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BlueTech Forum 2017Water & the 4th Industrial Revolution

BlueTech Forum is synonymous with water innovation and is known for always being one step ahead of the market. People come to broaden their horizons, expand their network and to do business.

Roundtable briefings, key notes and case studies

This year a series of roundtables briefings, key notes and case studies will illustrate how the future of the water sector is being shaped and what our strategy should be to adapt and thrive in this environment.

The combination of high-level networking with industry thought-leaders and access to unique BlueTech Market Insights form the basis for the carefully crafted agenda

Different people, new technologies, real global advances

BlueTech Forum is much more than a talking shop where you’ll hear the same platitudes and meet the same people. Life is too short for ‘just- another-water-conference’: we want to facilitate real progress which comes into play in the real world quickly.

While being very business-focused, the event has an intimate and convivial feel to it which facilitates conversation and relationship-building.

2017 Speakers Include BlueTech Forum

John De Yonge

John De Yonge

Insights Director, EYQ, Ernst & Young

John leads the natural resources agenda for EYQ, drawing on his 17 years of experience in developing insights into market transformations in innovation capital, energy and clean technology...

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Glen Daigger

Glen Daigger

Technology Assessment Group (TAG) Member

Dr. Glen Daigger has more than 30 years of experience in wastewater treatment plant evaluation, troubleshooting, and process design....

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Ralph Exton

Ralph Exton

Chief Marketing Officer, GE Water

As the chief marketing officer for GE Power, Water & Process Technologies, Ralph Exton is responsible for providing strategic leadership and program direction for the business’s marketing activities and sustainability efforts....

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Emilio Tenuta

Emilio Tenuta

Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, Ecolab

Emilio Tenuta’s 30-year tenure at Ecolab includes 25 years of technical and marketing management experience in various industries including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, lodging, healthcare, primary metals and automotive....

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Venkee Sharma

Venkee Sharma

President & CEO, Aquatech

Venkee Sharma has been at the helm of Aquatech for more than 20 years. In this time, the company has transformed from a small, regional manufacturer of industrial water treatment equipment to a recognized and respected major player in global water industry...

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Hans-Ulrich Buchholz

Hans-Ulrich Buchholz

Environmental Compliance, Corporate QEHS Group at L’Oréal

Hans-Ulrich Buchholz is working at L’Oréal corporate QEHS (Quality, Environment, Health and Safety) department as water and waste water expert. His responsibility is water and waste water management of L’Oréal’s Operations worldwide in order to evaluate and to reduce the impact of the industrial activities, especially on local water resources....

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Recent Interviews WaterWorld Magazine

A collection of recent interviews by Angela Godwin courtesy of WaterWorld Magazine.

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Ralph Exton
GE Water

BlueTech Forum 2016

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Paul O’Callaghan
BlueTech Research

WEFTEC 2016

Sponsors BlueTech Forum 2017

Agenda BlueTech Forum 2017

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Day 1 - Wednesday, 6th June 2018

Optional: Walking tour of Vancouver
Welcome Networking Event

Details will follow shortly.

Day 2 - Thursday, 8th June 2018

Networking Breakfast Meetings

Connecting people is a value-add that BlueTech Forum can deliver through our extensive network of water industry contacts. Our team will also be available throughout the day to help facilitate introductions and meetings.

Welcome Address

Paul O’Callaghan, CEO, BlueTech Research

KeyNote Address 1
Water Technology Market Opportunities

Moderators will provide five-minute introductory primers on the topic after which there will be a facilitated discussion. These bite-size interactive briefings will provide intelligence in an easy-to-digest format, setting the stage for informed discussions throughout the day and allowing you to interact with fellow delegates.


Roundtable Topics will include:

1. Impact of AI on membrane markets

2. Biosolids - Threats, crises and market drivers

3. Sensors

4. Infrastructure

5. Oil & Gas

6. Regulations & Policy - understanding the impact of regulations on driving the market

7. Managing cybersecurity in an IoT world

Networking Coffee Break
Innovation Showcase Technology Company Pitches & Roundtable Sessions. 4 rotations
The 12 Innovation Showcase companies will deliver a 1 minute pitch to help you decide which technology companies to focus on connecting with during the Innovation Showcase Roundtables.
Networking Lunch
Fireside Chat Interview
Keynote Address 2
End User Innovation Needs Session

BlueTech will lead a session focused around the A-List Companies. This session will be in an interactive roundtable format meeting where industrial and utility end users will be invited to identify key innovation challenges in their businesses, the challenges they have and solutions required.

Corporate companies will outline the industrial needs and challenges they face. This session will also detail their experience of working with technology companies and provide example case studies.

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break
Keynote Address 3
Closing Keynote Address
BlueTech Innovation Awards Ceremony

Companies taking part in the Innovation Showcase will receive nominations and votes from the Technology Assessment Group (TAG)  to win one of two BlueTech Awards.

Closing Networking Drinks Reception

Everything You Need To Know BlueTech Forum 2017

BlueTech Forum focuses on strategic investment opportunities in industrial water and wastewater including mining, oil & gas and food & beverage. This high level event explores technology trends in water reuse, decentralized treatment, energy and resource recovery, smart water, water-as-a-service and innovative business models.

Attendees learn about the emerging technologies necessary to future-proof your technology portfolio, will understand how macro drivers link with themes to create technology market opportunities and identify the best thematic areas for strategic investment and acquisition

Attendees can also participate in intelligence briefings led by market sector experts, network with industry peers, help identify solutions and concierge facilitated networking.

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1-to-1 Meetings

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Awards

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Networking Dinner

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Networking

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Roundtable Briefings

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Innovation Showcase

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Venue

The Marker Hotel, Dublin

Extraordinary, surprising and luxurious, The Marker Hotel is the perfect urban retreat for those who crave the unconventional, yet still expect the exceptional standards of service that are the signature of a member of The Leading Hotels of the World®.

Rising up from the rich urban heartland of the Dublin Docklands, the hotel slots into one of the most vibrant cultural hubs of Dublin City.

Highlights BlueTech Forum 2016

Photographic Highlights

Spot familiar faces and capture the spirit of the BlueTech Forum 2016 event with this photographic montage.

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Video Interviews

View interviews with Angela Goodwin from Waterworld Magazine featuring the key themes of BlueTech Forum 2016.

News Stay Up-to-Date

NVP Energy and RealTech win water technology awards

• BlueTech Forum Technology Awards announced in Dublin • Technologies for wastewater treatment and online sensing highlighted • Winners will feature in Innovation Pavilion at WEFTEC 2017 An energy-positive industrial wastewater treatment system and a company...

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