Annette Bos, Director of Markets at RAI Amsterdam, discusses how Aquatech Amsterdam 2023 was a successful gathering of the global water community and how the show helps to drive forward innovation to solve #water challenges.
Accelerating water solutions
Aquatech Amsterdam welcomed over 800 exhibitors and a total attendance of over 24,000 water professionals in early November last year.
As part of the motto ‘Together we make water work’, the event once again united the global water community to help connect water solutions to the challenges.
“The show has been amazing – we have been recovering so fast from all the previous Covid years, and we are back to the size we were,” said Annette Bos, Director of Markets at RAI Amsterdam.
In a video interview, Bos said: “We had registrations from almost 170 countries. But also, the problems and challenges in water have been accelerating over the last couple of years.
“Water is a very complex ecosystem, but water flows, and it’s everyone’s responsibility…it’s a shared problem and a shared challenge.”
International partnerships and 2025
Discussing the role of Aquatech events in water sector innovation, she added: “One of the values of Aquatech is we can really contribute to accelerating change and accelerating the adoption of new technologies.”
Bos mentioned the case of LG Sonic, a Dutch water treatment company that, in previous years, won the Aquatech Innovation Awards and attended the 2023 event with a large presence, now doing business in 55 countries.
In light of anticipated growth, the next edition of Aquatech Amsterdam is moving to March 11-14 2025 and to different, bigger halls.
“It [the date change] has been very well received by the market,” added Bos. “We are really looking forward to Spring.”