Why Attend

What is the
Global Water Summit

Renowned for its high level attendance, thought-leading content and unrivalled networking opportunities, the Summit attracts more top water leaders and business executives than any other water event. By bringing together all the key influencers from across the global water sector, it has become vital in shaping the future direction of the water sector and driving business opportunities for its attending delegates.

It is a crucial event for senior executives who want to develop their business, understand how their core markets are developing, stay ahead of the competition and forge new business contacts.

In 2019 the Global Water Summit will be held in London, discussing the Disruptive Designs that will overcome previously intractable obstacles and accelerate opportunities in the global water sector.

Brochure for GWS 2018

Find out the 7 reasons why such a large proportion of our delegates return every year by downloading our official conference brochure for The Global Water Summit 2018 in Paris.

Networking at The Global Water Summit

Business meetings are at the heart of this industry-renowned event. Every year, over 700 top executives – including water business leaders, industrial water users, utility managers, leading water technology providers and major investors – come together to determine water’s key role in sustainable economic growth and to meet with potential partners, suppliers and clients.

The agenda provides a range of networking formats throughout the three-day conference, including:

One-to-one meetings booking system
Offering over five hours of pre-arranged meeting time, the system allows you to browse the attendees and invite your chosen contacts to meet for 15-minute appointments during the conference.
Networking
roundtables
Consistently highly rated by our large constituency of returning delegates, the expert led roundtables offer an unmatched opportunity to collect up to 30 business cards in an hour and to serendipitously meet potential partners and clients with shared business interests.
Networking breakfasts, coffee breaks and dinners
The agenda is designed to facilitate unstructured networking time throughout to give delegates the opportunity to make unexpected connections who may turn out to be the most important contacts the growth of their business in the next year. It is also a much-anticipated item on the social calendar for our returning delegates, providing the ideal environment to reconnect with friends, peers and clients every year.
“Unequalled opportunity to meet with industry leaders.”
Jeffery Kishel, Vice President, Parsons
“It was a great meeting point for all the key players within our sector.”
Daniel Catanzaro, Business Development Director, Tecnicas Reunidas
“It is always a pleasure attending Global Water Summit. The best networking platform in the Global Water arena.”
Kunal Shah, Vice President, Anaergia

Agenda and Speakers

The Global Water Summit leverages its high-level network to secure expert speakers who represent the most significant opportunities in the global water sector. The objective of the event is to give our delegates access to ideas, intelligence and speakers that they will not have seen at any other water sector event. The Summit is designed to keep our attendees at the forefront of the most significant opportunities and industry developments and to ensure that they always get a return on their investment.

The breakout sessions for 2019 cover Industry, Desal, Digital, Finance, Wastewater, Technology, and Leading Utilities of the World, with panels, presentations and roundtable discussions to give you access to every angle of these topics.

“Great to share stories and visions of the future with utility managers and industry partners with a passion for better management of the world’s most precious resource.”
Brett Jokela, General Manager, Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility

Theme for 2019
Disruptive Designs

In 2019 the Global Water Summit returns to London to discuss Disruptive Designs.

Disruption is being felt everywhere. Despite the worries and the hysteria, this should be a time of excitement and optimism for the global water sector. Disruption creates enormous opportunities as well as obstacles, and it offers real solutions to previously intractable problems.

What the leaders of the water sector need to make the most of this new volatility is a clear global view and the right contacts. How are current trends going to play out, and how will it affect supply chains, revenue streams and business relationships? Where are the new opportunities, and who are the people you need to talk to? Where is the “fake news”?

“It was an excellent opportunity to feel the pulse of the industry.”
Helmut Lang, Operations Manager, GIZ GmbH
“Very valuable to me and my organization – worth making time for and a source of inspiration from the networking and plenary sessions.”
Raveen Jaduram, Chief Executive Officer, Watercare Services Limited

Satisfaction guarantee

We are so convinced by the brilliance of the Global Water Summit that we put our money where our mouth is. If you are a first timer at the Summit and the event does not live up to your expectations, we will give you your money back. How many other conference producers have that kind of confidence in their product?