AQUATECH INNOVATION FORUM
Accelerating water agility
6 November 2023 in Amsterdam
This year's Innovation Forum will be on the 6th of November 2023 in Amsterdam. Get ready for another edition of the Forum, meet other water professionals and listen to the accelerators.
Why a Forum
The one-day interactive conference was added to strengthen the Aquatech Amsterdam activities in 2019.
Based on the principle of Roman city ‘Forums’, which were the centre for social, economical and political activities, the Innovation Forum was designed to disrupt the conventional conference model.
The Innovation Forum will be the third piece of the Aquatech puzzle and completes the trifecta of events taking place in the same week, also including the Aquatech Innovation Award ceremony and large scale, water focused exhibition.
Why Accelerating water agility
We don’t have the time to wait. Water utilities are facing increasing challenges, from the tough impacts of rising energy costs, climate change, impeding regulations and not to mention waves of experienced, skilled staff due to retire.Water companies will need increased agility today, to be better positioned to weather storms of the future.
By aligning action between key stakeholders – utilities, start-ups, investors, and policymakers – the Innovation Forum will play an active part in connecting the dots.
Whether it’s utilities looking for technology solutions to their challenges, start-ups looking for investment, or digital companies wishing to share best practices.
Wondering what the Aquatech Innovation Forum has to offer? Check out the full programme, packed with content sessions, key-note speakers, pitches from start-ups and fireside chats.
Some of the key elements of the Innovation Forum include:
- A one-day conference bringing together some of the world’s most progressive organisations involved in water
- A free-flowing agenda where speakers and the audience engage, interact and even trade places
- A series of discussions where audience interaction is expected, not an added benefit
- Expert-hosted lunch roundtable meetings
- Intimate ‘Fireside Chats’ to get to know the Keynote Speakers
- Match-making/ networking
- An Online kick-start & follow-up program – engaging & entertaining
FORUM GOLDEN RULES
To make sure the Innovation Forum will be a truly interactive and engaging experience, we set the following Golden Rules:
1) Sessions will be no longer than one hour
2) Everyone participates and
3) Zero tolerance on sales pitches: Innovation Forum speakers are there to tell, not sell.
MASTERS OF WATER
Do you have what it takes to be a Master of Water? Find out and meet some of the global water leaders who have spent their careers progressing the industry with their proactive adoption of new ideas, technologies and ways of thinking. To make sure you will get what you want out of the Forum, you will help set the content with the free flowing agenda format.
THE INNOVATION FORUM GREAT MASH UP
Forget dreary, scripted, uniformed monotonous panels. Instead, join us where we mix together industry leaders to
energise the room and invite the audience to rotate and join the hot seat to answer the most pressing questions:
• How do you create agile water organisations?
• Is being classed as “innovative” a curse or a blessing for water companies?
• In the race to resilience, how do you measure and quantity success?
Start-ups and Entrepreneurs
Investors and financiers
Corporate water professionals
EXCLUSIVE HEADLINE SPONSOR
Xylem Vue powered by GoAigua is the result of the partnership between Xylem, a global leader in water technology and Idrica, an international pioneer in water data management, analytics and smart-water solutions. Xylem and Idrica join their technology, innovation, and expertise to solving the world’s critical drinking water, wastewater and other water related challenges.
Xylem Vue powered by GoAigua is a single, integrated software and analytics platform – built by utilities, for utilities – that enables utilities to take digital transformation to the next level, maximize investments, identify and solve problems more quickly, operate more efficiently and deliver water more effectively and affordably to their communities.
SHOWCASE YOUR BRAND
We provide you with different ways to engage with delegates. Showcase your brand and expertise in the field of water technology in front of a high level audience including: Chief Technology and Innovation & Digital Officers, Engineering Consultants and Business Development Managers.
MEET THE AQUATECH INNOVATION FORUM ADVISORY BOARD
Director Water Global
Tata Consultancy Services
Dr Benjamin Tam
European Water Tech Accelerator
Innovation Lead, RHDHV Digital
Head of Sustainability and Smart Systems
Director of technology & IT
Vice President of Business Development
Miguel Angel Sanz
Independent water consultant
Water Value LLC
Prof Dragan Savic
KWR Water Research Institute
Xylem Innovation Labs
Burnt Island Ventures
Founder & CEO
Water Foundry, US
Aquatech Global Events
Focus on discussions
Discussions will focus on innovation and practical solutions to challenges that exist; not unnecessary rhetoric and hyperbole.
The high-level Forum will be fully integrated with the Aquatech Innovation Award in an interactive format: audience members will get to hear exclusive presentations and content on ‘not yet to market’ technologies.
Best in class speakers
Speakers will be individually selected to deliver targeted, actionable and practical content that address the application of innovative technologies.