CEN TC 189, the technical committee for the European Standardization on Geosynthetics chaired by Daniele Cazzuffi, organized a convenor and leadership meeting on Friday 24 January 2020 at the EDANA premises in Brussels. Aim of this meeting was to coordinate the work among the different six working groups and the “ad hoc” group on mandate and sustainability and also to plan the 2020 annual meeting, which was planned to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 31 March  – 2 April 2020, in conjunction with the exhibition Index 2020.