Agenda 2018 – Day 1

Monday 16 April 2018

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Leading Utilities of the World

DAY 1, MONDAY 16 APRIL 2018
07.00 – 09.00

Registration

08.00 – 09.00

One-to-One Networking Meetings

Your 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.

09.00 – 10.30

Day 1 Opening Plenary: Transcending Boundaries

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief of The Economist.

Opening Plenary:
Jeffrey Kightlinger, General Manager, The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30

Roundtables – 30 tables with 4 x 20 minute rotations

The 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.

  1. Choose a topic and join the table
  2. Meet the host and table guests
  3. Then participate in an intimate, face-to-face exchange of ideas
  4. 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.
12.30 – 14.00

Lunch

13.00 – 14.00

One-to-One Networking Meetings

Your 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.

14.00 – 15.30

Session Strands

Industry

Industry Focus Session: Oil and Gas

Environmental impacts, unconventional plays, and water scarcity have all increased pressure on the Oil & Gas sector to improve its water management practices. What are the strategies of the national oil companies and oil & gas majors to meet these challenges? What role should the technology companies play, and what are the current disconnects between the two sectors?

Desal

Middle East Desalination Operators Group

Desalination has seen the largest growth since the low point in 2014 driven by the recovery of the utility market in its traditional hotspots around the Gulf. This session will provide a forum for operators in this region to discuss their views and needs in the new wave of development.

Digital

Digital Strategy Roundtables

Hosted by foremost utility and industrial technology experts, these tightly focused roundtable discussions offer a crucial customer perspective regarding the real-world impacts and leading-edge developments of digital and smart technologies and their future prospects worldwide.

Speakers:

George Theo, Chief Executive Officer, Unitywater, Australia.

F. Javier Fernández Delgado, Subdirector de Telecontrol, Canal de Isabel II S.A. Spain.

Cecil McMaster, Chief Intelligence Officer, NYC Environmental Protection, USA.

Jacques Euler, Beauty Division – Manufacturing Sustainability, Procter & Gamble, France.

Finance

Blended Finance Workshop Part 1

Bringing together utility leaders from Latin America, Africa, South and East Asia; multilateral and commercial lenders as well as local financiers to address the funding gaps in meeting the water sector’s investment needs to 2030. How can new strategies for mobilising private finance plug the deficit in public and concessional funding?

Leading Utilities of the World

Inaugurating New Members

The Leading Utilities of the World is a global network of the world’s most successful and innovative water and wastewater utilities.

2017 saw 22 utilities inaugurated and 5 new nominees will present their 5-year plan and be inaugurated into the network.

New Members:
Neil Brennan, Managing Director, Western Water, Australia.

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CH2M

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.30

Session Strands

Industry

Industry Focus Session: Industrial Synergies

A panel of representatives from a variety of industrial sectors discuss shared needs and pathways for the introduction of new technology solutions. How can we foster an ecosystem of mutually beneficial collaboration?

Desal

Water Technology Idol 2018: Presentations and Voting

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

Gradiant

Digital

Smart Solutions Platform

A selection of the leading-edge smart water and digital solutions and technologies from software and communications to sensors and instruments, are showcased through recent case studies at the Digital Expo.

Finance

Blended Finance Workshop Part 2

Bringing together utility leaders from Latin America, Africa, South and East Asia; multilateral and commercial lenders as well as local financiers to address the funding gaps in meeting the water sector’s investment needs to 2030. How can new strategies for mobilising private finance plug the deficit in public and concessional funding?

Leading Utilities of the World

Pathfinding Future Innovation: Leadership Roundtables

What makes the ‘Leading Utilities of the World’ innovation network different is the development of a truly innovative culture within and across utilities. In this session, the speakers from the first innovation session (2:00pm-3:30pm) will receive prepared and structured feedback on their presentations from the Advisory Board of the ‘Leading Utilities of the World’ innovation network. Attend this session to join with the leaders of the world’s most innovative utilities at roundtables, and hear their insights on how the water sector and progress to an even higher level of performance, both as individual organisations, and together.

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CH2M

19.00 – 22.30

Global Water Awards Gala Dinner

Celebrating excellence across the international water industry at the Pavillon d’Armenonville, Paris.

Official Global Water Awards Sponsor

Evoqua Water Technologies

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