Infrastructure for the future is the theme for this year’s STUVA conference in Stuttgart. "Progress requires mobility. And societal acceptance of investing in infrastructures is needed to create mobility. After all, our prosperity is undoubtedly based on a functioning infrastructure," say STUVA’s Martin Ziegler, chairman of the board, and Roland Leucker, managing director.

Held on odd-numbered years, the conference attracts more than 1,500 participants and visitors from about 20 different countries. Registration is now open, online for the three-day event on November 27-29. Lecture topics range from major international projects to tunnelling in safety, and a section related to underground work locally in Stuttgart. Other events include the STUVA 2013 prize and a number of options for field trips on the final day. Check out Tunnels’ guide to the conference and trade show