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The Smart Rivers 2022 conference is an incomparable opportunity to meet the international players in river transport and the global transport logistics chain.


It is a privileged place for exchange around the best feedback and global trends in the field of sustainable development of river transport within the overall transport offer.


Since 2004, this international event takes place every two years, under the umbrella of the World Association of Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC). In 2019, the conference took place in Lyon, France.


The presentations and high-level conferences are designed to share the practices and experiences of managers of waterways or river ports, transport operators, engineering companies, in particular on innovative topics.

The Smart Rivers conference includes


  • Technical short courses on specific topics.
  • Plenary sessions
  • Concurrent technical sessions grouped by theme
  • An integrated industry exhibition
  • Technical and cultural tour


Smart Rivers promotes exchanges and networking. It also allows to combine meetings or events with your own network.