Chairman PHEC Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid attended the concluding session of the 15th International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering at University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore. This conference was the ninth in its series following the first in Bangkok (1991), the second in Singapore (1994), the third in Singapore (1997), the fourth in Seoul (2001), the fifth in Taipei (2004), the sixth in Bangalore (2008), the seventh in Tokushima (2012) and the eighth in Astana (2016) . This conference aimed at providing interactive platform for the young geotechnical engineers from across Asia. Young Geotechnical Engineers and researchers below the age of 35 years (as on December 5, 2019) from Asian countries participated in this Conference. Each of the National Geotechnical Societies in Asia was invited to nominate two participants from its country to submit research papers in the conference. Best paper prize of $250 was awarded to three best research papers.