29th / 30th November 2017

What to Expect

On November 29th and 30th, the European hydropower sector will meet for the 9th time at RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO in Salzburg. More than 100 exhibitors, 2,500 visitors and 500 conference participants are expected.

The 2-day-conference includes topics such as current challenges for the industry, technical innovations as well as energy storage an ecological aspects.

To advance the international networking for the participants, there are some special events this year: 

As many European hydropower companies and producers seek business opportunities outside the EU, especially in Africa and Latin America, the 1st Africa Small Hydropower Forum will discuss, analyse and map solutions to the challenges to financing small and medium hydropower plants in Africa. It aims to create opportunities for partnership and project development by bringing together leading project developers and key financing institutions. 

The European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF) and the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) promote these activities by acting as information hubs between European, African and international initiatives and European renewable energy stakeholders.

The 1st Eastern European Hydropower Forum will be offering Eastern European associations and companies their own platform for information, exchange and discussion for the first time.

The European Hydropower Association Meeting is aimed especially to representatives of hydropower associations in Europe to define common interests and take further steps in improving the market conditions for the hydropower sector.

The Matchmaking sessions 
aim to create opportunities for partnership and project development by bringing together investors, project owners, project developers, members of scientific, research and industrial sectors from Africa and Europe.

The EREF Africa Hydropower Forum aims at creating opportunities for partnership and project development by bringing together African project developers with European partners, equipment and expertise.

How it works 


Register to the RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO 
cooperation platform to participate in the matchmaking sessions. (You will need a Trade Fair Ticket)



Access your account and personalise your profile.

You can access the cooperation platform via your computer or the mobile app.


Browse the participants' list and identify potential meeting partners.

Our search options will allow you to quickly identify future potential business partners.


Book your bilateral meetings. 

Booking will start on 15th November. Select promising business partners and send them a meeting request. Be prepared to receive invistations from potential partners. You can accept or reject them. 


Check your personal agenda.

Some days before the event you will receive your preliminary meeting schedule with the time, location and details of your meeting partners by email. 

You can also download it at any time. 


Participate in your bilateral meetings. 

At the conference you will receive an updated version of your personal meeting schedule including last minute bookings.

Our staff will be at your disposal during the whole event.


Evaluate the matchmaking event. 

Please take part in the evaluation right after the event and the email evaluation 8 weeks after the event.


Congress Center Salzburg

Am Messezentrum 1,
5020 Salzburg, Austria

Visitor Information 


RECP - Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme

RECP is a multi-donor programme that supports the development of markets for renewable energy in Africa. It was launched by more than 35 African and European Ministers and Commissioners under the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP).

EREF - European Renewable Energies Federation 

EREF is the federation of national renewable energy associations from EU Member States, representing sectors such as wind, solar, small hydro, bio-energy, tidal, wave, and geothermal.

REECO-Group (hydropower) 

The REECO-Group, with headquarters in Reutlingen/Germany, has established itself as one of the largest trade show and conference organizers for hydropower sector in Austria, Germany, Poland, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.


Dirk Hendriks

Senior Policy Advisor 

tel: +32 (0)2 204 4420

Miriam Hegner

Senior PR-Manager

       tel: +49 (0)7121 3016 122       

Kathleen Brooks

Matchmaking Team 

         tel: +49 (0)341 4782726