Global Water Summit 2020: Challenging Assumptions Announces New Dates Following Postponement

Global Water Intelligence (GWI) hosts the Global Water Summit each year in the spring. This year’s edition was slated to take place March 29th-31st in Madrid. However, due to the recent disruption and newly imposed travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 Global Water Summit has been postponed.

The 2020 Global Water Summit 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.

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.

GWI have 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 of June and offers a reduced-price pass of £1795/$2690.

The agenda for the 2020 Global Water Summit will continue as planned, with 25 sessions across 7 strands, featuring Wastewater, Finance, Digital, Technologies, Desalination, Industrial Corporate Water Strategy, and Leading Utilities of the World.

These strands represent the most significant market opportunities and exclusive insights available in the water industry. Over 150 speakers are expected to be featured 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 the 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 August 31st 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 17th March at 9pm GMT.