Dear colleagues,


Do you sometimes have the impression that the constantly increasing deadline stress often leaves little time in your daily affairs to make new contacts or refresh old contacts, to see beyond your own nose or be open for new ideas? In order to offer assistance, we invite you to the STUVA Conference! At this "family get-together of tunnellers", you can meet more than 1,800 other high-grade experts, and the altogether 65 talks will provide you with an opportunity to inform yourself according to your precise objectives about the latest developments and develop your own views.


After the great success of the STUVA Conference in 2015, separate series of talks will be offered again this year on Tunnelling and Tunnel Operation. In parallel to the talks, a wideranging exhibition landscape, the STUVA-Expo, will be set up with about 180 exhibitors offering an impressive insight into the innovation power of our tunnel industry. One highlight of the STUVA Conference is certainly the Festive Evening, because a well-
developed network is one of the most important success factors in the profession and thrives on an unstressed exchange of thoughts and experience among colleagues.


The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) and the German Tunnelling Committee (DAUB) have this year once again shown their confidence in us by acting as the ideal supporters, and we thank them sincerely for this strong support, which marks the STUVA Conference as an exceptional event.


Take part in the largest meeting of the industry worldwide! We are convinced that the STUVA Conference will once again provide you with many positive new impulses.

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Ziegler
Chairman of the Board

Dr.-Ing. Roland Leucker
Managing Director