Cultural and Social Events

Sunday 16 September

Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception

Start building your networks early at the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception.

You won’t want to miss the keynote speakers and welcome messages from various dignitaries who will open the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition.
The Welcome Reception is a key opportunity to connect with other water sector professionals and discuss current trends, latest research, guiding strategies and leading practice in a relaxed and informal environment.

Monday 17 September

Project Innovation Awards & Global Awards Ceremony

Recognising the excellence, leadership and innovation which IWA members and network participants bring to the water sector. IWA Award winners are leaders in their fields, frequently contributing years of research and practice to improving water management across the globe.

The Project Innovation Awards is a prestigious global competition that celebrates excellence in water engineering projects around the world. Join the finalists and winners at the award ceremony at Hilton Tokyo Odaiba and celebrate with them the strides taken to innovate the water sector.

Tuesday 18 September, 19:00 – 21:00

Cultural Evening – Tokyo Garden Night

Enjoy an evening of local culture, food and networking set in an authentic Japanese Garden in the middle of Tokyo.

Kiyosumi Gardens is a place of scenic beauty designated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. They are known as the Garden of exquisite stones, created by three generations of the Iwasaki family.

Learn more here.

Entry fee: EUR 75 

Thursday 20 September

Gala Evening

A truly fantastic evening is in store at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition Gala Evening. Taking place in Hotel Nikko Daiba, the Gala Evening is the highlight of the social calendar.

In true IWA style the conference dinner promises to be a night of spectacular entertainment accompanied by fine food and wine.

Join us in Tokyo! See you in...