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
2019 Speakers Include BlueTech Forum
Pioneer of Biomimicry
Michael Pawlyn is an architect and innovator who has been described as a pioneer of biomimicry. He established his firm Exploration Architecture in 2007 to focus on designing high-performance buildings and solutions for the circular economy. Prior to setting up Exploration Michael Pawlyn worked with Grimshaw for ten years and was central to the team that designed the Eden Project…
Insights & Analysis Team, Ellen Macarthur Foundation
Nick works in the Insight and Analysis team of the Ellen Macarthur Foundation, a group of scientists, engineers and other technical specialists, that strive to provide evidence of the benefits of a circular economy as well as insights into the transition pathways. His roles at the Foundation include: managing the case study program that...
University of California at Berkeley
David Sedlak is the Plato Malozemoff Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. He is also the Co-Director of the Berkeley Water Center and Deputy Director of the NSF engineering research center for Reinventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt). He has over 25 years of...
Senior Global Lead Environment, HEINEKEN
Paul Bruijn works at HEINEKEN Global Supply Chain, since 1989 and has degrees in mechanical engineering and biology. He contributed to the 2010-2020 sustainability agenda “Brewing a Better World”. More recently he has been involved in the development and execution of our next sustainability agenda “Drop the C” and “Every Drop”....
Head of Energy at Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water
Ben Burggraaf received his MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Twente University in 2003 and became a Charter Engineer with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in 2008. He worked at Corus/Tata Steel for 12 years. Initially working at the research & development department facility in the Netherlands, analysing...
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.
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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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Urban water and sewerage systems have evolved over millennia and learnings from the past have much to teach about the next wave of innovation. Professor David Sedlak from University of California Berkeley shares his thoughts with Paul O’Callaghan, chief executive of...read more
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....read more