The Roundtable



Nearly 100 professionals from over 60 companies attended Planet Underground’s Roundtable in December 2017. Together they shared a wide array of innovative ideas in unscripted, frank discussions about reducing and ultimately eliminating damages and injury from underground utility excavation. This event marks an industry-first milestone in moving discussions on damage prevention towards real-world solutions backed by technological innovation and advances in communication among all parties involved, and recognizing excavators at the forefront for change.

Groups of individuals from different industry segments are filmed together at a round table and given a “hot” topic in damage prevention to discuss freely in front of our cameras. In addition 6-member Roundtable Panels of experts take questions from the entire event audience. Opportunities for networking with industry peers are unparalleled. We are not a trade show, we are a group of influencers that want to leave our mark on our industry.

The Roundtable – An Introduction

The Roundtable is an annual event Planet Underground TV hosts for the purpose of bringing together the best and brightest from every side of the utility construction industry. Our video overview from 2017 gives insight on what the event is all about.

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Roundtable Highlights

Roundtable Check-in

A special message from Planet Underground owner Mike Parilac during The 2017 Roundtable nearing the last Panel discussion of the day.

2017 Roundtable Testimonials

Duane Rodgers – CEO of PelicanCorp, Eric Swartley – Senior Manager Pipeline and Public Safety of UGI, and Tom Stutzman – SSG Work Manager for ComEd give their unique perspective on what they felt were the most important aspects of an event like The Roundtable.

See what some of our Roundtable participants and sponsors have to say about the event