Infrastructure Thought Leaders Series: Sustainability in Geosynthetics

Start time 1.00pm AEST. Learn how individuals and corporates can meet their social responsibility to build a greener world by using geosynthetics in their designs.
Infrastructure Thought Leaders Series: Sustainability in Geosynthetics

As an industry, how do we fulfil our corporate social responsibility?

Regardless of what sector you are in, balancing efficiency with sustainability in the design process can be a challenge. Using Australian made geosynthetic products can help tackle this challenge.

Join industry experts as they discuss how they have incorporated geosynthetic products into their project designs and meet their environmental sustainability goals by reducing their reliance on non-renewable resources and decreasing their environmental footprint.



  • Sustainability is vital in civil engineering to ensure a greener future for Australia
  • Social responsibility of companies, asset owners, contractors and government is non-negotiable
  • Infrastructure can reduce its environmental impact by switching to using recycled materials in designs
  • Supporting projects that have a requirements to include recycled content in line with both Federal and State Government policies
  • Our speakers will include specific case studies
  • Australia's first geotextile made from locally sourced recycled plastics
  • Usage includes major road and rail projects




1.00pm - 1.05pm Welcome Address

1.05pm - 2.05pm Presentations and Discussion

2.05pm - 2.30pm Online Audience Q & A



Dennis Grech
CEO & Managing Director, Geofabrics Australasia

Dennis is a senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in medium to large multinational businesses (ASX, Private Equity, Offshore Equity). Currently the CEO and Managing Director of Geofabrics Australasia, he has held functional responsibility for manufacturing, supply chain, IT, procurement, and innovation and has been the leader of cross-border teams in Australia, USA, China, Thailand, and New Zealand.

Dennis has an extensive background in strategic and commercial areas including mergers and acquisitions, company restructuring, change management and refinancing. He also has experience in company and JV set-up in Asian and USA markets.


Ainsley Simpson

As CEO of ISCA, Ainsley fosters partnerships to advance sustainability; enabling industry to deliver infrastructure for our all communities.
She has worked in an executive level at ASX listed organisations, with operational roles in the public sector. Her journey with ISCA has included the deployment and continuous development of IS Rating Scheme, as well as actively investing in building capacity in the ANZ infrastructure industry.
Prior to migrating to Australia, she actively participated in multi-scale housing and civil infrastructure projects in Southern Africa. Project involvement spans environmental assessment and management for transport infrastructure as well as utilities, including transmission assets, water networks, waste facilities and telecommunications. With a keen interest in building capacity and accelerating approvals processes, she specialised in the development of local and state government decision-support tools for sustainable planning and management.
Ainsley has academic credentials in business management and environmental science.




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21 / 04 / 2021 - 01:00 pm to 02:30 pm
Registration Closes
21 / 04 / 2021 02:30 pm
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Key Speaker(s)
Dennis Grech, Ainsley Simpson
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