Start / News / STUVA-Tagung 2019 in Frankfurt am Main

STUVA Conference 2019 in Frankfurt am Main

Since 1963, STUVA e. V. has organized the traditional three-day STUVA conference every two years on all topics and aspects of tunnel construction and operation. The "International Forum for Tunnels and Infrastructure" is thus not only one of the oldest events in the industry, but has also developed strongly over the decades and, with a steadily growing number of participants and an ever larger accompanying trade exhibition, has become one of the world's most important and best-attended meeting places for underground construction. This year the conference will take place from 26 to 28 November 2019 on the exhibition grounds of the Main metropolis Frankfurt.

There are many good reasons for attending the STUVA conference: For example, the STUVA-Expo trade exhibition accompanying the conference with around 200 exhibiting companies on 7,000 square metres or the large festive evening on the first day as well as the construction site and company tours on the third day. All this together will certainly offer one thing again in 2019: the very special STUVA conference experience. Probably nowhere else can industry contacts be made in such a pleasant and effective way as at the "Tunnel Industry Family Reunion".

Call for Papers to STUVA Members

The "Call for Papers" was already sent to STUVA members at the beginning of December 2018. One focus of the lectures this year will of course be the construction measures in the host city Frankfurt am Main. After all, the Hessian metropolis is in the process of giving itself a new face with its "new old town" DomRömer, the Europaviertel and the numerous traffic infrastructure measures and is therefore one of the German cities with the most lively construction activity. This year, too, the circle of speakers is basically limited to STUVA members. But even this reduced group of people will again receive more interesting and qualified topic proposals than would fit into the conference programme with the best will in the world, so that a selection has to be made by the scientific programme advisory board. So let's look forward to a full programme of lectures together! The lectures will again cover the entire spectrum of underground construction: For the two lecture series Tunnel Construction and Tunnel Operation: Current developments in underground construction, major international projects, exploration, planning, construction, new guidelines and regulations, safety concepts, safety equipment, retrofitting, modernization, risk management, tunnel management, research, machine driving, construction methods in difficult subsoil, sustainability, energy generation and use, economic efficiency, contract design, financing, tunnel control technology, road users' behaviour, lighting and escape control systems, fire protection. 

Young Forum

Since 2010, young talents from the tunnel industry have had the opportunity in the "Young Forum" not only to speak to the numerous experts at the plenum of the STUVA conference, but also to win the attractive STUVA Young Talent Award. The award ceremony will take place as part of the festive evening event.  What is new this year is that the STUVA Young Talent Initiative YEP, which was founded at the STUVA Conference 2017, was completely included in the application process.

Previous prize winners: 
2010 Dr. Jan-Niklas Franzius 
2011 Dr.-Ing. Anna-Lena Hammer 
2013 Mag.(FH) Susanne Fehleisen 
2015 Dipl.-Ing. Nina Wassmann  

STUVA-Expo 2019 - Register now!

Parallel to the two lecture events, an accompanying trade exhibition will take place on 26 and 27 November. Domestic and foreign companies will have the opportunity to present their products and services in the field of civil engineering and tunnel construction as well as tunnel operation to specific target groups. At the STUVA conference you will find an expert audience with an extremely high density of decision-makers. More than 200 international companies are expected to present their products and services in the fields of "machinery and equipment", "materials and accessories", "planning and consulting", "execution" and "tunnel operation" in the right light on approx. 7,000 m² of exhibition space. Take the opportunity to present your company in the best possible way! Would you like to be there? Then contact us directly or use the website for a comprehensive overview!

STUVA price

On the occasion of the conference in Frankfurt, STUVA awards the STUVA Prize 2019 for remarkable innovations in the field of underground construction. Every two years since 1996, outstanding personal achievements or extraordinary overall projects in the fields of planning, construction, operation, safety issues, environmental protection, theory or marketing have been honoured.

Previous winners:

  • 1996 Ltd. Construction Director Rolf Bielecki
  • 1999 Dipl.-Ing. Claus Becker
  • 2001 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Brameshuber
  • 2003 Project NEAT, Switzerland
  • 2005 Dr.-Ing.E.h. Martin Herrenknecht
  • 2007 Project Betouweroute, Netherlands
  • 2009 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Heinz Duddeck
  • 2011 Project Citybanan, Stockholm
  • 2013 Baurat h.c. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont. Georg-Michael Vavrovsky
  • 2015 Project Wehrhahn Line Düsseldorf
  • 2017 Deutsche Bahn AG

The STUVA asks for suitable proposals for a worthy winner of the year 2019!  

Extrabon: Hypermotion 2019

At the same time as the STUVA Conference, Hypermotion 2019 will take place at the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre. The event, which has been taking place for the third time since 2017, sees itself as a three-day networking event on the future of mobility. Here, everything revolves around the necessary traffic turnaround and an intelligent networking of transport and logistics. What exactly awaits you at Hypermotion can be read in the following report from last year's successful event.  

Conference fees 

Early bird until 30.09.2019(1)Regular from 01.10.2019
STUVA members(2) 410 Euro 460 Euro
Non-Members 510 Euro 560 Euro
Students(3) 50 Euro 50 Euro
Evening party (incl. Food and drinks, incl. 19% VAT) 75 Euro 75 Euro

(1) Receipt of registration by STUVA; for on-site registration we charge a surcharge of € 30,-- on the normal rate. 
(2) Employees of companies/institutions that are members of STUVA. 
(3) Copy of student ID card must be presented. The collective agreement for members is only granted to employees of STUVA member companies. In the event of unjustified use, a corresponding additional claim will be made. Member companies that register more than 15 participants will be granted an additional discount of 10% on the conference fee from the 16th participant onwards. Representatives of the trade press can be granted free admission to the lecture events and the trade exhibition on request and upon presentation of their press card (one person per publisher).

Contact for participants and pressContact for exhibitors
Dipl.-Stefanie Posch
Studiengesellschaft für Tunnel
und Verkehrsanlagen e. V. - STUVA
Mathias-Brüggen-Str. 41 D-50827 Köln/Cologne

Phone: +49 (221) 5 97 95-0

Heiko Heiden
deltacom projektmanagement GmbH
Gertigstr. 59 D-22303 Hamburg

Phone: +49 (40) 35 72 32-0

A large number of exciting lectures await the conference participants also in Frankfurt (Photo: STUVA Conference 2017 in Stuttgart)
Full stands and many technical discussions - the STUVA-Expo is a strong driving force for exhibitors and trade visitors alike.
The Deutsche Bahn AG was awarded the STUVA prize in 2017 for its innovations and decades of overall performance in tunnel construction.