WTC is the #1 Conference supporting Tunneling
Attended by more than 2,500 tunneling professionals, ITA-AITES WTC has become the top attended tunneling conference in the world.
The International Tunneling and Underground Space Association (ITA) is the leading international organization promoting the use of tunnels and underground space through knowledge sharing and application of technology. ITA represents all aspects of tunnel and underground space planning, design and construction. Since its formation in 1974, ITA has encouraged the use of the subsurface and has promoted advances in planning, design, construction, maintenance and safety of tunnels and underground space. Currently, over 70 Member Nations and hundreds of Corporate and Individual Affiliate Members are members of ITA.
Each year, ITA holds its General Assembly meeting and, at the same time, holds the World Tunnel Congress (WTC) in a different Member Nation around the world. WTC is the foremost international conference on tunneling and underground space where participants gather and share information to improve their industry. In 2016, the WTC will be held in San Francisco hosted by the Underground Construction Association (UCA).
WTC 2016 is unique in that it will be held in lieu of the UCA’s biennial North American Tunneling Conference. The advantage of this is that the resources, talents and participants of the NAT will now be found at the WTC in San Francisco.
WTC is renowned for bringing the best and the brightest in the tunneling industry together.
Sessions & Speakers
The WTC conference assembles some of the most intelligent tunneling professionals to encourage industry learning and growth.
A contributing factor to WTC success is the expansive international reach and influence across the market.
WTC is an excellent opportunity to showcase innovative tunneling technology, tunneling practices, and contracting methods.
Leading international tunneling companies exhibit at WTC, bringing the latest in technology and innovations.
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WTC is the leading conference for international collaboration and growth in the tunneling industry. The international nature of the conference and its plethera of exhibitors make it one of the top performing conferences in the industry. Here are some of the reasons why you can't afford to miss WTC 2016:
Growth and Success
Help ensure the future growth and success of your career and organization by attending the “can’t miss” tunneling event of the year.
Immerse yourself in six jam-packed days of 600+ Technical Sessions on the latest tunneling topics, including Sequential Excavation Methods (SEM/NATM/SCL), Seismic Design & Performance, Urban Planning & Development, and Safety in Design & Construction.
All Encompassing Experience
Get more bang for your buck - this is the preferred international tunneling event that offers an extensive schedule of technical sessions, courses, functions, activities, and more.
Gain exclusive access to the brightest minds in the tunneling industry. Our impressive lineup of speakers will inspire you.
Network, Network, Network
Network with thousands of your peers at our opening night reception, luncheons, networking events and refreshment breaks. Don’t forget your business cards!
Take a deep dive into advanced subjects by attending technical sessions.
Connect with others in your field while getting a taste of San Francisco during our popular networking lunches, activities and site visits.
Technologies & Innovation
Check out the latest products and most advanced solutions on the market in our Exhibition Hall.
Improve Your Team
Share your newfound knowledge with your co-workers and management when you get back.
Immediately put to use all of the fresh ideas and strategies you’ve learned - and positively affect your bottom line.
Become part of an Industry United by exhibiting at WTC 2016. Find the perfect exhibit space to showcase your brand and create stronger customer connections.
Reaching your target audience on an international level has never been easier. WTC is the leading conference for international collaboration and growth in the tunneling industry. We invite your company to join us, connect with industry thought leaders, and increase your company's visibility.
OVER 138,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space with more than 300 booths to choose from.
ACCESS to over 2,500 motivated and engaged attendees.
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The UCA Division of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (UCA of SME) is dedicated to provide the best professional products available to the industry through T&UC (Tunneling & Underground Construction) magazine, the George A. Fox Conference, the North American Tunneling conference, and the North American Tunnel Demand Forecast. Additionally, members will have complete access to all SME products, services and events including the RETC, Mining Engineering magazine, SME short courses and topical conferences, more than 100 other publications and proceedings, web and career services, and much more. The SME and UCA members provide critical industry and technical knowledge as well as premier educational and professional development opportunities for industry practitioners across the globe.
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) whose more than 15,000 membership represents all professionals serving the minerals industry in more than 100 countries. SME members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the worldwide mining and underground construction community through information exchange and professional development. SME's staff is located in Englewood, Colorado.