Beijing’s APEC venue selected to host the 2015 World Hydropower Congress

The iconic Yanqi Lake complex in Beijing’s Huairou District has been confirmed as the venue for the 2015 World Hydropower Congress, which takes place on 19–21 May.

Located close to the Mutianyu Great Wall in north-eastern Beijing, the Yanqi Lake complex was recently constructed for the 2014 APEC Summit. The district is regarded as one of the most environmentally friendly areas of Beijing, with exceptional natural scenery and ambitious policies to support sustainable development.

Yanqi Lake

The World Hydropower Congress will bring together 1,000 leading representatives of a range of stakeholders in hydropower, including industry, governments, civil society, academia and the financial sector.

The diversity of involvement can be seen in the spectrum of sponsors and partners of the Congress, which include UN bodies, government agencies, universities, owners, manufacturers, conservation organisations, investors, and banks.

Richard Taylor, chief executive of the International Hydropower Association, said: "We are delighted that the World Hydropower Congress will be staged at such a forward-thinking venue. With its mixture of world-class conference facilities and majestic landscape, Yanqi Lake will provide the perfect environment in which to chart the future of hydropower."

You can find out more about the event and the programme at, or read more about the Yanqi Lake complex here. Registration will open on 15 December 2014.

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