The World Water Congress & Exhibition offers a unique opportunity to profile your company and showcase your technical and service solutions with over 5000 water professionals from over 100 countries.

The benefits of sponsoring go well beyond the Congress and can help cement your products and services as the ‘go-to’ brand for water professionals. You will take advantage of branding rights, targeted IWA promotions, online and offline exposure through multiple communications and media channels, business forums and VIP networking.

Targeted promotion by IWA to its 20,000 – strong global network of water professionals

Business forums to present your services, projects and case studies to a high-level audience

Participation in structured networking events e.g. the gala evening.

International media exposure

Book your booth today!

If you book before 31 October 2017, the early bird fee – a discount of 10% on the stand rental fee – will apply. Space is limited and bookings will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information of the Exhibition and booking a stand please contact us at:

Target audience

The key target audience for the Exhibition is congress delegates, water professionals from across the full water cycle from over 100 countries worldwide. The organisers expect over 5000 delegates from the sector. In addition to congress delegates, the Exhibition will attract local, regional and international trade visitors.

The networking hotspot during the Congress

The International Exhibition floor will be the networking hotspot during the event. All lunches, coffee and tea breaks will be served in the Exhibition hall providing key opportunities to showcase your brand and to network with delegates. Exhibitors benefit from a discount on the congress registration fee and by being part of the congress sessions and side events you will have the opportunity to use the wider networking opportunities the Congress and Exhibition offers.

IWA will promote this event to its worldwide network of members and associates. This will consist of pre and post-event promotion to more than 55,000 water professionals worldwide. The organisers will promote the event through multiple communications channels, including digital channels and international, regional and local media partners. Your organisation or company will be published in the programme book for delegates. All Exhibitors will also be listed in the Exhibition guide for trade visitors and here on the Congress website.

Reserve a time slot to host a business forum

The Business Forums are a component of the Congress Programme and provide a series of sessions where delegates can interact with national delegations, commercial and non-commercial organizations to discuss and learn about the innovations and new developments (projects, services, research, challenges, and strategic direction) of single companies and countries. Sponsors and Exhibitors of the Water and Development Congress & Exhibition can send an email to apply for session timeslots in the Business Forum programme.

The main business Forum initiatives in the 2016 edition were the Desalination FocusSmart Water Management, the Cities Pavilion and the Australian precinct – these different forums give water companies, institutes, utilities and government the opportunity to showcase leading projects, innovations and products on a global stage.

Exhibition fees

(*1) Early bird booking deadline is 31 October 2017. Bookings received by the organisers before this date can apply for early bird exhibition space fees. / (*2) If you join the IWA now, you
will receive the corporate member price and enjoy all the other benefits of IWA membership. / (*3) Shell scheme costs are extra to the stand space-only fees.

You can reserve your space by submitting a completed application form. To obtain the application form, please e-mail the IWA Exhibition Management at

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