Easyfairs acquires World Water Works Conference & Exhibition


Oosterhout, August 23, 2016: Easyfairs has acquired the World Water Works Conference and Exhibition from ESC International. The event is the leading platform for global issues related to hydraulic engineering. The next edition will be staged on May 29 & 30 2017 in Amsterdam RAI.

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 some 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 comments :

“The overall ecology issues, the navigability of rivers, the development of ports and infrastructures, the upscaling 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, confirms :

“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”.

World Water Works is yet another targeted addition to Easyfairs’ portfolios serving port communities worldwide, with leading events such as StocExpo, the Tank Storage conferences and magazine, Dry Cargo Conference & Exhibition, Pumps & Valves, Transport & Logistics and the Solids European Series.


About Artexis Easyfairs

Artexis Easyfairs enables communities to “visit the future” at must-attend events that anticipate their needs and present solutions in the ideal format.

Through Easyfairs, the Group currently organises more than 200 events in 19 countries (Algeria, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Emirates, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States).

In the Benelux, these events include Antica, Antwerp Convention, Art Brussels, Autonomies, Bakkersvak, Batireno, Bis, Belgian Boat Show, Bois & Habitat, Bouw & Reno, Builty, CARAT+, Countryside+, Dentex, Dutch Comic Con, Empack, Energie & Habitat, Eurantica, FACTS, Green Expo, Health & Care, Horeca Expo, Inside Out, Maintenance, Packaging Innovations, Pumps & Valves, Realty, Saveurs & Métiers, Second Home, Secura, Spring@Countryside, Soins & Santé, Solids, Transport & Logistics, Welding week, Wonen …

And through Artexis, it manages 11 events venues in the Benelux, Germany and Nordic regions (Ghent, Antwerp, 2 venues in Namur, Mechelen-Brussels North, Mons, Hardenberg, Gorinchem, Venray, Stockholm and Malmö).

The Group employs more than 700 people and expects to generate revenues in excess of €167 million for its financial year 2016-2017.

Artexis Easyfairs strives to be the most adaptable, agile and effective player in the events industry by employing committed individuals, deploying the best marketing and technology tools, and developing strong brands.

Visit the future with Artexis Easyfairs. For more information, visit www.easyfairs.com and www.worldwaterworks.nl

Contact Easyfairs

Cornelien Baijens Managing Director Easyfairs Netherlands T: +31 (0) 162 408992 E: cornelien.baijens@easyfairs.com