Venue - Hydro 2023, Hydrographic Conference, 7-9 November, Genoa



Capital of northwest Italy’s Liguria region, Genoa is one of the most fascinating, unique and beautiful European cities, nestled between the Ligurian mountains and the azure blue sea.
Italy’s largest seaport is indefatigably contradictory, full at once of grandeur, squalor, sparkling light and deep shade. It’s a gateway to the Riviera for many travellers today, but a weighty architectural heritage speaks of its former glory – the Most Serene Republic of Genoa ruled over the Mediterranean waves during the 12th to the 13th centuries – and history feels alive in Genoa.
No more is this true than in its extensive old city, an often-confronting reminder of premodern life with its twisting maze of caruggi (narrow streets), largely intact.

The Organizing and the Executive Scientific Committees are working to prepare an exciting program. Genova with its beauties and the Italian Riviera will make your visit an unforgettable experience.
We look forward to welcoming you in Genova!

Congress venue

Magazzini del Cotone

An event hosted at Genoa’s Conference Centre located inside Porto Antico’s historical Cotton Warehouses is a guarantee of success. A venue highly valued by meeting planners, able to meet all conference, convention, exhibit and entertainment requirements perfectly.

Characteristic of the Congress Center is its flexibility which makes it an ideal venue for congresses, business conventions, incentive events, exhibitions, shows, catering.

Structured in 7 modules on 4 floors of the homonymous building, the Congress Center has an Auditorium with 1,480 seats, which can be split into two mirror halves, original for its theatrical layout and the central location of the stage; 13 rooms of various capacities, 8,500 square meters of spaces that can be set up in different configurations as well as outdoor areas overlooking the sea that make the congress spaces of the Porto Antico in Genoa one of the main locations for Italian congresses.

Porto Antico di Genova – 16128 Genova (Italy)

How to get there
By Plane

The city airport Cristoforo Colombo is located in Sestri Ponente, and it is connected to the city centre by bus.

By Boat

The maritime stations connect Genoa to the main ports of the Mediterranean Sea.

By Train

The railway lines are the most comfortable and effective way not only to reach the Ligurian city, but also to move around it: in fact, its railway branches cross the Genoese territory from West to the East.

By Car

There are also four highways that allow you
to reach Genoa by car: A12, A10, A26 and A7.

By public transport

For those wishing to go from the Porto Antico Area to the Fiera di Genova and vice versa, we recommend the 13 line departing from Piazza Turati (next to the San Giorgio Metro station) and getting off at the Saffi 5 / Pescatori stop.