ISWA World Congress

The annual ISWA World Congress, the biggest and most diverse event of the Association, is an opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of counterparts and colleagues from around the world, learn about new technologies, connect and share ideas. It is also about networking and making friends; many great links have been established between ISWA members internationally through our most important annual conference. 


ISWA Global Network Reunion So Far


Since ISWA was founded in 1970, there have been 35 congresses in 26 different countries around the world. Over this period, the congress has developed and grown beyond recognition.


The very first ISWA World Congress took place in Prague, then Czechoslovakia in 1972. At that time ISWA Congresses were held on a quadrennial basis, syncing with the four-year term of ISWA Presidents. Given the significant interest in solid waste management around the world, the Congresses became an annual event, beginning with Copenhagen, Denmark in 1988.



Join us at ISWA World Congress 2019 in Bilbao, Spain

The 29th ISWA World Congress will be held at the Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall in Bilbao, Spain, from 7-9 October 2019.

Bilbao is expecting up to 1,200 experts, decision makers and visitors from around the world. The congress is being organized by ATEGRUS, ISWA National Member in Spain, in cooperation with the International Solid Waste Association – ISWA.

This global meeting under the theme of "Circular Economy. What are YOU doing?", will challenge participants to start seeing circular economy as an integral part of planning for the future of sustainable waste management through a broad scientific programme. 


Promote your company at #ISWA2019

You can find commercial dossier with the sponsorship packages and different categories on the official ISWA 2019 website.



Are you interested in exhibiting at ISWA World Congress 2019? View the Exhibitor's Package here. 

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ISWA World Congress Video Gallery

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ISWA World Congress 2017 Impressions
ISWA World Congress 2016
ISWA World Congress 2016 Impressions One
ISWA World Congress 2015
ISWA Wolrd Congress 2016 Impressions Two
ISWA World Congress 2014
ISWA World Congress 2016 A Walk through the Venue
ISWA World Congress 2013
ISWA General Assembly 2016
ISWA World Congress 2012
ISWA World Congress 2016 Image Video
ISWA World Congress 2012
ISWA World Congress 2015 Impressions
ISWA World Congress 2014 Impressions
ISWA World Congress 2013 Impressions
ISWA World Congress 2012 ISWA President's Speech
ISWA World Congress 2012 Impressions