World Water Works Conference gets new owners

World Water Works Conference gets new owners

Events agency Easyfairs has acquired the World Water Works Conference and Exhibition from ESC International.

The event is a leading platform for global issues related to hydraulic engineering. The next edition will be staged between 29-30 May, 2017 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

World Water Works attracted more than 300 delegates and 50 exhibiting sponsors to its last edition, from relevant sectors such as ports and waterways maintenance and construction, dredging, wet and dry infrastructures, hinterland protection and water-related civil engineering for bridges, locks and tunnels.

The event took off in 2009 to address specific issues faced by the Western and Eastern Scheldt, the river delta spanning Belgium and the Netherlands, where some of the world’s leading ports are located, including both Antwerp and Rotterdam.

Rein Van Vliet, founder of World Water Works said: “The overall ecology issues, the navigability of rivers, the development of ports and infrastructures, the up-scaling trend of shipping and the growing threat of flooding are interconnected and global issues which required an international meeting place.”

Cornelien Baijens, managing director of Easyfairs Netherlands, added: “After the promising results of the latest 2015 edition in Antwerp, we are confident that by combining the industry knowledge of ESC international with Easyfairs’ ability to develop leading sector events we will rapidly grow World Water Works to become a truly international meeting place.”

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