Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities



The XVth World Water Congress – hosted by the Scottish Government supported by Scottish Water – presents a unique opportunity to associate with the dynamic international research community promoting the sustainable use of water resources across the globe as well as policymakers and the business community. The forum will address one of the major challenges of the 21st century whilst highlighting the attraction of Scotland and the UK as a prime destination for innovation, commerce and leisure.

As the flagship conference of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA), the World Water Congress has gained a reputation for presenting ground-breaking research focused on the delivery of practical solutions and has been at the forefront of the worldwide development of water resource management for over 40 years.

In 2015 the World Water Congress will be held in Edinburgh, the first time this prestigious international conference will visit the UK. It will also mark the return of the Congress to Europe after an absence of 7 years.

A particularly dynamic setting for the XVth World Water Congress is assured by Scotland’s position as a world-leader in its commitment to water resource management as a fundamental element of a low-carbon economy with the Scottish Government’s launch of its Hydro Nation initiative in 2012.

The international significance of this gathering was evidenced by 85 countries being represented when the World Water Congress was last held in Europe in 2008 and it is hoped that this diversity of attendance will be exceeded in 2015. The IWRA and Scottish Government’s collaboration with other international agencies seeking international development and progress will also see other influential Congress attendees, including representatives of the OECD and UNESCO.

The Opportunity

Congress sponsor and supporter opportunities provide tailored benefits to suit enterprises of all types, sizes and areas of expertise enabling them to take part in this important global event. From the exclusivity of a limited number of headline principal sponsor packages to a range of multiple supporter options – including a dynamic exhibition – a wide range of exciting choices is available.

Click here to download the Congress prospectus or contact us for details of:

  • Gold, Silver & Bronze Congress sponsorship packages
  • Host sponsorship of the Congress Gala Dinner at National Museum of Scotland
  • Host sponsorship of the Congress Drinks Reception at Edinburgh Castle
  • Sponsorship of a Developing Country Delegate

The Congress Exhibition will be staged at the heart of the conference venue at the award winning Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). The exhibition hall will host a number of conference programme events and attractions to maximise footfall and interaction with its location as an integral element of the Congress proceedings with close proximity to networking and catering areas.

Stand Prices for the duration of the Congress

Standard Booth (3x3m) £250 per sqm *
Open Space (below 100 sqm) £230 per sqm *
Open Space (above 100 sqm) £205 per sqm *
* all prices subject to VAT at 20%

Note: Standard booth shell scheme includes carpeting, exhibitor banner sign, 1 table, 2 chairs, 1 electrical socket, 1 wifi code (additional power and lighting can be provided for an extra charge). Open floor space will be carpeted to your size requirement.

Congress sponsor and supporter opportunities are designed to gain targeted exposure and facilitate networking from the technical exhibition and Congress social programme events to specialist conference sessions and engagement activities focused on delivering:

  • a showcase for both research and development as well as products and services to a relevant and receptive audience
  • networking with both national and international prospects at the forefront of water resource management
  • potential engagement with senior representatives of the IWRA, Scottish Government, Scottish Water and Hydro Nation partners as well as other influential international bodies, utilities and private businesses

The XV World Water Congress provides the opportunity to attend a gathering of influential members of the water community – leading academics and policy makers – and raise the profile of your enterprise’s particular contribution. The Congress will showcase water technology, governance, management and regulation as well as having the potential to promote Scotland as a key destination for innovation and commerce with the potential to export its expertise.

Contact us to take advantage of this exciting opportunity and explore the options to develop a sponsorship or supporter package to fit your marketing goals.