What Happened at GWS 2015:
The Global Water Summit is the flagship water industry event of the year. Attracting high-level executives from industry, municipalities and international water companies, the Global Water Summit gives you the opportunity to connect with hard-to-reach industry insiders that will not attend any other water event. We are focused on delivering a conference that will help you grow your business – connecting you with the right people and offering crucial insight into the future of the water business.
The theme for 2015, The Water Value Revolution, set out to determine water’s key role in the future of sustainable economic growth. The event brought top water leaders together to share their water management insights and to point the way towards making water an economic value rather than a limitation on operations, we laid the ground work for revolutionising the role of water in the global economy.
Every year the Summit promises an excellent return on investment with a range of progressive and stimulating sessions. Formats include inspirational plenary talks, dedicated networking roundtables, pre-arranged one-to-one networking, break-out sessions and workshops.
THE WATER VALUE REVOLUTION
Nothing is more useful than water: but it will purchase scarcely anything; scarcely anything can be had in exchange for it.
— Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations (1776)
Imagine if the great economist were to be proved wrong after 238 years? It would change not just the face of our industry, but the face of the earth. Where economics currently works against protecting, distributing and enhancing our water resources, it would work forwards. It would attract capital into the sector, encourage careful management of nature’s most precious gift, and put a premium on the technologies which enhance and protect our supplies.
It is not a pipe dream. The world is already changing.
Bringing together the water industry
This year’s global water summit will focus on these four themes. In bringing together government and utilities leaders, senior executives from across the global water industry, pivotal corporate water users and investors, the ambition is not to dream. It is a revolution in the role of water in the global economy.
It may be happening anyway. In ten or twenty years we will be living in a very different world from a water perspective, but how much longer can you live under Adam Smith’s Paradox of Value? The purpose of high level events like the Global Water Summit, which bring together all the key players in an industry, is to accelerate change.
Testimonials for GWS 2015
“This is one of the most important conferences to us since we have the chance to talk to and educate decision makers on a high level. Technology choice often makes a big difference and needs to be evaluated early in Master Plans, not solely by consultants and late in the design process.”, Vice President of Business Development, Cambi AS
“Fantastic: excellent level of conversation, niche summit out of the ordinary.”, Executive Director, Water Services Association of Australia
“GWS has its unique convening power to gather utilities and industry leaders. Good place to meet partners and keep abreast of industry trends.”, Industry Development Executive, PUB Singapore
“As always, this is a brilliant opportunity to meet so many market participants in one venue.”, General Manager, Remondis Aqua International GmbH
“Amazing — I know of no other conference which allows a Finance person to attend and get so much benefit. Most water conferences are technical and don’t appeal to Finance people. Thank you.”, CFO, Water Corporation of Western Australia
“An experience not to be missed by any stakeholder in the water and sanitation sector.”, National President, Nigerian Water Supply Association
“Excellent opportunity to make new business and networking with decision makers.”, CEO, Atlatec SA de CV