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The 19th Australian Tunnelling Conference

The Australian Tunnelling Conference provides an excellent forum for tunnelling engineers and industry experts to share best practice in tunnelling design, construction and maintenance.

14-15 May 2024 | UTS Aerial Function Centre, Sydney

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In an era of unprecedented high levels of underground construction and a strong pipeline of upcoming projects we are pleased to announce that the 19th Australian Tunnelling Conference will be held on the 14-15 May at the UTS Aerial Function Centre, Sydney.

With a comprehensive, two-day agenda, the Conference will overview current and future tunnelling projects, discuss the latest industry developments and hear from those at the forefront of the most recent Australasian and global tunnelling projects.

This leading industry gathering will bring together tunnelling leaders, engineers, and industry experts to share best practice ideas in tunnelling design, construction, safety, and maintenance.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Industry outlook & future-proofing
  • Updates and case studies on current and future Australia & International projects
  • Project financing, contracting and commissioning
  • Sustainable development – embracing the era of low-carbon, intelligent technology and construction
  • Geotechnical investigations, excavation and TBM management
  • Standards in tunnel construction including improvements in fire, safety and ventilation
  • Design, planning & innovative construction
  • Technology showcases featuring the latest in intelligent construction
  • Overcoming challenges & embracing change– Cost over runs, workforce resourcing, training and diversity


Nick Chittenden

Global Market Manager Tunnelling & Mining, Sika

David Och

Technical Director - Geology (Tunnels), WSP

Stefan Hanke

Package Director Tunnels & Civils, Suburban Rail Loop Authority

Karin Baeppler

Head of Business Development and Presales, Herrenknecht AG

Remo Grandori

Manager of Plant & Equipment Design Division, Webuild

Linran Hao

Technical Lead, CREG Australia

Arjun Raja Shivasami

Principal Engineer (Global ECP Practice Lead) – Tunnels, Mott MacDonald

Tai Luong

Project Director (Tunnels, Stations & Development), Cross River Rail Delivery Authority

Paul Thomas

Director D&C, Central Package, North East Link Program

Alex Gomes

Chief Technical Principal Tunnels and Underground works, SMEC

Clay Adams

Technical Sales Manager, Blick

Phil Clark

Director Tunnel Structures, Transport for NSW; Chairperson, NSW Chapter, Australian Tunnelling Society

Nigel Casey

Associate Director Engineering (Fire Safety Engineering), Sydney Metro

Edmund, Ang

Associate Director – Strategic Engineering, AECOM

Strath Clarke

Principal Tunnel Designer, PSM

Ken Muir

Technical Director, Spark Project Co, North East Link Tunnels

Precious Jere

Head of Tunnelling & Mining, Sika Australia

David Oliveira

Technical Director, Tunnelling, Aurecon

Bjørn-Evert van Eck Rasmussen

Sales Executive Manager, Mammoet Australia Pty Ltd

Dr Asal Bidarmaghz

Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering and Energy Geotechnics, UNSW, Sydney

Vern Lee

Project Manager, Love Reinforcing

Dylan Clarke

Principal Associate, Systra Bamser

Quinn Kenny

Principal Consultant Tunnels, Systra Bamser

Jay Lee

Executive Director, GS Engineering & Construction

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

The 19th Australian Tunnelling Conference, brings together key industry leaders from across Australia and Internationally.

There are many opportunities for networking including social events such as networking drinks, lunches and refreshment breaks making this not just a conference… but an all encompassing industry “experience”.

Event sponsorship or exhibiting will allow your organisation to:

  • Build relationships with potential and existing clients
  • Generate leads from a high-level, targeted audience
  • Close sales in a more personal manner than via phone
  • Demonstrate your product in person
  • Network with the industry
  • Build brand awareness

To see what is on offer please contact:

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
T: 02 9080 4334

Event Code Of Conduct

We want everyone who comes to our events to have a great experience. This code explains our expectations and rules, which includes general good practice behaviour, and how to report anything witnessed or experienced that goes against them. Read our Event Code of Conduct here.


Our Commitment to Sustainability

In Australia, we are committed to running our events in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Across Informa Connect we are focusing on the short and long-term sustainability impacts we have on customers and colleagues alongside the communities we work in.

We recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognising that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.

To read more on our latest sustainability reports and Faster Forward initiatives – click here.

when & where

14 - 15 May 2024

UTS Aerial Function Centre, Sydney
Building 10, Level 7/235 Jones St,
Ultimo NSW 2007

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Still have a question?

General Information & Registration
Customer Service
+61 2 9080 4307

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
Megan Rogulski
+61 2 9080 4334

Speaking Enquiries
Alex Bennet
Conference Manager

Marketing & Media Enquiries
Chris Shorthouse
+61 415 047 287

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