Global Water Summit 2017 “Intelligent Synergies”

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The Global Water Summit 2017 “Intelligent Synergies” is taking place in Madrid from 24th April 2017 to the 25th April 2017.


Global Water Summit 2017 is 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.


This year we will be able to explore how the connections at the edges of the sector can give us fresh perspective on the roadblocks to growth. Water management no longer lives in isolation as utility business models are evolving through digital transformation.

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.

This year 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.




  • 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.
  • 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 waters 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.


Martin Ford, the keynote speaker, is the founder of a Silicon Valley-based software development firm and the author of two books: The New York Times bestselling Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future and The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future. He has over 25 years of experience in computer design and software development, and holds a computer engineering degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a graduate business degree from UCLA.


The Global Water Summit welcomes a higher concentration of senior executives from every segment of the supply chain than any other water event. Here are some of the 2017 speakers:


Alistair Wright, Utilities Lead, GSMA

Amanda Brock, Founder and CEO, Water Standard

Anurag Bajpayee, Co-founder and CEO, Gradiant Corporation

Aurelio Ignacio López Mier, Americas Business Director, ACCIONA Agua

Barry Johnson, Founder and Director & President, Ionic Solutions Ltd.

Booky Oren, Chairman & CEO, Global Water Technologies

Borja Blanco, CEO, Aqua Advise

Carlos Campos, Chief Operating Officer, SUEZ Advanced Solutions

Cheng Chen, Fluid Separation Scientist, Chevron Energy Technology Company

Christopher Gasson, Publisher, Global Water Intelligence

Evora Del Estal Campo, Environmental Developer Manager, Repsol

Ezgi Barcenas, Global Director of Sustainability, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Hon. Fatma Awale, Minister of Water & Natural Resources, County Government of

Mombasa, Kenya.

Frank Rogalla, Director of Innovation and Technology, Aqualia

Gaëtane Suzenet, Venture Advisor on water, Aster Capital

George Butler, Principal Water Specialist, International Finance Corporation

Gustavo Saltiel, Lead Water and Sanitation Specialist, Water Global Practice, The World Bank

Hani Khalifa, Senior Process Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Heiner Markhoff, President & CEO, GE Power Water & Process Technologies

Hilling Chang, Founder and president of Shanghai SafBon Water Service Co., Ltd

Howard Neukrug, Senior Advisor, Global Water Leaders Group

Dr. Hubert Fleming, Head, Water Management, Anglo American

Hon. Isabel García Tejerina, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, Spain

Jacques Euler, Beauty Division – Manufacturing  Sustainability , Procter & Gamble.

Joan Carles Guardiola Herrero, R&D Engineer, Global Omnium and Coordinator of Aguas de Valencia for FP7 project SmartH2O

Joaquín Fernández de Piérola Marín, CEO, Abengoa

John Tonner, COO, Consolidated Water Co. Ltd.

José Díaz-Caneja, Director General, ACCIONA Agua

Manuel Parra, General Manager for Smart Water Software, Schneider Electric

Pascal Le Melinaire, Founder, BGH, Lacq, France

Patrick Decker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Xylem

Paul Reig, Associate, Water Program and Business Center, World Resources Institute

Pedro Almagro, CEO, Abengoa Agua

Pierre-Yves Pouliquen, Chief Operating Officer, SUEZ Africa, Middle-East, and India

Raveen Jaduram, Chief Executive, Watercare Services Limited

Ronald Keating, Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors, Evoqua Water Technologies

Stéphane Boyer, Managing Director, SUEZ Industrial Solutions

Tim Harper, CEO of G2O Water Technologies Ltd

Zhang Huichun, Chairman and CEO, GreenTech Water Engineering Co., Ltd





The Global Water Summit venue is the Marriott Auditorium Hotel and Conference Center in Madrid, Spain. It is the perfect place to rest and relax during your time in the Spanish capital with outstanding services and facilities.

The complex includes 56 meeting rooms, an auditorium that seats up to 2000 people, and 15,500 sq. meters of halls for exhibitions, networking and discussion.



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