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Porto Water Innovation Week 2017 is a landmark event for discussing the main innovation challenges in water resources.

The accompanying exhibition is one of the event’s pillars, at which companies may disclose new technology, equipment and technical solutions.

This is a unique opportunity for companies to provide greater exposure for their brands and to leverage their business transactions by showcasing their products and services to participants, sponsors and exhibitors.

The target public will also include visitors who will have free and direct access to the exhibition. This unique meeting of stakeholders will be enhanced by catering services in the corridors between stands.

On September 27, 28 and 29 of 2017, during EIP Water Conference 2017 and Mayors & Water Conference 2017, the exhibition area will function as a one-stop-shop for the water sector’s leading companies and a means of making contacts and creating networking opportunities.

Exhibitors will benefit from this Porto Water Match: an intense B2B matchmaking programme through pre-scheduled face-to-face meetings with potential clients and partners.

Another opportunity to keep in mind is the possibility of organising corporate forums (Tech Talks) for launching new products or services. These forums will give companies a competitive edge over their competitors, both in mature and emerging markets.

Equally important, companies will have the opportunity to disseminate messages to a broad network of contacts employed by the event’s organisers and partners, through multiple communication channels and coverage by national and international media partners.

Benefits of participating in the exhibition will go far beyond Porto Water Innovation Week 2017. A greater commercial return is expected, both in business transactions and in the development of partnerships for new projects.


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Exhibition Areas

The exhibition zone will be divided into three main areas corresponding to different exhibitor clusters.

  • Business Trade Show: This space is dedicated to all consolidated companies with products and services related to the water sector aimed to increase their visibility and to optimize their market share;

  • Start-ups Showroom: An exhibition for newly emerged and fast-growing businesses that aim to fulfil a marketplace need by developing or offering an innovative product, process or service;

  • Innovation Hub: Technological and research centres, universities and corporate R&D&I will find a space for contacts between entrepreneurs and investors where innovation-based projects will be presented.

Potential Sectors on Exhibition

The commercial terms of Porto Water Innovation Week will be disclosed soon. Prices for start-ups will be equivalent to the logistics costs of providing a standard stand (9m2).

The three exhibition areas (Exhibition Area, Start-Ups Showroom and Innovation Hub) will be made available on September 27, 28 and 29, during the period when EIP Water Conference 2017 and Mayors & Water Conference 2017 are being held.

Visitor Profile

Who visits?

EIP Water Conference 2017 and Mayors & Water Conference 2017 are expected to attract respectively 800 and 250 participants, including:

  • Decision makers
  • Technical directors
  • Utilities technicians
  • Local, regional and international political leaders
  • Regulators
  • Specialists
  • Industry and agriculture representatives
  • Researchers
  • University professors
  • Water and tech companies
  • Managers of Start-Ups and Spin-off companies
  • Investors
  • Consultants
  • Young professionals
  • Students

Why visit?

  • Establish unique contacts with top companies in the water industry;
  • Find reliable partners and direct suppliers to boost your business quickly;
  • Discover new products and services from trendsetting market players.

Free access to the various exhibition areas that will be showcasing and disclosing new products and services and emerging technology.

Come and visit us at the Alfândega do Porto Congress Center!

Why Exhibit?

Share your new solutions

The Exhibition area of EIP Water Conference 2017 and Mayors & Water Conference 2017 will give your company a unique opportunity to promote and exhibit your products and services in an event that will gather more than 1,000 participants, including decision makers, utilities technicians, political leaders, regulators, industry and agriculture representatives, researchers, tech companies, start-ups, SMEs, investors, and young professionals.

Main benefits for exhibitors

  • Have your company’s name, brand and products seen first;

  • Exhibiting at an event with a high level of strategic, technological and innovation content;

  • Present innovative products and solutions to potential clients;

  • Access to one large, attentive and engaged audience;

  • Establish unique contacts, find new clients and partners and make contacts with international markets;

  • Participation in multiple structured networking events;

  • Speaking opportunities by participating in business meetings (Tech Talks);

  • National and international media exposure.

Stand Packages

Showcase your company and solutions!

Don’t miss this great opportunity to grow your business. Be sure to secure your space at this world-class event, giving you full access to potential European and overseas clients and partners!

Porto Water Innovation Week is the “must-attend event” for your company!

Don’t delay! Secure your stand today:

Click here to download the stand packages in English;

Click here to download the stand packages in Portuguese;

To book your stand at PWIW and have further information, please contact our Sales Team:

Alexandra Morgado (Águas do Porto)

P: +351 225 190 849

Email: alexandra.morgado@aguasdoporto.pt

Exhibitor Guide

See the terms and conditions of the exhibition!

Now that you have reserved your stand you can consult all the information about the exhibition in the Exhibitor's Guide. This document contains the terms and conditions on presence at the exhibition.

Click here to download the Exhibitor Guide in English;

Click here to download the Exhibitor Guide in Portuguese;

For any questions and for further information, please contact our Sales Team:

Alexandra Morgado (Águas do Porto)

P: +351 225 190 849

T: +351 934 440 193

Email: alexandra.morgado@aguasdoporto.pt

Porto Innovation Hub

Innovation as part of the city’s transformation

Porto Innovation Hub will present "Innovation as part of the city’s transformation”.

The event will showcase innovation projects in the city of Porto with a direct impact on improving quality of life in the city, contributing to the creation of skilled jobs and creating the potential to propel the city to new development thresholds.

The Porto Innovation Hub consists of an immersive area, an exhibition and an auditorium.

An interactive table in the immersive area enables visitors to see and explore Porto’s innovation projects in recent years. The central area will feature the “Ocean and Innovation” exhibition, spanning from the early work of Augusto Nobre, Portugal’s pioneer in Marine Biology, to the most innovative technology developed in Porto used to explore and perform research about the ocean’s various potentials

The auditorium area will be reserved for the "The Hub”networking session, where journalists can interview speakers and where discussions will be held amongst specialists on a variety of water and innovation issues. This area will also be the stage for presentations by persons in charge of projects for the H2020 and Life Programmes.