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Dear Sir or Madam,
Ladies and gentlemen,

the next STUVA conference, the international forum for tunnels and infrastructure, will take place from 24 to 26 November 2021 at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre. 

You will wonder whether the STUVA conference can take place at all against the background of the corona pandemic. At the moment it is unfortunately impossible to make a reliable statement about what to expect at the time of the event. We have therefore decided to start planning the STUVA conference (and the STUVA Expo) 2021 in Karlsruhe in the same way as in previous years. An analysis and assessment of the current situation will be carried out in spring 2021 to determine whether the event can be held in November.

The STUVA conference is one of the most important forums for the whole underground sector. With most recently more than 3,800 experts from over 20 countries, it is one of the world's leading and largest events in the tunnel sector and brings together the entire value chain of the tunnel industry for professional exchange. The traditional festive evening on the first day of the STUVA conference has become one of the absolute highlights of the event in recent years. You too can meet with your business partners in a pleasant atmosphere.

The lectures are bilingual throughout (simultaneous translation German/English) and will be held on 24 and 25 November. Parallel to the series of lectures on "Tunnel Construction", lectures on "Tunnel Operation/Planning" will be presented in a separate hall.

STUVA conferences help to sharpen the view on the future of our industry anew. This has not changed until today. You can therefore look forward with us to exciting specialist presentations and innovative products at the accompanying STUVA Expo. Together with STUVA, shape the mobility of the future - ecologically sensible and humane! We cordially invite you to join us!

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.

Lectures

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.

Tunnelling

  • 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 www.stuva-expo.de first.

Technical visits

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

STUVA Prize

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

Registration

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 2019

Frankurt Trade Fair was hosting the STUVA Conference from November 26 to 28, 2019
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Frankurt Trade Fair was hosting the STUVA Conference from November 26 to 28, 2019