Paris Session 2020

From the 23rd to the 28th August 2020

CIGRE’s 48th biennial Technical Congress and Exhibition in Paris.

Known as the Paris Session, this event attracts members from across the whole CIGRE community and is the culmination of the previous two years of the CIGRE knowledge programme.  The Paris Session is unlike any other conference. It offers an in-depth interactive congress, following a rigorous process where, rather than being presented, hundreds of papers are collaboratively debated.

At the Paris Session Authors do not present their papers.  Their papers are circulated to delegates and carefully analysed in advance by the Study Committee ‘Special Reporters’.  Before the Paris Session, these Special Reporters prepare a series of questions addressed to the community in order to stimulate contributions.

The ‘Group Discussion Meeting’ of each Study Committee, managed by the Special Reporter, allows the selected ‘Contributors’ to present their point of view and experience, before an audience of experts.  This way the collective expertise of the Contributors is harnessed to create new ideas that build on what the author presented in their paper under discussion.

New ideas and knowledge are synthesised the following day in what are called ‘Daily Reports’.  These, along with other Group Discussion Meeting inputs, form the basis of what the CIGRE Study Committees and their ‘Working Groups’ will focus on in the following two years.

More information will be released on this website as it becomes available in January 2020


A leading event for Power System Expertise

The 2018 meeting saw some 9,600 attendees from over 90 countries, 3,600 conference delegates with 894 contributors to 304 meetings and 665 posters.  In addition, more than 300 companies from the T&D industry exhibited leading edge innovation.


UK Cocktail Reception

One of the highlights of the Paris Session is an evening cocktail reception hosted by the United Kingdom National Committee.  Supported by industry sponsors the event takes place in truly elegant surroundings and is an event not to be missed!

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