With Crossrail and the Lee Tunnel completed, and the Thames Tideway Tunnel, HS2, Silvertown, The Lower Thames Crossing, and Gallions Reach Tunnels, and Bakerloo Line Extensions and LU Station Upgrades all ramping up or already in construction, London is unquestionably still the tunnelling capital of Europe. Add to that further afield the ambitious Trans-Pennine Tunnel, Hinckley Point C Nuclear Power Tunnels, Stonehenge Tunnel, and various power tunnels in planning, and you can see why the industry focus is firmly set on the UK. To this end the tunnelling and excavation community will converge once again at the prestigious QE11 Conference Centre in the heart of London in October 2024.

This British Tunnelling Society “BTS 2024” 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 2024 Conference and Exhibition will be the biggest tunnelling industry gathering in the UK. October 8th – 9th, 2024, the QEII Conference Centre, London … is the place to be!


The single track of invited speakers will address the conference delegates, starting at 9am on Tuesday 8th October and concluding at 4pm on Wednesday 9th October 2024. The exhibition will run concurrently with the conference over the two days. Free pre-registered visitors can also attend the exhibition.


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.