Accompanying Persons’ Programme

A package of cultural excursions has been arranged for family members and partners accompanying delegates to HYDRO 2020. Accompanying persons are also welcome to attend the evening social events.

26 October / Day 1

Accompanying persons will be taken on a private tour of the European Parliament, followed by lunch at the Restaurant Bouclier d’Or.

After lunch, there will be a guided walk around Strasbourg’s Notre Dame cathedral grounds and a private tour of the Alsatian museum.

Restaurant Bouclier d'Or

27 October / Day 2

A coach will depart in the morning, taking the group to Mount Sainte-Odile where there will be a tour of a private library followed by a tour of Jean-Charles Spindler Marquetry.

After lunch in Obernai, a short walking excursion will take in the sights of the Bell Tower, Market Square and city walls.

The day will end with a visit to the Chocolate Museum in Geispolsheim, with a demonstration and tasting, before the tour returns to Strasbourg.

Mount Sainte-Odile

28 October / Day 3

The tour will begin the day with a guided tour and exclusive access to the Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, followed by lunch at a local winery with a private wine tasting and visit to the cellar.

The tour will arrive back in Strasbourg mid-afternoon.

Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle

Conference Programme

HYDRO 2020 will once again take place in France, following HYDRO 2009 in Lyon, and HYDRO 2015 in Bordeaux. The host city for 2020, Strasbourg, is on the Rhine, one of Europe’s major ‘hydropower rivers’, and is very close to the borders of both Germany and Switzerland, so there will be plenty of local technical expertise to share with participants. 


Sunday 25th October

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


Monday 26th October

Opening ceremony, technical sessions begin and evening Welcome reception.


Tuesday 27th October

Technical sessions continue and extended opening of the Exhibition.


Wednesday 28th October

Technical sessions continue, closing ceremony and Farewell Dinner.

Industry co-sponsors

HYDRO 2020

  • 26-28 October 2020
  • Strasbourg - France