Following the Covid-19 pandemic induced cancellation of the World Tunnel Congress 2020 (WTC2020), due to be held in Kuala Lumpur this month, The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) and the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA-AITES) have released details of the streaming of the ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress 2020 program on various dates from the 11th to 17th September 2020 via a secured digital platform. WTC2020 Digital is still open for registrations. For more details and updates on upcoming programs, check out the official homepage www.wtc2020.my.
WTC2020 will start with opening speeches on 14th September 2020 by industry specialists such as WTC2020 Organising Chairman, Ir. Dr Teik Aun Ooi, IEM President Ir. Ong Ching Loon plus ITA President, Prof. Jenny Yan.
Themed “Innovation and Sustainable Underground Serving Global Connectivity”, the Congress will feature up to 300 technical presentations and talks. The main highlight will be a cross-discipline initiative at WTC, a Landmark Lecture given by Professor Charles W. W. Ng, Chair Professor of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and also President of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. An illustrious speaker that has given keynote speeches worldwide, his talk on tunnel to tunnel and tunnel to pile foundation interactions promises to be a highlight of the virtual Congress.
There will also be interactive sessions throughout as participants will get to pose their questions and engage with speakers and presenters. There will be up to 80 exhibitors showcasing the latest in tunnelling trends via a digital gallery, complete with interaction with visitors via chatrooms throughout the event.
The WTC2020 will also feature two general assemblies at the end of the Congress, namely the ITA young members (ITAym) General Assembly and 46th ITA General Assembly.