5th Urban Underground Space and Tunnelling Asia Summit 2018
12 November 2013 - 14 November 2013
Manila, Phillippines

Our Speakers

  • Benoit LatapieBenoit Latapie
    Technical Manager – Ground Engineering,
    Atkins, UAE
  • John EndicottJohn Endicott
    AECOM , Hong Kong
  • YC LamYC Lam
    Technical Director,
    CH2M, Hong Kong
  • Steven Kai Hung LaiSteven Kai Hung Lai
    Director of Infrastructure – China Region,
    WSP, Hong Kong
  • Nick OsborneNick Osborne
    Geotechnical & Tunnels Director,
    Mott MacDonald, Singapore
  • Angelos IndelicatioAngelos Indelicatio
    Senior Engineering Geologist,
    Dragages, Hong Kong
  • Yitan LuYitan Lu
    Senior Geotechnical Engineer,
    Mott MacDonald, Singapore
  • Sivaram ThirumoorthySivaram Thirumoorthy
    Senior Geotechnical Engineer,
    Beca, New Zealand
  • Filippos ManolasFilippos Manolas
    Tunnel Engineer,
    Asia Tunnelling & Construction Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Jason KimJason Kim
    Senior Managing Director,
    Kunhwa Engineering & Consulting Co Ltd, Korea
  • Fauzan Reza MaulanaFauzan Reza Maulana
    Civil Engineer,
    Royal HaskoningDHV, Indonesia
  • Jitendra MaswaniJitendra Maswani
    Tunnel Design Engineer,
    Geoconsult, India
  • Herwan Mohd SallehHerwan Mohd Salleh
    Construction Manager,
    Penta Ocean Construction Company, Singapore
  • Jeremy BarberJeremy Barber
    Principal Geotechnical Engineer & Director,
    JB Squared Consulting, Germany
  • Kian Lam LockKian Lam Lock
    Regional Account Engineer,
    AIG, Singapore
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Asia’s Leading Urban Underground Space & Tunneling Asia Summit will return to Singapore in 2018!

One of the biggest challenges Asia face is the design of sustainable underground space and the exploration of how tunneling can help address the problems of urban sprawl, traffic congestion and pollution that have threatened the prospects of biodiversity, livability and general well-being of the inhabitants. Underground space in Asian countries is an important potential resource, where effective utilization of urban underground space can perfect the urban comprehensive function.

The growing need for underground space in urban areas as an alternative to surface alignments, for space under existing surface structures, has increased the frequency of underground construction in highly urbanized areas. Asian governments are searching and exploring new underground space functions for secured and protected public assets as well as exploring the option of re-invention and optimization of underground space functions in urban areas. 

Because of the above reasons, it is particularly important that people involved in the design and development of underground space should work together and exchange their experiences as a means to promote the development and use of more underground facilities. In addition, technological development aimed at facilitating more risk-free underground construction must be pursued. 

Following the success of our past annual urban underground space and tunnelling events, Equip Global ’s 5th Urban Underground Space & Tunnelling Asia Summit will continues its journey in Asia’s Underground City – Singapore! This is why you must not miss golden opportunities to be at this year’s conference as we will be bringing together high profile decision makers such as government authorities/ ministries / project developers and urban underground space and tunneling industry leaders around the world to provide a unique insight into the complexity and challenges of underground infrastructure & tunneling in urban areas, discover potential opportunities in designing underground space for more live-able sustainable & people centric spaces, focus on non-tunneling aspects, managing groundwater inflows and micro-tunneling as well as issues relevant to the design and construction of underground works.

In addition, whether your focus is on TBM driven tunnels, drill & blast tunnels, shallow tunnel or micro-tunneling, you should be at this event to hear and meet speakers from all over the world to listen to their practical strategies or solutions from the case studies to allow you to stay ahead of competition

What Makes Urban Underground Space & Tunneling Asia Summit 2018 A Must Attend Event

  • A Proven Track Record of Quality Equip Global’ s Urban Underground Space & Tunneling Summit Series has a proven history of bringing together the best of the underground space & tunneling industry in the business to tackle the issues that matter now. The format of the summit in some ways is just as important as the content. Urban Underground Space & Tunneling Asia Summit will be bringing together the best of the underground space industry to discuss and share the latest practical solution of the industry.
  • Recipe for Success Hear Urban Underground Space & Tunneling Project Developers & Stakeholders share their experiences and practical solutions in engineering and construction of underground space and developing strategic approaches in dealing with the planning, construction, and resilience issues associated with underground space.
  • Interactive Discussions Join exclusive panel discussions featuring Underground Space & Tunneling Project Directors in exploring on the effective and strategic plan to optimizing the existing space to design future business model and to unlock revenue streams.
  • Eye-opening Presentations Gain strategic insights from over 20+ industry experts on overcoming major challenges in urban underground space development and tunneling construction, energy-saving and environment protection approaches, geo-physics issues, innovative technologies in underground excavation, sustainable facilities management, safety building management, underground space maintenance, upgrade, and management and etc. 
  • In-depth Workshops & Site Tour Attend the 4 Expert-Led Pre-Summit Workshops & Post-Summit Site Tours to grasp the nuts and bolts in designing, planning, engineering, maintenance and construction of urban underground space & tunneling. Elevate your Summit Experience to the Next New Level!

5 Key Benefits of Attending Urban Underground Space & Tunnelling Asia Summit 2018

  • Find out Upcoming Underground Project Updates from Government Representatives across Asia on what are their future plans for land use in creating a sustainable Asia and discuss future project collaboration.
  • Identify the best solutions or method practices for your underground space & tunnelling project – Gain new perspectives from incidents/case studies that can reinforce your project management and Identifying specific design challenges in the urban environment and how they can be overcome.
  • Hear from 20+ renowned underground space & tunneling experts with profound experience globally to learn from distinguished experts on overcoming key tunneling & underground construction challenges, effectively phase/plan your projects, and gauging technical and operational aspects that shape the tunneling and underground industry.
  • Get Real-Life Insight and Tactics from your Peers Hear key trends, winning strategies, and effective solutions in design, planning, engineering, and construction of underground space and tunneling projects.
  • Extensive Networking Experience – Meet up with not just underground space & tunnelling industry leader but also high-profile decision makers from the government authorities and project owners within Asia and globally to broaden your business network and discuss the future underground space development plans! 

Who Will You Meet At Urban Underground Space & Tunneling Asia Summit

This event is tailor-made for top decision makers, Heads, Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers, Senior Executives, Engineers & Technical Specialists of the following divisions:

  • Engineering and Construction
  • Geotechnical Developers
  • Pipeline Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Facilities Management
  • Ground Engineering
  • Tunnel Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Architects
  • Designers
  • Utilities
  • Piling
  • Infrastructure
  • Projects (Underground Space/Tunneling)

From the following industries but not limited to:

  • Local Government, Government Departments, Agencies & Authorities:

               - Government – Federal, State & Local Councils
               - Ministry and/or Department of Works and Transportation
               - Urban Development
               - Construction
               - Land Transport/ Transport Authorities/ Rail Operators
               - PPP Units/ Economic Planning Units
               - Policy Makers

  • Engineers, Consultants, Project Managers and Contractors involved in:

               - Engineering & Construction Firms
               - Construction
               - Building Materials
               - Structural
               - Mechanical
               - Electrical
               - Geotechnical

  • Technical Specialists:

               - Drill & Blast Supervisors
               - Technical Superintendent/Managers
               - Maintenance Managers
               - Health & Safety
               - Air Conditioning
               - Fire & Security
               - Project Managers
               - Technical Service Managers
               - Rock Engineer/Specialists
               - Geotechnical Specialists
               - Operations
               - Maintenance
               - Reliability and Asset Management

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A detailed conference agenda is still under development. If you wish to hear about a specific topic or from a specific speaker, please provide your feedback to: enquiry@equip-global.com


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