31 May - 2 June 2018

Imagine H2O Smart Water Hub

Advancing environmental sustainability through water innovation

China continues to strengthen its commitment to the protection of the environment and water, air and soil quality. According to recent estimates, investment in environmental protection will reach € 2.15 trillion over the next five years. 

Visit the Imagine H2O’s Smart Water Hub during Aquatech China! Discover promising new water solutions for the China market. The Smart Water Hub will host interactive discussions with industry leaders, and case studies and workshops will provide you with insights for a path forward.

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PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

 

Thursday, 31 May

10:30-12:00

Imagine H2O Smart Water Hub Forum
Challenges and Opportunities for Deployment of Water Innovation in China

(20 minutes)

Keynote: Overview from a China Water Business Veteran
Alex Zhang, Chairman and Managing Partner, Amane Advisors China

(10 minutes each)

Case Studies: Insights from Innovation Leaders
Brief 5-10 minute presentations of practical case studies which highlight the opportunities and challenges for the deployment of water innovation in China
BASF Petronas Chemical Plant & Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP)
360° waterproofing and protective coating for concrete substrates in aggressive wastewater treatment environments
Tsing Capital
Examples of why promising startups from overseas may struggle in China - common pitfalls and opportunities
Suez
Recent technical advances in Suex China’s wide-ranging operations

(40 minutes)

Panel Discussion
Moderated dialogue that will summarize lessons learned from the case studies presented and highlight strategies moving forward to accelerate the deployment of global water innovation in China
Alex Zhang, Chairman and Managing Partner, Amane Advisors China (Moderator)
Virginie Francois, Regional Business Segment Manager, BASF Construction Chemicals Asia Pacific
Larry Zhang, Managing Director Tsing Capital
Shirley Wang, Data Lead, Suez

12:00-12:20

Smart Water Hub Tour (Chinese language)
20 minute guided tour with Chinese translation of Imagine H2O Smart Water Hub exhibitors

12:30-13:00

Workshop: Supporting Commercialization of Global Technologies in New Markets – Lessons from India
Dr. Lakhwinder S. Hundal, CTO, Water and Wastewater, InNow LLC

14:00-15:30

Smart Water Pitches
Hear from entrepreneurs with innovative solutions to China’s water challenges. Ten minute pitches with Q&A from a distinguished group of judges.
Smart Water Hub Exhibitors presenting include:
Optiqua (Netherlands); Oxymem (Ireland); Cerahelix (USA); Utilis (Israel); Puralytics (USA); Nanospun (Israel)

 
 

Friday, 1 June

10:30-12:00

Imagine H2O Smart Water Hub Forum
Emerging Innovation Trends in China - What makes China unique?

(20 minutes)

Keynote: Practical Approaches to Wastewater Innovation in China
Dr. Lin Xiao, General Manager, Beijing Cycle Columbus

(10 minutes each)

Case Studies: Insights from Innovation Leaders
Brief 5-10 minute presentations of practical case studies to highlight emerging water technology trends across different sectors in China

Jiangsu Binhai Coastal Chemical Industry Park: Cleanpath Shitai modularization of the wastewater treatment system by researching
and developing key Innovative technologies (ECR and ED, MABR)
Zhejiang Institute of Hydraulics and Estuary, Hangzhou, China: Feasibility Technology to Build Detention Basin in Coastal Plain Areas in Zhejiang Province
Novozymes: Recent deployments of Novozymes operations in China with their proprietary enzyme technology

(40 minutes)

Panel Discussion
Moderated dialogue that will summarize the lessons learned from the case studies presented and identify strategies moving forward to accelerate the deployment of global water innovation in China

Tao Li, China Director, International Water Association (IWA)
Xiao Lin, Cycle Columbus
Alexander Crowell, Managing Partner PureTerra Ventures
Wetskills delegate

12:00-12:20

Smart Water Hub Tour (Chinese language)
20 minute guided tour with Chinese translation of Imagine H2O Smart Water Hub exhibitors

12:30-13:00

Workshop: The Elements of Successful Representative Agreements and Partnerships
Utilis Corp & Roots Group Limited partnership in China

14:00-15:30

Smart Water Hub Pitches
Hear from entrepreneurs with innovative solutions to China’s water challenges. Ten minute pitches with Q&A from a distinguished group of judges.

Smart Water Hub Exhibitors presenting include:
Drylet (USA); Eomap (Germany); SENTRY (Canada); Aquarius Spectrum (Israel); Tusaar (USA); Bluewater (Sweden)

16:00-17:00

Smart Water Hub Reception
Powered by Cycle Columbus

 
 

Saturday, 2 June

10:30-12:00

Smart Water Hub Pitches
Hear from entrepreneurs with innovative solutions to China’s water challenges. Ten minute pitches with Q&A from a distinguished group of judges

Smart Water Hub Exhibitors presenting include:
Hydro-dis (Australia); Mitte (Germany); Vienna Water Monitoring (Austria); Arvia (UK); Systea (Italy)

12:00-12:30

Imagine H2O Smart Water Hub Award Ceremony
Powered by Cycle Columbus

 

You can find the Smart Water Hub at Aquatech China, at stand 7.1H9125

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