Contact Us

If you have questions about attending Hydro 2018 as an exhibitor, speaker or delegate, get in touch with us using the details below. You'll also find some quick answers to the most frequently asked questions.


Alison Bartle

 /  +44 20 8773 7240

General enquiries

Programme & speaker enquiries

Margaret Bourke (Conference Project Manager)

 /  +44 20 8773 7244

Exhibiting & sponsorship enquiries

 /  +44 20 8773 7250

Registration & accommodation enquiries

ASK Event Management


You can find answers to some frequently asked questions below. But if you still have questions please contact us.

When will registration open?

Registration usually begins 3 months before the conference. If you have subscribed to receiving updates about our events, you will receive an email letting you know that registration is open. We will also publish notices on our website and in our Journal.

Do I need to register before the event?

It is possible to register on site, however, the process will be quicker for you if you register in advance. You can also take advantage of discounted early booking rates by booking online before the event.

I’ve booked an exhibition stand. Do I still need to register?

Yes you do. Anyone who will be attending the event needs to register through our online registration system. Exhibitors, speakers and chairpersons will be sent unique codes to enable them to access the associated rates.

What is included with my stand booking?

For each 6 m2 stand you have booked, the following is included:

  • One free delegate place, and two delegates at a discounted rate
  • Universal shell scheme
  • Fascia including stand number and company name
  • One table and two chairs
  • Carpet (dependent on venue)
  • Electricity supply (multiple sockets)
  • Spotlight(s)

When will I get my badge?

Your badge and conference documents will be available from the registration desk from Sunday 14th October. You will not be able to enter the conference or exhibition until you have collected your badge, and you must wear it at all times when in the exhibition or conference sessions.

Can I just visit the exhibition?

No. The HYDRO events are organised in a way that the exhibition and technical sessions complement each other. Exhibitors can attend the technical sessions and identify potential clients or future business opportunities and delegates have the opportunity to visit the exhibition stands in between the technical sessions during the refreshment breaks. In our experience, this leads to more genuine business relationships being developed.

Can I attend for one day only?

We do not offer one-day passes to the event. In special circumstances, and at our discretion, we may be able to offer two-day passes. Please contact us to discuss this.

How can I co-sponsor the event?

Please visit our Sponsorship page to view available conference sponsorship packages. Alternatively, contact our Sales team to discuss opportunities best suited to your company’s requirements.

What assistance can you provide to attendees from developing countries?

The AMI Hydropower Foundation provides funding to conference participants from developing countries. If you would like to apply, please see details here of what to include in your application. If you would like to invite guests from developing countries to visit your company at HYDRO 2018, please contact us, as the AMI Foundation may be able to offer assistance with their fees. If you would like to learn more about the AMI Foundation or make a donation to assist future participants, click here.

Conference Programme

HYDRO 2018 will be held in Gdansk, Poland. Technical sessions, bringing together experts from across the world, will be held on issues currently faced by the international hydropower and dams community.

The Polish utility Energa is planning a new cascade development on the Vistula river, and plans are also taking shape for a major new trinational inland navigation scheme, which could pave the way for new low-head run-of-river hydro schemes to move ahead. Poland is an ideal meeting point in central Europe, improving access for many of its neighbouring countries, who will join the regular attendees from the world hydropower community.


Sunday 14th October

Pre-conference workshops and Chairpersons’ & Speakers meetings and reception.


Monday 15th October

Opening ceremony, technical sessions begin and evening Welcome reception.


Tuesday 16th October

Technical sessions continue and extended opening of the Exhibition.


Wednesday 17th October

Technical sessions continue, closing ceremony and Farewell Dinner.

Industry co-sponsors

HYDRO 2018

  • 15 - 17 October 2018
  • Gdansk - Poland