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Top Reasons to Attend

Top Ten Reasons to Attend RETC 2017

Looking for professional growth opportunities that are focused and tailored for a tunneling audience? Look no further. RETC is the #1 tunneling conference with a special focus on the latest industry trends, news and topics.


  1. Beautiful Location

    California has a long history of underground construction and there is not a better location to showcase this history than hosting the conference at one of California’s exclusive resorts to exemplify the beauty and history of the state.

  2. A-List Speakers

    Chosen for their contribution to the tunneling industry, insight and ability to connect with our audience through relevant topics, our speakers are sure to expand your horizons and provide insight and knowledge that you can use in your day-to-day operations.

  3. Actionable Data & Insights

    Immediately put to use all of the fresh ideas and strategies you’ve learned — and positively affect your bottom line.

  4. Inside View into Trending Industry Issues

    Our experienced professionals attending, exhibiting, sponsoring and speaking at RETC create a dynamic view of the future of tunneling, helping your organization to better understand industry changes.

  5. Highly Focused Program

    By keeping the conference focused, we can bring together greater developmental opportunities and keep your conference learning experience dedicated only to the issues that matter most.

  6. Professional Development

    Looking for ways to continue your education? Make sure to register for short courses that will provide you with the continuing education credits that you need.

  7. See the Latest Innovations

    Our expansive show floor is sure to impress with more than 180 exhibitors displaying the latest in industry technological advancements from around the world.

  8. Cultural Experience

    The international audience of RETC makes this conference a leading organizer of innovation and thought leadership in the tunneling industry. Nowhere else will you be able to connect with such a diverse audience of underground construction professionals.

  9. Exclusive Access

    Gain exclusive access to the brightest minds in the tunneling industry. Our impressive lineup of speakers will inspire you.

  10. Refresh & Recharge

    Take some time to break away from the daily routine and surround yourself with thought provoking speakers, technical sessions and short courses that will have you thinking outside the box.

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What Attendees Say

Over four decades of conferences, RETC provides both the experienced tunneling professional and the individual just starting in the business the opportunity to stay connected while integrating new ideas and innovations into contracting, design, and construction.

Bill Mariucci
Team Leader, Kiewit infrastructure Co.
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