EFG fosters transatlantic relationships at AIPG Anniversary event

EFG Interim Director of Stakeholder Engagement Maureen Gallagher and President David Govoni at the EFG booth. 

The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), our counterpart in North America, marked a significant milestone as it celebrated its 60th anniversary from September 16th to 19th in Covington, Kentucky.
EFG President David Govoni and Interim Director of Stakeholder Engagement represented the European Federation of Geologists at this event. AIPG generously extended the opportunity to EFG to set up a booth, enabling the Federation to showcase its diverse range of activities. This platform was particularly valuable for introducing all our ongoing EU-funded projects, the European Geologist title, and our journal to an enthusiastic American audience eager to gain insights into the latest developments in the European geology sector. Furthermore, EFG benefited from a dedicated time slot during the AIPG Executive Council meeting.
This great opportunity allowed us to strengthen further our relationship with AIPG and foster discussions about potential collaborations. Key focal points included addressing the crucial need to ensure a steady talent pipeline and exploring avenues for joint efforts in this regard, as well as discussions on pertinent legislation and ethical aspects relating to our profession.

AIPG Executive Director Aaron Johnson, EFG President David Govoni, EFG Interim Director of Stakeholder Engagement Maureen Gallagher and Geoscientists Canada CEO Andrea Waldie. 

The event also offered the EFG team the chance to meet and have fascinating discussions with Andrea Waldie, the representative of another important EFG partner in North America: Geoscientists Canada.
Thanks to our partner AIPG for providing EFG with the invaluable opportunity of introducing our mission and activities to their network!