18th Australasian Tunnelling Conference

Trends and Transitions in Tunnelling

5-8 November, 2023

Aotea Centre, Auckland, Aotearoa

Diversity in Tunnelling Breakfast

Tuesday, 7 November, 7.30 – 8.45

Keynote speaker: Frances Badelow 

Early bird registration closes Sept. 1

Brand, Design and Digital Partner

Marque is proud to be associated with ATC 2023. We have a long association working with companies in the infrastructure sector.


Join tunnelling leaders, engineers and experts to share best practice ideas in all things tunnelling.

The Conference has played a major role in the development of the tunnelling industry in the region for more than 50 years. 

Organised by the New Zealand Tunnelling and the Australian Tunnelling Societies, it is once again set to be a major national, regional and international event.


Bring together a cross-section of the tunnelling community

Deliver the best international conference for clients, consultants contractors and suppliers. Provide a platform for industry leaders to identify ‘areas of concern’

Organise industry action and advocacy on key ‘areas of improvement’

Showcase Aotearoa New Zealand




Dinner Partner

Welcome Reception

Young Members
Networking Event

Diversity in Tunnelling Breakfast

Sponsors Breakfast

Technology Hub Sponsor

Conference Proceedings

Barista Sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor

Conference Supporter

Technical Stream Sponsors

Meet our Exhibitors



The Conference Themes are best expressed through tikanga Māori. Tikanga is part of New Zealand’s identity and sets guidelines for living and how we interact with each other.


The Conference is a premium event and we have created a range of sponsorship packages that will deliver significant brand exposure.

This is a great forum to build brand profile and make connections that will lead to business opportunities



Sunday 5 November

Short Course – Shotcreting by the Australian Shotcrete Society

Regional Tunnelling Society Colloquium

Sponsors Reception

Monday 6 November

Plenary & Technical Presentations

Welcome Drinks & Harbour Cruise

Tuesday 7 November

Plenary & Technical Presentations

Awards Dinner

Wednesday 8 November

Technical Presentations and Young Members’ Session


Metros and Mass Transit

Digital Engineering,

Instrumentation and


Hydropower and Utility


Mechanised Tunnelling



Tunnel Operations, Asset Management

Repurposing and Rehabilitation

Ventilation and Fire Life Safety

Underground Architecture and Space Development

Grouting, ground modifications and hydrogeology

Sprayed concrete and tunnel linings

Automation and technological advances

Transition Engineering, Sustainability and Economic Growth


Geotechnical Characterisation, Seismicity and Difficult Ground

Risk Management, Collaboration, and Contracting

Human Factors: Users, Resourcing, Training, Competency and Education, Diversity

Safety and Occupational Safety



Early bird registration closes Sept. 1


Te Pokapū | Aotea Centre

The vibrant home for performing arts in Tāmaki Makaurau, and customed-made for conferences, trade shows, meetings, gala dinners and cocktail functions.

It is located in the heart of the city with shopping, dining, accommodation and entertainment all within easy walking distance. 

The Centre is New Zealand’s largest modern tiered auditorium and can seat more than 2,000 people over three levels.

There will be exhibition stands on each level and a floor plan will be developed to suit the number and type of exhibit bookings received to ensure that optimum exposure is provided for all exhibitors.

If you’re interested in having a stand check out our Prospectus.

AUCKLAND | TĀmaki Makaurau


Bill Newns

Conference Chair

E: billnewns@novoconsult.co.nz

M: +64 21 476 581

Holly Adams

Conference Manager

E: ha@theconferencecompany.com

M: +64 21 0221 4096