European Conference – Bluepoint Brussels – 27 November 2018

The organizing committee hopes to meet all European tunnel-related experts at this unique one-day conference.
We expect over 250 representatives of the European infrastructure community to debate, during this one-day conference, on how to define and implement a groundbreaking approach for the management and renovation of underground infrastructure. By integrating the combined knowledge of owner-operators, tunnel managers, consultants, contractors and suppliers, we are bound to find new ideas and initiatives originating from a shared mission.

Our tunnels need you!

Now is the time to agree on a shared vision, and to kick-start a comprehensive process of co-creation. Let’s face it, we all know we need to welcome the 4th industrial revolution in our nice industry, and you can be part of it!

Program Beyond a tunnel vision
Main Speakers

Karin de Haas, Manager Tunnel Programme at COB (NL) and chairwoman of the day:
“Let’s look beyond a tunnel vision”
9h25 – 9h30

Pascal Smet, Brussels Minister of Mobility and Public Works
9h30 – 9h50

Steve Philips, Secretary-General at CEDR and co-chairman of the conference:
“The European perspective on a tunnel vision”
9h50 – 10h10

Jan Van Steirteghem, Director Engineering at BESIX:
“No risk, no fun, a market perspective on the power of co-creation”
10h10 – 10h30

Ans Rietstra, Director Projects at ProRail:
"ProRail states: The Netherlands should think more from a European perspective"
13h30 – 13h50

Tom Roelants, Flemish Administrator-General for Mobility and Public Works:
"It’s a challenge, but not impossible"
13h50 - 14h10

Subsessions planned throughout the day around six central themes

- Asset management
- Best practices
- Future perspective
- Digitalisation
- Bridge between project and asset management
- Smart solutions

Attend the conference!

This conference is organised with the support of the The Government of the Brussels-Capital Region.
The organising committee has a broad basis: ABTUS-BVOTS, COB, IE-net, KIVI-TTOW, KPT, AWV/TOV and Brussels Mobility.


BluePoint Brussels

80 Bd. A. Reyers, 1030 Brussels


Tunneltechniek en Ondergrondse Werken


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