Tunnels are vital links in any transportation network. Short closing periods - for maintenance or repairs - always generate nuisance. Long closing periods - for renovations - as a matter of course lead to severe congestions. For too long, the tunnel community has accepted this nuisance and chaos as a natural side effect of tunnel operations. This is no longer acceptable!

The Beyond A Tunnel Vision conference will challenge old paradigms and move beyond our current, rather narrow tunnel vision on the management and maintenance of these critical infrastructural assets.

Is zero-congestion maintenance a utopia? Are just-in-time and first-time-right interventions idle dreams? Is moving from silo-thinking to co-creating really that hard in our industry? Why can’t we turn renovation challenges into value creators? Imagine we could disrupt the way tunnels are perceived: from annoying and unsafe pipes to vital and energy-neutral infrastructure with a clear, positive impact on people’s lives!

We expect over 250 representatives of the European infrastructure community will 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.

The organising committee looks forward to meeting all tunnel-related experts at this unique conference. 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 niche industry, and you can be part of it!

This conference is organised with the support of The Government of the Brussels-Capital Region.

Would you like to attend this conference? We’re still connecting all of the dots. Book your early-bird seat by filling out the application form.We will contact you with more details about the programme as we move forward. The common language will be English.

Do you want to share your views & best practices? You can contribute by taking the stage. We are looking for enthusiastic speakers that have valuable knowledge or amazing experiences to share with our network. Fill out the speaker form before August 24th 11 AM.

Are you a start-up, connected to tunnels? We want to give start-up companies the opportunity to exhibit their product or services for free. Simply tell us a little bit more about yourself in the start-up form.We will hand-pick 10 innovators for a free booth at the conference.




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