No-Dig Down Under 2017 releases conference program

The conference program has been released for the ASTT’s conference and exhibition No-Dig Down Under 2017 (NDDU).

Taking place at the Gold Coast Conference and Exhibition Centre from 12-15 September 2017, the event will focus on the theme of ‘Protecting the past. Fostering the future.’ And will focus on four main topics: safety, training, the environment, and sustainable growth.

Click here to register for NDDU 2017.

Program highlights

The Exhibition Hall is scheduled to officially open on Tuesday 12 September the Exhibition Hall, giving attendees the chance to talk to exhibitors and see the latest Trenchless Technology products and innovations.

Presentations will begin on Wednesday 13 September, with the keynote addresses presented by Trenchless Opportunities Consultant Dr Dec Downey and Queensland Urban Utilities Principal Civil Engineer Scott Stevens.

The topic of Wednesday’s presentations includes installation, rehabilitation, horizontal directional drilling (HDD), condition assessment, utility mapping and water mains.

Thursday’s presentations will focus on microtunnelling, design, projects and repair, as well as a panel presentation focusing on reviewing the new microtunnelling guidelines.

The list of speakers includes many notable industry representatives, including Stuart McCurdy from Papworth’s Construction Testing Equipment speaking on the use of ground penetrating radar technology to reduce equipment damage and site risks, and James Martin from Yarra Valley Water speaking on emerging technologies for gravity pipeline assessment.

Entrance to each day’s sessions is free and capacity is limited, so it will be a first in, first seated basis.

The Gala Dinner will be held on Thursday evening and will include the announcement of the ASTT Awards which recognise excellence in the Australasian trenchless industry.

The event will conclude on Friday with the final event: a panel session promoting collaboration between utilities and trenchless professionals, which will take place in the Exhibition Hall.

Sponsorship opportunities

A range of competitive exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Click here to download the NDDU Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus.

To secure exhibition space or sponsorship, contact David Marsh on +61 3 9248 5122 or

For more information visit the No-Dig Down Under website.

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