13 Feb Global Water Summit 2017: Intelligence Synergies
The Global Water Summit 2017: Intelligent Synergies
Now in its 11th year, The Global Water Summit is widely known as the leading water industry conference. Renowned for its high level attendance, thought-leading content and unrivalled networking opportunities, this Summit attracts more water leaders and business executives than any other water event and is vital in shaping the movements of the water industry each year.
Over 500 top executives – including water business leaders, industrial water users, utility managers, leading water technology providers and major investors – come together to determine waters key role in sustainable economic growth and to meet with potential partners, suppliers and clients.
As you plan your strategy for 2017 – 2018, you will be thinking about how to reach new customers and break into new markets. Over the last 10 years, more and more senior executives working in water have realised that attending the Global Water Summit is crucial if they are serious about growing their businesses, understanding how core markets are developing, keeping up with the competition and forging new business contacts.
The Global Water Summit has always been about connections: water meets money, public meets private, business meets opportunity. For 2017 we want to take it one step further, to explore how the connections at the edges of the sector can give us fresh perspective on the roadblocks to growth. In our post-physical world, water management no longer lives in isolation. The digital revolution means that utility business models are evolving.
Data is empowering the customer and the developing world, disrupting the traditional dynamics of the water industry. Meanwhile, the age of the ‘smart’ and ‘liveable’ city has made water an intimate bedfellow with other environmental services such as waste and energy.
New questions are being asked of the world of water:
- Uber, Airbnb and Amazon have revolutionised transportation, accommodation and commerce, industries all based on fixed assets. Who will bring this to the water sector?
- With new actors showing interest in the water sector, its borders are losing definition. Is sludge management a water business, an energy business or a waste business?
- Politicians across the globe are seeking to restrict the movement of goods and people. How can we ensure that money and innovation continue to flow to where they are needed most?
In Madrid, we will explore how intelligent synergies blending finance and technology can deliver solutions for both industries and utilities, from Latin America to China. By unpacking these issues now together, we can ensure that water has its place in the vanguard of the fourth industrial revolution.
There will be over five hours of dedicated one-to-one meeting time and booking meetings is easy via the Global Water Summit app. Martin Ford, futurist and bestselling author, will be delivering the keynote address. Early booking is essential to guarantee you can connect with the people you need to meet.
Join us for the Global Water Summit 2017 on 24-25 April at the Mariott Auditorium Hotel in Madrid.
The Global Water Summit is hosted by Global Water Intelligence with the support of the International Desalination Association and The Global Water Leaders Group.
15% discount available to CWP members