The Global Water Summit 2018

Transcending Boundaries

The arrival of new technologies, businesses and sources of finance are blurring the edges of the water sector and empowering the global water industry to connect, innovate, and rethink the way it does business.

The Global Water Summit has always been about connections: water meets money, public meets private, business meets opportunity. In 2018 we will focus on how cross-cutting issues emerging from the boundaries of the sector may drive performance and generate new opportunities for businesses who are ready to build and engage with the new models and stakeholders.

The world of water is being asked to step-up:

  • How is the migration of new and disruptive technologies from the digital revolution and the field of material sciences impacting scientific and technological development? Do these signal an age of business process re-engineering?
  • With the entry of non-traditional sources of finance and companies from different business backgrounds such as investment, software, ICT, and construction, where is the impact of new financing tools and new sources of capital needed most? How much finance does the water sector need in order to meet the Sustainable Development Goals?
  • How can utilities and industries proactively respond to a changing environment? Are they moving overground or looking beyond the fence towards shared infrastructure and multi-use assets?
  • Global vs. local – the internationalisation of the water sector is increasingly faced with contemporary political and environmental challenges. How can the water sector continue to foster a competitive market?

Business agility is essential in establishing a competitive advantage as key opportunities emerge with advances at the edge of the sector in order to shape a positive future for the water industry. The Global Water Summit will give you the insight and network you need for your business to be at the leading edge of these developments and to capitalise on the resulting opportunities.

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