AFTES, the French Tunnelling and Underground Space Association, is organising its 15th International Congress, to be held from 13 to 16 November 2O17.
The congress with the general theme of «The value is underground » (L’espace souterrain, notre richesse), will highlight the latent value of underground space as a means of developing our living spaces, especially if urban planning harnesses it to establish a symbiosis between ground-level and underground. It will also focus on the abundance of, and the necessity of interweaving know-how and disciplines that are crucial to providing those spaces with a sustainable life.
This topic will be explored over the first three days, in conferences focusing on the optimisation of projects and innovation as from their design phase and through to their construction and equipment with the aim of optimising the operation of actual underground structures and the services and companies they accommodate. The fourth day will be dedicated to underground urban development and the architecture of subsurface structures.
For the first three days, emphasis will also be placed on an exhibition reserved for professionals, bringing together all the players in the field, including project owners, developers, contractors, engineers, architects, urban planners, academics, builders, suppliers and operators. Local government representatives will play an active part in this event, against the backdrop of the launch of Grand Paris worksites which will be visited. Strong delegations from outside France are also expected, especially with the holding of the 2O17 Tunneling Awards ceremony during the Congress.
AFTES invites you to take part in this congress and to keep up-to-date with information released about this event, including notably details of its programme and logistics, on the AFTES website. You are invited to back this event as a sponsor or partner for the duration of the Congress in order to promote and showcase your activities.
We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues at this Congress which is your event.