Welcoming Message

Organising Chairman WTC 2020

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) warmly welcomes you to the ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress (WTC) 2020 and 46th General Assembly in Malaysia which will be held from 15th - 21st May 2020 at the prominent Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

With the theme “Innovation and Sustainable Underground Serving Global Connectivity”, WTC 2020 will indeed be the world’s leading tunnelling event that will explore the latest innovations, trends and advances in all areas of tunnelling, i.e. from tunnel project development to both design and construction, as well as to tunnel service life cycle strategies, in a sustainable manner.

WTC 2020 will feature multiple technical paper presentations, along with tunnelling training courses, poster presentations, the ITA-AITES General Assembly, technical visits to ongoing tunnelling projects in Malaysia, and interesting exhibitions and shows by companies from all over the world presenting their latest tunnelling solutions, innovations and technologies. Along with plenteous opportunities for networking, delegates will have many occasions to learn and share new and exciting developments, and socialise with colleagues and leading experts from all over the world and at the same time conclude successful commercial deals.

We invite you to experience our warm Malaysian hospitality and enjoy the multitude of entertainment, cultural, culinary and leisure activities offered in one of the world’s most vibrant and value for money shopping destination. You can always find the most updated information on www.wtc2020.my.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kuala Lumpur.

Best Wishes & Regards,

Ir. Dr Teik Aun Ooi
Organising Chairman, WTC 2020

 

IEM President

My heartiest congratulations to The Institution of Engineers Malaysia for bringing to Malaysia the ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress (WTC 2020) and 46th General Assembly which will be held from 15th -21st May 2020 at KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.

This prestigious congress will see the convergence of renowned speakers and delegates from around the world to our shores and will serve as a platform for knowledge exchange on the latest innovations, trends and advances in all areas of tunnelling, from tunnel project planning, design, construction and tunnel service life strategies, and how these can support sustainability and connectivity.

With the theme “Innovation and Sustainable Underground Serving Global Connectivity”, WTC 2020 will indeed be the world’s leading tunnelling event. By identifying the challenges in sustainable tunnelling, we will be able to fully understand where we are now and how we can use the right engineering technologies to create opportunities upon which to build the future. Thus, I truly believe that the respective invaluable experiences and insights by the speakers and delegates will add to the enrichment of the engineering fraternity.

Besides taking advantage of the networking and learning opportunities during the congress, I hope the speakers and delegates will take this opportunity to experience the many facets of our country. We are proud of our rich cultural heritage, our million-year-old rainforests, beautiful islands and modern cities. We have a great wwealth of culture, cuisine, festivals and exciting events all year round, offering you an exciting time in Malaysia.

On behalf of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia, I welcome you to Malaysia for a successful congress and may all of you have a pleasant stay in Malaysia.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kuala Lumpur.

Warmest Regards,

Ir. Dr Yean Chin Tan
IEM President

 


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