16/03/2020 – News / Utilities / Water / Event / Spain

Global Water Summit 2020 announces new dates following postponement

Global Water Summit 2020 announces new d

Global Water Intelligence (GWI) hosts the Global Water Summit each year in the spring. This year’s edition was slated to take place 29th–31st March in Madrid. However, due to the ongoing disruption and newly imposed travel restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak, the Summit has been postponed. Organisers have announced it will now take place on 30th August – 1st September.

“Over the last 14 years, the Global Water Summit has become known for its exceptional networking and agenda, and this is heavily dependent on having the key decision-makers and executives in the room,” said organizer GWI in a statement. “A postponement of the event will offer a greater opportunity to build the best Global Water Summit agenda to date, along with a guarantee that the key participants will be in attendance. Ensuring a return on the investment of attendees is a priority, and the best interests of GWS delegates sit at the heart of this decision.


“The Summit's goal continues to be business growth for all attending delegates. This goal is achieved by leveraging connections with top industry leaders and providing clarity and access to the crucial emerging opportunities in the industry.”


New earlybird discount reinstated for new date


GWI has also made the decision to reinstate the earlybird discount rate for delegates registering for the new dates. The discounted rate will be available until 30th June and offers a reduced-price pass of £1,795/US$2,690.


The agenda for the 2020 Global Water Summit will continue as planned, with 25 sessions to take place across seven strands, featuring Wastewater, Finance, Digital, Technologies, Desalination, Industrial Corporate Water Strategy, and Leading Utilities of the World.


25 sessions and over 150 speakers


These strands represent the most significant market opportunities and exclusive insights available in the water industry. Over 150 speakers are expected to feature at the event, with an attendee list of 800+, including water business leaders, industrial water users, utility managers, leading water technology providers and major investors.


The Summit’s Pre-Conference Workshop entitled ‘Win/Win Procurement’, will take place on 30th August. This half-day, invitation-only workshop will bring together key players from across the supply chain, alongside clients for desalination and wastewater treatment plants. The workshop will help facilitate discussion around delivering the lowest costs through innovation and inspiration, rather than desperation and corner cutting. 


The co-located Global Water Awards ceremony has also been postponed in line with changes to the Global Water Summit. The awards ceremony will now take place on 31st August at La Quinta de Jarama in Madrid. The Global Water Awards recognise excellence across 13 categories, voted for by members of the GWI community. Voting for the Global Water Awards will close, as planned, on the 17 March at 9pm GMT.


For more information on the Global Water Summit 2020, visit www.watermeetsmoney.com

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