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Common Ground Alliance launches the damage prevention industry’s official Conference & Expo in Orlando next March

Press Release - CGA Launches 2021 Conference & Expo for March

  • 15 July 2020
  • Author: Sarah Daley
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WASHINGTON (July 15, 2020) – The Common Ground Alliance (CGA) – the national association dedicated to protecting underground utility lines, people who dig near them, and their communities – announced today that it will host the damage prevention industry’s official Conference & Expo from March 2-5, 2021, in Orlando. The 2021 CGA Conference & Expo is designed to focus on meaningful cross-industry, multi-stakeholder collaboration to develop concrete actions to address the challenge of increasing damages to buried infrastructure.  

The 2021 CGA Conference & Expo will bring together North America’s foremost industry leaders and decision-makers for high-level educational seminars, guided discussions, expo floor interactions and unique networking opportunities that will culminate in actionable plans and partnerships to dramatically reduce damages to underground utilities. In addition to CGA committee meetings, the 2021 CGA Conference & Expo will feature forward-looking roundtables and facilitated discussions on resolving persistent pain points in the safe digging process, an expo floor spotlighting technologies that address gaps in damage prevention, and VIP networking opportunities designed for executive, management and board-level attendees. 

Attendee registration for the 2021 CGA Conference & Expo is now open, and features a discounted group rate for organizations that plan to send 10 or more employees. CGA will be initiating its Call for Proposals later this summer. Conference sponsorships and exhibiting opportunities are available to exemplary companies in the damage prevention space that are committed to reinforcing CGA’s Best Practices.

“CGA is very excited to host the CGA Conference & Expo in Orlando next March, where attendees will be able to collaborate on action plans, build key business relationships, and observe and share the latest technology in the damage prevention industry,” said Sarah K. Magruder Lyle, President and CEO of CGA. “Attendees at the 2021 CGA Conference & Expo will not only be part of setting the agenda for the next decade in damage prevention, they will also be directly supporting the future of damage prevention by participating in the conference.”

Information about featured speakers, roundtables, educational tracks and networking opportunities will be announced in fall 2020. Visit for the latest announcements, updates and opportunities to support the 2021 CGA Conference & Expo. Industry leaders can also mark their calendars for the 2022 CGA Conference & Expo, set to take place in Anaheim, Calif., April 12-14, 2022.


About CGA
CGA is a member-driven association of more than 1,700 individuals, organizations and sponsors in every facet of the underground utility industry. Established in 2000, CGA is committed to saving lives and preventing damage to North American underground infrastructure by promoting effective damage prevention practices. CGA has established itself as the leading organization in an effort to reduce damages to underground facilities in North America through shared responsibility among all stakeholders. For more information, visit CGA on the web at

About the CGA Conference & Expo

The CGA Conference & Expo is the damage prevention industry’s official annual gathering of executives, managers and board-level attendees committed to reducing damages to underground utilities to zero. Designed to bring true decision-makers and leaders in the industry together for a week of outside-of-the-box problem-solving, the CGA Conference & Expo marries intensive, high-level educational and collaborative content with a carefully curated expo floor and exclusive networking opportunities for an experience that cannot be found elsewhere. The 2021 CGA Conference & Expo will be held March 2-5 in Orlando, and the 2022 event will be held April 12-14 in Anaheim, Calif. Visit for more information. 

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