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We will be hosting an opening dinner on 9 May and a closing dinner on 11 May. We encourage delegates to come to these additional events to enrich your Congress experience. All are welcome, including guests and family members, at a cost of USD25 per dinner per person.

9 May. 19:00-21:00
Welcome dinner

Official Opening Dinner: to officially welcome delegates to the 2017 World Hydropower Congress, attendees can expect to dine in an elegant setting, on a sumptuous international menu, surrounded by a flavour of Ethiopian decor and music: 

11 May. 19:00-22:00
Closing dinner 

Official Closing Dinner: to officially close proceedings, we bring you an evening of good food, good company and a time to relax and discuss the findings of the last three days. Join us for the unveiling of the 2019 host country, other important announcements and entertainment. Please note this will be an early dinner as it will continue on from the day's sessions.

If you have already bought your Congress ticket and would like to add dinner(s), please email us at