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.

Capstone Headwaters

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 – 11.15

Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.45

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.

Roundtable hosts (More speakers and table topics to be confirmed):

Per Møller, Head of Symbiosis Center Denmark
Hans-Martin Friis Møller, CEO, Kalundborg Utility, Denmark
Industrial Symbiosis

Sarah Le Gallou, Technical Lead Engineer – Water Resources, EDF
Water Challenges in the Power Sector

Hamid Reza Kashfi, Director General, Bureau for Mobilization of Funds and Development of PPP, and PMU Manager for Multilateral Development Banks’ Projects, NWWEC
Water and Wastewater Privatization in Iran – Experiences & Best Practices

John Durkan, Sustainability and Environmental Manager, ABP Food Group
Creating Value out of Industrial Wastewater

Hishmi Jamil Husain, Head Environment & Forest Management, Raw Material Strategy Group, Tata Steel Limited
Increasing Water Efficiency in Steel Production

Viktoria Granström, Global Environmental Leader, IKEA Industry
Fit for Purpose Water

Hans-Ulrich Buchholz, Environmental Compliance, L’Oréal
Wastewater recycling and the DRY factory concept and outlook

Keith Stallard, Executive Manager of Water Sector Restructuring, Electricity Holding Company of Oman

Olgica Bakajin, Chief Executive Officer, Porifera
FO: Bad press; Good Business

Jordi Verdés, Chief Operating Officer, Kurita Europe GmbH
The Impact of Digital Technologies and IOT on Chemical Services

12.45 – 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.

Capstone Headwaters

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?

Chair:
Dr Cheng Chen, Fluid Separation Scientist, Chevron

Speakers:
Azmi Othman, Senior Process Engineering Manager, PETRONAS
María Masa Lorenzo, Senior Technologist, Downstream Technology Division, Repsol
Hani Al-Khalifa, Senior Process Engineer, Saudi Aramco
Saada Al-Shukaili, Water Management Lead Engineer, Petroleum Development Oman

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 Information Officer, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, USA

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

Jan Gooijer, Innovation Manager, Vitens, The Netherlands

Andre Fourie, Global Director: Water Sustainability, AB InBev
Will Sarni, Founder and Principal, Water Foundry, LLC
Digital Water Strategy in the Beverage Sector

Salvatore Molè, Group Manager – Innovation, Hera Group, Italy

Terri Benson, Managing Director, South East Water, Australia

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?

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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 Gold Standard utilities inaugurated and now 5 new nominees will present their outstanding innovations and 5-year plan to be inaugurated into the network.

New Members:
Peter Simpson, CEO, Anglian Water, UK
Joke Cuperus, Managing Director, PWN, The Netherlands
Adel H. Hagekhalil, Assistant Director, LA Sanitation, USA

Advisory Board:
Howard Neukrug, Senior Advisor, Global Water Leaders Group and Chair of the Leading Utilities of the World Advisory Board, USA
Biju George, Chief Operating Officer, DC Water, USA
Ross Hughes, Chief Financial Officer, Water Corporation, Australia
Roelof Kruize, CEO, Waternet, The Netherlands
Kiyama Satoshi, Director of Water Services, City of Kitakyushu Bureau of Waterworks, Japan
Kevin Shafer, Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, USA

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CH2M

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.30

Session Strands

Industry

Lessons from High-Tech End Users: Increasing Technology Synergies and Innovation in Water

Water technology development has been constrained by low margins and high regulation. While the challenges around water are growing, developing solutions for those problems is difficult and slow. But not all areas of water are struggling to the same degree. High margin, hi-tech end users demonstrate a niche where new technologies are piloted and commercialised rapidly, and where effective synergies exist between end users and technology providers. What can the rest of the water sector learn from their success?

Chair:
Slava Libman, Chief Executive Officer, FTD Solutions

Speakers:
Reinhard Hübner, Investment Manager, SKion GmBH
Alex Milshteen, Senior Facilities Engineering Manager, Intel Israel

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.

Speakers:
Gerald Sturm-Ofenböck, General Manager, Siemens Industry Software GmbH

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?

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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.

New Members:
Peter Simpson, CEO, Anglian Water, UK
Joke Cuperus, Managing Director, PWN, The Netherlands
Adel H. Hagekhalil, Assistant Director, LA Sanitation, USA

Advisory Board:
Howard Neukrug, Senior Advisor, Global Water Leaders Group and Chair of the Leading Utilities of the World Advisory Board, USA
Biju George, Chief Operating Officer, DC Water, USA
Ross Hughes, Chief Financial Officer, Water Corporation, Australia
Roelof Kruize, CEO, Waternet, The Netherlands
Kiyama Satoshi, Director of Water Services, City of Kitakyushu Bureau of Waterworks, Japan
Kevin Shafer, Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, USA

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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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