Global Water Intelligence (GWI)

Global Water Summit 2020


Founded in 2006, the Global Water Summit remains a unique event for the water sector. The major annual business meeting for the water industry, the Summit brings together over 700 senior executives from more than 60 countries worldwide, offering a unique forum for industry members to meet and participate in two days of thought-leading debate and high-level networking. C-suite executives from water technology and service companies, public and private utilities, finance and water infrastructure investors, government officials, consulting engineers and contractors, industrial end-users and major consumer brands meet to discuss the challenges and opportunities at the only water conference focused on exploring the nexus of water and money.

Event Type:
Mar. 29-31, 2020
The Novotel Madrid Centre
Madrid , Spain

What is the Global Water Summit?
Renowned for its high level attendance, thought-leading content and unrivalled networking opportunities, the gathering attracts more top water leaders and business executives than any other water summit. Through bringing together all the key influencers from across the global water sector, it has become a mainstay in shaping the future direction of the water sector and driving business opportunities for its attending delegates.

Networking at The Global Water Summit
Business meetings are at the heart of this industry-renowned event. Every year, over 750 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.

The agenda provides a range of networking formats throughout the three-day conference, including:

One-to-one meetings booking system
Offering over five hours of pre-arranged meeting time, the system allows you to browse the attendees and invite your chosen contacts to meet for 15-minute appointments during the conference.

Networking roundtables
Consistently highly rated by our large constituency of returning delegates, the expert led roundtables offer an unmatched opportunity to collect up to 30 business cards in an hour and to serendipitously meet potential partners and clients with shared business interests.

Networking breakfasts, coffee breaks and dinners
The agenda is designed to facilitate unstructured networking time throughout to give delegates the opportunity to make unexpected connections who may turn out to be the most important contacts the growth of their business in the next year. It is also a much-anticipated item on the social calendar for our returning delegates, providing the ideal environment to reconnect with friends, peers and clients every year.

3 Reasons to Attend

  1. Expert Insight
    The Global Water Summit is a high-level knowledge sharing platform that gives you access to expert contributions, ideas, and intelligence, from the speakers that represent the most significant opportunities in the global water sector. The agenda gathers leaders representing utilities, industry, finance and investment, and key water market players.
  2. Meaningful Networking
    Bringing together all of the key influencers from across the supply chain, the Global Water Summit has become a vital part of shaping the future direction of the sector and driving business opportunities. Attending the Summit gives you the opportunity to raise the profile of your organisation and forge relationships that will drive the future success of your business.
  3. Market Strategies
    By creating a consensus amongst thought leaders and presenting opportunities you won’t find anywhere else, you can plan a business strategy that capitalises on emerging trends and is grounded in the most exclusive market insights.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities for GWS 2020? Download the 2019 media pack to get an idea of some of the options available, or contact Roxy Ali directly to discuss a bespoke sponsorship package tailored to your needs.

Reasons to Sponsor

  1. Create, develop and enhance your credibility
    In general, companies have limited opportunities to build trust and establish rapport with their customers. Getting involved as a sponsor and being seen as dependable and supportive will accelerate the process. Attending this event is important but standing out in the crowd by being a sponsor will highlight you and your business in front of a captive audience, your audience.
  2. Highly targeted marketing
    Events target their marketing, bringing together exactly the right audience for you, at the right time, in the same place. Create new professional relationships with other sponsors, vendors, speakers and attendees. Acquiring a list of high-quality attendees may prove to be the most valuable asset available to a sponsor.
  3. Leveraged lead generation
    The majority of people who attend an event will most likely know others with similar interests. Remember, not only will you be in front of them but may have a chance to be recommended to their connections as well.
  4. Media exposure
    All events have extensive marketing campaigns to make sure the event is well attended and successful. Sponsors will automatically get the benefit of being promoted throughout these campaigns, nationally and internationally. This could provide extended exposure and create visibility in markets you haven’t tapped into yet.
  5. Brand awareness & recognition
    Logo placement in a variety of media such as adverts, flyers, brochures, websites, email campaigns and signage will all increase brand awareness. Being recognized as a sponsor will communicate value and support with your audience at the event.
  6. Community involvement and giving back
    Companies that get involved with events will be sending a message to attendees that they are genuinely interested in providing support, creating more human interest and appeal to the audience.

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