Committee

Honorary Advisory Panel
  • Pietro Lunardi, President WTC2001 Milan
  • Sebastiano Pelizza, ITA-AITES Past President
  • Bruno Pigorini, President WTC1986 Florence
Executive Committee

SIG President

Andrea Pigorini

Head of Infrastructures’ Engineering Department
Italferr S.p.A.

WTC2019 Organizing Committee President

Renato Casale

Railway Infrastructures and Technologies Expert

SIG Vice President - Scientific Committee Representative

Daniele Peila

Professor of Tunnelling at Politecnico di Torino

SIG Vice President - Italian member appointed to ITA board
International Steering Committee Coordinator

Giuseppe Lunardi

CEO at Rocksoil S.p.A.

SIG Vice President - Sponsor&Expo Committee Chair

Massimiliano Bringiotti

CEO at GeoTunnel S.r.l.

ITA Executive Director

Olivier Vion

ITA-Aites

Technical Visits Committee Chair

Antonello De Risi

Technical Director
Metropolitana di Napoli S.p.A

Web&Communication Committee Chair

Anna Forciniti

Head of Communication
Astaldi Group

Logistics and Venue Supervision Committee Chair

Francesco Bellone

CEO
Cipa S.p.A.

Program Organization Committee Chair

Enrico Pizzarotti

Senior Partner, Board Member and Technical Director
Pro Iter S.r.l.

Transportation & Mobility Committee Chair

Giuseppe Molisso

Senior Program Manager
Ansaldo STS S.p.A.

Social Program Committee Chair

Anna Bortolussi

Sales Manager
Bekaert Maccaferri Underground Solutions BVBA

ITACET-SIG Training courses Organization Committee Chair

Daniele Martinelli

Assistant Professor of Tunnelling
Politecnico di Torino

WTC 2019 Young Member Coordinator

Marco Ranieri

Manager Capital Projects & Infrastructure
PwC Advisory | Strategy Consulting

WTC 2019 Young Member Coordinator

Giuseppe M. Gaspari

Senior Manager
Arup - Infrastructure Group

Scheduling & Budget Committee Chair

Ignazio Carbone

SIG Executive Board Member
Past Business Development Director of MM SpA Milan
Transportation and galleries Senior Consultant

Organizing Committee

37 members representing most major owners, contractors, engineering companies, SIG young members, etc.

The Organizing Committee is in charge of organizing the WTC2019 Congress, it also takes advice from the Italian Tunnelling Society Board and the ITA-AITES Executive Committee members and international experts through the International Steering Committee.

Renato Casale

WTC 2019 Organizing Committee President
Railway Infrastructures and Technologies Expert

Andrea Pigorini

SIG President
Head of Infrastructures’ Engineering Department
Italferr S.p.A.

Massimiliano Bringiotti

SIG Vice President
CEO at GeoTunnel S.r.l.

Daniele Peila

SIG Vice President
Professor of Tunnelling & Director of the Master Course on “Tunnellng and Tunnel Boring Machines”
Politecnico di Torino

Giuseppe Lunardi

SIG Vice President
C.E.O. at Rocksoil S.p.A.

Enrico Luigi Arini

SIG General Secretary

Joseph Attias

Representative of Salini Impregilo S.p.A.

Francesco Bellone

Chairman and CEO
Cipa S.p.A.

Margherita Bellone

Cipa S.p.A.

Claude Berenguier

Executive Director
ITACET Foundation

Filippo Bonasso

Representative of BBT SE (Brenner Base Tunnel)

Anna Bortolussi

Sales Manager Italy
Bekaert Maccaferri Underground Solutions

Ignazio Carbone

SIG Executive Board Member
Past Business Development Director of MM SpA Milan
Transportation and galleries Senior Consultant

Massimo Concilia

Head of the TBM Tunnelling Department
Impresa Pizzarotti & C. S.p.A.

Matteo d'Aloja

Head of External Relations & Communications
Ghella S.p.A.

Enrico Dal Negro

Director Underground technology team
Mapei S.p.A.

Gianluca Dati

Deputy director Communications and External Relations
TELT Tunnel Euralpin Lyon Turin

Antonello De Risi

Technical Director
Metropolitana di Napoli S.p.A

Anna Forciniti

Head of Communication
Astaldi

Giuseppe M. Gaspari

Senior Manager
Arup - Infrastructure Group

Giovanni Giacomin

TBM & Tunnels Department
Director at Ghella S.p.A.

Aniello A. Giamundo

ATP s.r.l. President

Mario Giovanni Lampiano

Technical Engineering Services Director
SALINI IMPREGILO S.p.A.

Pompeo Levanto

Global Manager Italian Contractors
BASF Construction Chemicals Italia Spa

Mario Lodigiani

Maurizio Marchionni

Project Manager
Autostrade per l’Italia

Davide Mardegan

Proposal Manager
MM S.p.A.

Daniele Martinelli

Assistant Professor of Tunnelling at Politecnico di Torino
Coordinator of SIG-ITACET Training Events

Paolo Mazzalai

SWS engineering SpA President

Gian Luca Menchini

Civil Engineer, Director of Overseas Operations
Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti di Ravenna

Alessandro Micheli

Geotechnical and tunnels manager
Anas S.p.A.

Giuseppe Molisso

Senior Program Manager
Ansaldo STS S.p.A.

Enrico Maria Pizzarotti

Senior Partner, Board Member and Technical Director
Pro Iter S.r.l.

Marco Ranieri

WTC 2019 Young Member Coordinator
Manager Capital Projects & Infrastructure
PwC Advisory | Strategy Consulting

Cesare Salvadori

Stelvio Santarelli

Tunneling Department Director
Società Italiana per Condotte d'Acqua

Andrea Sciotti

Director of Project Execution
Project Manager “Line C”
Roma Metropolitane srl

Alberto Selleri

Director of Infrastructure Works
Autostrade // per l'italia
Atlantia Group

Patrizio Torta

Chief Executive
Project Management & Engineering S.r.l

Daniele Vanni

Research&Development Advisor
Trevi S.p.A.

Olivier Vion

ITA Executive Director
ITA-Aites

Scientific Committee

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Prof. Daniele Peila, Politecnico di Torino, Italy        
  • Prof. Giulia Viggiani, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
  • Prof. Tarcisio Celestino, University of São Paulo, Brazil

ITA-CET Courses co-Chair

  • Daniele Martinelli, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Scientific Committee:

  • Han Admiraal, The Netherlands
  • Georgios Anagnostou, Switzerland
  • Andre Assis, Brazil
  • Stefano Aversa, Italy
  • Jonathan Baber, USA
  • Monica Barbero, Italy
  • Carlo Bardani, Italy
  • Mikhail Belenkiy, Russia
  • Paolo Berry, Italy
  • Adam Bezuijen, Belgium
  • Nhu Bilgin, Turkey
  • Emilio Bilotta, Italy
  • Nikolai Bobylev, Russia
  • Romano Borchiellini, Italy
  • Martin Bosshard, Switzerland
  • Francesca Bozzano, Italy
  • Lorenzo Brino, Italy
  • Wout Broere, The Netherlands
  • Domenico Calcaterra, Italy
  • Carlo Callari, Italy
  • Luigi Callisto, Italy
  • Giovanna Cassani, Italy
  • Elena Chiriotti, France
  • Massimo Coli, Italy
  • Franco Cucchi, Italy
  • Paolo Cucino, Italy
  • Stefano De Caro, Italy
  • Alessandra De Cesaris, Italy
  • Bart De Pauw, Belgium
  • Michel Deffayet, France
  • Nicola Della Valle, Spain
  • Riccardo Dell’Osso, Italy
  • Claudio Di Prisco, Italy
  • Arnold Dix, Australia
  • Amanda Elioff, USA
  • Carolina Ercolani, Italy
  • Adriano Fava, Italy
  • Sebastiano Foti, Italy
  • Piergiuseppe Froldi, Italy
  • Brian Fulcher, USA
  • Stefano Fuoco, Italy
  • Robert Galler, Austria
  • Piergiorgio Grasso, Italy
  • Alessandro Graziani, Itlay
  • Lamberto Griffini, Italy
  • Eivind Grov, Norway
  • Zhu Hehua, China
  • Pietro Jarre, Italy
  • Georgios Kalamaras, Italy
  • Jurij Karlovsek, Australia
  • Donald Lamont, United Kingdom
  • Albino Lembo Fazio, Italy
  • Roland  Leucker, Germany
  • Stefano Lo Russo, Italy
  • Sindre Log, USA
  • Donato Ludovici, Italy
  • Robert Mair, United Kingdom
  • Vittorio Manassero, Italy
  • Alessandro Mandolini, Italy
  • Francesco Marchese, Italy
  • Paul Marinos, Greece
  • Daniele Martinelli, Italy
  • Antonello Martino, Italy
  • Alberto Meda, Italy
  • Davide Merlini, Switzerland
  • Alessandro Micheli, Italy
  • Salvatore Miliziano, Italy
  • Mike Mooney, USA
  • Alberto Morino, Italy
  • Martin Muncke, Austria
  • Nasri Munfah, USA
  • Matthias Neuenschwander, Switzerland
  • Bjørn Nilsen, Norway
  • Fabio Oliva, Italy
  • Anna Osello, Italy
  • Alessandro Pagliaroli, Italy
  • Mario Patrucco, Italy
  • Francesco Peduto, Italy
  • Moreno Pescara, Italy
  • Giorgio Piaggio, Chile
  • Enrico Pizzarotti, Italy
  • Giovanni Plizzari, Italy
  • Sebastiano Rampello, Italy
  • Jan Rohed, Norway
  • Jamal Rostami, USA
  • Tatiana Rotonda, Italy
  • Henry Russell, USA
  • Giampiero Russo, Italy
  • Gabriele Scarascia Mugnozza, Italy
  • Claudio Scavia, Italy
  • Ken Schotte, Belgium
  • Alessandra Sciotti, Italy
  • Gerard Seingre, Switzerland
  • Alberto Selleri, Italy
  • Anna Siemińska Lewandowska, Poland
  • Achille Sorlini, Italy
  • Ray Sterling, USA
  • Markus Thewes, Germany
  • Jean-François Thimus, Belgium
  • Paolo Tommasi, Italy
  • Daniele Vanni, Italy
  • Francesco Venza, Italy
  • Luca Verrucci, Italy
  • Mario Virano, Italy
  • Harald Wagner, Thailand
  • Bai Yun, China
  • Jian Zhao, Australia
  • Raffaele Zurlo, Italy

List updated on December 18, 2018

International Steering Committee
  • Giuseppe Lunardi - Member of the Executive Council, SIG Vice President International Steering Committee Coordinator
  • Tarcisio Celestino - ITA President, Themag Engenharia
  • Olivier Vion - ITA Executive director, ITA-AITES

ITA Executive Council Members

  • Soren Eskesen - Past President
  • Ruth Haug - Vice President
  • Arnold Dix - ExCo Member
  • Dr Ooi Teik Aun - ExCo Member
  • Eric Leca - Vice President
  • Jenny Yan - Vice President
  • Randall Essex - ExCo Member
  • Chung-Sik Yoo - ExCo Member
  • Alesandre Gomes - Vice President
  • Lars Barbendererde - ExCo Member
  • Davorin Kolic - ExCo Member
  • Felix Amberg - Treasurer
  • Pekka Nieminen - Exco Member

 

BEFIPS Delegates

  • Johan Mignon, Belgium, Association Belge Des Techniques Et De L'urbanisme Souterrains Abtus-bvots
  • Yann Leblais, France, Association Française Des Tunnels Et De L'espace Souterrain (AFTES)
  • Joao Bilé Serra, Portugal, Portuguese Tunnelling and Underground Space Commission (CPT) a branch of the Portuguese Society for Geotechnics (SPG)
  • Miguel Fernandez-Bollo, Spain, AETOS Representative (Asociación Española De Túneles Y Obras Subterráneas)
  • Xavier Roulet, Switzerland, STS Swiss Tunnelling Society

 

Other Members

  • Luzi R. Gruber - Past President, Swiss Tunnelling Society
  • Martin Bosshard - Dipl. Bauingenieur ETH/SIA, Basler & Hofmann

 

The Committee will overview and advise the Organizing Committee on the following aspects:

  • Establishing the WTC 2019 action plan, priorities, and related initiatives, in accordance with the terms of reference, for approval by the ITA;
  • Counseling and advising the Local Organizing Committee in providing the necessary strategic vision and international contributions to a high level of technical and scientific experience;
  • Formulating policies that facilitate and promote global acceptance of ITA Strategy and international convergence.

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