The annual World Tunnel Congress 2024 (WTC2024) will be held from April 19-25th, 2024 in the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Centre, China. Exhibitor registration is now in its final stages so click the link and register: https://wtc2024.cn/Sponsorship.html
Registration for congress participants is also now open, so register and enjoy 30% off early-bird discount. Click the following link and register: https://wtc2024.cn/Sponsorship.html
WTC2024 is being held by the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association and Association Internationale des Tunnels et de Lespace Souterrain (ITA-AITES) and organized by the China Civil Engineering Society (CCES). WTC has been successfully held 49 times and is the largest and most authoritative industrial annual event held by ITA.
Coinciding the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the ITA, WTC2024 will attract more than 3000 expert representatives from 79 member countries. This congress features the theme “Tunnelling For a Better Life” and focuses on the sustainable development and energy conservation of tunnel engineering and the application of low-carbon and intelligent construction technologies.
This congress has planned 89 sessions. The conferences will focus on the following main topics.
|1. Planning||8. Waterproofing and Drainage||15. Occupational Health and Safety|
|2. Surveying||9. Geological Prediction and Geophysical Prospecting||16. New materials|
|3. Design||10. Instrumentation and Monitoring/Testing and Inspection||17. Digital and Information Technology|
|4. Ground Stability||11. Ventilation and Aerodynamics||18. Immersed/Floating Tunnels|
|5. Support and Lining||12. Maintenance and Repair||19. Shafts|
|6. Conventional Tunnelling||13. Operational Safety||20. Underground Caverns/Underground Space Use|
|7. Mechanized Tunneling (TBM, shield)||14. Tunnel Renovation and Upgrading||21. Contractual Practices and Risk Management|
The congress, which will last seven days, will consist of an opening ceremony, 89 sessions of meetings, seven technical visits, six themed gala dinners, one industrial exhibition and the global paper submission showcase. More than a thousand authors have submitted their papers and reviews are in progress. Currently, nearly 200 leading experts in the industry from more than 40 countries have participated in the organization, operation and academic input into WTC.
The exhibition covers the entire industry chain of tunnelling and underground engineering. This congress has an exhibition area of 20000㎡, a record high. By the end of October, 2023, the participation of more than 100 leading global companies has been confirmed.