EWJI Annual Convention 2023



This year has begun with new opportunities for the water jetting industry, EWJI’s Annual Convention is going to be held on the 9th and 10th of November 2023 in Antwerp, Belgium in cooperation with the national water jetting associations. And of course, we will collaborate very closely with SIR, Stichting Industriële Reiniging.

This annual event leads the opportunity to gather professionals around Europe to discuss the trends of water jetting, as the most important event of the year, we are preparing to make it perfect for your attendance.

At the convention, participants will have the chance to exchange ideas, to improve the industry and discuss best practices. Also, there will be presentations by some experts, and after that, it will be time to ask questions related to water jetting and discuss.

Previously, EWJI held in the past other annual meetings, where guests were able to meet experts related to this industry, people from national associations, make new collaborations, contacts and business around the water jetting industry.

Last year, EWJI celebrated its Annual Forum on 12th and 13th February in Paris, France. This meeting held conferences, workshops, working groups to talk around this specialized sector and enough time for networking.


Save the date: November 9th and 10th of 2023 in Antwerp, Belgium will be this year´s EWJI Annual Convention 2023

Preliminary program

Thursday, 9th November 2023

14:30 – General Assembly

16:30 – Workshops

20:00 – Formal Dinner

22:00 – End of the dinner

Friday, 10th November 2023

9:00 – Official opening

Conference session 1

  • Issues and challenges of the chemical industry in the use of water jetting
    Mr. Jean Godts, CEFIC
  • CO2 calculator
  • Water and fuel consumption
    Mr. Jürgen Matthyns, HCI

Coffee break & networking


Conference session 2

  • Water recycling and properties of used water

Mr. Patrik Andersson, AQUAJET

  • Hoses assemblies and safety requirements

Mr. Louis Karas SPIR STAR & Mr. Maxim Levine, PARKER

  • Round table about health and safety 

Mr. Stuart Harwood, S3C
WJA representative

13:00 – Cocktail & networking

15:00 – End of the professional program


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Marketing opportunities for the EWJI Annual Convention 2023


The most relevant companies in the sector are already booking their sponsorship, only you are missing!

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The main venue to host the EWJI Annual Convention 2023 is the following hotel:



Van der Valk Hotel holds a perfect location in the city center of Antewrp. Nearby the hotel you can visit The Rubens House, the zoo, Antwerpen Central Train Station, the amusement park Plopsa Station, the Chocolate Nation Museum, Mayer van den Bergh Musaeum, Cathedral of our Lady Antwerp and Saint Charles Borromeo Church. If you come to the city by plane, Antwerp International Airport it’s only 2,6 km away from the hotel. Meanwhile, the Antwerpen Central train station is 2,8 km far away.

EWJI has reached an agreement with VAN DER VALK HOTEL IN ANTWERP, through which you can get discounts for your reservation. The prices are as follows, depending on the type of room:

  • Single room

8 November    116,10 €

9 November    144,90€

10 November  119,70€

  • Double room

8 November    123,30 €

9 November    152,10€

10 November  126,90€


To be eligible for the discount, please, book the rooms sending an email to business@antwerpen.valk.com with the code: ANT-GF24365.

Registration and Sponsorship

If you want to assist the event, please, register as soon as possible, as there is a limit to the number of participants.

We also have a special offer for sponsors! Remember that if your company hires sponsorship packages for the EWJI Annual Convention and the EWJI Yearbook 2023 at the same time, you will benefit from a 5% discount on each of the selected options. Use the ‘Comments’ section in the form below to tell us your choice.

Early bird (before 28/07) After 28/07
EWJI Members 250€ 350€
EWJI Members of National Associations 350€ 450€
EWJI Non-Members 450€ 550€
Formal Dinner 135€ 195€