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Dear colleagues,

We cordially invite you to the STUVA Conference 2019! At this "family meeting of the tunnel industry" you will meet more than 3,000 other top-class experts. And a total of 65 lectures will give you the opportunity to obtain precise information about the latest developments and to open your own eyes.

At the same time, separate lecture series will be offered on tunnel construction and tunnel operation. At the same time, around 200 exhibitors will be presenting the STUVA-Expo on an area of 7,000 m², creating a varied trade fair landscape that offers an impressive insight into the innovative strength of our tunnel industry. Another highlight of the STUVA conference will certainly be the festive evening: because a well-maintained network is one of the most important success factors in the profession and lives from the informal exchange of ideas and experience among colleagues.

The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) and the German Committee for Underground Construction (DAUB) have once again expressed their confidence in us this year through their ideal sponsorship. 

Join us at the world's largest industry get-together! We are convinced that the STUVA Conference will again give you many positive new impulses.

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

Dr.-Ing. Roland Leucker
Managing Director

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Numerous visitors and exhibitors have been regular guests at the STUVA conferences for many years. A well thought-out organisation and customer-oriented processes in the registration and implementation phase ensure a high level of satisfaction for our guests and partners at STUVA-Expo.

When will you be there?

For over 50 years, the STUVA Conference has been one of the most important forums for the entire field of underground construction. With more than 3,000 professionals from more than 20 countries, it is one of the world's leading and largest events in the tunnel sector. The STUVA conference takes place at the end of November/beginning of December in odd years and is a fixed date in the calendar of tunnel experts. The venue is Frankfurt am Main in 2019.


The lectures are bilingual throughout (simultaneous translation German/English) and will take place on 26 and 27 November. Parallel to the lecture series "Tunnel Construction" you will hear lectures on "Tunnel Operation" in a separate hall.


  • Current developments in underground construction
  • Major international projects
  • Safety in the construction of tunnels
  • Planning, construction, preservation, redevelopment, research
  • Mechanical advance/construction method in difficult ground conditions
  • Sustainability, energy generation and energy use
  • Economic efficiency, contract design, financing

Tunnel operation

  • New guidelines and regulations
  • Safety equipment, innovative safety concepts, retrofitting, modernisation
  • risk management
  • Tunnel management, tunnel control technology
  • Behaviour of road users
  • Lighting and escape guidance systems
  • Fire protection, fire detection

Exhibition STUVA-Expo

Parallel to the two lecture events, an accompanying trade exhibition will take place on 26 and 27 November. More than 200 domestic and foreign companies will present their products and services in the fields of civil engineering, tunnel construction and tunnel operation. If you would also like to participate as an exhibitor, please request further information material or get an initial overview at first.

Technical visits

On 28 November, conference participants are invited to visit interesting construction sites and traffic facilities in Frankfurt.


The STUVA Prize 2019 for outstanding innovations in the field of underground construction will be awarded at the opening of the lecture event.


The conference programme will be available at the beginning of July 2019. The online registration will be activated in April. Take the opportunity to talk to high-calibre experts, update your knowledge and meet those responsible from the fields of construction, operation, planning, authorities, manufacturers, suppliers, business and research.

We look forward to meeting you!

STUVA-Conference 2017

With almost 3,500 participants, exhibitors and visitors, the STUVA Conference 2017 in Stuttgart once again recorded record attendance.With almost 3,500 participants, exhibitors and visitors, the STUVA Conference 2017 in Stuttgart once again recorded record attendance.
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With almost 3,500 participants, exhibitors and visitors, the STUVA Conference 2017 in Stuttgart once again recorded record attendance.