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World Tunnel Congress 2024

World Tunnel Congress 2024

Mark your calendars for the World Tunnel Congress 2024 (WTC2024), scheduled to take place from April 19th to 25th 2024 at the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center in China. Hosted by the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA-AITES) and organized by the China Civil Engineering Society (CCES), the WTC2024 stands as a pinnacle event in the industry's landscape.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of ITA's establishment, WTC2024 is poised to welcome over 3000 esteemed representatives from 79 member countries. The theme, "Tunnelling For a Better Life," underscores a profound focus on sustainable development, energy conservation, and the implementation of low-carbon and intelligent construction technologies within tunnel engineering.

This edition of the congress is meticulously designed, boasting 89 conference sessions, all encapsulating the theme of "Tunnelling for a Better Life." These sessions encompass an array of vital topics:

  • Planning
  • Surveying
  • Design
  • Ground Stability
  • Support and Lining
  • Conventional Tunnelling
  • Mechanized Tunneling (TBM, shield)
  • Waterproofing and Drainage
  • Geological Prediction and Geophysical Prospecting
  • Instrumentation and Monitoring/Testing and Inspection
  • Ventilation and Aerodynamics
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Operational Safety
  • Tunnel Renovation and Upgrading
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • New Materials
  • Digital and Information Technology
  • Immersed/Floating Tunnels
  • Shafts
  • Underground Caverns/Underground Space Use
  • Contractual Practices and Risk Management

Spanning 7 days, the congress will include an opening ceremony, 7 technical visits, 6 themed gala dinners, a substantial industrial exhibition, and a global paper submission showcase. Notably, over a thousand authors have submitted their papers, presently under review. The involvement of nearly 200 leading global experts from 40+ countries underscores the concerted efforts in organizing, executing, and fostering academic exchange within the WTC.

The onsite exhibition promises to cover the entire spectrum of tunnelling and underground engineering, boasting a sprawling 20,000 ㎡ exhibition area, marking a historic high. The event has confirmed the participation of over 100 global companies by October 2023, setting the stage for unparalleled networking and industry-wide collaboration.

Exhibitor registration is now in its final phase! Ensure your participation by registering here. Additionally, registration for congress participants is now open, inviting enthusiasts and experts to join this prestigious gathering.

Registration of congress participants is now also available! Click here, register now and enjoy an 30% off early-bird discount! For further information contact email yqli@wtc2024.cn and visit https://wtc2024.cn/. 46/23.