Agenda 2016 – Day 1

Tuesday 19 April 2016

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DAY 1, TUESDAY 19 APRIL 2016

07:30 - 09:30

Registration

08:30 - 09:30

One-to-One Networking Meetings

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09:30 - 11:00

Opening Plenary, Session 1

Plenary SessionWater 2050 Visions

What is the long term future for the water industry? Everyone needs water, and with 3 billion more of us on this planet by 2050, those needs - and the impact they have on the environment in the context of climate change - are growing inexorably. The challenge for us today is that we are not well equipped for this inevitable future. We don't have the financial models, the infrastructure or the technologies which will make that future possible.

In the opening plenary of the 2016 Global Water Summit we are challenging our speakers to outline their vision of water in 2050. What will it look like? How will it work? How do we get there from here?

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Daniel Franklin, Executive Editor, The Economist & editor, The World in...

SPEAKERS:
H.E. Suleiman H. Adamu, Minister of Water Resources, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Ali Zaidi, Associate Director, Natural Resources, Energy and Science, Management and Budget Office, The White House
HE Dr. Rashid Al Leem, , Chairman of Sharjah Electricit & Water Authority
Marie van der Hoeven, former Executive Director of the IEA (retired 31 August 2015)
Claude Laruelle, CEO of Global Enterprises, Veolia


11:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:45

Roundtables, Session 2

RoundtablesThe intense, fast moving Roundtable sessions are consistently highly rated by our large constituency of returning delegates. Expert speakers lead tables of 10-12 in tightly focused discussions on what is new and trending in the international water industry.

Choose a topic and join the table. Meet the host and table guests. Then participate in an intimate, face-to-face exchange of ideas. After four table rotations you'll leave the session with a new set of contacts, a meeting set up for later that day and the next step towards your next deal.

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12:45 - 13:30

Lunch


13:30 - 14:20

One-to-One Networking Meetings

One-to-One Networking MeetingsYour facility to booking key appointments during the Global Water Summit

Meet the people you want to meet using our One-to-One networking facility. No more missed opportunities. You arrange it all beforehand and we make it happen.

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Six Big Ideas, Session 3

PresentationQuick fire presentations of urgent ideas for the water industry

Six speakers have six minutes 40 seconds and 20 slides to outline their big idea for changing the way the world of water works.

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14:30 - 15:45

Strands

 

Desalination,
Session 4

Panel/PlenaryRenewables in Desal: Electrons versus Photons

Is the switch to renewable energy in desal simply a matter of changing power suppliers or is it a matter of reinventing the whole desal process?

Finance,
Session 5

WorkshopsRisk Management in Project Finance: Part 1

The past two years have seen a surge of interest in private financing models for water infrastructure in emerging markets. Global Water Intelligence is currently tracking 287 such projects, but how many of them will make it to financial close?

Industry,
Session 6

Panel/PlenaryCreating Value: Municipalities and Industry

The need for cash and water resiliency is creating a new market between municipalities and industrial water users.

Innovation,
Session 7

Panel/PlenaryInnovation Best Practice

The key to unlocking water utilities' innovation potential is sharing best practice from the global utility sector’s highest performers. The top innovators share their recent innovations, how they made them happen, and the pull- and push-factor drivers.

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15.45 - 16.15
Coffee Break
16.15 - 17.30

Strands

 

Desalination,
Session 8

Awards VotingWater Technology Idol 2016: Presentations and Voting

Take part in the competition which decides which new desal technology which will be next to breakthrough to the mainstream market.

Finance,
Session 9

WorkshopsRisk Management in Project Finance: Part 2

Part 2 will be a town hall style meeting with participants reaching recommendations for the relevant institutions.

Industry,
Session 10

WorkshopsNew Propositions for Industrial Water Services

How do shared value propositions and servicing partnerships deliver value for shareholders, the community and the environment?

Which business water user has the most creative approach to making water work for growth, people and the environment?

Innovation,
Session 11

Interactive WorkshopTop 6 Innovations

What are the innovations which make the biggest difference to water utility performance? Which technologies have the potential to revolutionise our sector? In this session, water leaders put forward the top 6 innovations which are changing the face of utility operations and management.

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17:30 - 18:00

One-to-One Networking Meetings

One-to-One Networking MeetingsYour facility to booking key appointments during the Global Water Summit

Meet the people you want to meet using our One-to-One networking facility. No more missed opportunities. You arrange it all beforehand and we make it happen.

As a registered delegate to the Global Water Summit, you will be able to upload your professional profile, see the list of registered delegates and send requests for structured One-to-One appointments with your target delegates.

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19:00 - 22:30

Global Water Awards Gala Dinner

Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

Official Global Water Awards Sponsor

Evoqua Water Technologies


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