On behalf of the Australian Geomechanics Society, the New Zealand Geotechnical Society and the Conference Organising Committee it is my pleasure to invite you to the 13th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics in 2019 in Perth, Western Australia.

The conference will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre situated in the heart of Perth in Western Australia. The conference has a diverse range of themes including: Foundations and Retaining Structure, Ground Improvement, Offshore and Nearshore Geotechnics plus many more.

This promises to be an ideal forum for exploring the recent learnings in the broader Geomechanics community. It is from these learnings that the industry is able to continue to drive new innovations and drive practice forward.

The Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics is always an important meeting place for professionals working in the Geomechanics industry and will again be a great place to explore the new directions emerging in the industry. It is an opportunity to engage with speakers from across Australia, meet up with colleagues, network and visit the exhibitor displays.

We welcome and value the ongoing support from past sponsors of the ANZ conferences and encourage new sponsors to take up the opportunities and brand exposure that this conference can offer.

We look forward to seeing you all in Perth in April 2019, for what promises to be a memorable event.

Michael Smith

13th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics 2019

Organising Committee Chair