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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.

11 – 12 May 2022 | Aerial UTS Function Centre, Sydney + Virtually delivered

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Join tunnelling leaders, engineers, and experts to share best practice ideas in all things tunnelling!


In an era of unprecedented high level of industrial activities within Australasia, as well as the strong pipeline of upcoming projects we are pleased to announce that the 17th Australian Tunnelling Conference will be held on 11 – 12 May 2022 at the Aerial UTS Function Centre in 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 projects – Australia & International
  • Project financing, contracting and tunnel commissioning
  • Geotechnical investigations, excavation and TBM management
  • Standards in tunnel construction including improvements in Fire, safety and ventilation
  • Design and planning & innovative construction
  • Environmental Assessment, Stakeholder Engagement, and Community Impact
  • Latest technology showcase
  • Overcoming challenges – workforce resourcing and training


Howard Smith

Director, Elizabeth line, Transport for London

Daniel Powrie

Project Director, Sydney Metro West

Tim Brown

Construction Director, Western Harbour Tunnel

Paolo Cucino

Chief Executive Officer at SYSTRA SWS Italy

Kerryn Wilson

Associate Director – Asset Management and Materials, AECOM

Andy Thompson

Senior Vice President, Tunnels Practice Design Manager, Mott MacDonald

Mark Trim

Principal, Tunnelling Practice Lead, McMillen Jacobs Associates, Sydney

Nick Longley

Partner, HFW Australia

Cr Ryan Murphy

Chair, Public & Active Transport Committee, Brisbane City Council

Martin Rauer

Regional Manager, China Railway Engineering Equipment (Australia) Pty Ltd

Dr Karin Bäppler

Head of Business Development and Geotechnics & Consulting, Herrenknecht AG

Mustafa Toker

Chief Digital Solutions Architect, Yunex Traffic – Singapore

Dr Sean Sweeney

CEO, City Rail Link Ltd

Dr David Oliveira

Discipline Lead - Tunnels , Jacobs TYPSA Design Joint Venture

Keryn Pauley

Senior Human Factors Advisor, Acmena

Ben Rouvray

Principal Engineer, Pells Sullivan Meynink

Stacey Vorwerk

Chartered Professional Engineer (Civil), Department of Transport

Geoff Charlesworth

Senior Technical Director – Ground Engineering and Tunneling, AECOM

Adrian Callus

Associate Geotechnical Engineer, Arup

Helen Williams

Executive General Manager Transport, SYSTRA ANZ

Phil Clark

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

Evan Smith

National Sustainability Lead, Holcim Australia

Kirsty Bauer

Senior Associate Sustainability Consultant, SMEC

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

The 17th 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

Please note that this event will incorporate a digital attendance component to enable speakers and attendees who are not permitted to travel the opportunity to attend still virtually.

To see what is on offer please contact:

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
T: 02 9080 4334


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

11 - 12 May 2022

Aerial UTS Function Centre + Virtually delivered
UTS Building 10, Level 7, 235 Jones Street
Ultimo, NSW 2007
Tel: 02 9514 1632


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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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