Welcome to Norway! It is our pleasure to invite you to Bergen for the World Tunnel Congress 9.-16. June 2017.
Norway is well known for the mountains, steep valleys and beautiful fjords. The same landscape that has rendered Norway a magnet to adventurous tourists, has produced a tunneling community of global standing.
The Northern Lights, Midnight Sun, stunning fjords, snow-capped peaks, world-class seafood and painted timber houses. There are many reasons why people are drawn to Norway. Some may even hope to see polar bears walking the streets and may be disappointed to learn that the bears only live on Svalbard, not the mainland.
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The arrangements will take place in the conference centre Edvard Grieg Hall in the City of Bergen on the west coast of Norway. The centre, named after Edvard Grieg, the Norwegian composer [* 15. June 1843 – †4. September 1907 lived his entire life in Bergen. The centre was opened 1978, since that time home of the 250 year old Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. This will be a very compact arrangement, where all lessons, general assembly, exhibition, lunch and dinner are all at the Grieg Hall congress centre. Since it’s also located in the city centre of Bergen, it is in walking distance to all of the hotels.
“Surface challenges – underground solutions” is more than a slogan; for ITA-AITES and its members it is a challenge and commitment to contribute to sustainable development. The challenges are numerous and the availability of space for necessary infrastructure ends up being the key to good solutions. The underground is at present only marginally utilized. The potential for extended and improved utilization is enormous.