Monday, 06 November 2017

Closing press statement

Aquatech Amsterdam 2017 hits all the right marks

With 928 exhibitors, the show sold out 6 months in advance. An all-time high. This was matched by a record number in visitor attendance, reaching 20,490 on closing day. ‘We are very proud of the 2017 show as part of the wider Amsterdam International Water Week which was also a great success,’ says Annette Bos, Director Water at RAI Amsterdam. ‘We thank all our partners and advisors who helped us by lending an ear to the market and anticipate the needs of water professionals around the world.’

The show brought together industry authorities, key market leaders, creators, government and country delegations and last but not least, business. The result was an inspiring exchange with a common goal: a more sustainable future and growing business in water.

Aquatech Amsterdam returns in 2019 with a change of halls to add more space to accommodate popular demand, and to include Floodex Europe, which will provide a dedicated focus on the crucial theme of flooding. Aquatech 2019 will be held on 5-8 November 2019.


Aquatech Global Events
Established in 1964, Aquatech Global Events organises the world’s leading trade events in the process, drinking and waste water technology sectors in Europe, China and Mexico. The well-established format covers the following segments: Transport and Storage, Water Treatment, Point of Use, Process Control and Technology & Process Automation. Aquatech Global Events are visited by professionals from all parts of the water industry and attract policy-makers, top-level businesses, specialists, and those who apply the technology in practice.

Upcoming events

Aquatech China 2018: 31 May-2 June 2018

Aquatech Mexico 2018: 4-6 September 2018

Aquatech Amsterdam 2019: 5-6-7-8 November 2019

About RAI Amsterdam
Bringing together people, both physically and virtually, expands borders... it inspires! RAI Amsterdam has been bringing different worlds, people and markets together, at home and abroad, since 1893. The RAI is an international exhibition and convention company which organises events in the Netherlands and abroad and operates the RAI Convention Centre in the business district of Amsterdam. The RAI welcomes around 1.5 million visitors a year to approximately 500 events such as exhibitions, conventions and corporate and other events. The company also provides event-related services to organisers, exhibitors and visitors. For more information, visit