ExpoTunnel, Underground Technologies and Major Works Exhibition 3rd edition

ExpoTunnel, the exhibition dedicated to the tunnelling field in Italy, takes place on October 19- 21 at the Bologna Fair district. ExpoTunnel is now part of SAIE Building and Construction Platform, the great platform with the largest display of Italian building technologies and equipment for the building site, which will brings in Italy almost 90.000 professionals coming from all over the world. Among the Platform, ExpoTunnel represents the infrastructures and the underground technologies.

ExpoTunnel gives voice to the Italian and international engineering, thanks to the participation of companies and professionals well known abroad for their projects and their innovative research. The Board of Promoters of ExpoTunnel is composed by the leading companies of the tunnelling field: Anas, Astaldi, BASF, Bekaert-Maccaferri, CGT/CAT, C.M.C. Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti, Geodata, Geotunnel, Ghella, Herrenknecht, UTT Mapei, Milano Serravalle Milano Tangenziali, P.M. & E., R.F.I. Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, Rocksoil, Salini Impregilo, Seli Overseas, Società Italiana Gallerie, Spea Engineering, Trevi.

The important partner of the exhibition is SIG- Italian Tunnelling Society, Italian member of ITA- International Tunnelling Association, the world federation representing the tunneling industry. During ExpoTunnel, the Italian Tunnelling Society will handle the conference “Challenges to realize underground major works: designing, construction and managing”, that takes place on October 20 – 21, 2016 and it is focused on the challenge of tunnelling projects: a two-day conference dedicated to tunnelling experts.

Gotthard: a connection for Europe” is the other important conference taking place during ExpoTunnel. It will be the focus event dedicated to the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel. The international conference takes place on October 20, 2016 in the morning and it is connected to the exhibition area in ExpoTunnel. It is organized with the valuable scientific and institutional collaboration of the CERTeT – Bocconi University of Economics and the Embassy of Switzerland in Italy. The conference is coordinated by professor Lanfranco Senn, scientific responsible of CERTeT, Bocconi University of Economics. Among the speakers there will be also European TNT Corridors experts, representatives from the Embassy of Switzerland and from the Swiss Confederation, Italian and foreign companies who worked in the construction of this major work. The conference will focus on the new international multimodal corridor Italy-Switzerland. It is gaining a huge relevance as it represents an important step in the construction and major works industry, and in the increasing competition in the Italian transport system, from railway to road transport for people and goods, from high-speed trains to ports and airports. It is a link from North-West Italian ports of Liguria to the North of Europe (GenovaRotterdam TNT Corridor).

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