WTC technical programme and exhibition 02 May 2013
TunnelTalk reporting
A programme with a different and innovative format awaits delegates at the WTC2013 World Tunnel Congress when they convene in Geneva, Switzerland from Monday to Friday, 3 to 7 June. Compiled by the organising committee of the Swiss Tunnelling Society, as host of the event, there will be three sessions that explore in particular the Swiss tunnelling experience. These include the planning, design, construction, fit-out and operation of two long baseline railway tunnels through the Alps under the Lötschberg and St Gotthard passes. Other sessions that will explore specific topics of interest, include
• the planning, design and delivery of more resilient and sustainable cities, convened by the ITA Committee on Underground Space (ITACUS);
• safety issues associated with complex underground multipurpose facilities, organised by COSUF, the ITA Committee on Operational Safety of Underground Facilities;
• an innovation forum held by ITA-TECH, the Association's Committee on Technical Developments. The Committee's group on lining and waterproofing will also hold a demonstration seminar at the Hagerbach Test Gallery in Sargans on Friday 31 May; and
• ITA-CET, the ITA Committee on Education and Training, will conduct its usual two-day training course, a fixture in the WTC programmes that attracts a high number of participants.
Technical programme for the week-long WTC2013 event
Technical programme for the week-long WTC2013 event

Technical programme for the week-long WTC2013 event

The technical tours offer much of interest for visiting delegates, the highlight being a two-day visit to the Gotthard baseline railway tunnel. Now in its finishing and fitting-out phases, the opportunity of being in the underground spaces of this world class project will be a marvel to experience first-hand. There are also day visits organised to projects closer to Geneva, to the Nant de Drance hydro scheme; the Sierre Tunnel on the international Paris-Geneva-Milan railway line; the A16 Transjurane highway; and a tour of two major construction sites of Geneva's new underground mass transit system, CEVA.
At the near sold-out exhibition, more than 100 exhibitors will be represented at stands and booths on the four floors of the venue. Allocation of stands and booths is yet to be finalised. In the meantime TunnelTalk publishes the layout of the exhibition floors (Figs 1-4) and the full list of confirmed exhibitors. Once allocated, we will publish our Exhibition Preview and company stand locator to help delegates navigate the exhibition and connect with companies of particular interest.

Layout of the CICG venue and its floors for exhibition space

  • Room Overview Floor 0

    Room Overview Floor 0

  • Room Overview Floor 1

    Room Overview Floor 1

  • Room Overview Floor 2

    Room Overview Floor 2

  • Room Overview Floor 3

    Room Overview Floor 3

  • Location of lower floor Exhibitor booths

    Location of lower floor exhibitor booths

  • Location of upper floor exhibitor booths

    Location of upper floor exhibitor booths

List of confirmed exhibitors at the WTC2013 event

Company Name
ACO Passavant AG
AFTES Plant Equipment Branch
AGIR Aggregat AG
ARGE Transtec Gotthard
Altamira Information/Subterra
Amberg Group
Arcadis Geotechnika a.s.
Armaspez GmbH
Astra BAV
Atlas Copco Schweiz AG
BG Ingénieurs Conseils SA
Basler & Hofmann AG
Becker Mining America
Bochumer Eisenhütte Heintzmann
Brokk AB
CBT Brazilian Tunnelling Committee
CSC Impresa Costruzione SA
Caterpillar Tunneling Canada
Consorzio Condotte Cossi, Lugano
DMT GmbH & Co. KG
DSI Dywidag-Systems International
Denka Chemicals GmbH
Dextra Group
Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
Dätwyler Sealing Technologies
Dörken AG
EUROCONSULT Nuevas Technologias
Edy Toscano AG
Ein Shemer Rubber Industries Ltd
Elkuch Bator AG
FOGTEC Brandschutz
Company Name
Fermacell GmbH
Ferroflex AG
FiReP Rebar AG
Fischer Rista AG
Geodata S.p.A., Torino
Geodata Austria
Geokon Inc.
GermanBelt Systems
Giertsen Tunnel AS
Gruner AG
H-Bau Technik GmbH
HBI Haerter Consulting Engineers
HIC Corporation
Halfen GmbH
Herco Kühltechnik
Hilti (Schweiz) AG
Holcim (Schweiz) AG
IUB Ingenieur-Unternehmung AG
Implenia AG
InfraTunnel SA
InnoTrans 2014
Jordahl GmbH
Jura-Cement-Fabriken AG
Kiener + Wittlin AG
Liebherr-France SAS
Lombardi SA
MATRICS Consult Ltd.
Maccaferri S.p.A.
Mauerhofer & Zuber
MineARC Systems
Company Name
Minova MAI GmbH
NFM Technologies
NV Bekaert SA
Normet International Ltd.
Pavemetrics Systems inc.
Pini Associati Ingegneri
Promat AG
Pöyry Infra AG
RBL-REI France
Rascor International AG
Rocksoil S.p.A.
Ruwa Drahtschweisswerk AG
S.E.L.I. SpA
SFS unimarket AG
SPS Consulting
Schauenburg Group
Sika (Schweiz) AG
Solexperts AG
Stirling Lloyd Polychem Ltd.
Schweizerischer Baumeisterverband
T.R.E. srl Tele-Rilevamento Europa
TAC Corporation
Terratec, Tasmania Australia
The Norwegian Tunnelling Society NFF
SIREG The Robbins Company
Trelleborg Ridderkerk BV
Vik Ørsta AS
Woertz Handels AG
swiss IT-Factory AG
WTC2013 website hotlinks
WTC2013 'Underground - the way to the future
Technical tours
Switzerland rolls out the WTC red carpet - TunnelTalk, April 2013

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