The U.S. Department of Commerce and Clarion Events welcome international buyer delegations to HydroVision International. This U.S. government-industry joint effort is designed to stimulate U.S. exports by promoting major U.S. industry exhibitions to international markets. HydroVision International is supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce, further emphasizing HydroVision International’s importance to the global power industry.



Albania Brazil Czeck Republic Germany Italy Netherlands Peru South Africa Uganda
Australia Canada Democratic Republic of the Congo Ghana Japan New Zealand Philippines South Korea United Arab Emirates
Austria Chile Egypt Guatemala Liberia  Nigeria Poland Spain United Kingdom
Bangladesh China Ethiopia Honduras Mexico Norway Portugal Sweden United States
Belgium Congo Finland Ireland Monzambique Pakistan Russian Federation Switzerland Uruguay
Bhutan Croatia France Ireland Nepal Paraguay Slovenia Thailand Zambia

Networking Opportunities:

USDOC Lounge:

Opening Reception:
Tuesday, July 23 | 4:30 – 6:30 PM
This reception is located throughout the conference hall. Kick off your week in Portland getting to know and connect with over 3,000 industry professionals.

Dam Good Networking Reception:
Wednesday, July 24 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM
This reception is located throughout the conference hall. Enjoy networking while examining some of the latest products and servics in the industry. 

HydroVision International Networking Party:
Thursday, July 25 | 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Network with everyone in attendance and make connections with like-minded professionals. Tickets available for $75.

Location at HYdroVision International 2019 is TBD

Amenities include:
Relaxing lounge
Complimentary beverages
Meeting space
Export counseling
B2B Matchmaking
Computer with Internet
Computer with Printer

2018 by the numbers


Official U.S. DOC


of attendees travel from outside the U.S.


Exhibiting companies from outside the U.S.


Conference Pricing (For Official International Buyer Delegation only)

For official buyer delegations, there are two options when it comes to registering to attend HydroVision International.

Exhibit Hall Access only—This option is zero cost and only comes with access to the exhibition hall and the USDOC Lounge. No conference sessions are included. Ticket to the Thursday Night Party must be purchased.

Full Conference Delegate—This option gives you access to the great conference sessions, with topics affecting hydropower and marine energy worldwide. Take your trip to the next level and learn from industry leaders. Ticket to the Thursday Night Party included.

Cost: US$310


  • Access to all Conference Sessions(11 PDH Credits)
  • Access to the Exhibition Hall, Including Exhibit Hall Reception
  • Thursday Evening Networking Lunch
  • Delegate Lunches
  • Online Access to Conference Papers & Presentations

Talk to your country's Commercial Specialist today to register.




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Visa Information

Visa Information

Apply Early to Receive Your Visa in Time.

Some registrants from outside the U.S. will need to apply for a visa at the American Embassy, consulate, or other visa-issuing office in their country of origin. To obtain a visa, you will need a letter of invitation (see below), a valid passport, a photo ID and Form DS 156 (nonimmigrant visa application form). A visa is not required for visitors from countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program. Visit the USA Visa Website for specific information on how to apply for a visa.

Visa Application Tips:
If you are planning to attend, apply for your visa as soon as possible. Attaching evidence of any previous visits to our event may help shorten the application processing time. Attaching evidence of your intended trip home can shorten the application processing time


Letter of Invitation

Letter of Invitation Application

Request your letter of invitation during registration!

New this year!

You can now request a letter of invitation during the registration process.

If the U.S. State Department requires you to apply for a visa, please allow at least 90 days prior to the beginning of the event to visit the U.S. Embassy in your country to begin the application process. Before visiting the U.S. Embassy, you will need a letter of invitation to attend. To receive this letter you must register and pay the registration fee in full for the conference. 


It’s my first time at HydroVision International. My main objective is to search new technologies for generating energy and new solutions and advancements. I know that HydroVision is the best event of the world. It is so important to my career and I like it a lot. It’s the greatest event in the world in my opinion!

Hugo Yamaguchi,  Arsesp, St Paulo, Brazil