The Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology (ASTT) has won the bid to hold the 2013 ISTT 31st International No-Dig Conference and Exhibition in Sydney, Australia. This is the first time the prestigious event will be held in Sydney.

No-Dig Down Under 2013 will be held Sept. 1-4 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling
Harbour in central Sydney.

No-Dig Down Under 2013 is anticipated to be one of the biggest No-Dig shows in history with more than 1,000 delegates expected. The exhibition will showcase hundreds of trenchless products and services. The conference program will feature international keynote speakers at the plenary sessions, a Super Panel of trenchless experts to answer all your questions as well as streamed technical sessions.

The world’s premier trenchless technology event will bring together leaders and innovators from around the world to discuss and demonstrate the latest advances in the installation and repair of essential underground infrastructure with minimal surface disruption.

ASTT president Trevor Gosatti and secretary Jeff Pace outlined the advantages of holding the event in Sydney to the Board of the International Society.

“Australia is an attractive destination to delegates and Sydney is a safe, clean and relatively inexpensive city. Sydney is the perfect place to mix business and pleasure; there are extensive options for pre and post event tours and travel,” said Gosatti.

Delegates will be treated to an extensive technical program, exhibition and social program as well as in-depth technical training and site visits.

This will be the third International No-dig to be held in Australia, following the overwhelming success of Perth in 2000 and Brisbane in 2006.

The Australian trenchless market is now mature with councils and utilities regularly requesting the trenchless option. Major infrastructure developments now underway mean that 2013 will be a huge year for the industry. Much of Australia’s underground infrastructure is reaching the limits of its design life, necessitating major rehabilitation programs.

Meanwhile, the growing urban population has led to new sewerage and water construction projects with major tunneling works. The booming oil and gas pipeline industry is creating demand for large-scale HDD works. While the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken, the National Broadband Network, will provide unprecedented demand for smaller scale HDD, boring and plowing.

If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunities available at No-Dig Down Under 2013, email conferences@gs-press.com.au or phone +61 3 9248 5100.

The 2011 ISTT event will be held in Berlin, Germany and 2012 will be in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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