Agenda BlueTech Forum 2019.

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Day 1 - Wednesday, 5th June 2019

16.00: Experience the Botanical Kew Gardens - Networking Garden Tour

Enjoy a guided tour around the Gardens on the Kew Explorer land train and learn about Kew's flora and fauna, historic buildings and vital conservation work, all the while bonding with your peers in the most exciting and casual atmosphere! Since the 18th century, the Botanic Gardens of Kew have been closely associated with scientific and economic exchanges established throughout the world in the field of botany, and this is visually reflected in the richness of its collections. The tour passes iconic landscape and architectural features of the gardens, as well as the gardens house botanic collections (conserved plants, living plants and documents) which have been considerably enriched through the centuries. Since their creation in 1759, the gardens have made a significant and uninterrupted contribution to the study of plant diversity and economic botany.

18.30: Open Gala - Networking Reception

We have chosen Kew Gardens to hold our 2019 event due to their links with research and development and sustainability.Kew Gardens is at the forefront of global efforts to protect plant life from the effects of habitat loss, climate change, pollution and to understand the potential benefits for mankind.

Home to the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world, Kew Gardens remains a paradise amidst the hustle and bustle of London.Since 1841, Kew has been a major force in collecting and conserving some of the most beautiful plants and flowers in the world.In recent years, the people at Kew have been focusing on issues like biodiversity for sustainable development. One major challenge is how to harness the power of water.The Kew team have refined their knowledge of capturing, preserving and recycling water over 170 years.

The core purpose of Kew’s scientific research stems from a simple but often overlooked truth, all our lives depend on plants. Programmes include issues related to food security such as protecting the wild relatives of the world’s most important food crops as well as responding to climate change on Ethiopia’s coffee industry.

Income from all events held at Kew Gardens support Kew’s vital conversation, education and research programmes. We are proud to host BlueTech Forum 2019 in this historical and unique venue.

Day 2 - Thursday, 6th June 2019

08.00: Networking Coffee

Start the day by connecting with your peers over some freshly roasted coffee or English tea in the Nash Conservatory. BlueTech's team will be ready to welcome you and assist you in making those valuable business introductions.

08.30: Chairman's Opening Address

Paul O’Callaghan, CEO, BlueTech Research

Paul will provide an introduction to this year's Forum before diving into the highlights from recent research reports on fast-growth niche markets, rapidly evolving technology areas, and emerging crises and market drivers.

08.50: Thought Leadership Roundtables

Our thought leadership roundtable sessions are facilitated by our Technology Assessment Group (TAG), BlueTech Research Analysts and industry experts.

Moderators will provide brief introductory primers on their topic followed by a facilitated discussion. We will also invite “conversation starters” to each of the tables to ensure a lively debate and 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 will allow you to interact with fellow delegates.

Each topic will have 4 rotations, allowing you to join the 4 most relevant discussions to you.

Topics will be announced shortly.

10.20: Networking Coffee Break
10.50: Keynote Address

A major player within the water industry will present a keynote address on a 'hot' topic within the water industry.

11.05: Innovation Showcase Roundtables

12 Innovation Showcase companies will have 1 minute to pitch their technology and convince you they are the new breakthrough.

Practical case studies will introduce delegates to the technology concept, its value proposition, the problem it solves, the influencers on the choice of technology, the experience gained during implementation, and the impact on the future rollout.

Showcase companies will be announced shortly.

12.45: Networking Lunch
13.45: Keynote Address

A major player within the water industry will present a keynote address on a 'hot' topic within the water industry.

14.00: Keynote Address

A major player within the water industry will present a keynote address on a 'hot' topic within the water industry.

14.25: End User Innovation Needs Roundtables

An interactive roundtable discussion where industrial and utility end-users will be invited to identify key innovation challenges in their businesses, opportunities, and required solutions.

This presents a unique and exciting opportunity for delegates to showcase their technological advances to C-Suite executives in an interactive roundtable discussion setting. Listen to the presented case studies and engage in a sharing of knowledge and best-practice solutions.

2019 participating companies will be announced shortly.

A glance at 2018 End-User Innovation Needs Roundtable host companies:

16.00: Afternoon Networking Coffee Break
16.45: Closing Keynote Address

A major player within the water industry will present a keynote address on a 'hot' topic within the water industry.

17.00: BlueTech Innovation Awards Ceremony

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

17.15: Closing remarks
17.30: Closing Food & Cocktail Reception

We have chosen Kew Gardens to hold our 2019 event due to their links with research and development and sustainability. Kew Gardens is at the forefront of global efforts to protect plant life from the effects of habitat loss, climate change, pollution and to understand the potential benefits for mankind. To wrap up the two days of intense networking and insightful discussions, our closing reception will be held in the Nash Conservatory, giving you a perfect chance to relax and connect with your peers in a casual setting, before we all go our separate ways.

Home to the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world, Kew Gardens remains a paradise amidst the hustle and bustle of London. Since 1841, Kew has been a major force in collecting and conserving some of the most beautiful plants and flowers in the world. In recent years, the people at Kew have been focusing on issues like biodiversity for sustainable development. One major challenge is how to harness the power of water. The Kew team have refined their knowledge of capturing, preserving and recycling water over 170 years.

The core purpose of Kew’s scientific research stems from a simple but often overlooked truth, all our lives depend on plants. Programmes include issues related to food security such as protecting the wild relatives of the world’s most important food crops as well as responding to climate change on Ethiopia’s coffee industry.

Income from all events held at Kew Gardens support Kew’s vital conversation, education and research programmes. We are proud to host BlueTech Forum 2019 in this historical and unique venue.

All Day: 1-1 Networking Meetings

We emphasise the importance of networking and forging new business relationships with other attendees in a 1-to-1 setting throughout the BlueTech Forum event. Closer to the event you will gain access to our full delegate list so you can pre-arrange private meetings and allocate your precious time to connect with the most valuable contacts.