Saudi Water Investment Showcase at the Global Water Summit

Our showcase of the most audacious water infrastructure investment programme in the world.

Saudi Arabia is thinking big. It looked to reengineer its entire water cycle by 2030. The objective remains: to deliver unprecedented levels of performance and sustainability in one of the world’s most water stressed countries. In their five-year plan, government investment in the water sector will top $68 billion. Add to that private investment of upwards of $10 billion and you have an opportunity so big that no one doing business in the international water market can afford to miss it.   

But there is a catch: the key government agencies – the National Water Company, the Saline Water Conversion Corporation, the Saudi Water Partnership Company and the Water Transmission and Technology Company – only want to work with the best.  

That is why we arranged the Saudi Water Investment Showcase and NWC Project Roadshow at the Global Water Summit 2023.

These back-to-back sessions gave the key government proponents the opportunity to present their plans, explain their strategies, and more importantly explain what they expect from suppliers, investors and other potential partners. Registered delegates also had the opportunity to arrange one-to-one meetings with the Saudi delegation. It was their opportunity to show what they could do.    

Who is attending?

All the key Saudi water agencies you needed to meet were in Berlin, including:  

  • The Ministry of Environment Water and Agriculture: responsible for policy and sector strategy.
  • The Saline Water Conversion Corporation: the largest producer of desalinated water in the world.  
  • The National Water Company: Serving 36 million people it is the largest water utility in the world.  
  • The Saudi Water Partnership Company: the body responsible for privately financed desalination, wastewater treatment, transmission and storage projects. 
  • The Water Transmission and Technology Company: Responsible for water transmission pipelines. 

Who do they want to meet?  

The Saudi agencies wanted to meet specialists from across the water cycle:  

  • Desalination (SWCC & SWPC): investors, developers, engineers, EPC contractors, and technology suppliers 
  • Water & Wastewater networks (NWC): network planners, EPC contractors, smart network specialists, pipe, pump and valve suppliers and other equipment suppliers 
  • Water & wastewater treatment (SWPC and NWC): investors, developers, engineers, EPC contractors and technology suppliers.   
  • Transmission & storage (WTTCO and SWPC): investors, pipeline specialists, contractors and tank suppliers.   
  • Sludge & environment (NWC): sludge treatment equipment suppliers, environmental engineers, contractors and technology suppliers 
  • Other: $3 billion of opportunity for consultants, project managers, and non-revenue water reduction specialists.  


Monday 8th May

14.00 – 15.30: One to One meetings 
Your chance to schedule face-to-face meetings with the Saudi delegation. Delegates can reach out to us to fix a meeting with the Saudi delegation; simply email us here, explaining what expertise your company can offer. 

15:30 – 16:00: Coffee Break
Drink hot beverages with some of the most important government proponents in the world.

16.00 – 17.30: One to One meetings 
Your chance to schedule face-to-face meetings with the Saudi delegation. Delegates can reach out to us to fix a meeting with the Saudi delegation; simply email us here, explaining what expertise your company can offer. 


Tuesday 9th May

14:00 – 15:30 Saudi Water Investment Showcase

The key government agencies in the Saudi water sector present their strategies and plans and explain what they expect from international partners.


Speakers include:

  • Nemer Al-Shebel, CEO, National Water Company (NWC)
  • H.E. Khaled Al-Qureshi, CEO, Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC)
  • Abdullah Al Zowaid, Deputy Governor, Production Affairs, Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)
  • Khalid M. Al Habib, Chief Strategy Officer, Water Transmission and Technology Company (WTTCO)

16:00– 17:30 National Water Company Partnerships Roadshow

With $47 billion to invest across the water cycle from water treatment to sludge management, the NWC is looking for dynamic partners who can deliver innovation at scale.


Speakers include:

  • Mansour Abuthnain, VP Projects and Technical Services, National Water Company (NWC)
  • Khalid Alhmoud, GM Supply Chain, National Water Company (NWC)
  • Dr. Alexander Jovcic, GM environment, National Water Company (NWC)
  • Saad Alghamdi, GM Strategy, National Water Company (NWC)

16:45 – 17:30 SWCC Project Spotlight

SWCC is changing its procurement strategy opening out opportunities for new partners. This is a must-attend session for those involved in the desalination and transmission supply chain.


  • Javier Diaz, Saudi Arabia Country Manager, Aqualia

Speakers include:

  • Sharekh Al Sharekh, Deputy Governor Technical Affairs and Projects, Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)
  • Mohammed Al Ghamdi, Executive Manager, Business Manager, Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)
  • Ahmed Aldwimr, Director, Production Projects Eastern Region, Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)