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.
CDP was delighted to partner with BlueTech to build understanding of large corporates’ use of water technologies. BlueTech’s excellent network of water solutions providers combined with CDP’s unique global dataset on corporate water risks helped attendees understand the challenges that large companies face and the opportunities to solve them.
Orlaith Delgary, CDP
Congratulations for you and your team for the organization and the excellent content of the Forum. It was a pleasure to exchange with peers and solution/technology suppliers in that perfect managed frame.
Hans Ulrich Buchholz, L'Oreal
Of all the many conferences we've attended in the water space, including WEFTEC (giant) and IWC (very technically focused), this has been the most useful to our business.
Benjamin Britton, Ionomr
The Forum was a terrific event for Aquacycl that led to many connections. Beautifully organized event!.
Orianna Bretschger, Aquacycl
I just had to write to sincerely thank you for hosting such a fantastic event last week. We were very impressed with the format, content and attendees at the forum. It was a thrill to receive recognition with one of the BlueTech Forum Innovation Awards as well, thank you very much!
Jodi Glover, RealTech
The BlueTech team put together a great conference. I enjoyed my time and made a number of key contacts which will benefit the future of my program. I hope to attend many more BlueTech forums in the future..
Toni McCrory, Walmart
A quick word of thanks and well done to you and your team on today's conference. Meticulously planned and expertly delivered, it was a truly excellent event.
Ken Stockil, Central Solutions
On behalf of my team I would like to thank you and your team for organizing another succesful edition of Bluetech Forum. The combination of the round tables and key-notes and the meetings with end-users like ABP, L'Oreal, Nestlé and Irish Water and colleagues like Realtech, NPV Energy and BioGill has been worthwile and will generate opportunities in the near future. Also the sponsorship has been worthwile and we appreciate the branding and attention put to the sponsor.
Menno Holterman, Nijhuis Industries
A very productive event with direct connections to important business leaders, the BlueTech Forum was hugely beneficial to Oxymem. I have been very impressed with the organisation and execution of the event, the intimate networking opportunities and the quality of the material presented. Having end users, investors, technology start-ups, research institutes and large water companies in the room really added to the overall experience.
Wayne Byrne, Oxymem
The BlueTech Forum was an excellent source of the latest technologies and developments in the water process & management applications. All sessions were very informative and excellent for networking. Highly recommended for CTO’s, CEO’s, CMO’s to attend and align the business strategy with the evolving Industry and market needs.
Jim Matharu, Aquatech
We found the BlueTech Forum in Dublin to be a valuable event for XPV, with a good mix of relevant content and networking opportunities. Among many water conferences each year, BlueTech provides differentiated and useful technical knowledge in the conference sessions via its strong network of TAG experts and user groups outside the water sector, which can be hard to access. Our sponsorship offered us attractive visibility and networking connections at the event itself, and from a longer-term perspective, we are pleased to support BlueTech’s leadership in bringing new technology into the water sector, which we believe will continue to provide a benefit to our firm and the industry at large.
Debra Coy, XPV Water Parners
2018 Speakers Include BlueTech Forum
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...
Vice President, Technical Industries, Novozymes A/S
Jens leads Novozymes activities globally within industrial applications covering Water, Biogas, Pulp & Paper, Textile and Leather processing....
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....
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....
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...
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.
Sponsors BlueTech Forum 2018 Sponsors
Wells Fargo CleanTech work with businesses around the world that manufacture, market, and develop clean technology products and services. Our customers include businesses that specialize in electric and low-emission vehicles, energy production, including solar, wind, and biomass, smart grid applications and water efficiency.
A trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With annual sales of $14 billion and 48,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit www.ecolab.com.
Follow us on Twitter @ecolab, Facebook at facebook.com/ecolab, LinkedIn at Ecolab or Instagram at Ecolab Inc.
Aquatech International is a leading global provider of industrial and infrastructure water treatment solutions and services. Primary product groups offered by Aquatech include raw water treatment, ion exchange, membrane processes, wastewater recycle/reuse, zero liquid discharge, industrial concentration, and desalination systems. For more information, visit, www.aquatech.com. Follow us on Twitter @Aquatechintl or Facebook at facebook.com/aquatechintl.
XPV Water Partners
XPV Water Partners is comprised of experienced water entrepreneurs, operators, and investment professionals dedicated to making a difference in water. XPV partners with, invests in, and actively supports entrepreneurial companies so they can grow and deliver value for all stakeholders. XPV manages over $400 million in investment capital from some of the top institutional investors in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
The XPV family of portfolio companies is making a difference in water both by driving more efficient management of the world’s most critical resource and by creating significant shareholder value that can help move the industry forward.
Suez – Water Technologies & Solutions
With operations in 130 countries and employing over 10,000 people worldwide, SUEZ’s water technologies & solutions leverages our innovation, expertise and global capabilities to solve our customers’ toughest water, wastewater and process challenges wherever they occur.
We have a comprehensive set of chemical, equipment and digital enabled services and products. These help our customers optimize water resources and overcome process challenges. We work with customers across all industries, including food & beverage, metals and mining, power, chemicals & pharma, oil & gas downstream and petrochemicals, upstream oil & gas, pulp and paper, and utilities.
Nijhuis Industries delivers solid solutions for sustainable water use & resource recovery, with the highest level of intelligent innovations across a wide range of industries. We meet today’s challenges as well as those of the future, as a response towards a CIRCULAR economy in a ‘fluid’ world. To accommodate the customer requirements, Nijhuis offers customized
Installations to create profit out of (waste)water, process water and waste.
The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) helps grow globally competitive Canadian water technology companies. Through WaterTAP’s Growth Catalyst program, companies can connect to potential partners, prepare to enter new markets, meet investors, and cultivate talent. Through WaterTAP’s Change Leaders Lab, we work with partners to address barriers for new tech and accelerate its adoption by end users.
Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals for water intensive industries, including the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets and minimize environmental impact. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 34 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of approximately 3,700 professionals in 118 countries across five continents.
Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS)
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) can help Canadian companies with on-the-ground intelligence and practical advice on foreign markets in order to make better, more timely and cost-effective decisions to achieve their goals abroad. The TCS offers hands-on knowledge of international markets and an unbeatable network of international business contacts. TCS services are offered free of charge to client companies and organizations. If you are part of the Canadian business community, and contribute to Canada’s economic growth, have a demonstrated capacity for internationalization and have good potential to add value to the Canadian economy, you can benefit from our services.
BlueTech Research is a global provider of water technology market intelligence. The bottom line: we provide not just access, but analysis and context. You get the information you need, through tools that help you answer your own questions quickly.
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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.
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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...read more
Technologies for wastewater treatment and plant optimisation were the winners of the Innovation Showcase at BlueTech Forum. The event attracted 200 delegates and took place in Vancouver, Canada on 7 June 2018. Aquacycl, which is based in California, won Best...read more