Social Programme

Unlock the flavour of Bilbao: Sip, taste, and socialise

Welcome Light Dinner

On Tuesday, 14 November, all delegates are invited to the Welcome Reception, set against the splendid backdrop of the Euskalduna Congress Palace, in the prestigious Hall I. This enchanting evening will unfold in a cocktail-style format, offering an opportunity to further nurture the connections forged during the Digital Water Summit’s opening day. Stay enthralled as the day concludes, savouring exquisite cuisine and a captivating live performance.

Sponsored by AQUALIA

Pintxo Challenge*

We are delighted to host the second edition of the renowned Pintxo Challenge, following on from last year’s great success. The Basque Country is known for its unrivalled culinary expertise, and Bilbao is home to six Michelin-starred restaurants. The organisers of the IWA Digital Water Summit encourage delegates to immerse themselves in Bilbao’s gastronomic wonders, beginning with its famous pintxos. We’ve created a new trail of curated city bars, each serving a tempting selection of bite-sized treats. Who will take on this culinary challenge and consume the most pintxos?

*The organisers have created this activity to encourage delegate conviviality and networking. Please note that all costs are borne by participants; the invitation to participate does not carry any financial obligations on the part of the organisers.

Gala Dinner

The IWA Digital Water Summit is proud to offer an exclusive dining experience by the seaside at the picturesque Getxo Cruise Port. This unique station resembles a vast glass container, providing unparalleled vistas of the iconic Vizcaya Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join us for an enchanting evening by the sea, featuring a lavish dinner and an afterparty led by a local DJ.

The organisers will arrange transportation by coach to convey delegates to Getxo Cruise Port. The exact pick-up time will be confirmed.

Sponsored by ACCIONA