Emerald connecting communities at IGIC event

24th May 2024


One year on from Emerald’s acquisition of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Publishing portfolio, Emerald sponsored the International Geotechnical Innovation Conference (IGIC).

The conference took place on May 6th and 7th in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The theme of the conference  was to delve into the deep foundation design and construction requirements of enabling the safe, cost-efficient, and timely completion of projects.

The IGIC attracts over 400 delegates, including more than 30 industry-leading speakers and is an essential forum for academics and practitioners from the geotechnical engineering field.

Attending the IGIC opened up new opportunities to showcase the Emerald ICE Publishing portfolio as well as the authors within the field. An example of this is Professor Mohammed Zein Elabdin who was invited to speak about his research around the engineering legacy of the FIFA Qatar stadium and reuse as a driving force for sustainable stadium design.

The research was fitting for the theme and was well received by the organisers and attendees, highlighting the importance of researchers to document their work to continue advancing in the field.

Nadine Loulah, Regional Marketing Manager, Emerald Publishing said: “Through conferences like the IGIC, Emerald can highlight the real-world impact of the research we publish. We’re delighted that we were able to connect Professor Mohammed with the conference committee and it was fantastic to have him there to speak at the conference.”

> Find out more about Emerald’s acquisition of the ICE Publishing portfolio


About Emerald

Founded by management scholars in 1967, and now part of the Cambridge Information Group, Emerald Publishing provides a range of publishing services to help researchers tell their stories in a meaningful and timely way, providing innovative tools and services to build confidence and capability in impactful research. As a proud signatory of DORA, Emerald is committed to establishing new pathways to impact, making research more accessible, and helping communities make decisions that change their world for the better.

For over 50 years Emerald's core purpose has been to champion fresh thinkers and help them make a difference so that little by little those in academia or in practice can unite to bring positive change in the real world. Emerald Publishing is proud to be Highly Commended for the Alison Morrison Diversity and Inclusivity Award in the Independent Publishers Guild's Independent Publishing Awards 2023.

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