To note in your diary

The AFTES (French Tunnelling and Underground Space Association) is pleased to inform you that its next International Congress will be held from 6 to 8 September 2021 again at the Palais des Congrès (Porte Maillot) in Paris. The Grand Paris construction sites will then be in full operation and we have looked for our Congress to be held close to all the actors responsible for this exceptional project.

The last edition in November 2017 was a success both in terms of the number of congress-goers and exhibitors. A record number of visitors was recorded, with a strong contingent of foreign representatives. In all, the congress attracted over 4,000 participants over these days. The challenge for all of us for 2021 is to do at least as well, if not even better, than in 2017.

The underground, a space of innovation

The central theme of this edition is “the underground, a space of innovation”. The underground in fact offers very many opportunities, on the urban planning level – with the creation of a range of facilities and new activities-, with regard to the design of studies – in particular with the assistance of numerical modelling – and also with respect to the great strides that are being continuously made in boring and construction plant, equipment and products.

A large number of captivating prospects are therefore on the horizon for this AFTES 2020 Congress!

Organising Committee

MILLARD PhilippePresident of the Congress
BARROCA BrunoStudents, competition, underground space
GAYE SadioVisits, Young Members and students
HUMBERT EmmanuelScientific Commission
MERCUSOT AlainPlanning Technical Content
MOHAMED SakinaAdministration, accounting
PRE MichelScientific Commission
SCHIVRE MagaliVisits, innovations and international relations, AITES

Operational advisers

BAJARD NicoleWebsite, development of summaries and articles
GUILLAUD MauriceProofreading and verification of translation of communications, international relations
VALIN FrançoisExhibitors


Sep 06 - 08 2021