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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
Dear Colleagues,

the next STUVA conference, the International Forum on Tunnels and Infrastructure, is scheduled for 24-26 November 2021 at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre. 

In the meantime, there are more concrete indications about the vaccination and testing activities to be expected this year and the resulting positive perspectives.

Nevertheless, even at this point in time (mid-April 2021) it is not yet possible to make a final decision on holding a STUVA conference and the STUVA expo in the familiar and proven form. As the "family reunion of the tunnel industry", both the STUVA conference and the STUVA expo are characterised by the personal encounters, the mutual exchange and the shared experience. A purely digital version of the event is therefore not planned.

Intensive discussions with some of our exhibitors have shown us that the majority, and especially the cost-intensive part, of the measures demanded to hold a successful trade fair require a lead time of approx. 3-4 months. Therefore, it is not necessary to make a decision on the realisation of the STUVA conference and the STUVA expo already today. The STUVA Board therefore decided at its last meeting to continue with the planning.

Taking into account the current political requirements and the developing vaccination situation, a decision on the organisation of the STUVA Conference and STUVA Expo should be taken, if possible, at the beginning of July 2021; at the latest, however, the final decision on the organisation or cancellation will be taken at the beginning of August. We will announce the result here.

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 lecture series 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. Nothing has changed in this respect to date. So join us in looking forward to exciting specialist lectures and innovative products at the accompanying STUVA Expo. Team up with STUVA to 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

Listen to voices that experienced the STUVA conference in the video!

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. For the first time Karlsruhe is host of the STUVA Conference in 2021.

Lectures

The lectures are bilingual throughout (simultaneous translation German/English) and will take place on 24 and 25 November. Parallel to the lecture series "Tunnel Construction" you will hear lectures on "Tunnel Operation/Planning" 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 / planning

  • 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 24 and 25 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 26 November, conference participants are invited to visit interesting construction sites and traffic facilities in Karlsruhe and its surroundings.

STUVA Prize

The STUVA Prize 2021 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 2021. Due to Corona, the start of the registration phase will be a little later than usual and will begin at the beginning of July 2021. 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, Frankfurt a.M.

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