31 October - 3 November 2017

Finding new ways to share knowledge and best practices has never been more important in the world of water technology. Aquatech Amsterdam offers you the opportunity to gain knowledge in a variety of fields during the upcoming Aquatech show, 31 October - 3 November 2017.

Much more than just an exhibition

Inspired by current trends, the world's largest water technology event will be welcoming new initiatives to the exhibition floor with a special focus on innovation, stormwater, industrial water consumption and waste water. For the third time in a row the exhibition is also part of the Amsterdam International Water Week.

Industrial User Experience

Industry is one of the main water users in Europe. Water issues have entered the board rooms of large companies, with water-related risks making companies act as stakeholders amongst other water users. Aquatech en Wetsus organise the Industrial User Experience, creating a meeting place where industry experts can exchange their ideas and experiences with their peers in the industry as well as with potential solutions providers.

The IUE (Booth 07.272) has a focus on the following sectors: Oil & Gas, Food & Beverage, Chemicals, and Pharmaceuticals.

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AquaStage seminars & workshops

Knowledge exchange and networking are an important part of the Aquatech platform. The AquaStage (booth 03.118) offers visitors and exhibitors networking opportunities and easy access to educational sessions. Topics on stage will be:

- Desalination technology
- Smart Water Networks
- Innovation (nominees & winners of Aquatech Innovation Award)
- Doing business abroad (China & Mexico)

NEW: Smart Water Networks Pavilion

Smart water networks are the future of the utilities industry. Driven by the prospect that smart solutions will save utilities water and money, the industry is gaining momentum. According to a report by Sensus, utilities could save up to $12.5 billion by implementing smart water systems.

The Smart Water Networks Pavilion (Booth 02.314), powered by SWAN Forum, offers visitors a focussed hotspot to learn all about the latest trends and technologies in the sectors. The Pavilion is completemented by a seminar programme at the AquaStage.

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NEW: Desalination Pavilion

The Desalination Pavilion (Booth 03.220), powered by the European Desalination Society (EDS), offers visitors a focussed hotspot to learn all about the latest trends and technologies in the field of desalination. A seminar programme with attention for seawater and brackish water desalination, as well as industrial wastewater desalination, complements the Pavilion.

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NEW: Circular Economy Europafoyer

We must view water as part of a circular economy, where it retains full value after each use and eventually returns to the system. This means re-use of wastewater, and resource recovery from waste water, including energy recovery. Many organisations are looking to make money out of their waste water. Aquatech will highlight the latest developments on resource recovery and bringing it to the market.

Pumps and Process Plaza

The Pumps & Process Plaza is the “plaza” to be for water users interested in pumps, pump systems and other related components. For your convenience, top industry leaders such as KSB Nederland, Xylem Water Solution, Homa Pompen, Paranaa Pumps & Motors and Flux Pompen Benelux have combined their strengths and offer their products and solutions side by side. Experts will tell you all about manufacturing, research, development and application of pumps and pump systems. Be sure to visit! A cold (or warm) beverage is waiting for you at the central bar.

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Research and development in the area of water are vital for the future of many businesses, as well as for a sustainable future of our world. The Aquatech InnovationLAB (Booth 07.550) encourages and rewards organisations that innovate and stand out from the competition. 


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DOC Challenge: call for pitches

Pitch your DOC (Dissolved Organic Carbon) removal related innovative product at Aquatech Amsterdam! Are you an SME’s that has developed an innovative product that will help to reach a more efficient DOC removal from drinking water supplies? We are looking for any innovations related to DOC, such as water quality analyzers for DOC, UVT, DBP’s and streaming current, as well as technologies for DOC removal, etc. After the pitches, selected SME’s will get the opportunity to test their DOC removal related products at water treatment testing facilities in the 2 Seas region.

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BlueTech Research Innovation Pavilion

The BlueTech Innovation Pavilion (booth 07.552) is the go-to-area for water professionals looking for cutting-edge technology offerings in the industry.

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NEW: Innovation Avenue

Innovation will be put in the spotlight alongside the Innovation Avenue in hall 7: the place to be to learn about the lastest innovative technologies!

Aquatech Innovation Award

Research and development in the area of water is vital for the future of many businesses, but also for the sustainable future of our world. The most innovative products currently on the market will be put in the spotlight at booth 07.550. The award features the following categories: Wastewater treatment, Water supply (incl. Point of use), Transport & Storage, Process control technology & process automation, Innovation not to market yet.

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InnovationLAB Experiences

The Experiences (Booth 07.550) at the InnovationLAB functions as a central platform to showcase the latest developments in fundamental research projects and research&development.

NEW: Guided Innovation Tours

Guided Innovation Tours help visitors and exhibitors to review the latest technology and innovation on display at Aquatech Amsterdam.
The Tours provide easy access and save time for water professionals wishing to see the innovations on display. The Tours visit a number of stands on the floor and are complemented by explanation from a BlueTech Research technology expert. Starting at Booth 07.552/07.550. Application is necessary. Dates and times to be announced.

Country Pavilions

Aquatech Amsterdam features Country Pavilions. Several countries from around the world gather their fellow exhibitors to showcase solutions under one flag, presenting their local products and solutions, knowledge and expertise. Many host networking receptions and presentations showcasing the latest projects (under development) in their region.


AquatechTV (Booth 07.550) offers talkshows and interviews recorded live at the show floor. The most authoritative and thought-provoking leaders share their vision on the latest developments in the water sector. The interviews help guide you into the next stage of your business and help you elevate your organisation. 

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AquaMatch matchmaking

The 5th matchmaking event for water technology takes place on 2 November 2017 during Aquatech Amsterdam. AquaMatch enables exhibitors and visitors to find many business opportunities, to share your knowledge and experience, learn from water professionals and best practices and be inspired by the world’s most leading water experts. The AquaMatch is organised by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and the Enterprise Europe Network.

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International pipefitting championships

During Aquatech Amsterdam 2017, the Pipefitting Championships will be held. The fastest teams from around the world will battle against each other in a competition. The competition includes mechanics as well as a ladies competition, a rookie race and a competition between the management teams. The competition takes place at booth 07.500.

Aquatech social event

Once again we will organise the Aquatech social event with a boat tour on the canals featuring the sparkling lights of the city. Invite your colleagues, customers and business friends and join us to enjoy a boat tour through the city centre, departing from the RAI Amsterdam harbor.


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Exhibitor Happy Hour

Networking reception offered to our exhibitors. Be there or be square!

Amsterdam International Water Week

Aquatech Amsterdam is part of the Amsterdam International Water Week, which is thé platform for new alliances and fresh ideas: connecting industry, science, business, policy and technology. The event crosses borders between water and sanitation, deltatechnology, food, agriculture, finance and governance. The week includes a conference, the Floodex trade exhibition, a Young Water Professionals programme, the Aquatech Innovation Award and Sarpahti Awards, plus various excursions.


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AIWW Conference

The Conference of the Amsterdam International Water Week (October 31st and November 1st) is doing something new in 2017. Topics to be discussed are:

• Water efficiency and value
• Water management and resilience
• Innovative water system implementations
• Institutional transition and governance