Monday 8th May

Day 0
13:00 - 14:00
Leading Utilities of the World Networking Lunch

Private lunch for members of the Leading Utilities Of the World (LUOW) Group. 

13:30 - 17:30
SDG6 Utility Accelerator Workshop

An invite-only pre-conference workshop for utilities pursuing transformation.

Utilities are the only actors that can deliver the scale of impact needed to hit SDG6. There are ambitious leaders across the global South ready to change gear, and funds eager to deploy where they are needed most. Now a range of bold development initiatives have emerged to bridge the bankability gap that has held the two apart for too long.

With 25 utilities confirmed to participate, serving a total population of 235 million, the SDG6 Utility Accelerator Workshop will be facilitating critical connections between the key actors that can drive the impact of these initiatives.  

During this session, we will see the launch of the Global Water Leaders Group’s ‘300 Group’ initiative, a performance improvement network announced as part of the 2023 UN Water Conference’s Water Action Agenda. Its goal is to help 300 utilities deliver SDG6 water and sanitation.

Click here to find out more.

14:00 - 15:45
Private Meeting – Leading Utilities of the World & Young Leaders Workshops

These workshops are closed to general participation. 

14:00 – 15:30
LUOW Members’ Exchange Workshop

In this private session, CEOs and high-level executives from LUOW member utilities will share their experiences with the following challenges, promoting inter-utility cooperation and innovative solutions:

  • The Value of Water
  • Accelerating the Green Utility
  • Digital Innovation


14:00 – 15:45
Next Generation Leaders

Next generation utilities will be led by next generation leaders. As a precursor to the quick-fire session, Next Generation Utilities, we are giving an opportunity for young leaders to discuss the challenges utilities will face in the future. Covering climate change, digital technologies, water and the private sector, this private session will expose bright young minds to the leading ideas in water.

15:00 - 18:30
Registration Opens

Delegates are invited to register their attendance for the Global Water Summit 2023.

15:45 - 16:15
Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30
GWI Market Spotlight: Trends and Opportunities to Watch in 2024

With only three days in Berlin, we must be ruthlessly efficient with our time. In this session, GWI’s market experts take a data-driven approach, looking at the big picture and spotlighting key markets, technologies, themes, and more, helping you get the most out of this year's Global Water Summit.  

RSVP: Although this session is included in your delegate pass, places are limited so we ask that you please complete this RSVP form to confirm your attendance. 

Click here to register. 

16:15 - 17:30
Private Meeting - Joint Workshop: Leading Utilities of the World & Young Leaders

These workshops are closed to general participation. 

Leading Utilities of the World & Young Leaders come together in this private workshop to share the kinds of challenges that only CEOs of some of world's most important utilities have perspective on. 

17:30 - 18:30
Welcome reception

A forum for delegates to get to know each other prior to the Conference. Take advantage of the networking opportunities at the summit at the earliest instance.