BlueTech Forum 2019 Innovating Towards Resilient Water SystemsSave the Date!5th & 6th June 2019Kew Gardens, London, UKRegistration Now Open

BlueTech Forum 2019 – Innovating Towards Resilient Water Systems

BlueTech Forum is synonymous with water innovation and enables its attendees to stay one step ahead of the market. The Forum is a chance to broaden your horizons, expand your business network, and discover strategic business opportunities.

Roundtable briefings, keynotes and case studies

This year’s sessions illustrate how the future of the water sector is being shaped by the trend of Circular Economy and how we should adapt our strategy to thrive in this new environment.

An exclusive opportunity to network with industry thought leaders combined with the access to unique BlueTech Market Insights create a carefully crafted agenda for the Forum.

Different people, new technologies, real global advances

While being business-focused, the BlueTech Forum maintains an intimate and convivial feel to it which prompts conversation and building of long-lasting relationships.

We believe that life is too short for ‘just-another-water-conference’ and aim to facilitate genuine progress which comes into play in the real world.

2018 Speakers Include BlueTech Forum

Will Sarni

Will Sarni

Founder & CEO, Water Foundry

Will is an internationally recognized thought leader on water strategy and innovation. He has authored numerous books and articles and presented on: the value of water, innovations in digital water technology, the circular economy, and the energy-water-food nexus...


Jens Kolind

Jens Kolind

Vice President, Technical Industries, Novozymes A/S

Jens leads Novozymes activities globally within industrial applications covering Water, Biogas, Pulp & Paper, Textile and Leather processing....


Ralph Exton

Ralph Exton

Chief Marketing Officer, Suez - Water Technologies & Solutions

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


Jim Hanna

Jim Hanna

Director of Datacenter Sustainability, Microsoft

In mid-2016, Jim Hanna joined Microsoft as the company’s first director of datacenter sustainability, providing strategic environmental direction in the fields of land-use, green building, energy and water to the company’s growing cloud computing platform....


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...


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....


Recent Interviews WaterWorld Magazine

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

Toni McCrory

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Emrah Ercan

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Everything You Need To Know BlueTech Forum 2019

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 re-use, decentralized treatment, energy and resource recovery, smart water, water-as-a-service and innovative business models.

You will 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.

You will get a chance to participate in intelligence briefings led by market sector experts, network with industry peers and thought leaders, and identify the leading industry solutions on the horizon.



1-to-1 Meetings




Networking Dinner




Roundtable Briefings


Innovation Showcase


Kew Gardens

Kew is London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage site offering unique landscapes and iconic architecture from every stage of the Garden’s history.

Their collection of living plants is the largest and most diverse in the world, growing out in the Gardens and inside their glasshouse.

News Stay Up-to-Date

Biomimicry – sourcing water technology answers in nature

The natural world has always provided inspiration for creative minds, but biomimicry in water technology engineering and design is delivering real-world benefits. Architect Michael Pawlyn shares his explorations with BlueTech Research chief executive Paul O’Callaghan....

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UK utilities are going global to deliver PR19 goals

Brexit presents a challenge and an opportunity for UK utilities. Paul O’Callaghan reports back from this summer’s BlueTech Forum in Vancouver about the changing shape of innovation. This article recently appeared in the September 2018 edition of The Environment...

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