Key Dates

/ Sep 2018 - Call for abstracts /

/ Dec 2018 - Deadline for abstracts /

/ Sep 30 - Oct 3, 2019 - Conference /



The conference Smart Rivers 2019 will take please from 30th September to 3rd October 2019 at the Cité International Centre de Congrès in Lyon, France



/ LYON 2019 /

The conference Smart Rivers 2019, which will be held in France in Lyon is an incomparable opportunity to meet international actors of river transport and the global supply chain of transport.
It is a privileged place of exchange around the best feedback and global trends in the field of sustainable development of inland waterways within the overall supply of transport.
Since 2004, this international event takes place every two years, under the umbrella of the World Association of waterborne transport infrastructure
(PIANC). In 2017, the conference took place in Pittsburgh (USA).

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.

The PIANC french section

The French section consists of institutional
bodies, river and port infrastructure managers, engineering companies, contractors, transport companies, consultants and experts in maritime, port and river transport. It has about 35 group members, 50 individual members, and a
representative of the Government.

The French section, which also hosts the
Academic Task force of PIANC, has a young
professional section, and maintains a special
relationship with francophone countries.