Agenda 2019 – Day 1

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DAY 1, TUESDAY 9 APRIL 2019
07.00 – 08.45

Registration

07.00 – 08.45

One-to-One Networking Meetings

Your facility to book 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

09.00 – 10.30

Opening Plenary: Disruptive Designs

Welcome Address:
Steve Robertson, CEO, Thames Water, UK

Keynote Speaker:
Gillian Tett, Chairman of the US Editorial Board and America Editor-at-Large, Financial Times

Speaker:
Bertrand Camus, Group Senior Executive Vice President, Africa, Middle East, India, Asia and Pacific, SUEZ
Liv Garfield, Chief Executive, Severn Trent
Susanne Dorasil, Head of Division Water, Urban Development, Mobility, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

10.30 – 11.15

Networking Coffee Break

10.35 – 11.05

One-to-One Networking Meetings

Your facility to book 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

11.15 – 12.45

Roundtables – 35 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. 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 a step towards your next deal.

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Roundtables:

INDUSTRY

New Trends and Developments in UPW and Semiconductor Water Management

Slava Libman
Founder, FTD Solutions
Alex Milshteen
Senior Facilities Engineering Manager, Intel

Blurb

INDUSTRY

Optimising the Energy Water Nexus in Pulp & Paper

Matti Korhonen
Energy and Material Efficiency Manager, Metsa Board

Blurb

INDUSTRY

GCC Produced Water Challenges and Opportunities

Hani Al-Khalifa
Senior Process Engineer, Aramco

INDUSTRY

Desalination opportunities in the Chilean mining market

Jorge Cantallopts
Director of Research and Policy Planning, Cochilco

INDUSTRY

Industrial utilities and partnerships with the private sector

Ahmed Al-Mazrouy
CEO, Majis Industrial Services

INDUSTRY

Where is the smart money in the North American oilfield water services market?

BJ Walker
Managing Director, Investment Banking, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co

INDUSTRY

“Mining” Lithium from Produced Water

Jared Lazerson
CEO, MGX Minerals

INDUSTRY

Are micropollutants the next great challenge for the water sector?

Philippe Drouet
Technical Director, Saur International

FINANCE

What do investors expect from water in 2019?

Deane Dray
Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets

FINANCE

How is the IFC growing the opportunity for private sector investment in water?

George Butler
Principal Water Specialist, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Ana Trujillo
Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

FINANCE

How can blended finance approaches support nature-based solutions?

Sophie Trémolet
Senior Water Advisor Europe, The Nature Conservancy

FINANCE

Where is the smart money in the water M&A market?

Ian Elkins
Editor, GWI

FINANCE

From municipal and industrial water to research and innovation: what will the European Investment Bank finance next?

Karine Méasson
Head of Water Management, European Investment Bank Edouard Pérard
Economist, Water Management Division, European Investment Bank

UTILITIES

How is customers’ disruptive technologies adoption impacting utilities’ revenues?

Kishia Powell
Commissioner, Department of Watershed Management, City of Atlanta, USA

UTILITIES

Setting the stage for partnerships in Oman’s water utilities

Mohammed Abdullah Al-Mahrouqi
Chairman, Diam, Sultanate of Oman

UTILITIES

Where are India’s plans for a Clean Ganga?

Vinod Tare
Founding Head, Ganga Scientific Advisory Committee, Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies

UTILITIES

The future of water supply for the utility sector in the UAE and emerging trends in the Emirates

Bruce Smith
Acting Managing Director, Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC)

DESAL

Could reuse be bigger than desalination in the GCC by 2025?

Miguel Angel Sanz
President, International Desalination Association & Director of Strategic Development, Suez Treatment Infrastructure

DESAL

How will Renewables impact Desal?

Corrado Sommariva
Founder & CEO, SWPC

DESAL

How will designer membranes unlock the future of water?

Tom Pankratz
Editor, Water Desalination Report, USA / Global Water Intelligence

DESAL

How many seawater desalination plants will there be in Corpus Christi?

Paul Choules
CEO, Water Cycle

DESAL

How will Saudi Arabia’s new desert city spend $10bn on water?

Gavin Van Tonder
Water Sector Head, NEOM

TECHNOLOGY

Outlook for Opportunities in the MBR Market

Simon Judd
Consultant, Judd Ltd

TECHNOLOGY

How is the latest in automation and advanced modelling technology changing best practice in industrial wastewater treatment?

Dr. Cosima Sichel
Account Manager, Water and Wastewater, Siemens
Julio De la Rosa Jurado
Acciona Agua, Middle East Director

TECHNOLOGY

How can we make infrastructure as a service work?

Jens Skødt
Chief Business Developer, Grundfos

TECHNOLOGY

Is total nitrogen removal with maximum resource recovery going mainstream?

Sylvain Donnaz
Development Director Wastewater & Biosolids, Suez International

TECHNOLOGY

Will mercury kill off UV disinfection market as we know it?

Martin Padley
Water and Scientific Services Director, United Utilities

12.45 – 14.00

Lunch

12.45 – 14.00

One-to-One Networking Meetings

Your facility to book 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

14.00 – 15.30

Session Strands

Industry

Industrial Opportunities in Asia

Stringent wastewater regulations and expanding economies are leading to huge opportunities in providing water services to industrial end users in Asia. We explore the opportunities and provide the contacts to break into this lucrative market.

Chair:
Eric Zhang, Chairman of Directors, Greentech Water Engineering

Speakers:
Jin Wei, General Manager, Yanshan Petrochemical Water Company
Ma Jiangjun, Deputy Director, Environment Department, BOE Technology Group Co., LTD.
KC Chou, Senior Vice President, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Group
Jimmy Summers, Vice President – EHS & Sustainability, Elevate Textiles
Zhang Tao, Research Associate, Water Environment Institute of Chinese Academy of Environmental Planning
Luan Jinyi, Director of Environmental Protection Institute, Professor-level Senior Engineer, Sinopec Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry

Suez

Desal

Water Technology Idol

What are the big ideas that have the potential to change the face of desalination and water reuse? Picking winners at an early stage is extremely difficult but Tech Idol has a remarkable success rate. We bring together five of the hottest ideas in desalination and water reuse and pitch them against each other in front of our judging panel. Which game changer will be crowned Tech Idol in 2019?

Judges:
Tom Pankratz, Editor, Water Desalination Report
John Tonner, COO, Consolidated Water Co. Ltd.
Lisa Marchewka, Vice President – Brand and Strategy, Evoqua

Speakers:
Dileep Agnihotri, Chief Technology Officer, Watersurplus
Ann Chai Wong, Managing Director & Co-Founder, NANOSUN
Darren Sun, Founder, NANOSUN
Jeffrey McCutcheon, Al Geib Professor of Environmental Engineering Research & Education, University of Connecticut Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Lee King, Founder and CEO, Hydro Wind Energy
Craig Beckman, CEO, Aqua Membranes
Sarah Beckman, Marketing Manager, Aqua Membranes

MI

Digital

Making a Moonshot from a Trainwreck

Digital transformation is a long term imperative for the water utility sector, but in the short term the market looks more like a train wreck. Brilliant new concepts are developed, financed, and launched only to crash painfully into the brutal reality of the water utility market. Here we bring together some of the most successful digital visionaries on the utility side to help change that reality. Can we create a framework for digital strategy, procurement and assessment that other utilities can use to understand and access opportunities in digital technology?

Chair:
Biju George, Executive Vice President, Operations and Engineering, DC Water

Speakers:
John Beaumont, Chief Digital Officer, Thames Water
David Henderson, Founder, XPV Water Partners
Per Holm, CEO, BlueKolding, Denmark
Frederico Fernandes, CEO, Águas do Porto, Portugal

Investment

The Future of Water Infrastructure Investment: Landscape, Challenges & Opportunities

The infrastructure investments in water and wastewater needed are huge: over $350bn will be required annually to upgrade, renew and develop infrastructure and to meet SGD goals. There are billions allocated from multiple sources: tariffs, grants, institutional funds, blended finance, lenders, infrastructure funds, and private investors. Yet the infrastructure gap is growing, many projects are not bankable, and needs are not being met. The panel will review the current outlook and trends for investment in water infrastructure assets across a world market with varied needs, discuss what is shaping the future of water infrastructure investments, what are the hurdles to overcome, and some of the solutions being implemented and developed. Hear from the players shaping the future of water infrastructure investment.

Chair:
Thierry Noel, Director, Amane Advisors

Speakers:
Rafael Pérez Feito, International Operation Director, Aqualia
John Russell, Senior Director, Strategy and Planning, OFWAT
Lydia Whyatt, Managing Director, Resonance Asset Management Limited
Perry Rivera, COO, New Business Operations, Manila Water

Content facilitator: Amane Advisors

Aqualia

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. Since the initiative’s launch in 2017, 36 Gold Standard utilities have been inaugurated, and now four new nominees will present their outstanding innovations and 5-year plans to be inducted into the network.

Speakers:
Jörg Simon, CEO, Berliner Wasserbetriebe, Germany
Eng. Abdullah Obaidullah, EVP Water and Civil, DEWA, UAE
Alexandra Serra, CEO, Águas de Portugal International, Portugal
Jean-Didier Berthault, Vice President, SIAAP, France
Pat McCafferty, Managing Director, Yarra Valley Water, Australia

Advisory Board:
Howard Neukrug, Senior Advisor, Global Water Leaders Group and Chair of the Leading Utilities of the World Advisory Board
Raveen Jaduram, Chief Executive, Watercare Services Limited, New Zealand
Terri Benson, Managing Director, South East Water, Australia
Roelof Kruize, CEO, Waternet, The Netherlands

An Initative of:
WaterLeaders

Foundation Partner:
Jacobs

14.00 – 17.30

Introducing the Urban Water Catalyst Fund

How do we make the urban water utility sector more bankable? This is a crucial challenge. The need for investment is there, and the willingness to invest is there, but there are simply not enough investible opportunities. That is largely because the utilities that need the money most are also those with the weakest record of operational performance. The Fund brings together technical assistance and early stage funding to break the cycle of utility decline, giving the partner utilities the forward momentum they need to secure and deploy funding for large-scale infrastructure investment.

SESSION DETAILS

WaterLeaders
15.30 – 16.00

Networking Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.30

Session Strands

Industry

Defining Environmental Best Practice

Big corporations with a commitment to the environment are all too often working in the dark as they look to improve their performance. They know what they do, but unless they share their best practices it is difficult to identify where there is room for improvement. This bring and share session invites major consumer brands to work together with water industry specialists to build a framework for delivering excellence in water stewardship.

Chair:
Jacques Euler, Beauty Division – Manufacturing Sustainability, Procter & Gamble

Speakers:
Hans-Ulrich Buchholz, Environmental Compliance, L’Oréal
Vetrivel Dhagumudi, Global Water Program Leader, Kimberly-Clark
Ian Knight, Global Sustainability Senior Manager, Mars Inc.
Jehanne Fabre, Programme Management Officer – Water Stewardship, Danone

Suez

Desal

Desalination Operations Olympics

Operations experience holds the key to the future of desalination, but the industry rarely gets the feedback it needs from the front line. This session brings together five of the world’s most proficient desalination plant operators to tell their stories and we’ve made it a competitive format to give an incentive to open up. Each participant gives a presentation answering three questions

  • What is the toughest challenge you have faced as an operator, and how did you overcome it?
  • What is the most significant innovation that you have introduced to improve performance?
  • What should the desalination industry learn from your experience?

The session co-chairs will lead questions to the presenters after each speaker with audience voting on the most impressive presentation at the end. The winner will be recognised with a gold award at the Global Water Awards ceremony

Moderator:
Paul Choules, CEO, Water Cycle
Jose Luis Talavera, Independant Desalination Consultant

Speaker:
Pedro Miranda, International Production Manager, O&M Desalination, Acciona Agua
Veronique Bonnelye, Head of Technical – Water, SUEZ Water
John D Thompson, General Manager, Desalination Company of Trinidad & Tobago
Barak Horvitz, CEO, Maagan Desalination

MI

Digital

Digital-driven Growth Strategies

The digital opportunity in water represents a $29.2 billion market, according to GWI WaterData’s latest analysis. It is growing at three times the rate of the overall water sector. But size and growth don’t guarantee success: the sector is still flowing with red ink as businesses bleed cash on propositions that fail to scale. A better understanding of the opportunity is the key. Here GWI’s Digital Editor talks through our latest digital market forecast with a panel of industry analysts with the objective of identifying the richest markets, opportunities and strategies which are crucial during the next phase of the industry’s development.

Chair:
Manuel Parra, Business Development Director, Software Solutions – Americas, AVEVA

Speakers:
Rory Weaver, Digital Editor, GWI
Aude Giard, Chief Digital Officer, Veolia Water Technologies
Kevin Klau, President, Hach
Mike Ballard, Vice President Industry Strategy, Utilities Global Business Unit, Oracle
Darren Bentham, Executive Partner, UKI E&U Customer Leader, IBM

Investment

Top Investment Opportunities in the Water Industry: Where is the money going?

Discussing some of the current investment trends in both listed stocks and private equity, as well as a discussion of where things may be headed next. Panelists will address a number of timely and relevant investment topics.

  • What will be the impact of the recently launched NASDAQ Water Index for investment and stock-picking in the water industry?
  • How and why is private equity creating value in water?
  • Venture capital (VC) has seemingly abandoned the water space. How can VC still find and create value in water?
  • For strategic investors, does value creation now have to be a digital play?
  • Does this fragmented market need a new wave of consolidators?
  • Chair:
    Bill Malarkey, Managing Partner, North America Region, Amane Advisors

    Speakers:
    Deane Dray, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
    Ron Keating, CEO, Evoqua Water Technologies
    HP Nanda, Global Vice President & General Manager, Water Solutions, DowDuPont

    Content Facilitator: Amane Advisors

    Aqualia

    Leading Utilities of the World

    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 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 can progress to an even higher level of performance, both as individual organizations and through collaboration.

    Speakers:
    Jörg Simon, CEO, Berlin Wasser, Germany
    Eng. Abdullah Obaidullah, EVP Water and Civil, DEWA, UAE
    Alexandra Serra, CEO, Águas de Portugal International, Portugal
    Jean-Didier Berthault, Vice President, SIAAP, France
    Pat McCafferty, Managing Director, Yarra Valley Water, Australia

    Advisory Board:
    Howard Neukrug, Senior Advisor, Global Water Leaders Group and Chair of the Leading Utilities of the World Advisory Board, USA
    Raveen Jaduram, Chief Executive, Watercare Services Limited, New Zealand
    Terri Benson, Managing Director, South East Water, Australia
    Roelof Kruize, CEO, Waternet, The Netherlands

    An Initative of:
    WaterLeaders

    Foundation Partner:
    Jacobs

    17.30 – 18.00

    One-to-One Networking Meetings

    Your facility to book 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

    19.00 – 23.00

    Global Water Awards Gala Dinner

    Celebrating excellence across the international water industry at the Natural History Museum.

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    Official Global Water Awards Sponsor

    Evoqua Water Technologies

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