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APPLICATION TO HOST​

ITA-AITES ITA-AITES WTC (World Tunnel Congress) 2019 and General Assembly London, United Kingdom 3 - 9 May 2019


CONTENTS

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Contents Executive Summary 

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Compliance with ITA Requirements SECTION 1

Proposed City Location 

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SECTION 2

International Convention Centre at ExCeL London 

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SECTION 3

Accommodation 

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SECTION 4

Organising Structure 

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SECTION 5

Required Information 

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1. Congress Theme 

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2. Draft Programme With Dates 

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3. Tunnelling & Underground Space Use Activities In The UK 

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a. Tunnelling activities in the past 5 years 

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b. Tunnelling Projects Planned For The Coming Ten Years - 2015 to 2025 

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4. Projected Fees 

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5. Draft Budget ITA-AITES In London 2019 

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6. Confirmation of Venue and Hotel Availability 

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7. Confirmation of Compliance with ITA Statutes and By-laws 

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8. How The WTC Will Impact Local, National And Regional Markets And How This Aligns To ITA Strategy 

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Annexe - Additional Information: SECTION A

Technical Tours, Tunnelling Projects & Engineering Attractions 

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SECTION B

Social & Networking Programme 

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SECTION C

Partner Programme 

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SECTION D

Post Congress Tours 

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SECTION E

London A Wealth Of Attractions 

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SECTION F

Travel Accessibility & Transport 

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SECTION G

Integrating Technology 

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SECTION H

Support Endorsements 

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Executive Summary The British Tunnelling Society believes that 2019 offers an opportune time to host the World Tunnel Congress and ITA General Assembly in London. This is supported by a wealth of underground construction and tunnelling works being undertaken in the UK and the facilities available to host an event of the highest calibre. The British Tunnelling Society (BTS) has been working hard to put together a proposal that will ensure that it meets all of the necessary ITA criteria and that will leave a legacy, not only for the UK, but also for all of the attendees and in particular the representatives of the Member Nations. Our aim, is to host a WTC2019 event in London that is fully inclusive and provides an opportunity for all Member Nations to participate. This will be helped by the ease of direct flight connections from nearly all Member Nations to London. We also want to deliver an event that is befitting of the world’s premier tunnel congress and feel that we have the location and the expertise within our organisational structure to do this. Of course this cannot be organised on our own and we will be looking to obtain support from the ITA-AITES family and for assistance in directing the form of the event to make it a huge success. We hope you enjoy reading our proposal and to making our presentation at the General Assembly (GA) in San Francisco to highlight the key reasons why we feel London is the right place at the right time to host the WTC in 2019. We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco in April 2016.

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Location The selection process for the location and venue for the UK bid to host the General Assembly and WTC in 2019 has been extensive. We have reviewed the experience of past WTC events and have looked at what we could learn from those to enable us to offer the ITA-AITES and the international tunnelling and underground space engineering community the best option for the GA and the WTC and its accompanying exhibition for 2019. Our offering for the candidature for 2019 is, we believe, compelling and fully aligned with the aims and objectives of a highly successful international congress. London has been chosen over regional locations such as Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester or Liverpool, as it is one of the best connected cities of the world. Direct flights from all corners of the globe and international rail connections from Europe offer the best opportunity for delegations from all Member Nations to attend with most delegates travelling on a direct flight. London is also a favoured tourist capital of the world which adds to its attraction for hosting international conferences. We will provide the delegates and accompanying partners with a package that offers a different experience of London with planned events


Executive Summary

that are not generally available to tourists. These would include social events at the Tate Modern Art Gallery on the South Bank of the River Thames, at the famous Tower of London fortress and at the Institution of Civil Engineers, which will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2018 and is recognised worldwide as a spiritual home of modern era underground infrastructure engineering and construction.

Venue We have chosen the International Convention Centre (ICC) at the expansive ExCel exhibition and conference centre in London Docklands on the north bank of the River Thames for our event. This provides an opportunity to discover the fastest growing area of London with proximity to the financial district at Canary Wharf, the unique Oâ‚‚ events centre, and the maritime and world heritage treasures of Royal Greenwich, all of which are connected easily by various forms of public transport including trains, light rail, cable cars and river bus services. The ICC at ExCel offers a fully integrated conference and exhibition space that is all under one roof with no need for any additional temporary structures. The conference and exhibition area is fully integrated in the ICC building making transition between conference sessions, meeting rooms, and the exhibition hall fast, easy and straightforward. There is a village feel to the docklands venue with more than 40 bars and restaurants and more than 1,900 hotel rooms on campus offering sufficient 2* to 5* accommodation for all delegates - yet it remains within easy reach of central London attractions.

Transport There are five international airports in the London region offering direct flights to all corners of the globe. These include the London City Airport which is immediately adjacent to the conference venue and providing direct flights from most European major cities. With the opening of Crossrail in 2018, the venue will be only 40 minutes on a high-speed rail journey from Heathrow Airport. Connectivity to Central London from the venue in 2019 will be approximately 10 minutes on Crossrail services, travelling from the ExCel Crossrail Station at Custom House. What better way to travel to the event than using Crossrail, which is currently one of the largest construction projects in Europe and runs in 21km of twin tube bored tunnel connecting to nine new underground stations! London is making increased use of the River Thames for transportation and the clipper service is a truly exceptional way of travelling about the city and at the same time enjoying a remarkable opportunity to see the outstanding tourist attractions along the river. You will also, at the same time, be following the route of the Thames Tideway Tunnel that will be under construction during WTC2019 with several TBMs at work excavating large diameter drives beneath the course of the river from Becton, past Greenwich, under Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament!

Affordability

The proposed delegate and exhibitor fees have been compared to those for recent years and have been set at an affordable level.

History London is one of the birthplaces of the tunnelling industry with the development of the tunnel shield in the city and the first ever tunnel crossing of a river, by Brunel, in the mid-1800s and still in operation today after more than 175 years. It is now marked with the Brunel Museum at Rotherhithe. London is the home of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the headquarters of the BTS as an associated society of the ICE. As a venue it is one of the options for the ITACET training course and tours of the grand building, within footsteps of the Houses of Parliament, the historic Westminster Abbey and familiar Big Ben in Westminster, are also available.

Conference London will host a conference that has a theme to cater for all interests from technical sessions on tunnel linings, construction of major projects, development and introduction of innovations, and on procurement, financing and contracting strategies. The conference aims to take advantage of the location in the heart of the financial and insurance markets to make this available to all our Member Nation partners. The conference will be one that has something for everyone, and yet delivers exceptional quality to maintain WTC as the premier tunnelling conference each year for the international tunnelling and underground engineering community.

Technical Visits London and the southeast of the UK is one of the hot spots for the development of new underground infrastructure works in Europe. There are many projects that will be under construction in 2019 and at the time of a London WTC event. These will include the mammoth Thames Tideway CSO sewer project and Phase 1 of Britain’s High Speed 2 rail connection from London to Birmingham. Post conference technical tours to these and other underground construction projects in the region will be organised for delegates to showcase means, methods, techniques and designs in a UK setting. Of significant importance, BTS has the commitment of the client organisations of these projects, and indeed of the UK Government, that they will share their experiences on developing these undertakes with the visiting delegates. 2019 is a perfect time to host the WTC in London. We look forward to your support of our proposal.

From your colleagues, fellow engineers and members of the British Tunnelling Society

Contrary to popular belief London as the venue for WTC2019 will present an affordable destination. This begins with the extensive options for low cost transport to London and is further strengthened by every delegate or accompanying person receiving a pre-paid Oyster Card allowing free access to the Tube and London Buses permitting travel around the city. The extensive range of hotels available on and off campus permits attendees the option to select accommodation to suit any budget.

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Compliance with ITA Requirements The British Tunnelling Society(BTS) has the pleasure of addressing this application to host the General Assembly and WTC2019 in London, UK to the ITA-AITES Executive Council. The application is prepared in accordance with the By-laws of the Association. Location The location and venue being proposed by BTS is London, the UK’s capital city and international hub. The Conference venue is the International Conference Centre (ICC) at ExCeL London. ExCeL London is an international exhibition and convention centre situated in the east side of the city, an area which hosted the 2012 Olympic Games and has seen significant investment in recent years. Located on the side of the River Thames, ExCeL London enjoys open views over the river and docklands area towards the historic borough of Greenwich and close to the financial district of Canary Wharf. ExCeL London was built in 2000. Phase II saw the addition of the dedicated conference suite of the ICC open in 2010. The city and venue are used to hosting large international events ranging from academic and scientific conferences, 2012 Olympic Gymnastic Programme to The Miss World Pageant.

Room For Opening Ceremony, Open Session, Keynote And Plenary Sessions Located opposite the exhibition hall and registration area., it is the UK’s largest auditorium which offers maximum flexibilityenabling the room capacity to be configured to 2,000 people to make a more intimate environment. The auditorium has a 15m high ceiling and comes with a 6m x 12m stage, well suited to association congress needs and a 6m x 4.5m screen, which can be enlarged if required.

Conference Rooms - 3 Parallel Sessions

The dates being proposed for WTC2019 in London are Friday 3rd Thursday 9th May 2019.

The ICC at ExCeL is flexible and allows for a number of configurations to create session halls accommodating parallel conference sessions of 200 people+. The proposed session halls offer theatre set up of 350 – 420 capacity.

WTC2019 would have exclusive use of the ICC facility at ExCeL London during the Congress dates.

There are further space options available to accommodate additional parallel sessions if the programme content merits this.

London offers the maximum international accessibility to attendees, offers a wealth of technical sites to showcase and a wide range of facilities and interests for those wishing to extend their stay. The ICC at ExCeL London has been chosen as the most suitable venue, offering dedicated conference and exhibition space within the compact facility of the ICC but with the ability to expand into adjoining space if the needs of the exhibition demands. BTS believe this option best meets the needs for the ITA-Aites General Assembly and WTC2019 and this selection is final.

ITACET Training Course (Friday - Saturday)

Room For The General Assembly

Meeting Rooms WGS And Committees

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4 sections of the ICC Capital Suite 8 - 12 for the General Assembly. Adjacent to session halls that will be used for working groups and technical sessions. Flat floored space that offers maximum flexibility in terms of room set up and configuration. Approximately 30m x 30m providing an area of 914 sqm In addition, if needed, an additional 2 sections can be added to this room increasing the overall capacity Space can comfortably accommodate a combination of seating styles including horseshoe style of 80+ for voting delegates and other participants for approximately 200.

We have the option of holding the ITACET pre-congress training courses as well as ExCo and Animateurs meetings ahead of the start of WTC2019 at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) headquarters located in the heart of Westminster. Alternatively, we can use CentrEd the newly opened state-of-the-art dedicated training facility within the ExCeL campus.

There are 13 active Working Groups (WG) and 4 ITA Committees. These meetings will take place from Sunday through to Tuesday in the Capital Suites within ICC at ExCeL. There are 13 individual rooms available ranging in size from 54m2 - 190 m2 and capacity from 18 - 175 depending on the room set up selected. If required, the London Suite located on the ground floor level can provide a further 5 rooms of 50m2 - 102 m2 and capacity from 20 - 112 depending on the room set up selected. A total of 18 rooms are available.


Compliance with ITA Requirements

Exhibition Areas

(120 booths each 3m x 3m, not in hallways) Capital Hall of ICC at ExCeL offers an excellent purpose build exhibition hall of 6,518 m2, located opposite the main ICC Auditorium and Registration Area, and close to session halls. Our plan is to create a “hub” area which can accommodate over 200 exhibitors, site catering, posters and feature areas all in one location.

Press Room (>8 pax)

Organisational Matters An outline organisation chart is included illustrating the structure of the proposed Executive Organising Committee (EOC) along with profiles of committee members. We also propose creating international advisory and technical committees to ensure that there is a wider outreach of expertise and international issues are reflected within the programme.

ITA Executive Council Representative

Lounge 5 is located close to the session halls and exhibition areas but slightly separated to create a quiet working environment, Lounge 5 is 26 m2.

The Organising Committee for 2019, London, UK will be chaired by Damian McGirr who is the current UK member nation representative. If successful Damian would represent the WTC2019 UK team on the Executive Council from 2016 to 2019.

3 Office Rooms For ITA

Fees

We propose allocating the following space:

The proposed fees for delegate registrations, exhibition space rental and sponsorship packages are indicated which aims to align with average European ITA-AITES level.

(2 working rooms and 1 meeting room)

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ITA President Office Lounge 4 - 39 m2 ITA Executive Director and Staff Office Lounge 3 - 39 m2 ITA Meeting Room Lounge 1 and 2 - 156 m2

Close proximity to each other helps facilitate the ease of working during the General Assembly and WTC2019.

Technology • • •

The ICC at ExCeL offers free of charge Wi-Fi throughout the centre Work stations with internet access are sited in the ExCeL Business Centre. Further work stations will be sited within the exhibition area. We will utilise the latest state of the art technologies in the planning and delivery of WTC2019

Confirmation Of Availability Confirmation of availability is included in Section 5, sub-section 6.

Information Included In the Proposal Sections 1 – 5 detail the required information requested in support of the UK bid. The Annexe outlines additional information we hope will prove useful in support of our bid submission including: • • • • • • •

The extensive range of proposed technical tours Proposed networking events Outlined Partners’ programme The wider offerings of London London’s accessibility and travel information How we plan to ensure the latest technologies are integrated into WTC2019 Support endorsements from; UK government, the London Mayor, ICE and Industry

Accommodation There are 7 hotels located on-site at London ExCeL providing 1,900 rooms in budget to 4* deluxe categories. A full breakdown of hotels are detailed in Section 3 of this document.

Previous Organisational Experience The BTS has a current membership of more than 800 individual members and over 70 corporate members. It currently holds a biennial conference and trade exhibition. Other regularly held activities include monthly evening meetings, an annual young member’s conference. BTS regularly support other international related conferences both in the UK and overseas. BTS co-sponsored the 3rd International Conference on Shaft Design and Construction 2012. BTS host biennial Keynote Lectures, and several annual training courses and workshops in cooperation with the Institute of Civil Engineers and Warwick University.

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Proposed CIty Location

SECTION 1

PROPOSED CITY LOCATION

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CITY

LONDON A WORLD CLASS DESTINATION

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London A World Class Destination

London, a World Class Destination London’s ability to continuously reinvent itself is one of the most important reasons for its success in hosting major international events. Change is constant in London and for decades the City has been the launch pad for new ideas and trends. Why London?

World-class congress facilities

Experienced in hosting international congresses

Tunnelling a wealth of projects

Safe secure city

World-class transport system

Appealing destination

Easily accessible

Options to suit all budgets

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EVENTS

London A World Class Destination

THE MOST CONNECTED CITY ON THE PLANET More unique spaces than anywhere else in the world Five airports offering direct flights to

348 destinations1

More museums than any other city

in the world

Eurostar trains connect London to Paris in 2hrs 16 minutes and Brussels in 2hrs 1 minute 2

and over 1,000 venues to choose from

Celebrated food culture

fish &

many with free entry, including

3 of the world's top 5

CHIPS

4,5

with cuisines from 70 different countries and regions, including over 60 restaurants with Michelin stars 3

HA R RO D S World SPITALFIELDS renowned LIBERTY shopping SELFRIDGES FOR TNU M & MA SON

BOR OUG H MA RK ET

Br ick Lan e Ma rk et

Cam den Ma rke t

Ha rv ey Ni ch ol s

Co ve nt Ga rd en M ar ke

Br ix to n Vi ll ag e

from iconic department stores to vibrant outdoor markets

116,000

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UNPARALLELED ACCESS TO QUALITY THEATRE

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including Shakespeare's Globe and the legendary home of the modern stage, the West End

London has unrivalled access to expert speakers with 45 universities and colleges

BEST CITY FOR RETURN ON OBJECTIVE

1. OAG Worldwide, 2013 2. OAG Flight Guide, fDi intelligence from the Financial Times, 2013 3. Michelin, Great Britain & Ireland 2014 4. GLA World Cities Culture report, 2012 5. http://www.familyofficereview.com/enterprise/management-operations-hr/article/678/entrepreneurs-business-in-london-why-would-you7. STR Global, 2013 8. Volterra report: Why London, 2012 6. Language Capital Report by CILT 2010

VIENNA

CHICAGO

SINGAPORE

BARCELONA

PARIS

LONDON

ahead of Paris, Barcelona, Singapore, Chicago and Vienna8

HOTEL ROOMS 7

A global community with over

230

languages spoken 6

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Why London For Technical And Engineering Events? The international tunnelling community has a strong presence in London; the open market culture allows experts from around the world to participate in underground construction projects and do business. This means we have some of the world’s best design and construction practices available to showcase, particularly to young professionals. The strong pipeline of projects provides a fantastic training ground that launches young professionals into fulfilling careers on the global stage. The presence and participation of Universities and training institutions in the tunnelling industry, and a strong drive to promote students to enter the science, technolgy, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers means we have a community of engineers that actively engage in engineering conferences and seminars with the objective to share knowledge and train the younger generation. As a result London has a strong track record in hosting high quality events that are well attended and leave a legacy in the development of our young professionals. This ethos towards engineering events is supported by the presence of the Institution of Civil Engineers with its headquarters in Westminster. This is also the home of the BTS and thirteen other affiliated societies. The ICE has 80,000 members in more than 100 countries across the globe and London is also the home of many other engineering institutions that have a global influence. This means we have excellent access to speakers and a world-wide interest in the events held in the capital. Construction is one of the largest sectors of the UK economy, contributing almost £90 billion to the UK economy (or 6.7%) in value added. As the key hub of economic activity, London is at forefront of the UK market - with 282,000 employed in construction sector in London in 2015, and total construction output of £30.3bn in the capital in the last year alone. London has a strong track record in delivering some of the largest and most ambitious civil engineering, construction and tunnelling projects in Europe from Heathrow Terminal 5 to King’s Cross, the 2012 Olympics and Crossrail in recent years alone. This means London’s construction sector is equipped with an abundance of world-class companies (27% of UK companies engaged in the construction of bridges and tunnels in 2013 were based in London), expertise and skilled workers, and is home to leading industry associations including: Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), Construction Industry Council (CIC), Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA), Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Accessible London is the most accessible city in Europe. Five international airports directly connect to more than 348 international destinations. Travelling by rail is easy too thanks to fast and frequent Eurostar train links from Brussels, Paris and beyond in little over 2 hours. Crossrail opening fully in 2019, will enable visitors to travel from Heathrow in the west of the city to ExCeL in the east in only 45 minutes. There are excellent National Rail, road and metro links into and within the capital with regular and reliable links to Scotland, Wales and the north and west of England.

Affordable Thanks to a vast selection of low-cost accommodation and free world-class attractions, including all 11 national museums, you can create affordable delights on a tight budget in London. The city is at the heart of Europe’s low-cost airline network, offering budget fares to all.

A Global Business Hub London is home to booming industry clusters: centres of expertise that generate the speakers, delegates, exhibitors and media interest vital to a successful major event. More than 70% of FTSE 500 companies have a presence in the city; expertise and innovation that can be tapped into as part of the overall delegate experience. Some of the leading consultancies in the world are based in the city facilitating the opportunity to do business during WTC.

Inspirational

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Throughout 2,000 years of history, London has inspired artists, engineers, scientists, writers, philosophers and film makers. Today, London is an animated, constantly evolving city. Traditional architecture and notable landmarks such as Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament face innovative building design and 21st century attractions such as “The Gherkin” at 30 St Mary Axe, “The Shard” at London Bridge and the “London Eye”.


London A World Class Destination

The UK Government is committed to working in partnership as we work to grow this already significant ÂŁ42 billion business event sector further. Michael Hirst, OBE Chair of BVEP

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SECTION 2

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE AT EXCEL LONDON

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International Convention Centre at ExCeL London

ICC at ExCeL London The successful hosting of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games put East London firmly in the world’s spotlight. This was the primary region to host the Games and contains the Olympic Stadium, the Velodrome and numerous other Olympic venues, including ExCeL itself. As such, this area has benefitted from huge investment and has the most modern infrastructure in London. The International Convention Centre (ICC) at ExCeL London, which played a significant role during the London 2012 Olympic Games, is one of the most advanced conference facilities in the world. It benefits from accessibility, stunning but functional architecture and state-of-the-art communication facilities. These attributes, as well as first-class educational display facilities make it the perfect venue for hosting the World Tunneling Congress 2019 and General Assembly. Its layout is perfectly suited for a mixture of academic sessions, plenary, breakout and parallel. The venue has ample space for exhibitors.

The Congress is scheduled for early May 2019, which will avoid the most expensive times for travel but take full advantage of the beauty of London in the late springtime. Both international and domestic visitors are well served by the award winning London City Airport, which is located five minutes to the East of ExCeL. The airport operates 350 flights a day to 30 key destinations, including New York, Frankfurt, Paris and Madrid.

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Ramada Hotel & Suites

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Royal Victoria Car Park

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Premier Inn

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Underground Parking

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Aloft London ExCeL

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East Car Park

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Novotel London ExCeL

Other amenities

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ibis London ExCeL

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ibis STYLES London ExCeL

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Crowne Plaza London Docklands

1

VA Salon (Hair & Beauty Salon)

8

Sunborn Yacht Hotel

2

Dry Cleaners

3

Tesco Express

4

Londis (Convenience store)

5

Nisa Supermarket

Restaurants 1

18

Parking

Nakhon Thai Cocktail Bar & Thai Restaurant

2

Docklands Bar & Grill

3

Reem AI Bawadi

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The Upper Deck Bar& Restaurant

5

China Palace

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Bollywood Brasserie

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Zero Sette

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Fox@ExCeL

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Tapa Tapa

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La Barrique Wine Café

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Stresa Restaurant & Oval Bar

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Fox@Connaught

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Fede

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Boulevard Dining — Over 34 retail units

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ExCeL Location Developed specifically with the aim of creating a location in the Capital dedicated to hosting major international events, London’s Royal Docks offers everything required to host a successful event. The transformation of the area east of Tower Bridge has created an Events District offering not only the facilities at ExCeL London but also fantastic new hotels, excellent transport links and an impressive variety of social and entertainment venues. To the west of ExCeL London is Canary Wharf, the second largest financial district in Europe. Over 100,000 people work there, with offices situated alongside over 200 shops, bars and restaurants. To the south is the World Heritage Site of Maritime Greenwich, home to historic sites including the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory. Greenwich is also the location for one of Europe’s leading entertainment destinations - the iconic O2 Arena which hosts many music concerts by global artists and sporting events such as the ATP Tennis Championships.

ExCeL Campus As part of the regeneration and redevelopment of the Royal Docks of London, partly as a result from the hosting of the 2012 Olympic Games, but also as part of the capital’s continued growth and investment in infrastructure, a village environment has been created around the ExCel campus. Not only does the location house the exhibition, conference and events facilities but it is a multi-use location that is home to residential properties, hotels, bars and restaurants.

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Attractions such as the Emirates Airline cable car that crosses the Thames to link the ExCeL site and Dockland’s area with the historic suburb of Greenwich which also has much to offer in terms of nightlife and historic attractions, such as the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum, the Cutty Sark and the Old Royal Naval College. Delegates have the choice to remain close to the ExCeL Campus or venture into the centre of the City and with both options find attractions and facilities to suit all tastes and budgets.


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ExCeL Key Facts

A world class, state-of-the-art venue

100-acre waterfront campus

Over 40 on-site cafĂŠs, bars and restaurants

7 on-site hotels offering 1,600 rooms

Crossrail Dedicated station at Custom House

3 on-site DLR stations Royal Victoria, Custom House for ExCeL and Prince Regent

ExCeL Connectivity

Free WiFi throughout the venue

Business Centre

10 - 12 Workstations within the Exhibition Area

Banking Services

ExCeL Availability We are pleased to confirm that ExCeL is currently reserved on 1st option from Saturday 4th May - Wednesday 8th May 2019 to host the World Tunneling Congress 2019 and General Assembly. Pre-congress activities on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May 2019 will be held at the Institution of Civil Engineers headquarters, One Great George Street.

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WTC 2019 Venue Overview

ICC Capital Suites Working Groups Technical Sessions General Assemblies I & II Committee Meetings Level 3

Key:

Prince Regent for ICC London Access to ExCeL on Level 1

Bathroom

Business Centre - S4/N4

Car park access

Multi faith prayer room - S8

ATM

First Aid - S4/N4

ICC Capital Hall Exhibition, Catering & Networking Hub Level 0

ICC Capital Hall Foyer Registration Level 0

Custom House for ExCeL London Access to ExCeL on Level 1

WEST ENTRANCE Level 1

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International Convention Centre at ExCeL London

London Suites Working Groups Committee Meetings Level 0

EAST ENTRANCE Levels 0 & 1

ICC Capital Suite Lounge

ICC Auditorium

Level 2 Rooms ITA Business Rooms BTS Meeting Room Press Room

Opening Ceremony Technical Sessions Open Session Keynote Lectures

Level 2

Level 0

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Conference Venue In this section of the bid document we are pleased to outline the proposed space within the ICC at ExCeL which will be used for the General Assembly and WTC2019, illustrating the compactness of the facility whilst offering a high degree of flexibility to best meet the   Congress programme needs.

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Room For The General Assembly

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Room requirements (80+ on u-shape plus 200 other participants)

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The space can comfortably accommodate a combination of seating styles including horseshoe style of 80+ for voting delegates and other participants for approximately 200.

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The illustrated floor plan shows u-shape for 90 and theatre perimeter seating for 210 with translation booths, technical desks and screen incorporated.

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

 



   





 

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 



Top Table

Our proposal is to use 4 sections of the ICC Capital Suite 7, 8, 11, and 12 for the General Assembly. This is located next to session rooms that will be used for working groups and some technical sessions. This is a flat floored space that offers maximum flexibility in terms of room set up and configuration. The space is 30.90m x 29.60m providing an area of 914 m2.

       











 




Conference Venue

Room For The Opening Ceremony And Open Session

EXHIBITION HALL

Room requirements (>1,200 people) The ICC Auditorium is located directly opposite the exhibition hall and registration area. It is the UK’s largest auditorium which offers maximum flexibility enabling the room capacity to be configured to 2,000 people to make a more intimate environment. The auditorium has a 15m high ceiling and comes with a 6m x 12m stage, well suited to association congress needs and a 6m x 4.5m screen, which can be enlarged if required. When the Opening Session and Keynote Lectures are in progress there will be no other parallel sessions taking place.

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  Conference Rooms For 3 Parallel Sessions



Room requirements (>200 people in each)

       

 

The ICC at ExCeL is flexible and allows for a number of configurations to create session halls accommodating parallel conference sessions of 200 people+.

 

   



 

 

  



  

    

 



There are further space options available to accommodate additional parallel sessions if the programme content merits this.

       

 









The following rooms will be used for parallel sessions on differing congress days:

   











     









 



   















 

 

Parallel Sessions Suite Configuration  

Monday And Tuesday

Wednesday

7 + 12 - seats 420

8 + 11 - seats 420

14 + 15 + 16 - seats 418

2+3+4 - seats 356

9 + 10 - seats 350

14 + 15 + 16 - seats 418

ICC Capital Suite

ICC Capital Suite

ICC Capital Suite

ICC Capital Suite

ICC Capital Suite

ICC Capital Suite

It is also planned to use the Capital Auditorium for some of the technical sessions. Note: Halls 7, 8, 11, 12 on Wednesday will be used for the General Assembly.

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    

Conference Venue

CAPITAL SUITES

Meeting Rooms For Working Groups And Committees



           

There are 13 active Working Groups (WG) and 4 ITA Committees. These meetings will take place from Sunday through to Tuesday in the Capital Suites within ICC at ExCeL.

   



 



  



  



   

 

There are 13 individual rooms available ranging in size from 54m2 - 190 m2 and capacity from 18 - 175 depending on the room set up selected.

  

 



          

 







 

If required, the London Suite located on the ground floor level can provide a further 5 rooms of 50m2 - 102 m2 and capacity from 20 - 112 depending on the room set up selected.

  

A total of 18 rooms are available.

 









     









 



   















 

LONDON SUITES  

 



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Additional Meeting Space For administrative space for the WTC 2019 and General Assembly, we propose the use of the Capital Lounge rooms. They are conveniently accessible to the session halls and exhibition areas, yet private enough to enable quiet business activity to be carried out with minimal disturbance. Facilities • • • • • • • • •

Self-contained suite with a private entrance Executive style boardroom and chairs Intelligent glass providing privacy solutions Partition walls (Rooms 1 & 2 and 5 & 6) Wardrobe in each room Digital signage outside each room Digital screen at main entrance doors Natural daylight (Room 1 or Rooms 1 & 2 combined) 2.7 metres ceiling height

Press and Interview Room (Min 8 people) Lounge 5 - 26m2

ITA Offices And Meeting Room

Lounge 4 - 39m2

Lounge 3 - 39m2

Lounge 1 & 2 - 156m2

ITA President Office

ITA Executive Director and Staff Office

ITA Meeting Room (with private terrace)

BTS Meeting Room Lounge 6 - 26m2

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Conference Venue

Room Capacity Charts For ICC At ExCeL ICC Capital Suite - capacity chart showing maximum number of delegates in each style Level 3 - Meeting/ Syndicate

Area

Dimensions

Theatre

Classroom

*Cabaret

**Banquet

Reception

Boardroom

Room 1

62m2

12.7m x 12.7m

150

75

80

100

150

30

Room 2

2

96m

7.5m x 12.7m

88

44

48

60

88

20

Room 3

96m2

7.5m x 12.7m

88

44

48

60

88

20

Room 4

196m

15.4m x 12.7m

180

90

96

120

180

30

Room 5

54m

8.9m x 6.1m

50

24

n/a

n/a

50

18

Room 6

135m2

8.9m x 15.2m

124

62

72

80

124

30

Room 7

2

228m

15.4m x 14.8m

210

105

112

140

210

50

Room 8

229m2

15.5m x 14.8m

210

105

112

140

210

50

Room 9

2

190m

12.8m x 14.8m

175

87

96

120

175

50

Room 10

190m2

12.8m x 14.8m

175

87

96

120

175

50

Room 11

229m

15.5m x 14.8m

210

105

112

140

210

50

Room 12

228m

15.4m x 14.8m

210

105

112

140

210

50

Room 13

135m2

8.9m x 15.2m

124

62

72

80

124

30

Room 14

230m

15.5m x 14.8m

210

105

112

140

210

30

Room 15

113m2

7.6m x 14.8m

104

52

56

70

104

20

Room 16

113m

7.6m x 14.8m

104

52

56

70

104

20

Room 17

2

190m

12.8m x 14.8m

175

87

96

120

175

30

Rooms 2+3+4

388m2

30.4m x 12.7m

356

178

192

240

356

50

Room 6+13

270m

30.4m x 8.9m

248

124

144

170

248

60

Room 7-12

1,294m2

43.7m x 29.6m

1,394

594

640

800

1,394

n/a

Room 14+15+16

456m2

30.7m x 14.8m

418

209

224

280

418

50

2

2

2 2

2

2

2

* Cabaret numbers based on a max of eight per table (using 1.5m round tables) ** Banquet numbers based on a max of ten per table (using 1.5m round tables). Maximum numbers may be subject to reduction, dependent on event requirement ICC London Suite - capacity chart showing maximum number of delegates in each style Room

Area

Dimensions

Theatre

Classroom

*Cabaret

**Banquet

Reception

Boardroom

Room 1

55m2

8.4m x 6.4m

56

18

32

40

56

20

Room 2

71m

10.4m x 6.4m

60

24

32

40

60

24

Room 3

102m2

9.9m x 9.9m

112

40

48

60

112

32

Room 4

60m

11m x 5.3m

60

24

24

30

60

22

Room 5

50m

9m x 5.1m

50

16

16

20

50

20

Room 6

173m2

16.4m x 9.9m

200

72

80

100

200

n/a

2

2 2

* Cabaret numbers based on a max of eight per table ** Banquet numbers based on a max of ten per table ICC Capital Lounge Rooms - capacity chart showing maximum number of delegates in each style Room

Area

Dimensions

Theatre

Boardroom

Room 1

37m2

5.7m x 6.5m

25

12

Room 2

41m2

6.3m x 6.5m

25

12

Room 3

2

39m

6m x 6.5m

n/a

12

Room 4

39m2

6m x 6.5m

n/a

12

Room 5

36m

5.6m x 6.5m

25

12

Room 6

2

34m

5.2m x 6.5m

25

12

Room 1&2

78m2

12m x 6.5m

50

24

Room 5&6

70m

10.8m x 6.5m

50

24

2

2

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Exhibition Areas Hall requirements (a minimum of 120 booths of 3m x 3m) The ICC Capital Hall offers adaptable space with scope for impressive exhibitions, poster sessions, catering space and feature areas. The space can also be linked to the Event Halls to create a multi-level event space if required. Located opposite the ICC Auditorium and adjacent to the London Suites, the space offers:

6,518m2 hall space

30

10m high ceiling

Under floor services

All in a single area

Natural daylight

Air conditioning

Direct vehicle access into hall


Conference Venue

Outline Exhibition Floor Plan The outline split level exhibition area layout, is designed to encourage delegates back into the exhibition area outside of sessions. It aims to create a “Hub” for the event encouraging engagement and meeting the footfall needs of supporters. The layout is very flexible to enable the area to evolve as planning progresses. Included are: Facilities • • • • • •

Sites for 216 exhibitors, exceeding the minimum 120 site requirement Catering Lounge areas Poster sites Feature demonstration areas Internet Centre

By keeping all elements outside of the sessions in one location it encourages interaction and provides networking and engagement opportunities for all those participating. We are acutely aware that delegates attend World Tunneling Congresses not only to learn but to engage. We have therefore aimed to create and maximise this opportunity by creating a centralised area where people can come, meet and interact as well as meet the representatives and view the offerings of the exhibitors. By including demonstration areas within the exhibition hall, we believe this not only offers other potential sponsorship opportunities, but it keeps the exhibition area vibrant, dynamic and changing which will encourage delegates to keep coming back to the area, satisfying the needs of the exhibitors.

Catering Feature Seating Lounge University Demo Feature

The illustrative floor plan (on the following page) shows a configuration of 216, 3m x 3m exhibits.

MAIN ENTRANCE

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Exhibition Features

One entrance and exit

Attractions and features all in one place

Ability to integrate further space into adjacent halls if required

10m high entry doors

Direct vehicle access

Registration Area The Registration area will be constructed in the ICC Capital Foyer immediately outside the Capital Hall Exhibition Area and the ICC Capital Auditorium. This will create a very visible focal point that will be easily located by delegates and will act as a central information point throughout the duration of the event. It will be easily accessible during exhibition set up days and outside of exhibition opening hours.

Exhibition Hall and Registration Area

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CONFERENCE CENTRE (II)

PRE-CONGRESS ACTIVITIES

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Pre-Congress Activities

Venues Pre-Congress Activities ITACET training courses as well as ExCo and Animateurs meetings ahead of the start of WTC2019 will be held at either at One Great George Street the headquarters of ICE or at CentrEd, the newly opened state-of-the-art dedicated training facility within the ExCeL campus.

Institution of Civil Engineers Headquarters History

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) was the first professional engineering body and is now one of the world’s most respected associations. Over the course of almost 200 years, the ICE has attracted some of the most famous and influential civil engineers in history into its membership – which today stands at over 80,000.

Built between 1910-13 and home to the Institution of Civil Engineers, this magnificent four-domed Edwardian building offers 21 flexible function rooms including the magnificent Great Hall with up to 400-guest capacity, an expert in-house catering team serving delicious modern European cuisine, and an exceptional on-site Audio Visual team. The venue will be made available as a host to elements of the Congress activities and networking events that WTC2019 will bring to London and will enable the professional community to engage with a broad and diverse audience, from practicing tunneling specialists to financiers, insurers, politicians and industry leaders.

Telford Theatre

ITACET Training Course (Friday - Saturday)

ICE’s Library and Archives contain over 130,000 items and are the largest dedicated civil engineering collection in the world and a UNESCO designated Outstanding Collection. Unique records document ICE from its formation to the present and include details of all past members. They include titans of the past like Sir Joseph Bazalgette, James Brindley, John Smeaton, Thomas Telford, Sir John Rennie, and world famous structures such as Brunel’s Thames Tunnel and the Panama Canal. In addition we are actively engaged in modern engineering collections which clearly show the development of engineering through the 20th century including the work such as the Severn Crossing and Crossrail. Today ICE members are spread over more than 150 countries. It operates under Royal Charter delivering lifelong learning and career support to engineers and technicians, whilst ensuring the highest standards are maintained in industry.

Provision of Facilities One Great George Street is the 2015 World’s Most Prestigious Conference Venue. A Grade II listed central London venue located just a stone’s throw away from the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and St James’s Park.

Meeting space available:

240

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THEATRE STYLE

THEATRE STYLE

Telford Theatre

Godfrey Mitchell Theatre

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Godfrey Mitchell Theatre

ExCo & Animateurs Meeting (Saturday)

The Smeaton Room is a dual aspect impressive meeting room with high ceilings and large windows allowing in lots of natural daylight. The room was originally conceived in 1904 when the members of the Institution of Civil Engineers used it as a reading room. It accommodates 50 on an open u-shape.

Room Capacity Charts For Institution Of Civil Engineers Headquarters

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Room

Theatre

Boardroom

U-shape

Standing Buffet Reception

Great Hall

400

-

-

400

Telford Theatre

240

-

-

-

Smeaton Room

150

60

50

150

Seated Lunch/ Dinner

Cabaret (based on 7 per table)

260

182

-

-

-

90

100

70

Seated Buffet


Pre-Congress Activities

CentrEd at ExCel CentrEd at ExCeL is a newly opened meeting facility that has been specifically designed to create the ideal environment for smaller meetings, training and development. The meeting space enjoys views across to River Thames and the Royal Victoria Docks and Canary Wharf towards Greenwich. CentrEd offers 28 flexible meeting rooms that can be used individually or in combination, with flexible walls to create spaces for 20 to 400. Each is equipped with ceiling mounted data projector, screen, flipchart and smart boards in each room. All rooms have natural daylight and balconies. This meeting space has its own coffee lounges, waterfront restaurant, internet stations and business services.

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SECTION 3

ACCOMMODATION

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Accommodation

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Accommodation From 5-star luxury and trendy boutique hotels to budget chains, London can meet all accommodation requirements and budgets. ExCeL London has 7 on-site hotels, ranging from luxury to budget, offering 1,900 rooms within walking distance. • •

7 on-site hotels at ExCeL 1,900 rooms within walking distance

Canary Wharf 5 hotels 1,400 rooms 10 minutes

ExCeL 7 hotels 1,900 rooms 2-5 minutes

• •

Tower Bridge 8 hotels 2,970 rooms 20 minutes

Two 5-star properties in Canary Wharf 10,000 rooms within 20 minutes

The City 7 hotels 1,448 rooms 25 minutes

Westminster 21 hotels 6,600 rooms 25 minutes

Greenwich 6 hotels 809 rooms 25 minutes

Hotels On The ExCeL Campus ALOFT AT EXCEL

SUNBORN YACHT HOTEL

CROWNE PLAZA LONDON DOCKLANDS

A contemporary 4* equivalent hotel attached to the ICC at ExCeL which has 252 well-appointed rooms, restaurant, bar and leisure facilities. We would propose this as the WTC2019 HQ hotel.

A quirky 4* deluxe property, this yacht hotel is moored alongside ExCeL. This luxury hotel provides 136 ensuite rooms, with attractive corporate meeting and social space. Ideal for key sponsors and their guests who may want a unique experience.

The Crowne Plaza London Docklands is a modern 4* hotel located at the west of ExCeL. It has 210 ensuite guest rooms and appealing leisure facilities.

NOVOTEL AND IBIS HOTELS

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON

PREMIER INN LONDON DOCKLANDS

These modern adjacent properties both enjoy enviable views across the River Thames towards Greenwich. They are 4* and 2* star properties with 257 and 278 guest rooms respectively, providing attractive options for differing budgets.

The DoubleTree by Hilton is located at the east of ExCeL close to the ICC entrance. This modern 4* offers 224 guest rooms and is situated on the edge of the River Thames with views towards the City and downriver towards the Thames estuary.

The Premier Inn is a modern budget 2* property, again within the ExCeL Campus. It offers 203 comfortable rooms at budget prices, ensuring that there are accommodation options for all on the ExCeL site.

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Accommodation

SUNBORN YACHT

More than 1,000 on-site are 4* plus

ExCeL Campus On-site Hotels (2-5 Minutes Walk): *Rating

Total Rooms

Distance

4 Deluxe

136

On-site

Crowne Plaza London Docklands

4

210

On-site

Novotel London ExCeL

4

257

On-site

DoubleTree by Hilton

4

224

On-site

Aloft London ExCeL

4* equivalent

252

On-site

ibis London ExCeL

2

278

On-site

Premier Inn London Docklands

2

203

On-site

ibis Styles London ExCeL

3

300

2-5 Minutes’ Walk

Travelodge London Docklands

Budget

157

2-5 Minutes’ Walk

ETAP Hotel London City Airport

Budget

81

2-5 Minutes’ Walk

Sunborn Yacht

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Local Hotels (Within 20 Minutes): *Rating

Total Rooms

Location

Distance

Four Seasons

5

142

Canary Wharf

10 Minutes

Marriott West India Quay

5

348

Canary Wharf

10 Minutes

Hilton Canary Wharf

4

282

Canary Wharf

10 Minutes

Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf

4

169

Canary Wharf

10 Minutes

The International Hotel

4

442

Canary Wharf

20 Minutes

Grange City

5

318

Tower Bridge

20 Minutes

Grange Tower Bridge

4

370

Tower Bridge

20 Minutes

Doubletree by Hilton London, Tower of London

4

583

Tower Bridge

20 Minutes

Guoman Tower

4

800

Tower Bridge

20 Minutes

Novotel Tower Bridge

4

203

Tower Bridge

20 Minutes

Apex City of London

4

179

Tower Bridge

20 Minutes

Hilton Tower Bridge

4

245

Tower Bridge

20 Minutes

Travelodge Tower Bridge

3

190

Tower Bridge

20 Minutes

Premier Inn London City

3

165

Tower Bridge

20 Minutes

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON

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Accommodation

Budget Accommodation

Access To All Approved Accommodation Providers

London has a large range of quality budget hotels across the city. It also offers a growing number of private apartments that can be rented for a short stay through the likes of Airbnb and a wide choice of guest houses and bed & breakfast accommodation. All of these can be booked by individuals via the official General Assembly and WTC2019 housing portal that will be provided via the website.

Delegates will have complete visibility of all accommodation options near the ExCeL. Some delegates may prefer to stay in an official congress hotel on campus, but research demonstrates that delegates prefer choice, including bed & breakfast and apartment options.

Accommodation Booking Service Our Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) Partner, Zibrant, is one of the UK’s largest venue and accommodation booking agencies, giving the added value to our clients of increased buying and negotiation power that we are able to pass on. Their accommodation service utilises unique technologies which enable:

Event Rates Special Congress rates and allocations will be secured for the Congress dates and these consolidated with free market pricing rates within the same booking environment ensure attendees are always offered the best rates available at the time of booking.

Integrated Rate Comparison Alongside the negotiated symposium allotment rates we can also incorporate all consumer special offers direct from each hotel alongside the live rates from hundreds of local booking companies. Delegates can be assured of best available rates at the time of booking.

32 Languages Operating in 32 languages, the booking system automatically identifies and presents itself in a user’s preferred language, along with other regional personalisation such as the local currency.

2019 Accommodation Rates Accommodation rates for 2019 will be secured a year in advance of the Congress.

Quality approved accommodation

Significant discounts for accommodation in the immediate ExCeL Campus

4* accommodation from £100 per night

Flexible booking T&Cs

Inclusive breakfast and room only rates available

Booking portal open until day of arrival - no 30 day cut off period

3* accommodation starting at less than £80

Live real time availability and rates

Central London hotel options available

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Indicative Hotel Rates The below rates are representitive of rates which can be obtained during May 2016 for similar dates that we are proposing in 2019 for WTC2019. These are for indicative purposes and we will secure rates for 2019 a year in advance of the Congress.

Hotel

Rooms Being Held

Star rating

Rate in GBPÂŁ *

Novotel

150

****

180

Ibis Styles

150

***

85

Aloft

150

****

180

Ibis Excel

150

***

85

Hilton Double Tree

150

****

140

Sunborn

60

****

190

Holiday Inn Express Excel

60

***

110

Totel number of rooms

870

*Rates are based on 2016 rates and are subject to change

Accommodation Booking Service An online accommodation booking service will be provided for WTC2019 offering a range of accommodation options for those attending. Features of the service will include our ability to offer a wide variety of accommodation including serviced apartment and approved bed and breakfast options. The booking service will ensure best available rates at the time of booking.

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Accommodation

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ORGANISING STRUCTURE

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Organising Structure

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Organising Structure

Organising Structure BTS bring a wealth of experience in hosting scientific meetings, conferences and instructional courses Organising Structure

Previous Experience

The Executive Organising Committee (EOC) will be formed and will be chaired by Damian McGirr who will also be the WTC2019 representative at ITA ExCo.

Formed in 1971 to provide a forum for meetings and discussion on tunnel-related matters, the BTS holds a well-established and supported annual conference and exhibition. Other regularly held event activities include monthly evening meetings with members and sponsors, an annual young member’s conference, as well as hosting and supporting other international related conferences both in the UK and overseas.

EOC will be responsible for financial control of the event and general oversight of all aspects of organisation, planning and delivery. It will report to the BTS through the regular BTS Management Committee meetings, along with ITA ExCo through Damian on a quarterly basis. The EOC will interface with the PCO and include a PCO representative along with representatives with responsibility for the technical content of the conference, the exhibition, media issues, the social programme and Young Member (YM) issues.

The British Tunnelling Society The BTS operates as an associated society of the Institution of Civil Engineers. With a current membership of more than 800 individual members and over 70 corporate members, it is one of the most vibrant gatherings of professional tunnellers in the world. As well as being a founding member of ITA, BTS has been a strong supporter of ITA activity. There have been three ITA Presidents from the UK - Sir Alan Muir-Wood, Colin Kirkland OBE and Martin Knights. BTS members have a long history of supporting Working Group (WG) activities and have held many Animateur and Vice Animateur positions since the formation of the ITA. Currently our members hold four of these leading roles and participate in the majority of the working groups and many of the ITAtech activity groups. Our proposed Organising Committee includes three members who are active in the working groups - Damian McGirr (Vice-Animateur WG 20), Donald Lamont (Animateur WG5) and Jonathan Baber (Animateur WG11) - as well as the current vice chair of the ITA Young Members Group, Petr Salak.

In 2012 BTS co-sponsored the 3rd International Conference on Shaft Design and Construction 2012, with the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. In addition BTS hosts biennial keynote lectures, and several annual training courses and workshops in cooperation with the Institution of Civil Engineers and Warwick University. BTS is passionate about supporting training and helping advance the education of tunnelling professionals. It actively supports the recruitment of young people to the industry, acknowledges excellence in tunnelling, sponsors and supports industry conferences and advises Government and the general public on the tunnelling industry. BTS hold monthly Young Members meetings and a Young Members’ Annual Conference The professional development of young engineers - BTS hosted the first Young Members committee and later went on to help launch ITAYM. The BTS is committed to development of young people and would intend offering students the opportunity to help at the WTC in return providing them with access to lectures along with the possibility of streaming lectures to other universities around the UK.

This level of involvement means we have a close understanding of the workings, goals and objectives of the ITA and our members will be able to deliver a successful tunnel congress that meets the aspirations of the ITA and their members. UK through the BTS continues to be a world leader in the provision of guidance for tunnellers. BTS members contributed significantly to the European standards for tunnelling machinery safety. BTS Compressed Air Working Group has recently revised its guidelines produced jointly with ITA, for high pressure compressed air. In tunnelling education UK is again a pioneer most recently with Warwick University rapidly becoming recognised as a centre of excellence through its MSc in Tunnelling and Underground Space.

BTS Members and Young Members at the ICE

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Synergy Effects With The National Conference

ITA Executive Council

The BTS hosts a bi-annual conference and exhibition in the Autumn of the even years i.e. 2018 and 2020. In 2018 the BTS intends to combine their 2018 national conference with the WTC2019. This will maximise the attendance and support from individuals and companies for the event.

The Organising Committee for 2019, London, UK will be represented by Damian McGirr who is the UK member nation representative.

Furthermore we are being fully supported by the Institution of Civil Engineers in our bid and with their assistance we are working with both the ICE events team and other associated societies and institutions to ensure that should we be successful that other events will be deferred to enable the premier tunnelling conference and exhibition in the world to take pride of place in London.

On being awarded the ITA World Tunnelling Congress 2019 and General Assembly, an International Advisory Committee chaired by Martin Knights, former President of ITA will be set up.

WTC2019 is being supported by the UK Government and by all of our industry’s major clients and companies and there is a total commitment to its success.

BTS Autumn 2018 Conference will be combined with WTC2019

International Advisory Committee

Preliminary International Advisory Committee: • • • • •

Martin Knights ‐ Chairman Mr. Olivier Vion Chairman British Tunnelling Society Representative of ITA-AITES Executive Council Chairman of UK WTC2019 Organising Committee

The membership of our advisory committee would be invited from all corners of the globe to ensure that the event meets all the ITA objectives for inclusivity and delivering a world class congress befitting the role of ITA-AITES.

Credentials and Outreach

Technical Committee

ICE has around 90 international representatives based in regional offices around the world.

The Technical Committee would be responsible for the technical content of the event.

ICE regularly communicates with its membership of more than 80,000 professionals sharing case studies, industry news, updates from affiliate institutions and organisations and expert advice. More than 10,000 people are physically brought together every year to network and collaborate at a variety of events, and the Institution is the voice of infrastructure in the UK.

It would scope the technical content of the programme in conjunction with the EOC. The intention in parallel sessions would be to have carefully selected, related papers in each session to reduce the need for delegates to move between sessions.

The ICE’s huge range of award winning books and journals are leading resources throughout the engineering community, and NEC contracts have been integral to the successful delivery of many global infrastructure projects, including the London 2012 Olympics. The broad range of knowledge resource the Institution offers and the worldwide reach the products have, combined with the ICE’s long history and international offices, mean it is a go-to centre for engineers everywhere.

Leveraging Our Alliances With Allied Engineering Specialities The ICE has a wide network, being one of 35 UK Professional Engineering Institutions, including the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and has a closer relationship with other global bodies such as the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and several leading engineering universities such as Oxford and Cambridge. In addition we support14 associated societies, many with their own affiliations to their global counterparts, and 15 Panels bringing together experts from across the built environment all to enable knowledge to be passed and networks to be developed to ensuring engineers are kept abreast of the changes in their field.

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Provisional Technical Committee Members:

Professor Lord Robert Mair Dr Barry New Dr Keith Bowers Professor Colin Eddie Dr Donald Lamont Professor Andrew Sloan Dr Benoit Jones Mr Charles Allen Dr Ashraf Abokresha (Egyptian society of engineers)

The Technical Committee will undertake the review of abstracts and papers. Emphasis would be placed on technical content and the contribution of the paper to the body of tunnelling knowledge. The format and technical content of the Congress proceedings would be the responsibility of this committee.


Organising Structure

Organisation Chart To reflect the requirements outlined in the guidelines and by-laws 2014, the BTS propose the following organisational structure for ITA World Tunnelling Congress 2019 and General Assembly.

ITA-AITES

International Advisory Committee

British Tunnelling Society (BTS) Executive Organising Committee

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Technical Committee

Professional Conference Organiser (PCO)

Social Committee

London and Partners

Venue, Exhibition & logistics

Finance & Sponsorship

Registration & Accommodation

Communications Marketing/Media

Programme

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The Executive Organising Committee The following members of the British Tunnelling Society will form the Executive Organising Committee (EOC): DAMIAN McGIRR

ROGER BRIDGE

Damian McGirr is leading the UK bid for WTC 2019. Damian is currently the Member Nation Representative for the United Kingdom and also Vice Animateur for WG20 urban problems underground solutions. He is a past chairman of the British Tunnelling Society (2012-2014) and is also on the organising committee for the BTS bi-annual national conference.

Roger Bridge is current Chairman of the British Tunnelling Society. He has worked in the tunnelling industry in excess of 26 years, the majority of that time spent with contactors with experience of working for Clients, designers and suppliers. He has been an active member of the British Tunnelling Society since 1995 with involvement in the BTS training courses, the UK’s Tunnelling & Underground Construction Academy (TUCA) and TunnelSkills. He is involved in Working Group 14 with the ITA.

JONATHAN BABER Jonathan has been actively involved in the ITA for over 12 years as Animateur and previously Vice-Animateur of Working Group 11, has chaired many technical sessions, assisted in numerous training events as a lecturer for ITACET and has published numerous WG documents and technical papers in that time. Jonathan has sat on a number of scientific committees for various WTCs.

NOD CLARKE-HACKSTON Nod Clarke-Hackston is International Sales Manager for VMT GmbH, an organisation which has participated as an exhibitor at tunnelling exhibitions worldwide for the past 28 years including every WTC congress since 2004. Nod brings a wealth of experience to the team to ensure that the exhibition element meets the requirements of sponsors and exhibitors.

SHANI WALLIS Shani has been a member of the British Tunnelling Society since 1982 and has been a seconded member of the BTS organising committee since 2002 when appointed to represent international media relations in the global tunnelling industry. Shani has attended every ITA Annual General Assembly and Tunnelling Congress since 1982 and is committed to the promotion and advancement of the international Association into the future. Shani was also a Judge of the first ITA-hosted industry Awards in 2015.

CHARLES ALLEN Charles Allen has been attending General Assemblies and World Tunnel Congresses for 15 years. He is a member of ITA Working Group 12 - Sprayed Concrete for Final Linings and is a member of ITA TECH Activity Group for Design of Fibre Reinforced Tunnel Segments. He was the founding Director of the International Centre for Geotechnics and Underground Construction (CUC Switzerland).

DONALD LAMONT MBE BILL GROSE Bill Grose has been active in the British Tunnelling Society for 30 years and was chairman of BTS in 2006-2008. In the recent past Bill has contributed to ITATech, ITACUS and WG3 - Contractual Practices. He has also organised, contributed to or chaired numerous conferences and seminars during his career, and written or co-authored a number of learned papers including his work on the ITA-supported Joint Code of Practice for Risk Management of Tunnel Works.

PETR SALAK Petr initiated the idea to set up an international Young Members group. He presented the proposal in Geneva in 2013 which led to the formation ITA Young Members Group. Petr is a founding member of the group and currently the Vicechairman. Petr was also chairman of BTS Young Members Group. He is currently on the Scientific Committee of WTC2017. 52

Dr Donald Lamont has been attending the ITA General Assembly and meetings of WG5 since 1991 when the ITA-AITES WTC (World Tunnel Congress) 2019 and General Assembly was last held in London. He has been Animateur of WG 5 since 2001 and was UK Member Nation representative from 2001 till 2013. He has presented a number of papers and key note lectures at WTCs as well as having been a lecturer on various ITACET training courses.

BENOÎT JONES Dr Benoît Jones was Course Director for the MSc in Tunnelling and Underground Space at the University of Warwick, a course endorsed by ITACET, from 2011 to 2015, and now works at the University of Cambridge. Before that he worked in the tunnelling industry both as a designer and a contractor. He has been an active member of the British Tunnelling Society since 2000 and was on the organising committee for the last two BTS conferences in 2013 and 2014. He is currently a member of the ITACET committee and is on the Scientific Committee of WTC2016.


Organising Structure

Professional Congress Organiser For London 2019 ITA WTC and General Assembly, BTS have engaged the services of an experienced Professional Congress Organiser, Zibrant. They have a proven track record of organising large international conference/exhibition events specifically at ExCeL. The PCO will be responsible for general conference administration, coordinating all aspects of receiving abstracts and papers and coordination of accommodation bookings. This additional level of expertise and resource will ensure that there are dedicated resources to the management and planning of the ITA activities separate to the management of the BTS’ national activity programme for 2019.

An Introduction To Zibrant Zibrant are a UK based Professional Organiser, who manage and deliver events in the UK and globally on behalf of association, not for profit and corporate clients. They have offices located within ExCeL London, the chosen location for ITA General Assembly and WTC2019 and are ExCeL’s preferred PCO partner. Zibrant will provide secretariat support to the Executive Organising Committee in addition to logistics organisation. Zibrant is an experienced full service PCO and event management company with over 26 years of experience and a successful track record of working in partnership with commercial, association, not for profit and governmental organisations to provide strategic and operational meetings management services from bid through to post event delivery.

Zibrant are members of the quality assured organisations: • • • • • •

International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) ISO 27001 certified for management of information security ISO 9001 certified for quality management processes Members of London and Partners Preferred partner status of ExCeL London

London & Partners London & Partners is the capital’s official Convention Bureau. From bid to opening ceremony, London & Partners are available to support the other City Partners and the British Tunnelling Society every step of the process, so that we ensure WTC2019 is a resounding success that will inspire delegates and maximise returns.

London & Partners Offers: • • • • • • • • • • •

free, impartial advice site inspections for organisers accommodation housing service introductions to partner suppliers bid production promotional tools group discounts on travel to/in London delegate offers visitor information use of London & Partners’ boardroom dedicated convention bureau website and regular newsletter

global meetings, local experts

Zibrant’s experienced team have delivered successful events in London this year: • • •

IEEE Communications Conference (3,000 delegates) Visitor Attractions Conference (250) Boston Consulting Group (2,500)

They work with a wide range of not for profit organisations and associations especially within scientific specialties.

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SECTION 5

REQUIRED INFORMATION

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Required Inforamtion

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1. Congress Theme From pioneering to modern possibilities The theme of the conference has been chosen to reflect the long history of tunnelling in the UK and the UK’s pioneering approach to tunnelling both at home and abroad.

tunnel in the world at 3.25km when opened in 1934 but at 13.4m diameter was designed to be double deck with trams running below the roadway. Spoil from the excavations was used to build a promenade along the river bank - an early pioneering example of sustainability. More recently road tunnels were built under the Clyde in Glasgow, the Tyne in Newcastle, and the Thames at Dartford. Other major road tunnels - both hard rock and immersed tube - include those on the A55 in North Wales and the A3 at Hindhead. All have subsequently proved so popular that second bores have had to be formed to cater for demand.

The channel tunnel which will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2019 is still one of the longest undersea tunnels in the world continued the pioneering approach to tunnelling in the UK along with our colleagues in France. The UK has a long history of pioneering different transport modes and of building tunnels to facilitate them. First came the canal tunnels of the 18th century as the burgeoning canal network opened up the transportation of goods in bulk. This was soon to be followed throughout the 19th century by the development of a network of railways from across the country necessitating numerous tunnels. The first successful tunnelling shield in the UK was developed by Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, and patented by him in 1818. Brunel and his son Isambard Kingdom Brunel used it to excavate the Thames Tunnel beginning in 1825 though not opened until 1843 and still in use today as part of the Transport for London rail network. Brunel’s original design was substantially improved by Barlow in the course of the construction of the Tower Subway under the River Thames in central London in 1870. Probably the most crucial innovation of Barlow’s design was that it had a circular crosssection. The Barlow design was enlarged and further improved by Greathead for the construction of the City and South London Railway (today part of London Underground’s Northern line) in 1884. To this day, most tunnelling shields are still loosely based on the Greathead shield. UK has long pioneered the use of the underground space for urban railways. London Underground was the first being opened in 1863 and followed by the Glasgow Subway in 1896. In recent years London Underground has completed the Jubilee Line Extension and now Crossrail along with major redevelopment of a number of central London underground stations. Major pioneering road tunnels followed. The Queensway tunnel under the River Mersey in Liverpool was not only the longest road

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It is intended that 2019 will culminate in a celebration of this and should the bid be successful we would host this around the WTC in association with AFTES. Since the 1950s UK has developed a number of hydroelectric power stations many of which have involved extensive tunnelling including the formation of underground caverns. It is now pioneering the use of pumped storage as a means of storing energy from offshore windfarms. UK has not only a long history of tunnel building but also has a reputation for undertaking pioneering research into tunnelling matters. Cambridge University and Imperial College, London are world class institutions with reputations for geotechnical research relating to tunnelling.


Congress Theme

“To Modern Possibilities” means that we want to showcase the best of what the future holds for the tunnelling industry worldwide. Our technical sessions will gather examples of modern best practice for the use underground space, supporting the impetus that has been established by ITACUS in the last few years for creative thinking in our urban planning. London and the UK offers some excellent case studies in this respect, such as our major London Underground station improvements that integrate with prestige oversite developments. Keynote speakers will give insight into London’s vision for 2050 and present innovative examples of how underground space is planned to be utilised, from developing dis-used London Underground tunnels for new modes of transport, to transferring the road network from surface to underground, to constructing major new infrastructure such as HS2 through the city’s already congested underground space. When these are combined with the best examples from around the world, delegates will see the full extent of what the Modern Possibilities for our tunnelling industry are.

1.1. Sub-Themes It is proposed to feature some of London’s other strengths to enhance the technical content of WTC2019. London is one of the world-renown centres for finance and insurance. In addition exciting and innovative methods of procurement are being used on some of the largest infrastructure projects. London is also a leading centre in dispute resolution and litigation.

One conference session will be devoted to papers on these topics. Leading practitioners have already expressed interest. Leading clients are also prepared to openly share their ideas and we have the commitment of government to present their view on the innovative procurement and delivery of large infrastructure projects in the UK. Education and training from operative courses to Master’s Degree level is another area in which the UK tunnelling industry is a world leader. The Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy has established an enviable reputation in providing tunnel health and safety training along with the provision of nationally recognised vocational courses for tunnel operatives. Originally set up to service the Crossrail project TUCA has now been taken over by Transport for London. Education and training will be a theme of the conference supported by Warwick University, TUCA and ITACET.

1.2. Technologies We will integrate the use of technology into the planning for WTC2019. The use of technologies, not only helps participants to access data relevant to their participation, but also can play an invaluable role of engagement within the programme and with other attendees. Technology will be used as a tool to help capture knowledge and learnings which can then be used to outreach and communicate with the professional tunnelling community, especially those unable to attend WTC2019.

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2. Draft Programme With Dates Proposed Dates Friday 3rd May - Thursday 9th May 2019

Parallel Sessions It is planned to hold three parallel sessions. These will be carefully structured to minimise the need to move between sessions to follow papers on particular topics. Parallel sessions will not be allowed to clash with the major highlights such as the Muir-Wood Lecture or the ITA Open Session.

Poster Sessions It is intended to hold poster sessions on all three days. Innovative audio visual facilities for poster presenters are also being considered.

Exhibition This is a very important aspect of WTC which in recent years has not always been given the prominence the exhibitors deserve. The proposed venue is both a conference and exhibition centre hence will provide excellent facilities for exhibitors. To maximise footfall through the exhibition, tea/coffee breaks along with lunch facilities will be carefully located to encourage delegates to move through the exhibition areas.

Social Programme A full programme of social events for delegates and accompanying guests will be arranged. London presents a vast range of tourism opportunities as well as world renowned venues for “retail therapy�. Spectacular venues such as the Tower of London, Mansion House and Tate Modern are proposed for pre-conference events such as the dinner for pre-conference course lecturers and guests, the ITA reception and the conference dinner. Full details are outlined in Annexe Section B of this document.

Technical Visits A programme of technical visits to tunnels in the London area will be arranged. A range of suggested options are outlined in Annexe Section A of this document.

Post Conference Tours A programme of post conference tours will be arranged. However there are extensive facilities for self-organised tours throughout the UK. Some suggested options are outlined in Annexe Section D of this document.

Pre-conference Training Course A 2-day pre-conference training course will be organised in conjunction with ITACET. The BTS has an enviable reputation for the provision of design and construction courses as well as health and safety courses, both of which are notable for their particularly high level of expert industry speakers. The pre-conference course will follow this model.

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22:00 - 23:00

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Friday

ITACET DINNER (BY INVITATION ONLY)

ITACET TRAINING COURSE

REGISTRATION

ITA RECEPTION

WG ANIMATEURS MEETING

ITA EXECUTIVE MEETING

Saturday

May 4 2019

REGISTRATION

CONGRESS WELCOME RECEPTION

WORKING GROUP & COMMITTEE MEETINGS

LUNCH

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Sunday

May 5 2019

OPENING CEREMONY

Monday

May 6 2019

WORKING GROUP & COMMITTEE MEETINGS

ITATECH INDUSTRY RECEPTION

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

LUNCH

MUIR WOOD & KEYNOTE LECTURES

EXHIBITION

May 3 2019

EXHIBITION

REGISTRATION ITA YOUNG MEMBERS PARTY

ITA COMMITTEE MEETING

ITA BIDDERS RECEPTION

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

LUNCH

OPEN SESSION

Tuesday

May 7 2019

Friday

May 9 2019 Thursday

TECHNICAL TOURS

May 8 2019 Wednesday

GALA DINNER

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

LUNCH

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

May 10 2019

POST CONGRESS TOURS

REGISTRATION

ITACET TRAINING COURSE

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Draft Programme With Dates

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REGISTRATION


3. Tunnelling & Underground Space Use Activities in the UK Through its history, Britain has been at the forefront of engineering for the development of underground infrastructure. From the very beginning of railways and mass transit systems, sewers and water supply networks, and on to road tunnels and hydro and energy installations, the UK has been recognised as the historical home of modern underground engineering. As well as developing infrastructure across the UK, British engineers have taken their expertise abroad for construction of similar projects across the world.

of new products, robotics, techniques, materials, engineering, contracting and procurement strategies, to advance its national infrastructure and to influence the underground construction industry worldwide. The following is a list of projects completed in the previous five years in the UK and the projects in the pipeline for building in the coming five years in the UK together with their contribution to the advance of the underground construction industry as a whole.

More recently, the UK has imported additional technologies from other countries, made it its own, continued the pioneering process

A. Tunnelling Activities in the Past 5 Years Crossrail The Crossrail project, running east to west under the heart of London, is ranked currently as the largest civil engineering project in Europe and is scheduled to open in 2018, well in time to be of service to the international delegation and visitors of the WTC2019. The new infrastructure will add vital mass transit capacity, through 21km of twin-bore running tunnels and six new underground stations beneath the heart of London to connect main railway stations on the west to those on the east and provide interchanges with nine lines of the London Underground. The running tunnels are between 20m and 50m deep and have been excavated using the latest in EPBM technology while

the seven underground stations in central London at Bond Street Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street and Whitechapel are mined caverns, excavated and supported with sprayed concrete lining (SCL) techniques, many of them single-shell permanent sprayed-concrete structures. Paddington, Canary Wharf and Woolwich Stations are cut-and-cover structures. When commissioned, 65 new 240m long trains will carry up to 1,500 people every two and a half minutes in each direction during peak periods at a maximum speed of 160km/hr. This will include visitors to the ExCel exhibition and conference centre in London via the Crossrail station at Custom House.

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Victoria Station Upgrade The equivalent of medical keyhole surgery is being applied across London for civil engineering upgrade of London Underground Stations. One of the most significant is at Victoria Station in central London. The station serves the District & Circle and Victoria Lines of the Underground network and are being upgrade to double the size of the existing Victoria Line south ticket hall and a new entrance and third ticket hall will be created on Bressenden Place, on the north side of Victoria Street. This new ticket hall will link to the platform tunnels, to the south ticket hall and to the District & Circle Line ticket hall by new passenger tunnels. Eight new lifts in new shaft excavations will provide step-free access from street to platform levels. New tunnels for the upgrade will range from 4.5m to 9m in diameter and ticket-hall boxes will be up to 15m deep. Both ticket halls will be under busy thoroughfares of the city. To minimise traffic disruption, contractors will use top-down construction.

Precision engineering at Victoria Station

All construction is taking place alongside existing infrastructure. The site is crisscrossed by existing pipelines, sewers and power and communications cables, and new underground spaces must be threaded within millimeters of the underground station’s existing and operating infrastructure. Interruption of any of these existing services is simply not acceptable or permissible.

Glendoe hydro-power installation On the banks of Loch Ness in Scotland lies the Glendoe hydro scheme that takes advantage of a 600m head from the reservoir to the turbines to generate approximately 180 GWh of electricity/ year, equating to an overall load factor of approximately 20%. The scheme is the highest of any hydro installation in the UK and is maintained by the relatively high annual rainfall in the area of 2,000mm. In construction, it was the largest civil engineering projects in Scotland. The scheme comprises am 8.6km network of diversion tunnels to feed water to the reservoir plus an 8km long x 5m diameter headrace tunnel to the penstocks, an underground powerhouse on the northern side of the loch into which the tailrace discharges. A 1.3km tunnel provides permanent access to the power station. The headrace was excavated using a rock TBM through complex geological conditions which presented the subsequent need to build a short drill+blast bypass of an unstable zone to secure the 150 year design life of the underground infrastructure.

Drill+blast bypass on the 8km long TBM drive

Hindhead twin-tube dual-carriageway highway tunnel At 1,830m long, the Hindhead highway tunnel in southern England is the longest mined road tunnel in the UK. The tunnel design and excavation included several advanced features including a final lining of steel-fibre reinforced shotcrete over the crown of the tubes and a spray-on waterproofing membrane as part of a singleshell permanent finish. Opened in 2011, the twin tube tunnel is part of the 6.5km dual-carriageway bypass that replaced one of the last remaining stretches of single-carriageway on the highway from London to Portsmouth and allowed for improved road safety, reduced traffic congestion and improved air quality around the small town of Hindhead. The twin-tube tunnel takes the road beneath the Devil’s Punch Bowl, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the UK.

Underground highway bypass of Hindhead

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Kings Cross Station Redevelopment Approximately 300,000 passengers access or pass through the King’s Cross St Pancras station of the London Underground per day. The station serves the Northern, Victoria and Piccadilly Lines, at deep underground level, the Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith and City Lines, at subsurface level, and the mainline terminus stations of King’s Cross and St Pancras International stations on the surface.

Excavation, sprayed concrete support and cast iron lining of an access escalator barrel

Redevelopment of the station complex underground has been on-going in stages and the second phase involved construction of a new subsurface northern ticket hall plus 300m of new passenger access tunnels and several shafts for new lifts and escalators to ease congestion, provide step-free access and improve fire safety. The project was surrounded by, and interfaced with, historic buildings on the surface as well as operating infrastructure in the underground environment. Careful planning, monitoring and mitigation measures were needed to ensure the integrity of existing structures. These included extensive compensation grouting. Phases 1 and 2 together were valued at £810 million, with Phase 2 underground works contracted at £86 million. The new ticket hall and tunnels were opened to the public in November 2009. The redevelopment work included single shell sprayed concrete linings of the caverns in London Clay as well as spheroidal graphite cast iron segmental linings, that pre-date prcast concrete linings, and provide for the most spectacular of desirable architectural finishes.

Lee Tunnel CSO interceptor Far beneath the streets of east London, at the deepest level of any underground infrastructure in the city, is construction of the Lee Tunnel. This is the first of two mega tunnel projects that will capture an average 39 million tonne of sewage a year from the 35 most polluting combined sewer overflows (CSOs) into the river from a sewerage system built by the Victorians and that still serves London 150 years on. The Lee Tunnel will divert discharges from the largest CSO in London at the Abbey Mills Pumping Station in Stratford, which accounts for 40% of total combined sewer overflows into the Thames, and direct it to the treatment plant at Beckton.

At 65m to 80m deep, the 6.9km long Lee Tunnel is designed with a double lining of precast concrete segments as primary support and an internal cast in-situ concrete lining to control both external and internal water and operating pressures. Built at a construction value of £750 million, the tunnel was excavated using an 8m diameter slurry TBM and under groundwater pressures of up to 7.5 bars. The project included the construction of the five deepest shafts ever built in London.

Launch of theTBM at the bottom of the deep access shaft

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Electricity Power Cables Go Underground Two cable tunnels were constructed under London as a £250 million contribution of enabling works for the city’s hosting of the 2012 Olympic Games. At 6km long and about 25m below ground level, the 4.2m diameter tunnel for National Grid, and the parallel 2.8m diameter tunnel for EDF Energy, allowed removal of two sets of overhead power lines and their pylons. Four TBMs worked on the project simultaneously, two of which worked previous on tunnels for the Los Angeles Metro in California. These two tunnels add to an extensive network of more than 100km of cable tunnels currently under London, with the tunnelled infrastructure providing major operational advantages over the traditional trench-buried cabling in urban areas, and set to be expanded in the years to come.

Electricity cables installed within the new tunnelled infrastructure

London Underground Bond Street Station Upgrade Bond Street Station on the London Underground serves the Central and Jubilee Lines and is a station on the Crossrail route beneath the heart of London. More than 155,000 passengers use the station daily and this is expected to increase to 225,000/day when Crossrail becomes operational in 2018. To increase capacity, improve accessibility and create the Crossrail-London Underground interchange, the station is undergoing a major upgrade. The upgrade works comprise one of the most geometrically complex SCL (sprayed concrete lined) tunnel projects undertaken

by London Underground. This has required significant design effort, innovation and the use of the latest technology to push the design boundaries of SCL to create the new underground spaces. Approximately 370m of SCL tunnels will be built with excavation cross-sections varying from 15m2 to 90m2. Tunnel construction is progressing to a tight programme and from a confined worksite on Oxford Street.

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B. Tunnelling Projects Planned For TheComing Ten Years - 2015 to 2025 National High Speed Two Railway Project High Speed Two (HS2) is a new high-speed rail network connecting the UK’s major cities. Phase 1 runs from London to Birmingham and will include around 50km of twin track tunnelling along its 225km route. Tunnelling will involve TBM drives, mined SCL (sprayed concrete lined) operations, and cut-and-cover structures. The project is currently progressing through the approvals process in Parliament and is scheduled for a start on site in 2017. The project will be the largest undertaken in the UK and will be let in a series of geographically-based contract packages. Innovation and the use of digital technologies are key themes for the successful delivery of the project. Phase 2 of the route will extend the dedicated high-speed network from Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds and will involve a further 340km of double-track route with more than 10% currently planned to be in tunnels.

More than 40km of the HS2 Phase 1 is to run in tunnel

Thames Tideway The Thames Tideway project in London is a colossal undertaking on the scale of the famous Victorian trunk sewers built along the banks of the Thames in the mid-1800s by the British civil engineer Joseph Bazalgette. The modern day project for water company Thames Water, involves construction of a 7.2m internal diameter tunnel running approximately 25km long from Acton in the west of London through to Abbey Mills in the east. The tunnel will provide 1.5 million m3 of storm water storage and will intercept 34 of the most polluting combined sewer overflows

(CSOs) along the route. The captured flow will then pass to the Beckton sewage treatment plant, currently being upgraded to provide increased capacity, and via the Lee Tunnel, which is currently in construction, for treatment before treated effluent being released back to the Thames. The main tunnel route through the centre of London, runs mostly under the course of the River Thames and at a depth of 30m in the west to 70m in the east. This ensures gravity flow of the system to the deep shaft pumping station at Beckton.

Route of the £4.2 billion Thames Tideway project

Counters Creek Storm Relief Sewer The proposed Counters Creek storm relief sewer will connect existing sewers in West London and direct flows into the Thames Tideway CSO system. The tunnel will be 5km long, with an internal diameter of 4m, and will be excavated at a depth of approximately 40m. Estimated at £285 million, construction is anticipated to commence in 2016 and be completed by 2020. Storm relief sewer for West London

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London Underground Northern Line Extension The Northern Line extension of the London Underground will extend metro services from Kennington Station to new underground stations at Nine Elms and Battersea in South West London incorporating 3km of twin 5.2m diameter tunnels. The extension is a part privately funded project with funding contributions from the redevelopers of the now disused Battersea Power Station and from developers of the new US Embassy at Nine Elms. Construction began in 2015, and services on the extension are planned to begin by 2020.

Underground extension from Kennington to Battersea

Silvertown Thames River Road Crossing Designed as a twin tube four-lane tunnel, the new road crossing in East London will be the first road tunnel to be built beneath the River Thames in central London since the 1960s. The scheme will reduce congestion at the Blackwall Tunnel and improve the reliability and resilience of the wider road network. The crossing is planned as a 12m diameter x 1km long bored tunnel and excavated by an EPB TBM working from the Silvertown working site. Emergency cross passages will be constructed using sprayed concrete linings (SCL). Ground conditions are challenging with mixed ground, contaminated ground and low cover above the tunnel crown to the bed of the river. The tunnels must also weave between existing infrastructure, including foundation piles of the Thames crossing cable car, the tunnels of the Docklands Light Railway and construction of large new commercial and residential developments on the banks of the Thames.

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Proposed new Thames River road crossing

Planning permission for the crossing is anticipated to be granted in 2016 with construction due to commence in 2018. At the time of the World Tunnel Congress in 2019, tunnelling on the project could be on-going and within 1km of the proposed ICC at ExCel conference venue.

Coire Glas Hydropower Project Construction of the proposed Coire Glas hydroelectric scheme was given consent by the Scottish Government in 2013. The scheme is designed as a pumped storage project that will use surplus energy from off-shore wind farms to pump water back to the upper reservoir. Located close to the northern shore of Loch Lochy, one of three lochs along the Great Glen in Highland Region, the scheme will take advantage of the 500m head difference between the reservoir at Coire Glas and the Loch to operate the planned installed generating capacity of 600MW.

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Location of the new pumped storage scheme on Loch Lochy

The project will require access tunnels to an underground powerhouse, a headrace and a power shaft to the powerhouse, and a tailrace discharging to Loch Lochy. Coire Glas joins two other hydro schemes in the Great Glen – the recently completed Glendoe plant and another pumped storage plant at Foyers.

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Stonehenge Highway By-pass Tunnel The new twin-tube road tunnel in Wiltshire, England, is designed to move the existing A303 roadway into a tunnel to bypass the famous Stonehenge World Heritage Site. The project will not only improve the landscape around the ancient monument, it will also improve safety on a notorious blackspot for accidents on the A303. The project will be part also of proposals to change the site the visitors’ centre of the prehistoric monument which attracts more than a million visitors per year. Similar in design and operating criteria, the new Stonehenge road tunnel is expected to be similar in design as the recently completed Hindhead highway tunnel.

The new bypass tunnel will protect the location of the ancient Stonehenge monument

London Underground Bank Station Redevelopment Another major project in the multi-billion programme by London Underground to upgrade several underground stations is the project to redevelop the Bank Underground Station. The scheme is based on excavating a new 600m running tunnel for the Northern Line, as it currently runs through the station and replace the southbound trains into the new tunnel and redevelop the existing north bound running tunnel into a concourse tunnel between the exiting north bound tunnel and the new south bound tunnel. The upgrade will also create a new interchange with extra passageways to improve passenger flow through the station and provide new entry and exit points, 12 new escalators, two new lifts and step-free access onto platforms. At peak times, 100,000 people use Bank Station which is also the city terminus of the Dockland Light Railway which will also carry delegates to and from the proposed ICC at ExCel venue of the WTC event. Plan of the existing Bank Station and its new Northern Line platform tunnel upgrade

Crossrail 2 Envisaged as a north-south equivalent of the current east-west Crossrail project, Crossrail 2 would connect the National Rail networks of Surrey in the south and Hertfordshire in the north via new tunnels and stations under the heart of London. The underground alignment is planned run between Wimbledon, Tottenham Hale and New Southgate, and would include interchange links with London Underground, London Overground, Crossrail 1, and with national and international rail services. It will add capacity to the regional rail network, and will initiate economic regeneration of several areas of London on the project’s assignment, providing the infrastructure needed to support 200,000 new homes and 200,000 new jobs. The 27billion pound project will include 72km of twin bored tunnels and 11 underground stations.

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announces plans for Crossrail 2 in mid-2015

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London High-Voltage Electric Cable Tunnels In February 2011, the UK company responsible for national electricity distribution, National Grid, embarked upon a sevenyear, £1 billion investment programme to rewire the capital via a network of deep tunnels. The London Power Tunnels project is designed to meet increasing electricity demand and will create a new 32km electricity superhighway deep below the capital. The project will help keep Londoners connected to safe and reliable electricity supplies. Working at depths of between 20m and 60m underground, and in the same environment as London’s labyrinth of existing tunnels and beneath the River Thames, excavation was completed in 2015 using a 4m internal diameter EPB TBM and a 3m internal diameter dual mode machine to connect 14 shafts along the route. Installation of the high voltage electricity cables is underway and the project is due to be fully completed in 2018. National Grid conducted major community and educational programmes to explain the project to the local public and applied sustainable solutions for the project construction and spoil disposal. Much of the London Clay excavated, for example, was used to remediate former National Grid gasworks across the capital, freeing up valuable land for redevelopment opportunities.

TBM installation

Transportation Tunnels for the Proposed York Potash Mine Vital to development of a new potash mine in north-east England, is a 37.5km long transportation tunnel system required to transport the raw material of the new mine under the North Yorkshire Moors National Park to a shipping facility at Teeside Port. The planned 5.5m diameter tunnel is expected to be excavated by five TBMs and at depths of up to 360m. Construction of the estimated £800 million transportation tunnel project is due to commence in 2016 and take four years to complete.

Plan of the deep level potash mine and its transportation tunnel under the National Park

London Underground Bakerloo Line Extension Extension of the Bakerloo Line of the London Underground into South London would provide the foundation for major regeneration of areas of London south of the Thames. The proposed extension would continue the Bakerloo Line from its current terminus at Elephant & Castle and run underground through Camberwell and Peckham to New Cross Gate and on to Lewisham Station where it would join existing National Rail track for a connection with Hayes. London Underground has indicated that various route option with connections to other mainline train stations, London Underground services and Docklands Light Rail routes would play a major part in the future transport strategy for South London over the coming years. Approximately 9km of twin bored tunnel is anticipated to be required for the project.

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Hinckley Nuclear Power Station Expansion After more than five years in the planning and negotiation stage, a funding agreement in 2015 paved the way for development of the estimated ÂŁ18 billion nuclear power station at Hinkley Point on the west coast of England. The new Hinkley Point C power station is a 3.2GW installation with two 1.6GW EPR reactors. The underground scope of the project includes excavation of two cooling water intake tunnels and a shared outfall tunnel. Three large diameter TBMs will be used to create the total 9km of tunnels under the Severn Estuary. The new power pant is scheduled to produce almost four times more electricity than the two reactors of the Hinkley Point B station, which is set to be decommissioned once the new plant is completed and commissioned.

A 9km system of undersea cooling water tunnels is required for the new power station

The options

Lower Thames Highway Crossing A new crossing of the Lower Thames to the east of London is being considered to provide much-needed relief for the heavily congested Dartford Tunnel and Elizabeth Bridge crossings on the orbital M25 motorway. Various alignment options are being considered including a 2kmlong unidirectional two-lane bored tunnel as part of improvements to M2 and M20 road infrastructure to the south of the main crossing point. The project will support economic growth, including new homes and new jobs, in Essex on the north of the new river connection and Kent to the south.

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Figure 5.1 Location options for a new Lower Thames crossing

Options for a new road tunnel crossing of the Thames Estuary

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Projected Fees

4. Projected Fees The proposed fees for ITA WTC2019 and General Assembly in London will be in line with previous European World Tunnelling Congresses. The rates stated are based on pricing as at December 2015 and allow for the projected increase in venue cost and for moderate pricing increases in line with current inflation between January 2016 and June 2019.

Registration Category

Type

Fee in GBP £

Full Registration

Early

£550.00

Full Registration

Standard

£715.00

Full Registration

Late/On-site

£825.00

Student Registration

Early

£100.00

Student Registration

Standard

£130.00

Student Registration

Late

£180.00

ITA Young Members

Early

£495.00

ITA Young Members

Standard

£644.00

ITA Young Members

Late/on-site

£742.00

ITA Member Nation Category III Delegates

Early

£390.00

ITA Member Nation Category III Delegates

Standard

£390.00

ITA Member Nation Category III Delegates

Late/on-site

£390.00

Day Pass

£220.00

Accompanying Guest

Early

£121.00

Accompanying Guest

Standard

£132.00

Registration Fees Include*:

Exhibition Space:

WTC session attendance, Welcome Reception, ITA Meetings, access to the exhibition, Congress materials, refreshment breaks and lunches on 3 days, VAT at 20%.

• •

*ITA Young Members registration includes attendance at the ITA Young Members’ Party.

£425 per m2 (space only) £3,825 (3 x 3m booth)

Space only - no services provided except security cover Booth - 3 x 3 rigid wall booth, open on 1 or 2 sides. Lighting, carpeting, standard furniture package, name facia panel, security cover. It is expected that each exhibitor will book at least one full registration. Special arrangements can be made for multiple bookings or exhibition and catering only badges.

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Sponsor Packages: Sponsor Category

Fee in GBP £

Platinum

£13,250.00

Gold

£10,000.00

Silver

£5,000.00

Bronze

£1,000.00

These are threshold categories, with a “shopping list” of individually priced opportunities on offer for sponsor selection to best meet their marketing and participation objectives. Sponsors will be required to also take an exhibition booth.

BTS Corporate Supporters BTS has 70 existing corporate sponsors who are all supportive of the London WTC 2019 bid. We expect all to take an active role in the London Congress should our bid be successful.

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Draft Budget ITA-AITES In London 2019

5. Draft Budget ITA-AITES In London 2019 Budget Assumptions • • •

The budget is based on the local currency GBP £ (British Pounds Sterling) Where VAT is included this is at the current prevailing rate of 20% Income and costs for the ITACET training course on Friday and Saturday are included as an income and associated expenditure allowed for

Revenue is based on: • 1,400 paying delegates across the range of registration type and category • 136 exhibitors taking 3 x 3 space - or a lower number of exhibitors taking larger space, but we have scope to increase which we would hope to achieve • Sponsor support • 600 delegates attending the Gala dinner

5.1 Expenditure Summary EXPENDITURE ITEM 1. Venue Rental

FIXED COSTS IN GBP£ £306, 535

2. Print and Delegate Materials

£59,010

3. Promotion and Marketing Costs

£39,110

4. Communication and Mailing Charges

£9,618

5. Website Design, Content and Management

£12,600

6. Scientific Programme Management and Speaker Related Costs

£58,825

7. On-site Staffing and Personnel Costs

£36,200

8. Administration and PCO Management Costs

£70,274

9. Audio Visual Equipment 10. Equipment, Décor and Presentation Costs

£146,750 £40,340

11. Exhibition Construction and Sponsorship Fulfilment Costs

£170,126

12. Social Event Programme

£256,391

13. Tour Support

£4,560

14. Catering Costs

£187,673

15. Transportation

£45,015

16. Finance, Insurance, Banking and Legal Charges

£50,360

SUB TOTAL EXPENDITURE Adding back in contingencies allowed for within the Expenditure TOTAL EXPENDITURE Adding in anticipated inflation @1.25% estimate per annum TOTAL EXPENDITURE INCLUDING INFLATION

£1,493,387 -£65,297 £1,428,090 £56,078 £1,484,168

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5.2 Income Summary INCOME SOURCE

TOTAL IN GBP£

1. Registration fees - early, standard and on-site across categories for 1,400 delegates

£789,935

2. Complimentary Registrations - committees, VIPS etc - 30 people

Included

3. Technical Courses (included in the registration fees)

Included

4. Partner Programme Registrations - assumes 80

£10,010

5. Congress Dinner Ticket Sales - 650

£45,500

Less VAT at 20% on fees

-£149,907

REGISTRATION REVENUES SUB TOTAL

£704,535

Sponsorship Revenue - net of fees

£503,850

Discount to long term supporters -15%

-£31,500

SPONSORSHIP REVENUES SUB TOTAL

£472,350

1,224 m2 of exhibition sales - net of fees

£586,066

300 m2 inclusive sponsors sales

Included

EXHIBITION REVENUES SUB TOTAL

£586,066

TOTAL INCOME

£1,762,952

5.3 Projected Surplus SUMMARY

Total Conference Income

TOTAL IN GBP£

£1,762,952

Less

1. Fixed costs

PROJECTED SURPLUS

£278,784

Lump Sum Payment to ITA €50,000 @ exchange rate of £1 = €1.2

-£41,667

7% of registration, exhibition and sponsorship revenues €161,777 @ exchange rate of £1 = €1.2

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- £1,484,168

-£143,814

DUES TO ITA

£176,481

NET SURPLUS

£102,302


Confirmation Of Venue And Hotel Availability

6. Confirmation Of Venue And Hotel Availability

One Western Gateway Royal Victoria Dock

info@excel-london.co.uk www.excel-london.co.uk

London E16 1X

@excellondon

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7069 4000

Mr Roger Bridge Chairman The British Tunnelling Society One Great George Street London SW1P 3AA

18th December 2015

Dear Roger In regards to your bid for WTC 2019 for London, we are delighted to confirm the ICC at ExCeL London is held on a 1st option from Saturday 4th May 2019 – Wednesday 8th May 2019. With Kind Regards Jamie Ades Senior Account Manager – Associations Conferences and Events ExCeL London One Western Gateway Royal Victoria Dock London E16 1XL Tel: +44 (0)20 7069 4850 Fax: +44 (0)20 7069 4747 Mobile: +44 (0)7714 921 534 Twitter: twitter.com/MrAssociationUK Email: jamieades@excel.london Web: www.excel.london

   

London International Exhibitions Centre PLC Registered Office: 3 Burnhill Row, London EC1Y 8YZ Registered in England Number: 3458317

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Confirmation Of Compliance With ITA Statutes And By-Laws

7. Confirmation Of Compliance With ITA Statutes And By-Laws

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8. How The WTC Will Impact Local, National And Regional Markets And How This Aligns To ITA Strategy If held in London, the ITA-AITES WTC 2019 and General Assembly will have a significant impact on local, regional and national markets. The event will be an opportunity for the numerous tunnelling professionals and operatives, young and old alike, to: • •

Learn about major recent technology advances in tunnelling technology in design, manufacture and construction Exchange success stories and lessons learned from the considerable amount of tunnelling and underground space construction that will be ongoing or recently completed in 2019, such as the £multi billion Crossrail and Tideway projects Share experiences of the international joint ventures and partnerships that will be collaborating to deliver mega projects under construction in the UK at the time, such as High Speed 2 and Hinckley Point Share news, technical viewpoints and business opportunities, both generally and for the considerable pipeline of tunnelling work expected for the future.

During the WTC 2014 in Iguassu the ITA presented its vision statement and a seven-point strategy for clarifying the mission, goals and actions. The BTS is particularly strong in three of them: Create and develop an ITA Young Members Group, Promote the use of underground space and Expand industry relations. As far as we know BTS was the first ITA member nation to create a Young Members Group. The encouragement of the involvement of young people in the organisation of WTC, and the technical presentations, is a key theme. We would be delighted if we inspire a whole new generation’s interest in the work and achievements of ITA. At the WTC 2013 held in Geneva the BTS Young Members together with the BTS suggested to the ITA to establish a Young Members Group. The ITA Young Members (ITAYM) Group was unanimously approved by the ITA General Assembly in Iguassu on 14 May 2014.

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The ITA strategy to promote the use of underground space, and to raise awareness of regional and national benefits to owners, decision-makers and the public, is one of the key reasons for this proposal to host WTC 2019. The BTS strives to be influential with clients, the public and with government, producing everything from publicly-available technical standards and guidance through to arranging site visits, presentations and discussions with parliamentarians of all the major political parties. The ICE, with whom BTS collaborate closely, are based in the heart of Westminster and are extremely well connected into the UK Government. BTS is using this influence in its contribution to ITACUS and MAG2US. MAG2US is a Multidisciplinary Activity Group for Use of Underground Space in the UK which was created to facilitate cooperation between disciplines who deal with the underground space. This group is based on the excellent work initiated and progressed by the ITACUS worldwide. As the UK market will be very buoyant at this time, national and regional manufacturers and suppliers will be very keen to promote and demonstrate their latest developments, and this will be enthusiastically supported by our mega-project clients and other industry partners. Clearly this will provide an important support to the success of exhibition that accompanies WTC. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, supports the hosting of this event and key clients and owners are backing him, knowing that the hosting of a high quality conference such as WTC will be an important opportunity to raise awareness of the value of underground space to local and national interests.


How The WTC Will Impact Local, National And Regional Markets And How This Aligns To ITA Strategy

Canary Wharf Station

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Additional Information

ANNEXE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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SECTION A

TECHNICAL TOURS, TUNNELLING PROJECTS & ENGINEERING ATTRACTIONS

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Technical Tours, Tunnelling Projects & Engineering Attractions

Technical Tours, Tunnelling Projects & Engineering Attractions 1. Live Construction Projects We have made preliminary arrangements for technical tours on the Thursday and Friday after the congress to the following live construction projects that will be ongoing. Project clients have committed to allowing visits to these projects where possible, subject to the precise activities ongoing at the time and subject to the necessary safety arrangements being in place.

Thames Tideway Tunnel and shaft construction on three separate construction contracts for this 25km tunnelling project, will be well underway in 2019. A number of construction sites along the River Thames will be accessible on this tour and transport between the sites will be by a mixture of coach and boat.

The Northern Line Extension The Northern Line Extension is due to open in 2020 and so will be reaching completion. This will allow unprecedented access into a brand new piece of infrastructure to experience the quality of architectural design, the complexity of tunnelling work in both SCL and TBM construction and the integration with oversight developments and the urban realm surrounding the new prestige Battersea Power Station development.

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High Speed 2 Construction of high speed 2 is expected to start in 2017 and so tunnelling is likely to have started by 2019. The terminus station is at Euston station and the new route will be in tunnel for the first 8km heading west of the city where a new subsurface interchange station at Old Oak Common will be constructed. The railway will travel in further lengths of tunnel, on viaduct and at-grade construction as it heads west on its 225km journey. This tour will visit a number of construction sites within the Greater London area to view tunnelling work, station construction work and the visitor centre.

Bank Station Upgrade The upgrade to Bank Station will be complete in 2021 and so will be well underway in 2019. This tour is designed to showcase the aspirations of London Underground for achieving the highest standards in modern transportation infrastructure. It will also highlight the complexity of building in and around the existing Victorian underground tunnels and structures in a congested urban landscape.

Silvertown Tunnel Within a short walk from the congress venue the Silvertown Tunnel project will be underway. The contract is due for award at the start of 2018 and tunnelling is likely to have commenced. A half day tour will enable delegates to visit both sides of the crossing and get an aerial view of the worksites from the London Emirates Cable Car that travels above the site.

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TUCA The Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA) is the only facility in Europe dedicated to the education of soft-ground tunnelling techniques. Its curriculum is driven by the needs of the industry and the vast building houses an unrivalled range of specialist plant and equipment. Visits will be arranged for demonstrations, talks and a tour of the facilities.

2. Short Tours During The Congress Recognising that not all delegates are able to extend their stay in London beyond the Wednesday, a small number of short tours will be made available that run alongside the technical sessions or in the evening of the 3-day congress. These will include: • • •

A viewing platform and a cable car tour over Silvertown tunnel site Guided tour of the Institution of Civil Engineers Brunel Museum tour

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3. Completed And Historic Tunnelling Tours To celebrate London’s rich tunnelling heritage the following historical tours will be available:

Crossrail A guided tour to a number of the operational stations will give delegates an insight into the sheer scale of the Crossrail project and the complexity in delivering such a major piece of new infrastructure beneath one of the world’s busiest cities. A number of the Crossrail team will be on hand to talk about the complex engineering and procurement challenges.

Channel Tunnel To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Channel tunnel a joint BTS/AFTES 1 day tour with a historical lecture and evening reception.

Hidden London Underground A tour will be arranged to London Underground ghost stations including a visit to the Brunel Greathead shield that is still located at Moorgate station and disused stations at Charing Cross, Aldwych, Clapham South and Down Street (Churchill’s WW2 shelter). The tour will end with a visit to the London Transport Museum at Covent Garden.

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Brunel Museum Visitors can see the historic tunnelling innovations at the exhibitions and can access the shaft used to build the Rotherhithe tunnel, as well as taking a trip through the Thames tunnel.

Bazalgette Pumping Stations A half day tour to two of Bazalgette’s most significant engineering landmarks Abbey Mills pumping station once called the “Cathedral of Sewage” and Crossness pumping station, a “Victorian Cathedral of Ironwork”, with a tour down into the 150 year old northern outfall sewer network included.

Thames Barrier The £500 million Thames Barrier is one of the largest movable flood barriers in the world. Inaugurated by HM The Queen in 1984 it spans 520 metres across the Thames at Woolwich Reach. There will be a guided tour through the below-river maintenance tunnel to see the inner workings of the barrier, and a visit to the exhibition/visitor centre.

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SECTION B

SOCIAL & NETWORKING PROGRAMME

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Social & Networking Programme

Social & Networking Programme Much of the valuable networking at international congresses takes place outside of the main sessions and the main congress venue and we believe that WTC2019 will be no different. London has a wealth of iconic, world renowned venues which can provide stunning and unforgettable backdrops to social and networking events. The aim is to ensure that long lasting memories and relationships are formed. Our proposals for the WTC2019 in London are outlined below:

Suggested Venues for ITA Organised Events London has a wealth of unique venues to hold memorable events. Some suggested options are detailed below for those events that will be organised by ITA including the ITACET Dinner, President’s Reception and the ITAtech Reception.

Event 1. Friday evening ITACET Dinner - Thames Riverboat Something lively for our Young Engineers is planned - an informal evening with a seated dinner and entertainment on one of the city’s luxury Riverboats. We envisage around 60 participants for this evening but differing sizes of riverboats are available should additional capacity be required. The River Thames is the heart of London, running through its centre from west to east. It has played an important role in the City’s history from as early as Roman times when the Port of London was created around 50AD when a settlement called Londinium on the River Thames was created.

Event 2. Saturday evening Presidents Reception - The Great Hall, Institution of Civil Engineers The Institution of Civil Engineers Headquarters is a magnificent Edwardian building located in the centre of Westminster, the seat of the UK Government. Recent winners of the World’s Most Prestigious Conference Venue, awarded by the global Prestigious Star awards, the ICE headquarters plays host to many international and national events across a wide range of interests, in addition to providing the prestigious surroundings for ICE’s own educational and awards programmes. The Great Hall is an impressive location to host the President’s Reception, with its magnificent ceiling, impressive chandeliers and ornate plaster work. WTC2019 guests will be able to enjoy these historic surrounding within the heart of the Institution of Civil Engineers. The President’s Reception will take the format of a standing reception with finger food for 200 - 250 guests creating the opportunity for those attending to network and engage with each other. World Tunnelling Congress 2019 and General Assembly London​

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Event 3. Monday evening ITAtech Dinner - The Mansion House One of London’s most prestigious venues, The Mansion House is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. It is used for some of the City of London’s official functions, including an annual dinner, hosted by the Lord Mayor, at which the Chancellor of the Exchequer customarily gives a speech known as his “Mansion House Speech”. This is an opportunity for WTC guests to enjoy a formal dinner in a setting that has been enjoyed for centuries by world leaders, heads of state and renowned commercial “giants”. If only the walls could talk!

Congress Social and Networking Events Our proposals for the ITA General Assembly and WTC2019 in London organised by the EOC are outlined below:

Event 4. Sunday evening Welcome Reception - Tate Modern The Welcome Reception on Sunday evening will be held at one of London’s most recognisable and best loved buildings, the Tate Modern - a true icon of the capital. Formerly the Bankside Power Station, the gallery displays the national collection of international modern art. The impressive Turbine Hall is one of the most iconic urban spaces in the world. It once housed the electricity generators of the old power station and is five storeys tall with 3,400m2 of floorspace. It is used to display large specially-commissioned works by contemporary artists and can host a standing reception and buffet for up to 1,000 guests. The first phase of the museum’s expansion project involved the conversion of three large, circular, underground oil tanks originally used by the power station into accessible display space. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the galleries during the reception as well as network and engage with each other, the backdrop offering stimulating talking points!

Event 5. Tuesday evening Young Members Party - River Cruiser It’s an opportunity for the young members to enjoy the treats of the River, and the unique view it gives of the capital. They will enjoy an informal networking evening with drinks and finger food.

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Event 6. Tuesday evening ITA Bidders Reception - Tower Bridge Arguably the most iconic building associated with London, Tower Bridge acts as a gateway to the historic part of the capital. The building offers unique event space across the walkways which span the bridge. It offers unrivalled view up and down the river and for those of a brave disposition an opportunity to walk across the glass floor panels. A drinks reception with finger food will be provided enabling the engagement and interaction between those attending within this unique setting. Up to 300 guests can be accommodated within the two walkways.

Event 7. Wednesday evening Gala Dinner - The Tower of London As a fitting end to the formal events of the week, what better a venue than the historic home of the Royal Crown Jewels! Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, known as the Tower of London, dates from the 1100s and is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. Originally a prison, it is better known today for its White Tower, Beefeaters and ravens and houses the British Crown Jewels. Guests will have the opportunity for a Jewel Tower tour prior to enjoying a seated dinner within the Tower Pavilions situated in the moated area.

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Partner Programme There is an extensive selection of wonderful activity and tour options in London and the surrounding area giving both a fascinating reflection of the richness and diversity of the UK’s history and tradition and London’s ever-changing skyline.

We recognise in today’s busy world that many of us travel away from our families on business for a high percentage of the time and that attending an International Congress can create an opportunity to take your partners and families with you. However, when delegates may be engaged in Congress sessions and technical programme it can be less fun to sightsee and explore for a partner on their own, especially if it is their first visit to the City or English is not their first language.

The guided commentary will entertain and educate. Discover the Tower of London’s brutal history, Buckingham Palace’s royal past, the architecture of Marble Arch and affluent Park Lane during this three hour tour of the capital. Get in the thick of it at bustling Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square, without having to navigate the crowds.

It is therefore our intention for WTC2019 to create an organised Partner’s Programme for those who wish to join activities that have been organised on their behalf, with pre-arranged transportation, knowledgeable guides and an opportunity to meet and engage with other partners and make new friends!

The White Tower sits in the centre of one of the most instantly recognisable castles in the world. Built as a keep, it was built to awe, subdue and terrify Londoners and to deter foreign invaders.

It is proposed that the Partner Programme will include a mixture of half day and full day tour programmes, in and around the capital and surrounding areas. Suggested options include:

London Panoramic Tour This is a great opportunity to orientate yourself to London and identify attractions you may wish to go back and explore further. This three hour bus tour with blue badge guide will depart from the ExCeL Campus and will take in main city sights passing some of London’s most famous attractions and landmarks.

The Tower of London

Along with the rest of the Tower complex, the White Tower is one of the most important historic buildings in the world. It’s part of a World Heritage Site and is an example of Norman Architecture. Inside is a unique Romanesque Chapel, the beautiful 11th-century Chapel of St John the Evangelist. On their visit to the Tower, partners will have the chance to enjoy a guided tour of: The Crown Jewels, the Royal Armouries, the Fusiliers Museum, the Medieval Palace interiors as well as picture opportunities with the famous Beefeaters and ravens.

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Westminster Abbey Situated opposite the Houses of Parliament in the heart of London and frequented by kings, queens, statesmen, soldiers, poets, priests, heroes and villains - the Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history.

Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII, who seized it for himself when Wolsey fell out of favour, and later enlarged. Along with St. James’s Palace, it is one of only two surviving palaces out of the many owned by King Henry VIII.

Every year Westminster Abbey welcomes over one million visitors who want to explore this wonderful 700-year-old building. Partners will enjoy a guided visit hearing about the Abbey’s history and the role it has played over seven centuries and have the opportunity to view the crypts where the likes of William Pitt, Charles Darwin, Sir Isaac Newton, David Livingston, Charles Dickens, and Rudyard Kipling were buried.

In the following century, King William III’s massive rebuilding and expansion project, which destroyed much of the Tudor palace, was intended to rival Versailles. Work ceased at the end of the 17th Century, leaving the palace in two distinct contrasting architectural styles.

2018 will see the opening of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, in the Abbey’s medieval triforium. The gallery runs 70 feet above the Abbey floor, and has been hidden from the public for over 700 years. The new galleries will give visitors magnificent views to the Palace of Westminster and into the church, displaying treasures and collections reflecting the Abbey’s rich and varied thousand-year history.

Hampton Court History comes to life on a visit to Hampton Court Palace. This Royal Palace underwent redevelopment in the early 16th Century for

Partners will be transported across London and have the chance to take a walk through history, hear some tales of the ancient “goings on” within the walls of a Royal Palace and pit their wits against the famous Hampton Court maze.

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew Kew Gardens is world-famous for its historic glasshouses, magnificent vistas and precious specimen trees, not to mention royal buildings, the Pagoda, beautiful woods and great places for all ages to have fun. Moving into late spring there will be plenty for partners to see and do on the Kew Explorer land train, learning from experienced guides about Kew’s flora and fauna, iconic buildings and vital conservation work.

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Windsor Castle

Royal Windsor And Windsor Castle

Guided Shopping Experience

Just an hour along the River Thames is the town of Windsor, which has had a known settlement on this site since Norman times, prior to the 11th Century. The winding streets in the Old Town are lined with pretty timber-clad buildings and the town is dominated by one of the Queen’s private residences, Windsor Castle - the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world, dating from the time of William the Conqueror - which nestles in the centre of the town and forms part of the town’s recognisable skyline.

London is surely one of the shopping capitals of the world and overwhelms shoppers with its vibrant shops and stores. Kensington and Knightsbridge offer upmarket shopping, whilst specialty items can be found in Covent Garden and New Bond Street offers exclusivity in every purchase.

Windsor Castle is the Queen’s favourite weekend residence. Partners will be able to peek at the lavish State Apartments and see the impressive artwork hanging on the walls- there are priceless pieces by celebrated painters Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci. You will also see the Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House.

Hatton Garden is an “Aladdin’s Cave” for those who like all things sparkly and offers bargains on watches, jewellery and trinkets. For the fashion elite King’s Road shoppers can find high street stores such as Jigsaw, French Connection and Benetton, as well as American classics such as Levis.

The tour will also visit St George’s Chapel - the resting place for many past monarchs, including Henry VIII and his favourite wife Jane Seymour, Queen Mary, and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

To help partners explore they will be provided with transport and an experienced guide to direct them to all the must see shopping locations.

Bargain shops are located along Tottenham Court Road and Camden Markets.

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Post Congress Tours We hope that WTC2019 delegates will have the opportunity to enjoy the conference and the wider offerings that London has to offer. For international guests travelling to the congress from further afield we hope they will use the opportunity of the WTC2019 to extend their visit to the UK and explore the other wonderful and diverse destinations and leisure offerings the UK has to offer. The UK is full of contrasts; wherever they travel delegates will find a wide range of landscapes and diverse cultures to explore. England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are all unique countries with their own customs, cultures and traditions. Just 45 minutes from London are fascinating destinations, steeped in history, such as Windsor Castle - the largest inhabited castle in the world, dating from the time of William the Conqueror. Also within easy reach of the capital are the world famous university cities of Oxford and Cambridge, offering inspirational architecture, amazing museums and art galleries as well as a wealth of history and an outstanding record of scientific and artistic achievement. If visiting these inspiring locations, delegates can combine a visit to some of the UK’s finest stately homes, such as Blenheim Palace or Anglesey Abbey respectively.

The Royal Baths, Bath

Bodleian Library, Oxford

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Edinburgh Castle

The beautiful Georgian city of Bath justly deserves its status as a World Heritage city, with its delightful terraces, elegant crescents and stunning architecture. The Roman baths, built over 2,000 years ago and still in perfect working order, are a delight to experience. Stratford Upon Avon is a beautiful town on the banks of the River Avon, less than two hours from London. Featuring historic Tudor architecture this pretty town is the ancestral home of poet William Shakespeare so a great opportunity to take in sightseeing and cultural entertainment in one location. Other famous destinations in England include the rural delights of the Peak District and Lake District national parks, offering unrivalled beauty and walks for those who enjoy the great outdoors! The northern cities of Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds, each with its own character, offer a world of heritage, music, sport and culture. Wales is within easy reach of London; the cosmopolitan and vibrant capital city of Cardiff can be used as a base to explore the 750 miles of picturesque and rugged coast-line, beautiful countryside and over 600 castles. Wales offers you a great experience - in its own language! Scotland is everything you imagine and more - whisky, golf, the romance of the Clans and a wealth of castles and historic sites. 96

The Highlands region is one of the last wildernesses in Europe. Delegates can explore the beautiful cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, both enchanting and with their own individual style. For golfers, Scotland has a particular allure, for it was here that the game was invented. Scotland is home to some of the world’s most famous courses, such as St Andrews, Carnoustie, Gleneagles, Turnberry, Royal Troon and the new Trump course in Aberdeenshire. For those wishing to venture slightly further afield, Northern Ireland offers many attractions, The City of Belfast has rich history for many reasons. The modern Belfast is a vibrant developing city that still reflects its history and especially its shipbuilding legacy with the wonderful Titanic Experience visitor attraction. For those who like a quieter environment the Antrim Coast with the natural phenomenon that is the Giant’s Causeway is an sight that shouldn’t be missed. Whatever the individual interests of WTC2019 delegates, the UK has something appealing to offer. We will offer a selection of post congress tours to some of the destinations detailed. We recognise that many prefer independent travel so for those who prefer to make their own arrangements, we will ensure plenty of information channels are made available.


Post Congress Tours

Holy Trinity Church, Stratford Upon Avon

Carnarvon Castle, Wales

Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

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London A Wealth Of Attractions London constantly reinvents itself as the capital of art, culture, music, architecture, dining, and fashion. So there is always something new and exciting for delegates and their partners to see and do in their free time. London’s appeal includes world-class sightseeing, theatres and shopping as well as museums, historic Royal palaces and nightlife. Many of the city’s top galleries, museums and attractions are free to enter, including the Natural History Museum, the British Science Museum, the National Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Afternoon tea can be taken at exclusive London hotels such as The Ritz, The Savoy or Claridge’s. Some of London’s most popular attractions include:

The British Museum The world-famous British Museum exhibits the works of man from prehistoric to modern times, from around the world. Highlights include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and the mummies in the Ancient Egypt collection. Free to enter.

The National Gallery The crowning glory of Trafalgar Square, London’s National Gallery is a vast space filled with Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th Centuries. Find works by masters such as Van Gogh, da Vinci, Botticelli, Constable, Renoir, Titian and Stubbs. Free to enter.

The London Eye The London Eye is a major feature of London’s skyline. It boasts some of London’s best views from its 32 capsules, each weighing 10 tonnes and holding up to 25 people. Climb aboard for a breathtaking experience, with an unforgettable perspective of more than 55 of London’s most famous landmarks - all in just 30 minutes!

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The Science Museum From the future of space travel to asking that difficult question: “who am I?”, the Science Museum makes your brain perform Olympicstandard mental gymnastics. See, touch and experience the major scientific advances of the last 300 years; and don’t forget the awesome Imax cinema. Free to enter.

The Science Museum

Madame Tussauds At Madame Tussauds, you’ll come face-toface with some of the world’s most famous faces. From Shakespeare to Lady Gaga you’ll meet influential figures from showbiz, sport, politics and even royalty. Strike a pose with Usain Bolt, get close to One Direction or receive a once-in-a-lifetime audience with Her Majesty the Queen.

Madame Tussauds

Churchill’s War Rooms Located opposite the headquarters of the Institution of Civil Engineers is Churchill’s War Rooms. Delegates can visit the bunker and the museum where Churchill and his Cabinet planned and coordinated WW2 strategies.

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Wembley Tour For those with an appetite for football, a tour of Wembley Stadium is a must. From England’s glorious World Cup victory in 1966, to the unforgettable Live Aid concert in 1985, FC Barcelona’s stunning UEFA Champion’s League triumph in 2011 or the historic ongoing tradition of the FA Cup Final, the Wembley Stadium Tour gives you the chance to relive your greatest moments, and create some new ones, as you go behind-the-scenes at the most famous stadium in the world. It may be possible to take in a live game!

Wembley Tour

London May Events Whenever you visit London there is always an extensive agenda of activities and events taking place. May is no exception:

The Cricket World Cup From May - July 2019, England and Wales will play host to the 2019 Cricket World Cup. For cricket enthusiasts, this will be the 12th Cricket World Cup competition and the fifth time it will be held in England and Wales, following the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 World Cups.

London Marathon

Chelsea Flower Show

Other Events Looking at the 2019 schedule of activities it is likely that the following events will take place in London towards the end of April / May: • • • • • • •

The London Marathon The Moonwalk Museums at Night The FA Cup Final London Sevens Rugby The Chelsea Flower Show The State Opening of Parliament

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Transport Links To ExCeL The ICC at ExCeL is readily accessible to all attending. London City Airport

Underground, DLR And Crossrail

ExCeL is close to London City Airport, 5 minutes by taxi, and is also linked by the Docklands Light Railway (5 stations away).

The Jubilee Line of London Underground provides a fast link to central London with Westminster and Big Ben being only 8 stations away.

Emirates Airline ExCeL is linked to the world famous O2 by means of an aerial cable car across the Thames - the Emirates Airline.

River Shuttle River transport is an alternative way to travel from London Docklands to central London. A fleet of fast catamarans transport passengers along the Thames giving them a view of London not seen from city streets.

There is a Crossrail station (Custom House which will be open in 2018) serving ExCeL. Delegates will be able to enjoy free travel on these services for the duration of the conference by way of a travel card (Oyster Card) which we plan to include within the delegate registration fee. The venue has been deliberately chosen to showcase London’s underground transport infrastructure. The venue has both direct station access to the Docklands Light Railway, Crossrail and the Jubilee Line which involves 1 station change.

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Travel To London With five international airports and continental high-speed rail network, London is Europe’s most accessible city. Arriving By Air London boasts the best transport links in Europe. There are five international airports: London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London City, London Stansted and London Luton. London Heathrow Airport is the largest of the five, seeing more international travellers than any other airport in the world. London City Airport puts delegates in the heart of the action and on the doorstep of the new developments and conference venues in east London. Combined, London’s airports operate more than 348 direct destinations, handling over 140 million passengers per year, meaning that your event will have huge global reach. All of Europe’s principal cities are within a two-hour flight. And if cost as well as time is a consideration, you’ll appreciate that most airports also feature low-cost airlines. heathrowairport.com gatwickairport.com londoncityairport.com stanstedairport.com london-luton.com

Airport Express Rail London prides itself on speedy access to the city centre. Once beyond the luggage hall, your visitors can reach central London in just 15-40 minutes.

Heathrow Airport There are four non-stop Heathrow Express trains running every hour, arriving at London Paddington in about 20 minutes. When Crossrail is fully opened in 2018 the journey time from Heathrow Airport to the ExCeL Campus will be reduced to 40 minutes. Gatwick Airport The Gatwick Express runs four trains an hour arriving at London Victoria in around 30 minutes. For further travel information see visitlondon.com/travel.

Arriving By Eurostar European delegates can reduce their carbon footprint by arriving by train. Eurostar operates 22 trains a day from Paris, bringing visitors into central London and St Pancras International in just over two hours, while 11 trains a day make the journey from Brussels to the UK capital in less than two hours.

Visas Before planning an event in London, you will need to find out whether your international delegates require a visa to enter the UK. Consult your local British Consulate or visit ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk to find out more about eligibility requirements and how to make an application.

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Travel Within London London’s transport network handles around 24 million journeys a day; the options of travelling point to point include the famous London Underground network, iconic red buses and black taxis. A £6.5 billion transport infrastructure upgrade means that travel across London is now even more efficient. The Overground network has been extended north, south, east and west, so that delegates visiting east London’s Stratford - where an event and community quarter is springing up on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - could be relaxing in the Royal Botanic Gardens in west London’s Kew in under an hour.

Taxi!

Easy Access Underground

Cycling is a green and healthy way to explore the city. Delegates can take a breather by jumping on one of the 8,000 Barclays Cycle Hire bikes, known as Boris bikes. London boasts 15,000 docking points and by 2015 will have 12 cycle superhighways, making cycling in the capital faster and easier.

The quickest way to get around London is on the Underground system known as the Tube, which celebrated its 150th birthday in 2013. With 11 colour-coded lines and 270 stations, it reaches every corner of the city.

Ticket To Ride All delegates attending WTC2019 will receive a prepaid Oyster smartcard. The contactless travelcard can be used across London’s Tube, DLR, train and bus network, with discounts on the Emirates Air Line and Thames Clipper riverboats.

Heading East The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) connects the City of London and the Tube network with the Docklands area and is the quickest way to reach a multitude of venues and accommodation in east London. Crossrail will provide further connectivity between the west, centre and east of the capital.

Wandering Overground London’s Overground rail service interconnects with the Tube and stretches beyond central London. As its name suggests, most of the rail track is above ground, giving visitors an opportunity to see London from another perspective as trains dart past private gardens and tranquil corners.

Accessible London With recent upgrades to the transport system, London is now more accessible than ever. New lifts and step-free access at stations as well as wheelchair accessibility in the more than 20,000 black cabs all make it easier to get around the city. London & Partners has partnered with DisabledGo to provide accessible tourism information. visitlondon.com A guide to step-free buses and the Tube is also available at tfl.gov.uk

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More than 20,000 licensed black cabs can take you anywhere in London. Pre-book them or hail them on the street.

On Your Bike

Hop-on, Hop-off The iconic Routemaster red bus is a design classic. With a 21stcentury makeover courtesy of designer Thomas Heatherwick, you can hop on a symbol of London Transport history around the clock.

Leave Terra Firma Behind And… …Zip Along The River Whether heading for a riverside conference venue or enjoying some sightseeing, your delegates will love travelling along the Thames on the Thames Clipper catamarans that leave every 20 minutes from piers on the doorstep of the EDF London Eye, Tower Bridge, Greenwich and The O2 entertainment complex.

…High-wire Across The Thames Delegates at ExCeL London will be thrilled by this new transport option, London’s first cable car. The Emirates Air Line offers a fiveminute ‘flight’ to one of the world’s most popular entertainment venues, the O2, situated in Greenwich on the south side of the river. Rising to a height of 90m, the cable car affords spectacular views of London and provides an alternative travel option to reach the Jubilee line.

…Or Take It Slow London is a wonderful city to explore on foot, so delegates taking time out from the main event can enjoy one of hundreds of specialist walking tours, or keep an eye out for the Legible London wayfinding posts designed to help visitors find their way around.


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Integrating Technology To meet the demand for access to information and content from any location 24/7 we commit to adopting reliable state of the art technology. Content Capture And Live Web Streaming

Session Technology

For WTC2019 we will offer live streaming of selected presentations such as the Key Note speeches; Sir Alan Muir Wood lecture etc. By encouraging submission of electronic or PPT poster presentations rather than traditional posters, this will enable the content to also be captured electronically and made available online, thus creating an opportunity for all those that can’t attend WTC2019 to at least engage in some way and benefit from the investment ITA make in bringing the tunnel community together.

As the programme planning evolves we will integrate technology to support the interaction within sessions. Using delegates’ mobile devices as a tool to vote and indicate opinion as part of sessions can be very effective.

Information And Engagement Technology We will create a customised app that will be compatible for multiple format mobile devices. This will help facilitate the access to information prior to the Congress and also help to ensure that each individual will be able to personalise and plan their participation in advance. Itinerary personalisation and ability to connect and schedule ‘face 2 face’ meetings with other participants or to hook up with others who have similar interests are all features that we will plan to make available for the 2019 Congress.

Using software which enables delegates to ask questions of the chair and panel can be both cost saving and facilitate Q&A when reticence, language or wanting to pose controversial opinion anonymously can be advantageous.

Behaviour Technology One of the areas of data that is currently most compelling is how to better understands delegate behaviour and linked interest areas. We will utilise beacon technology to track delegates’ behaviour at the Congress. Not only is it useful as a method for tracking session attendance for CPD purposes but the analytics can help identify the linked area of interests of attendees, from the sessions they attend to the posters they view, and the exhibitors they visit. This technology is not only useful to ITA to better understand the areas of learning interest but also a great asset to be able to share with key supporters as an ROI as part of their support commitments.

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Endorsement Letter From The Chancellor Of The Exchequer

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Endorsement Letter From The Secretary Of State For Innovation And Skills

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Endorsement Letter From ICE

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Canary Wharf, Global Hub for Tunnelling Finance and Insurance

UK bid to host WTC 2019  

World Tunnel Congress 2019 and General Assembly, London 3-9 May 2019

UK bid to host WTC 2019  

World Tunnel Congress 2019 and General Assembly, London 3-9 May 2019

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