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.

    Since 2007 the Global Water Summit has been the place for leaders in the global water business to meet their peers and talk strategy. The agenda is designed with one objective in mind: to maximize the opportunities available for our delegates to win business. Its your platform to the people who are making things happen in the global water space, and the format maximizes the opportunity for people to forge new connections and have interesting conversations.  

     What are the key themes and trends that you will need to know about in order to feel informed in these conversations? The GWI team will be presenting the GWI Insights Session on Day 0 to present the latest research so you can be confident you’ve got your finger on the pulse.  

     Taking place on 8th May ahead of the Global Water Summit main agenda on 9th May, this session is included in a delegate pass for all registered attendees to ensure you maximise the value of your time at the 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. 

    The Agenda:

    GWI Experts will be presenting on six key regional, industrial and technology markets and trends to watch for 2023-2024 and beyond. Unprecedented amounts of capital are flowing into the Middle East as countries such as Saudi Arabia get serious about utility transformation and private sector involvement. This is all amid the ongoing desalination boom in the region, which is also spreading to major emerging markets such as Latin America and Africa. Meanwhile, dreams of a decarbonised future mean that tapping alternative water sources is a must for the emerging green hydrogen sector and the booming semiconductor industry. Demand for advanced technologies will not be limited to these industries; the climate challenge, emerging contaminants and optimising utility operations will also drive demand for treatment and digital solutions to new levels.  

    This session will give delegates a steer on the most important market developments over the coming year and a guide to the most exciting opportunities on the Summit agenda.  

    Session Structure 

    16:00 – 17:00 – Part 1: Presentations from GWI’s Market Experts 


    • Mapping out more than $100 billion of Middle East capital flows – Tom Scotney, Editor – GWI
    • Where can desalination flourish beyond the Gulf? – Hugo Birch, Desalination & Reuse Editor
    • Securing 2 million m3/d demineralised water for green hydrogen – Mariana Quaresma, Research Analyst 
    • Ultrapure water and sustainability in the semiconductors sector – Orla McCoy, UPM Community Engagement Manager
    • What the climate challenge means for technologies – Kelly Thompson, Research Lead – Technology
    • Technology frontiers: the emerging contaminant challenge and digital solutions – Luke Bratt, Europe & Digital Editor  

    17:00 – 17:30 – Part 2 – Ask an analyst and open networking  

    Following the presentations there will be an opportunity for delegates to speak to our experts and ask questions, and it will be an opportunity to warm up for the conference and network with attendees ahead of the welcome drinks reception.

    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.