About the Congress

About the congress

TUNNEL AND UNDERGROUND CITIES: ENGINEERING AND INNOVATION MEET ARCHEOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE AND ART.

The conference will offer the traditional topics on design and construction of underground works, focusing on tunnellingengineering and innovation.  In addition, to combine some unusual topics suggested by the Neapolitans, which are true Italian trademarks, such as history (Archeology), design (Architecture) and genius & creativity (Art).

The Neapolitan area is the cradle of underground works, that date back to the Roman period, while at the same time, an innovative and future-oriented city. Therefore, WTC delegates will enjoy  visiting the tunnelling history from the Roman period, to the newest award winning metro station. Moreover, thanks to its morphologic structure, its long experience in building tunnels, and underground works dating back to 5,000 years ago, Italy is able to offer a wide variety of examples forming the Triple “A” : Archaeology, Architecture and Art.  Technical visits will include a visit to the longest underground railway in the world:

  • NAPLES:  Borbonic Tunnel, Greek-Roman Aqueduct, the underground ruins of the Roman Theatre
  • ROME: Line C – the ‘Archeological’ Metro
  • BRENNER:  Brenner Base Tunnel

Last but not least, WTC 2019 Naples will be an opportunity to organize special educational sessions.  A number of WTC sessions will be broadcasted to universities and cultural associations, expanding the audience that can benefit from the knowledge shared by international experts.

Even the social program will be an opportunity to experience the archaeological sites of this beautiful setting.

Register to Attend WTC 2019

Don't miss this annual tunnelling industry event where you have the chance to share experiences and identify mutual opportunities for growth in an industry increasingly critical to all nations.