49th World Tunnel Congress 2023 Opening Ceremony
Athens welcomed more than 2000 delegates and journalists from all over the world for the World Tunnel Congress 2023 (WTC2023), the largest international technical conference ever organized in our country.
In a particularly enthusiastic atmosphere, the opening ceremony took place on Monday, May 15, in which the Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis, and the General Secretary of Infrastructure, Maria-Elli Gerardi, addressed a greeting.
Exploitation of underground space is the answer to the demands of our times such as sustainable development, climate change, and environmental protection. More than 120 sponsors and exhibitors at the conference are presenting all the technological developments as grandiose projects are now planned at greater depths and under even more difficult conditions.
The global community embraced the Greek organization, and its success proves how many important things can be achieved with multiple benefits for the entire country.
The high scientific and professional background of the members of the Greek Tunneling Society who formed the organizing committee, the know-how of CONVIN S.A. (PCO), with its long experience in organizing international conferences, and the support of the This is Athens – Convention & Visitors Bureau contributed to the promotion of the work of the technical sector, and to Greece as a pole of attraction for major events and business travel.