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The 2024 edition of RENEXPO HYDRO will occur between 21.03.2024 and 22.03.2024 as a face-to-face exhibition. Messezentrum Salzburg will not feature strict Covid-19 prevention measures to ensure the safety of attendees. This is because of the country lifting its pandemic-related restrictions.


RENEXPO INTERHYDRO is the beating heart for the hydroelectric power industry in Europe – a prime meeting point between professionals and clients, and a platform for innovation. Interest in alternative energy sources has helped hydropower to step into the spotlight, and the international trade fair has grown in size and influence since. The event consists of an exhibition portion and a conference, which promotes knowledge exchange. 

Make a hotel reservation for RENEXPO INTERHYDRO that’s on budget and in a great location. GETA ltd assists exhibitors in finding comfortable accommodation for trade fairs no matter where business takes them next. You tap into a large network of hotels and hostels in Salzburg that covers every price point. Do you want cost-effective accommodation? Do you prefer upscale rooms? Our team listens and tailors the perfect business trips. We have experience working with bigger groups – twenty people and more. We make sure you stay a short distance from Messezentrum Salzburg. GETA ltd takes care of any other needs you may have. Do you need an airport transfer? Or a rent-a-car? Do you want to book a meeting room ahead of time? We’ll do all these things for you. 

Why Your Visit Is Worth It?

The hydropower industry is a relatively new field with a small core. RENEXPO INTERHYDRO gives you the opportunity to reach the entire professional community easily. Having an exhibition booth places you in front of high-value buyers and you’ll return home with multiple sales leads. It’s the perfect platform to build a reputation for yourself. 

Last live edition brought 60 exhibitors from 8 nations. 

Industry Relevance 

RENEXPO INTERHYDRO is a recent addition to the international power industry’s calendar as the very first edition took place back in 2009. The annual event is based in Messezentrum Salzburg in Salzburg, Austria and gives a full overview of the hydropower sector. New technologies and solutions are shared on the showroom floors by innovative companies. Top experts and engineers meet to share their experience and transfer knowledge. The trade fair is the perfect platform to get to know everyone working in hydropower and grow your professional network. The trade fair is also an important bridge between Eastern and Western Europe. 

The most impressive thing about RENEXPO INTERHYDRO is how thorough and comprehensive the product portfolio is. Visitors discover what’s new in planning & execution of construction, water intake, water protection, penstock pipes, power generation, power house, safety devices, measuring and control technology, services and types of power plants. It’s that last category that’s of special interest. Here exhibitors are able to showcase the true variety of hydropower beyond river power plants (which is what most people imagine). 

There’s room for tidal power plants, ocean current power plants, small, mobile hydropower plants, pumped storage power plants, storage power plants, snowmaking reservoirs, drinking water plants and wave power plants. You see the full potential of utilising every single type of body of water to safely generate power without having to live on the coast or near rivers. 

The dangers of climate change are becoming clear and alternatives to fossil fuels dominate most industry conversations, which makes RENEXPO INTERHYDRO all the more relevant. Managing Director DI (FH) Alexander Kribus, MBA explains “The explosiveness of the topic is sure to provide new impetus within the industry as well as politically in order to use existing potential even more efficiently. We are pleased that with the RENEXPO INTERHYDRO we are creating a suitable platform that brings together the various interest groups and that we can thus do our part for a path towards a future as climate-neutral as possible for Europe.” 

Who Are You Going to Meet? 

RENEXPO INTERHYDRO remains open to the public in contrast to other energy shows, because its primary goal is to educate the general public that hydropower is safe, sustainable, affordable and climate-neutral. Private visitors are able to meet with exhibitors, ask them questions and sit for presentations. This way they’re able to get a better understanding of hydropower. The only part that’s off limits to the general public is the conference. 

When it comes to the professional audience, you see a diversity in roles and lines of business. You get to network with operators, planners, project developers, investors, municipalities and energy suppliers. These are all the potential buyers that you can reach. The conference also pulls in a lot of scientists from different backgrounds, engineers, research institutions and even policy makers. 

The most influential political figures to attend the trade fair in 2022 were state councilor Dipl.-Ing. Dr Joseph Schwaiger, Dr. Andreas Lenz, Member of the German Bundestag and on the Committee for Economic Affairs and Energy, and the Austrian Federal Minister for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology Leonore Gewessler. 

Outside of high-ranking personnel with decision-making powers, the exhibition halls welcome a lot of working people and trainees. The trade fair is suited to professionals at all levels and offers insights in how to turn the future of power green. Water has real potential to be a renewable source of power. 

Additional Value of Attending 

The exhibition portion of RENEXPO INTERHYDRO is accompanied by an excellent conference, which is spearheaded by the Hydro-Forum. Here you’ll hear practice-oriented presentations that offer real solutions to existing problems. The opening ceremony sees influential figures come to the stage. The panel discussions are what drive innovations far with a lot of ideas on how to better apply emerging technologies. Here we have to highlight the ‘Energy Talk’, which raises the most important question ‘Hydropower as the backbone of the energy transition: Is energy legislation doing this goal justice?’ 

The other powerhouse event at RENEXPO INTERHYDRO is the hydropower congress. Experts come to discuss their experience and share the newest technological developments across several fields. The congress is divided into two tracks ‘Hydropower & Sediments’ and ‘Hydropower & Storage’. The congress provides trade visitors with new perspectives on how hydropower can best adapt in the current commercial climate, and create necessary infrastructure to succeed.

Past editions


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How to get to RENEXPO HYDRO

On Foot

On Foot

Salzburg Airport – not advisable

Salzburg Hbf – 32 mins via Jahnstrasse



By Car

Salzburg Airport – 12 mins via A1

Salzburg Hbf – 12 mins via A1



By Public Transport

Salzburg Airport – 35 mins via O-Bus 2

Salzburg Hbf – 15 mins via O-Bus 1