Tunnels Find Their Way Virtually To Kuala Lumpur

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC) recently organised the first-ever in its history digital ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress. The 46th edition of the event was attended by over 1,000 participants from 54 countries with up to 16,000 visits to the 262 technical papers and 8,000 visits to the 80 exhibition companies.

The co-organisers, the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) and the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA), managed to adjust the programme quickly to include several of the originally planned activities, such as a series of pre-conference activities involving training and workshops and networking sessions.

WTC2020 Organising Chairman, Ir. Dr Ooi Teik Aun said: “When WTC2020 became Digital WTC2020, our main concern was the stability and strength of the Internet connection. This is where the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) played a central and vital role as the IT infrastructure and virtual platform provider. By ensuring the congress participants were able to fully enjoy and maximise their digital event experience we delivered beyond their expectations within a very short adaption period.”

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