IWA WWCE ’18: Forums and Matchmaking

The Congress programme includes daily Forums, that focus on specific themes within the Congress.
Please see the preliminary programme below

Monday, 17 September Forum – Disaster Counter-measures and Risk Management towards Resilient Cities
The Forum focuses on the resilience of water supply, drainage and wastewater systems in cities. The sessions share practical experiences of several cities in the world on building water resilience strategies, understanding resilience as the capacity to recover after a disruptive event (disaster or crisis) or slow changes (diminishing resources, social changes, climate change). Lessons learned on how to assess the risks, how to reduce the risks and prepare for the emergency response
For more information please contact Corinne Trommsdorff, Corinne.trommsdorff@iwahq.org

Tuesday, 18 September 5th International Regulators Forum
The 5th International Water Regulators Forum (IWRF) welcomes high level regulatory authorities and officials with regulatory and supervisory functions related to the provision of water, sanitation and wastewater management services.
The 5th edition of the IWRF will address the SDG challenge towards water-related ecosystems and their services, as basis for resilient and sustainable universal access to water and sanitation for all. The one day Forum will be complemented by a series of activities throughout the congress, connecting regulators to other water champions.
The Forum is an invite only event with exception of the closing plenary. For more information please contact Carolina Latorre Carolina.Latorre@iwahq.org

Wednesday, 19 September Forum – Science to Practice
Science and technology development is needs-driven and existing potentially disruptive technologies could help to accelerate innovation and adoption activities in the water sector. The main purpose of the Science to Practice forum is to identify mechanisms and processes on translating science &technology into practice.
The main audience are researchers, utilities, consultancy and all other individuals and organizations interested in translating science into practice. For more information please contact Hong Li, Hong.li@iwahq.org

Thursday, 20 September Forum – Basin Connected Cities
Join cities, regulators, utilities, industry, and basin leaders in exchanging experiences and determining how to become better water stewards in their watersheds to secure the water resource, protect water quality and prepare (and respond) to extreme events. The Forum is an open event and will also launch the Basin-Connected Cities Action Agenda which aims to influence and activate urban stakeholders to protect and invest in water resources with basin and catchment organisations.
For more information please contact Katharine Cross – Katharine.cross@iwahq.org

Thursday, 20 September Forum – Emerging Water Leaders
Join the Emerging Water Leaders in this forum to answer 3 big questions posed by the Keynotes of this Congress for 2030 and beyond. The forum will attract young and emerging water leaders from a multi-disciplinary background.
Using teaching and applying techniques to break complex issues down in smaller components, you will practice your problem solving skills whilst developing answers to the questions posed by senior and experienced professionals.
To receive an invitation and secure your spot at the Forum please contact Kirsten de Vette, Kirsten.devette@iwahq.org


#2 Exhibition Benefit: Matchmaking

IWA organizes various matchmaking opportunities, before, during and even after the IWA WWCE 2018, in order to optimize your networking possibilities and business potential. There is a variety of matchmaking options available, among them are:

One-to-one matchmaking connections
As exhibitor, you have the possibility to review the delegate list before the start of the IWA WWCE and select a number of contacts with whom you can connect and pre-arrange meetings during the event. Just a few clicks with the IWA Connect APP and you have access to these decision-making water professionals from all over the world, active in the full water cycle.

Meet International Delegations
IWA organizes an International Delegations Programme to facilitate the networking between international visitors and the market and stakeholders.
Interested in joining the programme or organising an International Delegation to Tokyo? Contact us at info@iwa-exhibitions.com or +31 70 382 00 28.

Networking receptions / social events
Meet your clients and partners in an informal environment during the networking receptions which will take place at the IWA WWCE 2018. More information on all social and networking events is available via our website www.worldwatercongress.org

Join Congress sessions!
By joining congress sessions, you will be able to directly connect to delegates with a similar thematic interest. As exhibitor you can book your delegate pass with a 50% discount. Find the form with this link: click here and secure your delegate pass.

Other on site activities
Join the on-site activities on the Exhibition floor in Tokyo, promoted by our Sponsors and Partners.
IWA will share the schedule closer to the event date.

Coffee breaks & networking lunches
All the coffee breaks and lunches will be on the Exhibtion floor, which makes it a unique opportunity to find your next business partners and meet your peers while having a drink and a bite. Check the Programme schedule and make sure that you reach out to other attendees to plan meetings during the breaks.

This all connects you to the delegates and visitors (5000+ expected) in IWA global events, all of them in a decision-making position in their organization on short and long term investments.


What our Exhibitors say..

Mitsubishi Chemical group provides advanced MF/UF membrane filtration technologies for a wide range of applications.
“STERAPORE”, is submerged MF/UF membrane with PVDF for MBR and has been installed in more than 5,000 MBR systems.
Key features of STERAPORE are “Easy Storage” and “No Need Backwash” and “No Need Drain Membrane Tank”, “Available Integrated MBR System”


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