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WEX GLOBAL 2013: Connecting the World of Water and Energy

February 19, 2013 - February 21, 2013
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WEX Global combines an outstanding conference program of internationally renowned speakers with a schedule of pre-selected one-on-one meetings designed for each registered attendee. This year, WEX Global will take place in Madrid, Spain, Feb. 19-21.

WEX Global is known for attracting a wide range of high level executives, from commercial and technical backgrounds, working in both the public and private sectors. This diversity is clearly reflected in the conference program. Four separate conference streams showcase sessions of critical importance to water professionals including, sustainability, climate change, water and energy security, finance and investment, innovation and regional business development forums.

The 2013 conference streams for WEX Global will include a number interesting sessions over a two-day period. The sessions will be focused on the following topics: water, energy and food security; delivering sufficient water and energy infrastructure to support growing urban populations; future opportunities for water reuse; cost-effective and energy efficient means of operating desalination plants; the potential renewal when it comes to the development and implementation of essential physical infrastructure structures; and the role of the private sector when it comes to the delivery of improved infrastructure projects that seek to guarantee more secured ongoing supplies of water, energy and food.

Additional conference sessions will address the role of innovative technologies within the global water sector overall; the role of innovative technologies within the wastewater treatment arena; the future potential of initiatives that focus on wastewater sludge-to-renewable energy; the importance of pursuing efforts that focus on improved water asset management in order to better ensure future water supplies; the importance of reducing and controlling non-revenue water; and the importance of investing in future personnel to work and serve the municipal water operations around the world.

Confirmed speakers for WEX Global 2013 represent an impressive mixture of private sector practitioners and public sector officials. Notable presenters will include the Middle East General Manager of Malcolm Pirnie Arcadis, the Latin America Sales Director of Hobas, the Executive Director for the Board of Advisors for Sabesp, the CEO of the National Water Company (KSA), the Managing Director of Utico, the Chairman of the Board for Czech Water, the CEO of As Tallina Vesi,  President of Lahmeyer GKW Consult GMBH, the Director of Innovation for Acciona Agua, the Vice President/Technology Senior Fellow at CH2M HILL, the CEO of Dehli Jal Board, the CEO of Cadagua and the CEO of DAWASA.

The regional track will involve sessions that focus on select areas of the world. There will be a regional track that addresses the Middle East and North Africa; a track that focuses on Asia; a track reviewing Central and Eastern Europe; and a track that highlights Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

In addition to delivering delegates top-notched conference sessions, the WEX Global team will work with each attendee to put together a group of one-on-one meetings with fellow attendees and presenters, based on interest and request. Ultimately, every delegate of WEX Global will have a personalized agenda in order to use time most efficiently – attending sessions and meeting individuals that are most useful to specific business needs/objectives.  It is a great facilitator in the networking process. There are also roundtable working lunches organized, a Gala Dinner, cocktail receptions and other informal networking opportunities. Collectively, they represent a brilliant opportunity to spend invaluable time with peers in the water industry.

Topics that will be covered include:

Stream 1: Sustainability and Climate Change

  • Water, Energy and Food Security
  • Providing Water and Energy Infrastructure to Support Growing Urban Populations
  • Sustainable Sludge Treatment and Management
  • Desalination and Renewables
  • Next Generation Water Reuse

Stream 2: Finance and Investment

  • Innovative Financial Models for the Water Sector
  • Investing in Water and Panel Debate
  • The Role of the Private Sector: Panel Debate

Stream 3: Innovation

  • The Innovation and Efficiency Forum and Efficiency
  • Wastewater Treatment, Membrane Technology and Water Reuse
  • The Future for Waste to Energy
  • Intelligent Infrastructure
  • Shaping A Smarter Future
  • Leakage control in Water Networks – The Key to Improving Efficiency
  • Water Industry Process Automation & Control
  • People are our Best Assets

Stream 4: Regional Business Forums

  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Asia
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean
  • Sub-Saharan Africa


Start: February 19, 2013
End: February 21, 2013
Venue Name: Madrid
Address: Spain