Agenda – Day 1

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Industrial Corporate Water Strategy

Desal

Digital

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Leading Utilities of the World

DAY 1, MONDAY 30 MARCH 2020
07.00 – 08.45

Registration

08.00 – 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.

09.00 – 10.30
 

Opening Plenary: Challenging Assumptions

Keynote Speaker:
Paul Polman, Former CEO, Unilever

Acciona

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.

11.15 – 12.45

Roundtables – 40 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.

Acciona

12.45 – 14.00

Lunch

13.00 – 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.

14.00 – 15.30

Session Strands

Industrial Corporate Water Strategy

Setting the 2030 agenda

Businesses are rethinking their water strategy as they move into the next decade. Many have achieved their original performance targets and learning from that experience are looking to new approaches to water as a driver of corporate value. It is a crucial moment for corporate water leaders to capture the attention of the C-Suite as the impact of climate change is felt across the value chain. This summit style round table discussion brings together some of the most forward thinking industrial water users from around the world to share experience and forge the way ahead.

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 2020?

Digital

Accelerating the digital utility: building the digital ecosystem

Digital technologies offer the water utility sector a unique opportunity to deliver a step change in productivity. At the same time there are formidable obstacles to implementation. This double session workshop brings together leaders from across the supply chain to map out the industry’s strategy for delivering a digital ecosystem that works for both utilities and their suppliers.

Finance

The SDG 6 challenge

Can we double investment in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for Water and Sanitation within three years? Yes we can! But it will involve a lot of change. This double session workshop brings together the people who can make the biggest difference to forge a strategy together. Topics covered include:

  • Replicating success
  • Creating bankability
  • Implementing creativity
  • Making blended finance real
  • The opportunity in technology
  • Beyond networks
  • Coordinating action

Water Leaders Group

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, 49 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.

 
LUOW

An Initative of:
WaterLeaders

Foundation Partner:
Jacobs

15.30 – 16.00

Networking Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.30

Session Strands

Industrial Corporate Water Strategy

Industry Round Tables

This session comprises tightly focused ‘deep dive’ discussion round tables spotlighting the major water related challenges, solutions, and trends emerging in specific industrial sectors. Industry expert hosts lead tables of 10 on the latest developments in each sector.

Desal

The Dawn of Solar Desal

The tumbling price of solar power means that the bids for most major desal projects now include photovoltaic panels on every available surface. It can determine the difference between winning and losing but is it efficient? This session will hear from some of the leading authorities on solar power and desalination to map out their combined future.

Digital

Accelerating the digital utility: building the digital ecosystem

The second part of our workshop addressing the obstacles to growth in the digital market

Digital technologies offer the water utility sector a unique opportunity to deliver a step change in productivity. At the same time there are formidable obstacles to implementation. This double session workshop brings together leaders from across the supply chain to map out the industry’s strategy for delivering a digital ecosystem that works for both utilities and their suppliers.

Finance

The SDG 6 challenge

The second part of our workshop on the challenges in the way of achieving SDG 6.

Can we double investment in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for Water and Sanitation within three years? Yes we can! But it will involve a lot of change. This double session workshop brings together the people who can make the biggest difference to forge a strategy together. Topics covered include:

  • Replicating success
  • Creating bankability
  • Implementing creativity
  • Making blended finance real
  • The opportunity in technology
  • Beyond networks
  • Coordinating action

Water Leaders Group

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.

 
LUOW

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.

19.00 – 23.00
 

Global Water Awards Gala Dinner

Celebrating excellence across the international water industry at the La Quinta de Jarama.

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