STUVA Conference and STUVA Expo close with record result
From 5 to 7 December 2017, the International Forum for Tunnels and Infrastructure of STUVA took place on the grounds of the Stuttgart Messe. The result of these three days is something to be proud of, as the sheer numbers alone are impressive and set several new records for the STUVA Conference and STUVA Expo: more than 1,900 conference participants and 202 exhibiting companies from the tunnel industry on around 7,000 m² exhibitions space as well as nearly 700 registered trade visitors made Conference and Expo the world's largest tunnel event.
Once again, a broad spectrum on the topic of tunneling with all its facets and the latest developments was presented as well as exciting projects at home and abroad. However, the Tunneling segment, which has been offered for the second time, once again met with great interest and confirmed the path that has been taken to ensure that this extension remains an integral part of STUVA Conference. This lecture series included topics such as the modern operation of subways and light rail vehicles, the intelligent energetic use of tunnels, refurbishment and, not least, operational and personal safety.
The evaluation of the exhibitor survey shows that both exhibitors and visitors were very satisfied with the STUVA Conference and STUVA Expo. The exhibitor companies stated that they had met a top-qualified, international specialist audience with a high number of decision-makers and above all that they had closed many new interesting contacts. In return, around 82% of the surveyed trade visitors stated that they had an influence on purchasing and procurement decisions. Already on site, 90% of all surveyed exhibitors announced that they will be exhibiting again at STUVA-Expo 2019, which takes place in Frankfurt am Main in November 2019.