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These five reasons make No-Dig Down Under an unmissable event

No-Dig Down Under is a must-attend event for those involved in Australia and New Zealand’s underground infrastructure industry.

In its almost 20-year history, No-Dig Down Under has grown to become one of the most important, and largest, trenchless technology events in the world.

Taking place in Melbourne on 10–13 September, the event – supported by ASTT – will feature, a world-class conference program, the largest trade exhibition in the event’s history and training courses presented by international experts.

These five reasons make No-Dig Down Under standout as an unmissable trenchless event and as important as any no-dig event anywhere in the world.

1) Learn about how leading utilities are using no-dig methods in the conference

Asset owners play a vital role in the application of trenchless technology, which is why more than 40 per cent of the conference program consists of Australia and New Zealand’s leading utilities, operators and municipalities, including Sydney Water, Yarra Valley Water, Watercare, APA Group, Tas Gas Networks and Dial Before You Dig, as well as leading contractors such as John Holland, McConnell Dowell, Interflow and HDI Lucas.

The conference program, which was assembled from more than 130 paper submissions, also includes presentations on research and education into trenchless technologies from organisations such as the Water Services Association of Australia, Monash University and the University of Auckland.

Secure your attendance at the conference by registering today via the No-Dig Down Under website.

2) See the latest products in action in the exhibition hall

The exhibition will feature more than 100 of the world’s leading suppliers, manufacturers and service providers of the latest trenchless solutions for the installation, rehabilitation and location of underground infrastructure assets.

Many of these companies will be presenting practical demonstrations of their equipment, which is an important opportunity to see these products in action.

Make sure you set aside some time to walk through the giant hall (it might take you a while!) and grab a copy of the September edition of Trenchless Australasia for a guide on who to visit.

3) Celebrate the success of the industry at the Gala Dinner and Awards Evening

Arguably the most prestigious night on the trenchless calendar, this formal black tie event – sponsored by National Environmental Equipment (NATEE) – features the presentation of the biennial ASTT Awards, recognising and celebrating the achievements of the Australasian trenchless industry.

In total, five awards will be presented, honouring the rehabilitation and installation projects of the year; new technology; young person of the year; and person of the year.

Full conference registrations include access to the function, taking place on Thursday 12 September; otherwise, tickets can be purchased individually or as a table of 10.

4) Take advantage of invaluable networking opportunities at the social functions

In addition to the gala dinner, No-Dig Down Under will feature two more social functions, providing networking opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere.

On the evening of Tuesday 10 September, the exhibition will officially open with a ceremony, sponsored by Vermeer, with drinks and appetisers in the hall.

The opening is an opportunity to get a first glimpse of the exhibition hall and speak to exhibitors about their products and services before the general public the following morning.

Taking place the next evening, Wednesday 11 September, the Networking Reception – also sponsored by Vermeer – will be hosted on the bank of Melbourne’s famous Yarra River, opposite the city’s CBD, the reception is an opportunity to rub shoulders with the leaders of Australia and New Zealand’s trenchless industry.

Not only will the function feature great food, drinks and entertainment, but also a whiskey bar for those who are that way inclined.

5) Increase your trenchless knowledge by attending a training course

Originally developed by the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT), ASTT licensed the training courses and adapted them for Australasian audiences.

They are internationally recognised as the pinnacle of trenchless education and training, and offer an opportunity to be taught by global experts on the latest techniques and best practice.

In 2019, three courses will be presented: Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) Good Practices Course, Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) Good Practices Guidelines Course, New Installation Methods Good Practices Course.

If you are interested in registering for the training courses, contact conferences@gs-press.com.au or visit www.nodigdownunder.com.au

Organised by Great Southern Press, the publisher of Trenchless Australasia, No-Dig Down Under is made possible by the generous support of Platinum Sponsor National Environmental Equipment (NATEE); Gold Sponsor Vermeer; Silver Sponsors KRE Engineering, Pezzimenti Trenchless and Vivax Metrotech; and Bronze Sponsors Interflow, Smart Lock and Ashapura.

The event is proud to raise funds and awareness for its Charity Partner WaterAid.

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

If you have a project you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Managing Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

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