some future point.
We believe that a rational mix of different tools and media is the best way to establish efficient communication and publicity channels going forward.
GeoResources Expo, which is freely available on our portal and right across the internet, sits alongside our other products – GeoResources Journal, Zeitschrift and Market Place – in providing another effective communication medium – and remember that visitors to our website are never logged or tracked. So, on that note may we wish you stimulating reading as you peruse the company messages on the relevant issues of the day. And of course we look forward to seeing you all again before too long when industry events and activities resume.
With our very best wishes
your GeoResources Team
Katrin Brummermann and Manfred König
Companies and Institutions in GeoResources EXPO 2020
Hermann Paus Maschinenfabrik GmbH
G-quadrat Geokunststoffgesellschaft mbH
BEUMER Group GmbH & Co. KG
Huber Automotive AG
NAUE GmbH & Co. KG
GSE Lining Technology GmbH - A Solmax Company
TPH Bausysteme GmbH
RWTH Aachen University
Thyssen Schachtbau GmbH