It is our pleasure to inform you that the Greek Tunnelling Society is organizing the 2nd Eastern European Tunnelling Conference in Athens on September 28 – October 1 2014 (EETC2014, Athens).
The Eastern European Tunnelling Conference is abiennial regional traveling conference. It aims to promote the sharing of knowledge, experience, skills, ideas and achievements in the design, financing and contracting, construction, operation and maintenance of tunnels and other underground facilities among the countries of Eastern Europe, on an organized basis and with agreed aims. EETC2014 aims mainly to bring together colleagues from Eastern Europe but people from the rest of the world are also welcome.
The theme of EETC2014 Athens is:
“Tunnelling in a Challenging Environment”
Making tunnelling business in difficult times
The construction of underground projects is becoming increasingly demanding as new challenges are emerging in every aspect and sector of this multidisciplinary and multifarious business. Further to the usual geological, geotechnical, structural and operational challenges, we are now facing a difficult business and financial environment, which requires the deployment of even more intelligent and effective tools and solutions.
I really do hope that the EETC2014 Athens will contribute and further facilitate the growth of the tunnelling business and will be a forum for scientific and professional collaboration.
The venue city is Athens the capital of Greece, a modern vibrant city with great appeal and charm, which offers numerous sites of interest and cultural opportunities. Being one of the most attractive, hospitable, safe and affordable cities in Europe, Athens is an ideal place for the conference as well as relaxation. Late September is probably the best season to visit Athens. While there are not too many tourists, the climate is warm enough for enjoying outdoors activities and of course the nearby beaches.
We aim at a very warm welcome in EETC2014 and look forward to seeing you in Athens.
President of the Greek Tunnelling Society