Attend to meet your peers

JRO_7446-LBR-210816_imagelargeThe CIGRE Session is a the leading event for Power Systems Experts.

It is a unique opportunity to meet your peers.

Based on technical conferences, specialized workshops, dedicated working groups, poster Sessions, Tutorials, social events, the CIGRE Session is a complete networking opportunity.

More than 3 600 international delegates are attending a fully dedicated technical programme : technical conferences, poster Sessions, tutorials, working groups.

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Established in 1921 in Paris, France, CIGRE is a global community committed to the collaborative development and sharing of power system expertise. The community features thousands of professionals from over 90 countries and 1250 member organisations, including some of the world’s leading experts. At its heart are CIGRE’s 59 in country National Committees offering diverse technical perspectives and expertise from every corner of the globe.

CIGRE operates the world’s foremost knowledge programme, spanning 16 domains of work encompassing all the core areas of the power system. Across these domains 250+ Working Groups draw and build on practical expertise to solve existing and future challenges facing the power system.

CIGRE’s knowledge programme includes an extensive range of local and international events, culminating every two years at the Paris Session in France – a unique thought leadership congress and the number one global power system event.

Over the last 100 years the work of CIGRE has contributed to many of the key technical cornerstones of the modern power system. CIGRE’s renowned publications, developed through the collaborative sharing of ‘real world experiences’, are in many cases the authoritative source of reference information.

All this means that when electricity industry professionals look for the unbiased, fact-based answers they need, they turn to CIGRE, the world’s preeminent source for power system expertise.


To foster engagement and knowledge sharing among power system professionals globally to enable the sustainable provision of electricity for all.


To contribute to the betterment of the power system by enhancing the expertise of the people within it.


To be universally recognised as the leading global community for expertise in all aspects of electric power systems.

Every two years, an Exhibition is organised
in Paris, France

+ 9 000 attendees
High level experts, Decision makers, many CTO’s, CEO’s, Technology experts,
Researchers, Chief specialists, power systems Consultants, Leading Engineering,
Project Managers, General Managers…


  • 35 % Utility (3% DSO Distribution System Operator + 19% TSO Transmission System Operator + 13% Power Utility)
  • 25 % Manufacturer
  • 10 % Consulting
  • 10 % Laboratory / Research
  • 5 % Producer
  • 4 % Educational Body
  • 3 % Service
  • 1 % Regulator
  • 7 % Other
    (CIGRE 2022 statistics)

A REAL international audience

120 countries represented

  • 3 % Africa
  • 3 % Middle East
  • 10 % North America
  • 5 % South America
  • 9 % France
  • 13 % Europe outside EU
  • 19 % Asia Pacific
  • 38 % EU
    (CIGRE 2022 statistics)

A unique opportunity to learn, exchange, network In 5 days

  • 8 600 attendees in 2022  (including 3 600 Delegates) from 120 countries
  • 290 exhibitors
  • 800 international contributions, tutorials, workshops…
  • 600 e-posters (The organizing committee has arranged poster sessions in which papers from the 16 technical councils are presented, giving delegates an opportunity to engage in one-on-one discussions with the authors of the CIGRE papers).    
    (CIGRE 2022 statistics)                         
    a social programme  with a welcome drink and coffee breaks to engage further discussions in a relaxed atmosphere

    a technical exhibition on 3 levels
    Products and advanced technologies from around the globe. It includes displays and demonstrations by many of the world’s leading manufacturers that supply power generation and transmission utilities with the latest technologies installed in transmission systems.

    A successful App
    with possibilities for delegates and Conference attendees to :

    > Follow the progress of the parallel discussions in the different Group Discussion Meeting Rooms,
    > Download the Session Papers (delegates only)


What are the Session main topics?

  • Rotating Electrical Machines
  • Power transformers and reactors
  • Transmission & distribution equipment
  • Insulated Cables
  • Overhead lines
  • Substations and electrical installations
  • DC systems and power electronics
  • Protection and Automation
  • Power system development and economics
  • Power system operation and control
  • Power system environmental performance
  • Power system technical performance
  • Electricity markets and regulation
  • Active distribution systems and Distributed energy resources
  • Materials and emerging test techniques
  • Information systems and telecommunication

What products and services are exhibited?

    • High Voltage Equipment
    • Monitoring, control and protection equipement
    • Measurement, testing and diagnostic tools
    • Know-how and expertise from electricity companies and consultants
    • Training tools and technique


Feedback 2022

98 % of attendees were very satisfied (49% hyper satisfied)

96 % highly recommend the Session (73 % of which very strongly)

94 % are planning to attend next Cigre Session

Registrations should be made online before the Session (opening from November 2023)

No registration on site in Paris during the Session