High Density WIFI & New appli functions for CIGRE 2018

The Palais des Congrès, hosting CIGRE 2018 Session, is newly equipped with WIFI HD (High density) allowing
25 000 visitors to connect at the same time.



The smartphones and tablets application developed for Cigre Session allows to follow the progress of the parallel discussions in the different Group Discussion Meeting rooms, It enables the attendees to make spontaneous contributions in real time.


Cigre 2016 App    > on Apple App Store or Google Play

> Windows phone m.cigre2016.com

                                        CIGRE 2018 App is available from June 2018
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A fast growing Event > Meet 8 500 specialists in 5 days


The number of exhibitors is increasing each coming Session











CIGRE 2016
The number of attendees has reached 8 500

Breaking record ! 3290 delegates from 93 countries

( 3235 delegates in 2014)

                        93 countries represented

           > 3 % Africa
         > 4 % Middle East
         > 4 % North America
         > 5 % South America
         > 10 % France
         > 15 % Europe outside EU
         > 21 % Asia Pacific
         > 38 % EU

      (statistics 2016)





Exhibitors, booths are going quickly

Click here now to get the best location            Be aware that last Session, booths were sold in less than 10 months !   

March 2017 >> 70% of space is already booked !


click here to download the marketing document


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    Conferences & meetings: more abstracts propositions than ever…

Conferences & meetings: more abstracts propositions than ever…

CIGRE 2016 :

Increased number of papers > collection of 640 abstracts proposed by the National Committees, of which 550 have been selected by the Study Committee Chairs (+ 235 papers compared to last Session)


Conferences 2016


Mr Claudio Facchin,
President Power Grids Division at ABB Ltd
shared a

major technology suppliers’s point of view
on the changes affecting electrical power systems all over the world.


Click here to read the speech





Opening panel on the global perspective of distributed
generation impact on the bulk connected network

The audience was invited to participate in the musical interludes between the technical presentations.








A Forum dedicated
to CIGRE women in engineering
CIGRE Paris 2016 hosted the inaugural CIGRE Women in Engineering Forum. The 3 hour event was a great opportunity for women already active with CIGRE, and those engaged more widely within Power Engineering, to meet with each other and with representatives of CIGRE’s governing bodies and share views on the importance of greater gender diversity and how this can be achieved. An audience of women and men heard presentations from a variety of inspirational woman from around the world who already engaged in power engineering leading to a lively debate over practical actions that can be taken within CIGRE to move this topic forward. In particular the role of the CIGRE National Committees in promoting women onto CIGRE work bodies and governance assemblies was identified as a key focus area.
The number of attendees has reached 8 500
Breaking record of 3 290 delegates

New: organisation of Tutorials
New: online solution to support the spontaneous contributions during Technical Councils.

Session Papers and contents of the discussions CIGRE 2016 are available at

click here to view the 2016 programme

CIGRE is getting closer to your markets

Our team is attending the following trade shows :

Improvements : always more services

Larger Session area : 13 680 sqm
on levels 1, 2 and 3,
with wider paths,
with a larger poster area (1 050 sqm),
Wifi HD (High Density).

And always more services…
Access to a Press Room
A press room is organized for the journalists attending the Session,  open to exhibitors wishing to leave Press kits, Press releases or any press materials dedicated to journalists.

Access to a Job Center
A Job Center is organized for all the attendees during the Session.
Exhibitors are invited to post their job offers and look at résumés.
Working & Meeting rooms fully equipped
Working rooms as well as meeting rooms are proposed to each exhibitor, for business meetings, for staff meetings or for sales presentations.
Access to the Opening Ceremony
The Opening Ceremony is organised on Sunday
Exhibitors are invited to attend the conference and the cocktail afterwards.


Be connected during all the Session with the CIGRE APP