With Crossrail, Bond Street, Victoria Station Upgrade, and the Lee Tunnel completed, the Northern Line, Bank Station, and the Thames Tideway Tunnel under construction, HS2 Phase 1 contracts awarded, and Crossrail 2, Silvertown, Lower Thames Crossing, and Bakerloo Line Extensions and LU Station Upgrades all ramping up, London is unquestionably the tunnelling capital of Europe. Add to that further afield the ambitious York Potash Tunnel, the Trans-Pennine Tunnel, Shieldhall, Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Tunnels, and the recently confirmed A303 Stonehenge Tunnel, and you can see why the industry focus is firmly set on the UK. To this end the tunnelling and underground space community will converge once again at the prestigious QE11 Conference Centre in the heart of London for BTS 2018 in October.
This British Tunnelling Society “BTS 2018” event combines the high-profile two-day conference with the UK’s largest tunnelling and underground space exhibition.
Industry professionals can expect to see world-class suppliers from all corners of the globe, and experience the very latest in tunnelling technology, including equipment, processes, ancillary services, and technical support.
The BTS 2018 Conference and Exhibition will be the biggest tunnelling industry gathering in the UK. On 9th – 10th October 2018, the QE11 Conference Centre, London … is the place to be!
The single track of invited speakers will address the conference delegates, starting at 9am on Tuesday 9th October and concluding at 3pm on Wednesday 10th October. The monthly BTS meeting will take place by hugely popular demand at the QEII Conference Centre on Tuesday 9th (not Thursday as normal) from 6pm. The exhibition will run concurrently with the conference over the two days. Free pre-registered visitors can also attend the exhibition.
SESSION AND THEMES
The conference programme is being put together as we speak. Tunnelling Journal is working with the BTS Conference Committee to finalise the programme and speakers will be invited to present.