2020 Vision:

Innovating the
next 50 years

A message from the ATS2020 Organising Committee

The Australasian Tunnelling Conference (ATS2020), our premier industry event, will be held in Melbourne on the 29th November – 2nd December 2020 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC). The ATS2020 Committee would like to remind everyone that we are actively working to make ATS2020 a fantastic event and one that the industry can be proud of. The foundation of this success will come from our supporters, sponsors and exhibitors, as well as the presenters and attendees. It will be a busy 3 days, plus tours, and if you are spending extra time seeing what Melbourne and Victoria has to offer, then we hope you have a wonderful time.

In a reflection of the very healthy state of tunnelling market in this region, our technical program paper submissions were nearly 4 times oversubscribed. This has seen the committee undertake a detailed assessment process to reduce the numbers down to fit into our 3 day event and to provide a diverse range of high quality presentations across all aspects of our industry. This process means that many deserving abstract submissions will not be accepted for formal presentation as part of the program.

We are providing increased exhibition space from previous conferences and that gives us an opportunity for posters and/or screens to be exhibited for some of those authors who didn’t quite make it. This is a valuable way of communicating and can offer more opportunities to discuss with the author the contents and stimulate an exchange of ideas.  We thank everyone who submitted an abstract and if you were one of the many who were not accepted for formal presentation we thank you for your understanding of our need to reduce the numbers.

Having the additional exhibition area also provides an unprecedented opportunity for our specialist suppliers, subcontractors, manufacturers and consultants to present the latest industry innovations and meaningfully engage with the broader tunnelling community including our clients all in one place making ATS 2020 exceptional value and a do not miss event on the tunnelling calendar.

We look forward to seeing you from 29th November to 2 December 2020 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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ATS2020
Technical Program

ATS2020
Technical Program

The ATS2020 Technical program is shaping up to be a mix of high-quality presentations in-line with our conference theme ‘2020 Vision: Innovating the next 50 years’.

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ATS2020
Exhibition

ATS2020
Exhibition

Integral to the technical conference are a series of social and networking events, as well as the industry exhibition. In a shift from previous Australasian Tunnelling Conferences ...

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Keynote Speakers

The Hon. Gladys
Berejiklian MP

Premier of New South Wales

Prof. Robert Galler

Professor for Geotechnics and Underground Constructions University of Leoben, Austria

Tim Reardon

Secretary of Transport NSW Government

Dr. Karin Bäppler

Head of Business Development and Geotechnics & Consulting Traffic Tunnelling Group Herrenknecht AG, Germany

Angela Fiumara

Executive Director Stakeholder and Community Engagement Roads and Maritime

Alexandre Gome

Vice President International Tunnelling Association

ATS2020 Technical Streams

  • Innovative Construction
  • Future Proofing through Project Development and Delivery
  • Environmental assessment, stakeholder engagement and community impact and placemaking
  • Major Projects – Case Studies
  • Challenges for Ground Support and Permanent Lining
  • World Best Practice in Health, Safety, Risk, Training and Education
  • Growth of Digital Engineering, Instrumentation and Tunnel Data Systems
  • Improvements in Tunnel Ventilation and Fire Life Safety
  • Sustainable Tunnel Operations, Maintenance and Rehabilitation
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