Global Water Summit 2018
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 top water leaders and business executives than any other water event and is vital in shaping the movements of the water industry each year. 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.
- Event Type:
- Apr. 15-17, 2018
- Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center
- Paris , France
Business meetings are at the heart of this industry-renowned event. Every 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 water’s key role in sustainable economic growth and to meet with potential partners, suppliers and clients.
There will be over five hours of dedicated one-to-one meeting time and booking meetings is easy via the Global Water Summit. Early booking is essential to guarantee you meet the people you need to meet.
Founded in 2006, The Global Water Summit remains a unique event for the water sector. Not only does the event assemble more top corporate executives and water leaders than any other event, it also acknowledges the intrinsic connection between water and money and sets out to revolutionise the role of water in the global economy.
Today utility leaders, government ministers and corporate CEOs recognise that providing a sustainable water supply to the world’s businesses and communities is going to require high level capital investment that cannot be funded by public subsidy alone. The Global Water Summit explores the fundamental role that water plays in our economies and sets out to change the way water is financed; it’s about getting the price right – and paying that price.
The Summit is the major annual business meeting for the water industry. As a global platform for connecting the public and private sector and for accelerating change and innovation within the sector, it attracts the most influential industry representatives and also becomes a forum for business development and expanding your network.
The Global Water Summit is for those individuals who want to make a difference – to get involved, to join the debate and get things done. Whichever part of the industry you’re in, you’ll find you’re in the right place to meet more key water leaders than you ever thought possible.
- Water ministers and utility chief executives who take responsibility for water infrastructure
- Business leaders who rely on water to maintain their production
- Investors who are concerned about the impact of water risk on their portfolios
- Engineers and water technologists who can provide the solutions
1) You will meet the people who you need to meet
The Global Water Summit brings together the people who matter in the international water industry each year and makes it easy for you to meet them. The summit attracts the whole supply chain so you can be sure to meet the best contacts whatever your expertise or service provision. The One-to-One networking system enables you to fix up your meeting schedule ahead of the event, while our delegate messaging app facilitates meeting during – and after – the event
2) You will make surprise connections
What makes a conference really valuable is being able to meet people who you didn’t know would be important to the future of your business. Our Round Table discussion and interactive Workshop formats bring you together with groups of people who share your interests, an ideal setting for serendipitous connections, delegate to delegate.
3) You will get a glimpse of the future
We invite a curated list of the most urgently relevant speakers to address the Global Water Summit. The objective is to surprise you with new perspectives, enabling you to see possibilities for the future that will change the way you run your business.
4) Raise your profile and be part of shaping that future
Delegate participation is at the heart of the Global Water Summit. We use technology to measure your response to the ideas coming from the podium and to collect your opinions, feeding them back in real time. Our more intimate Workshop sessions ensure that you can be part of the discussion that shapes the perception of the industry, and its evolution.
5) You will feel engaged
The Global Water Summit is a fast-paced two day conference with a month’s worth of new ideas crammed into it. Typically, presentations are eight to ten minutes long, forcing presenters to say what they have to say and move on.
6) Celebrate the water industry
The Global Water Summit incorporates a social element into the programme. From breakfast networking and lunches to a glamorous dinner, the summit balances engaging sessions with the opportunity to reconnect with your fellow colleagues in the industry. The coveted Global Water Awards and the associated gala dinner is the high point – get together with other executives in the sector and celebrate the people and projects that have made a difference in the past year
7) Satisfaction guarantee
We are so convinced by the brilliance the Global Water Summit that we put our money where our mouth is. If you are a first timer at the Summit and the event does not live up to your expectations, we will give you your money back. How many other conference producers have that kind of confidence in their product?
The Global Water Leaders Group is proud to host its major annual meeting alongside the Global Water Summit.
The Group meets at the Global Water Summit because it is widely regarded as the world’s foremost conference in the water sector, not only attracting key influential stakeholders, but also facilitating vital partnerships across the sector, many of which will shape the way the world values water now and in the future.
At the upcoming meeting of the Global Water Leaders Group in Athens, we are excited to welcome a truly international group of thought-leading and performance-driving CEOs and Ministers including:
- Dr. William Muhairwe, Executive Director of the Global Water Leaders Group and Founder of 2ML Consulting, Uganda
- Roelof Kruize, CEO of Waternet, The Netherlands
- Marco Antonio Vargas Medina, CEO of Sedapal, Peru
- Gozkhmaz Huseynov, Chairman of Azersu, Azerbaijan
The events include an invitation-only dinner (for invited Group members and Partners) and two exclusive workshop sessions during the Summit (for Group members, Partners and pre-registered delegates).
The sessions will be highly interactive and discussion-based with the goal of refining and remodelling leadership and organisational strategies so that water-related organisations, particularly utilities, and their leaders are empowered to identify and seize performance-driving opportunities, to the benefit of all stakeholders including the environment. The Group focuses on urban water utilities in particular because we believe that the greatest pressures on water resources are, and will continue to be, on cities. Bringing the CEOs of water utilities from the biggest cities of the world together will in this workshop setting – along with leaders from the enabling environments of policy, regulation, investment and technology – will 003_GWI_Athens_Sunday_2015move water’s agenda forward in new and dynamic ways.