On November 18, the first "Tunnel Construction Forum" was held at RWTH Aachen University in celebration of the opening of the new Gotthard Base Tunnel. The Forum was accompanied by the exhibition "Historical Alpine Crossings". Around 150 guests followed the presentations of many well-known speakers, including Peter Zbinden, who was CEO of AlpTransit Gotthard for around 10 years, and Heinz Ehrbar, Head of the Large Projects Department of Deutsche Bahn AG. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Ziegler opened the event as Head of the Chair of Geotechnics in Civil Engineering.