25 and 26 May 2016 – Parc des Expositions, Montpellier, France
Hosted by Montpellier Events with the support of the Languedoc-Roussilon region, Pôle EAU, the SWELIA business network, and Sud de France Développement, the 6th edition of the HydroGaïa International Water Trade Fair will be held in Montpellier, France, at the Parc des Expositions, on May 25–26, 2016.
Dedicated to professionals in the water industry, the HydroGaïa trade fair has expanded every year since it was first launched in Montpellier in 2011, and is on track to quickly becoming the “Water Week” of France.
In addition to an exhibition area bringing together the major players in the water industry, the event also includes a full program of conferences and workshops centered around its 2016 theme of “Managing water resources in a context of global change”.
HydroGaïa is a business-oriented trade fair which also hosts focused business meetings between experts and project developers and managers. This year, the event will once again be celebrating innovation with the awarding of Innovation Prizes to honor the best projects and initiatives in the water sector.
HydroGaïa is quickly becoming the essential professional event to get up to speed on the latest innovations, future challenges, prospects and outlook for the water industry.
Foreign visitors are highly represented at the trade fair, with the participation of several foreign delegations. HydroGaïa is stepping up its efforts to promote the event abroad and in 2016 will for the first time be opening an international pavillon.
The 2016 HydroGaïa International Water Trade Fair is expecting 200 business exhibitors and 4000 professional visitors—a sign of its continued growth.
Key numbers for 2015
- 150+ exhibitors, experts within the industry (increase of 19% over 2014)
- 3,588 professional visitors
- 60% of visitors are decision-makers (CEOs, Managing Directors, Purchasing Managers, Technical Managers, R&D, etc.)
- Strong international presence, especially from Algeria, Germany, Ivory Coast, Spain, Italy, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia.
- 200+ business meetings