AFTES Congress2017 in Paris

The French Tunnelling and Underground Space Association AFTES (L’Association Français des Tunnels et de l’Espace Souterrain) held its international congress from November 13 to 16, 2017 in the Palais des Congrés close to the Arc de Triomphe in the centre of Paris. Staged every three years in conjunction with the ITA, it bore the motto: “The Underground Space, our Wealth”.

“We’re delighted to be able to welcome more than 4000 visitors to the French Tunnelling and Underground Space Association’s 15th International Congress” is how Phillippe Millard, the chairman of the Organising Committee (Fig. 1), put it when opening the Congress accompanied by an Exhibition at the Palais de Congrés. The participants included a not inconsiderable proportion of leading lights on the international tunnelling scene represented by 511 delegates and visitors from 56 countries including ITA president Tarcisio Celestino (Fig. 2).

Extensive Programme

The French organisers certainly did...

Find out more in the current Issue. Order now.

Related articles:

01/2019 ITA COSUF ¤ ITA COSUF

The COSUF Award 2019 is open to Candidates

The Committee on Operational Safety of Underground Facilities (COSUF) of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) aims at improving and promoting safety and security...

more
05/2015 Event

2015 STUVA Conference: The international Forum for Tunnels and Infrastructure

The STUVA Conference, the international forum for tunnels and infrastructure, has really become a must on the agenda of committed tunnellers and tunnel operators. The next STUVA Conference will be...

more
04/2015 ITA

Karl Fridolf is the COSUF Award Winner 2015

One of the highlights of the workshop “Aging Tunnels – Safety in Operation and during Refurbishment” and the annual ITA COSUF meeting in Dubrovnik (Croatia) has been the presentation of the winner...

more
05/2012 Azerbaijan

International Tunnel Congress in Baku

From 10th to 11th September 2012 the Azerbaijan Tunnelling Association (AzTA) invites to join the Baku International Congress “Tunnelling and Underground Infrastructure in Urban Areas” in...

more
07/2015 Event

2015 STUVA Conference in Dortmund from December 1–3

The 2015 STUVA Conference will be held in Dortmund from December 1 to 3, 2015 – the international forum for tunnels and infrastructure. For the first time, this year will feature a parallel series of...

more