High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission draws an ever increasing interest of TSO in Europe and all over the world. Major developments in technology make HVDC in many cases more reliable, easy to apply and operate, economically affordable. Wider applications are now possible and many projects are under development, making HVDC an even more interesting business than before also for manufacturers and engineering companies. The following issues are within the scope of the conference: HVDC operational experience; Outlook of HVDC projects planned and at design or construction stage; Latest and next coming developments in HVDC (converter stations, cables, overhead lines); Market perspective. Qualified representatives of TSOs, Research companies, Manufacturers, Engineering consulting firms, will present their experience and developments and about future applications. Participation is expected of international representatives of electrical and electromechanical industries, consultants.