The legendary Netherlands Pavilion, a buzzing hub for innovative technology displays and networking, will be back at the Aquatech Amsterdam trade show in hall 7. Aquatech takes place from 6-9 November 2023 and the Pavilion will feature the best the Dutch water sector has to offer.
Next to companies, organisations, and innovative start-ups, the Pavilion features knowledge exchange and networking activities at the NL Lounge in the Pavilion. The Netherlands invites all water professionals present at Aquatech to drop by the Netherlands Pavilion, to meet old acquaintances and to make new connections. To be amazed and inspired!
Entrance to Aquatech Amsterdam is free of charge as long as visitors register online before they arrive at the event.
Water is essential to life on earth. It connects and sustains us. Covering 70 percent of the globe, it defines our blue planet. Water helps generate our energy, drive our agriculture and industries, and safeguard our health and sanitation systems.
In the Netherlands, government, businesses, knowledge centres, and local stakeholders work together to find ways to resolve global water challenges inclusively in a way that benefits everyone. Short lines between stakeholders in the water sector enable us to foster an innovative culture.
Just like previous editions of the Aquatech event, the Netherlands Pavilion showcases the latest in innovative and proven technology solutions from Dutch companies and start-ups that contribute to the SDG’s. The following technology solutions are on display at the Netherlands Pavilion:
The legendary Netherlands Pavilion, including the Holland Innovation Park and NL Lounge, can be found at a premium location in hall 7, booth numbers 07.320, 07.322, 07.328, 07.422, and 07.424).
The Netherlands Pavilion at Aquatech Amsterdam 2023 is a cooperation between the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), Partners for Water, and Water Alliance.
Fully intertwined within the Netherlands Pavilion, surrounded by the best Dutch water sector expertise, the Holland Innovation Park (HIP) is the spot to discover the latest groundbreaking Dutch innovations in the field of water. The Holland Innovation Park is organised by Water Alliance and showcases the following HIPpers: Purgatoria, Jotem Water Solutions, Ferr-Tech, Process Design Center, SOLiSENZ and HULO.
"In the international water world, the Netherlands is and will remain a rock-solid brand that radiates innovation power. Even now that we are well past the startup phase, we as Acquaint are keen to continue our commitment to this brand by being at the Netherlands Pavilion. We expect to meet existing contacts, but certainly also get a lot of run-up from global sewer and distribution network owners."
Aquatech Amsterdam attracts over 20,000 attendees, of which more than 70% come from outside the Netherlands. The visiting water professionals stem from all over the world and they are active as policymakers, operators, specialists, and users of technology in practice. Amongst them are several visits from incoming delegations, NWP plays a leading role in inviting delegations to attend and in coordinating the incoming delegations programme.
NWP and its partners are delighted to welcome delegations from Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and the USA. We expect incoming delegations from:
Dutch organisations are offered a unique opportunity to connect with the delegation members, and a guaranteed chance of qualitative matches, by participating in the incoming mission programme. To register your participation, please sign up here.
The incoming delegations programme is coordinated by NWP. It is a joint effort by NWP and partners: Aquatech organising team at RAI Amsterdam, Enterprise Europe Network, Netherlands Enterprise Agency, and Water Alliance.
Are you a Dutch organisation interested in expanding your business abroad, or looking for international customers, partners, or distributors? Join the incoming mission programme and connect with water professionals from all over the world.
Mirjam van Buchem
NWP Project Manager Events
Next to showcasing Dutch innovative technology and hosting the incoming delegations, NWP is also actively involved in organising matchmaking activities and knowledge exchange at the Netherlands Pavilion or other stages around the Aquatech exhibition floor. The schedule on the knowledge programme with exact dates and times is subject to change. Information on all the presentations in the NL Lounge theatre at the Netherlands Pavilion can be found here.
Some highlights of the knowledge exchange programme:
Monday 6 November
Nama’s upcoming projects and Oman Water Week 2024
Time: 10:15 - 11:00 Location: NL Lounge theatre at Netherlands Pavilion (booth number 07.328)
Are you interested in doing business in Oman’s water sector? You’re in luck, as Nama (Oman Water and Waste Water Services Company) will elaborate on their upcoming projects from their Master Plan. In addition, they will present the first Oman Water Week to be held in January 2024.
Convenors: Nama’s Eng. Suhaila Al Balushi, and Mr. Ahmed Sayed and Bushra Al Siyabi
Tuesday 7 November
Opportunities from Dutch energy from water solutions
Time: 13:00 -13:35 Location: NL Lounge theatre at Netherlands Pavilion (booth number 07.328)
The energy transition is moving, but needs further acceleration to avoid excessive climate change and sealevel rise. The waters in the oceans and seas host an enormous energy potential. These sources include tidal flows, waves and salinity gradient (salt content difference between rivers and seas), that are available every day, also when the sun doesn't shine or when the wind doesn't blow. This energy can be harvested with new solutions as are being developed in the Netherlands. Energy from water sources are critical for a more robust energy mix and are the basis for lowest cost continuous renewable energy supply, as requiring much less storage (solutions based on water are being developed also in NL). We will discuss the developments and uniqueness of the Dutch innovations in this area. Are you interested to learn more? Looking forward to inform, discuss and explore potential cooperation
Convenors: Maarten Berkhout (SeaQurrent and EWA), Pieter Hack (REDStack), Erwin Meijboom (Slowmill (TBC)?, and Olaf Waals (MARIN (TBC))
Nutrient recycling: Looking back and looking forwards, where do we go from here?
Time: 13:15 - 14:00 Location: Wastewater & Resources World 07.508
The global demand for nutrients such as phosphorus is rising, but the supplies available are decreasing. This is a big problem for food security worldwide. This year, the Nutrient Platform will be at Aquatech Amsterdam to talk about nutrient recycling: the legal aspects, technological hurdles, and short to medium-term opportunities and innovations that are relevant to nutrient recycling. The speakers will talk about the rules, challenges, opportunities, and new ideas related to nutrient recycling.
Convenors: Tiemen Nanninga (LeAF), Kees Roest (KWR), Peter Scheer (Semilla Sanitation/Nijhuis Saur Industries), and Jan Willem Bijnagte (COLSEN)
Wednesday 8 November
End-to-end digital inspection system for multiple robots
Time: 14:30 - 15:05 Location: NL Lounge theatre at Netherlands Pavilion (booth number 07.328)
The PILOTING project proposes the adaptation, integration, and demonstration of robotic solutions, in an integrated platform, to be able to inspect and maintain (aging) infrastructure, like water related infrastructure. The presentation will show you the whole inspection process, from setting up digital twins, harvesting data by using drones and robots till generating a full inspection report. Learn how to use robotics as an enabler for a more safe and efficient inspection process.
Convenors: Quasset, Applus (not confirmed yet)
Thursday 9 November
Youth Combating Climate Change and Water Challenges
Time: 13:00 - 13:45 Location: NL Lounge theatre at Netherlands Pavilion (booth number 07.328)
Due to climate change, water resources are becoming scarcer, rain patterns are becoming more irregular causing droughts and floods and our freshwater sources’ quality is deteriorating. Taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts is strongly embedded in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. During the Amsterdam International Water Week, Young Expert Programmes (YEP) and Wavemakers United (WU) will showcase how they contribute to innovation and increasing our workforce
Convenors: Paul van Essen (Young Expert Programs (YEP)) and Gijs van Nes (Wavemakers United (WU))
Horti-sector & water sector: where do they meet?
Time: 13:45 - 14:20 Location: NL Lounge theatre at Netherlands Pavilion (booth number 07.328)
Convenors: Colubris Water, Dutch Greenhouse Delta, Netherlands Water Partnership and Water Alliance
Please note that the schedule on the knowledge programme with exact dates and times is subject to change.