Agenda 2018 – Day 2

Tuesday 17 April 2018

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Industry

Desal

Digital

Finance

Technologies

DAY 2, TUESDAY 17 APRIL 2018
07.00 – 09.00

Registration

08.00 — 08.40

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 2 Opening Plenary: CEO Forum

Our Opening Day 2 session will bring together some of the world’s most progressive private sector thought leaders to outline how they see the world of water shaping up for the 21st century and what innovations and creative approaches are going to get us there.

Opening Plenary:
Jerson Kelman, Chief Executive Officer, Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo – SABESP, Brazil
José Díaz-Caneja, Director General, ACCIONA Agua
Jean-François Nogrette, Chief Executive Officer, Veolia Water Technologies
Marie-Ange Debon, Senior Executive Vice President in charge of International, SUEZ

10.30 — 11.00

Coffee Break

11.00 — 12.30

Session Strands

Industry

Industry Focus Session: Textiles

Textile manufacturers are facing wastewater treatment challenges like never before as customers demand more environmental accountability, against a backdrop of stricter wastewater regulations, particularly related to hazardous chemicals. Bringing together key stakeholders from fashion brands, NGOs, and the industrial supply chain, this session will outline the challenges confronting the sector. Can these challenges be turned into a positive opportunity for all parties?

Chair:
John Rydzewski, Director of Water Programs, Sustainable Manufacturing and Sourcing, Nike Inc.

Speakers:
Scott Echols, Program Director, ZDHC
Richard Woodling, Global Head, Water Services, TÜV SÜD
Jimmy Summers, VP – Sustainability, American & Efird

Desal

Desal Research Steering Group: Research Roadmap 2030

Join the meeting of the minds as leading academics and top technical experts from the global water industry discuss a targeted research direction for Desalination towards 2030.

Kurita

Digital

The Next Evolution

The interplay of technological innovation and proactive attitudes is spurring on global water companies to extend their smart water initiatives towards an integrated approach for improved operational efficiency. Smart integrated infrastructure is the next step in the digital revolution. With access to rapid granular data, new questions are emerging from the smart water space: What are the prospects and opportunities for new digital tools such as Artificial Intelligence (AI)? With the expanded role of IOT how can operators address cyber threats?

Speakers:
Yair Poleg, CTO of Ayyeka Technologies
Zvika Gleichman, Chief Information Officer, Mekorot, Israel

Finance

Water Finance Council

Bringing together key stakeholders to galvanise development of new procurement and finance models in the global water sector.
How can new models level the playing field for better lifecycle costs, better solutions and better margins?
How will this open up new avenues for capital investment?
How can we encourage greater reliance on private sector involvement?

Technologies

Un-invented technologies

There is a mismatch between the challenges that water utilities are facing and the solutions that technology providers currently offer. In this session, Booky Oren and a group of water utilities explore the areas of new technology demands which are not met by currently available products and services. The discussion focuses the spotlight on where the next innovation challenges for this industry lie.

Chair:
Booky Oren, Chairman and CEO, Global Water Technologies

Speakers:
Lucia Cade, Chair, South East Water, Australia
Ken Hutchison, Managing Director, Scottish Water International, UK
Andrew Kricun, Executive Director & Chief Engineer, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, USA
Kevin Shafer, Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, USA

12.30 — 14.00

Lunch

13.00 — 13.45

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

Country Roundtables – 15 tables with 4 x 20 minute rotations

A tightly focused roundtable session highlighting the context and emerging opportunities within key markets including Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

  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):

Raffaele Sardella, President, Aguas Bonaerenses S.A, Argentina

Muminu Badmus, Managing Director, Lagos Water Corporation, Nigeria

Pablo Bereciartua, Secretary for Water Resources, Argentina

Session Strand

Finance

Perfecting Procurement

Bad procurement blights the water sector. It stifles innovation, creates combative relationships between customers and suppliers and in the long run significantly adds to the cost of owning infrastructure. There has got to be a better alternative. Proponents of four different models make the case for change:

  • The Australian Alliance model
  • The UK framework model
  • US progressive design build
  • Independent Water Projects in the UAE

Which one can deliver best impressive innovation, low lifecycle costs and effective risk management? You decide.

15.45 — 16.45

Closing Plenary: Global Water Market- GWI Insights

Join the Global Water Intelligence team as we discuss the major global trends and new opportunities in the world of water.

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