Institute of Water Annual Conference 2018 *ONLINE BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED*
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Institute of Water Annual Conference 2018 *ONLINE BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED*

*ONLINE BOOKINGS FOR THIS EVENT ARE NOW CLOSED. If you would like to attend please contact Lucy via lucy@instituteofwater.org.uk.* 

 

'Shaping the Future'

Join us for our 2 day Annual National Conference titled ‘Shaping the Future’ on 21 and 22 June 2018. Chaired by Douglas Millican, Chief Executive, Scottish Water, this year's event will focus on the future of the water industry and will delve into topics such as innovation, the circular economy, and digitalisation whilst presenting the opportunity to look closely at the growing expectations of our customers and society. Through debates, exhibits and interactive speaker sessions, the conference promises to be thought-provoking, provide great networking opportunities and create a space where colleagues from across the water sector can learn, create and share ideas for the future.

 

Speakers and sessions include... 

 

Day one

Conference Introduction

Douglas Millican, Chief Executive, Scottish Water

 

Keynote Speaker

Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Scottish Government 

 

Embracing the Circular Economy

Phil Berry, Sustainable Product Works

Dr Mark Fletcher, Director/Global Water Leader, Arup

Bob Stear, Head of Innovation, Severn Trent Plc

Richard Flint, Chief Executive, Yorkshire Water

Rob Mustard, Director of Digital, Scottish Water 

Simon Parsons, Director of Strategic Customer Service Planning, Scottish Water

 

Debate - “Delivering for customers will require companies to be ambitious and innovative”

Chair

Dr Mark Fletcher, Director/Global Water Leader, Arup

For Motion                        

David Black, Senior Director of Water 2020, Ofwat

Peter Peacock, Chair, Customer Forum in Scotland

Against Motion                               

Jo Marshall, Vice President, Institute of Customer Service and Executive Director of YPO

Alan Sutherland, Chief Executive, WICS

 

Water and the Environment

Sue Petch, Drinking Water Quality Regulator

Marcus Rink, Chief Inspector, Drinking Water Inspectorate

Terry A’Hearn, Chief Executive Officer, SEPA

Professor Kala Vairavamoorthy, Executive Director, International Water Association

Elise Cartmell, Chief Scientist, Scottish Water 

 

Day Two 

Debate - "The current set up of the UK Water Industry delivers for consumers – now and in the future"

Chair                    

Rae Stewart, Director of Corporate Affairs, Water UK

For Motion                        

Dr Kate Bayliss, Author of ‘Bring Water into Public Ownership’

Jonathan Ford, Financial Times

Against Motion                               

Ian Marchant, Chair, Thames Water

Peter Simpson, Chief Executive, Anglian Water 

 

A Digital Future 

Ananth Krishnan, Chief Technology Officer, Tata Consultancy Services

Professor Kala Vairavamoorthy, Executive Director, International Water Association

Gillian Docherty, Chief Executive, the Data Lab

Iain Fry, Information Services Director, Anglian Water Services Ltd

Rob Mustard, Director of Digital, Scottish Water 

Simon Parsons, Director of Strategic Customer Service Planning, Scottish Water

 

Please note the conference will finish after lunch on Day two. A Hydro Nations Leadership Series event will be taking place on the Friday afternoon, this will be open to everyone, please click the link below to find out more. 

 

CLICK HERE to view our full conference preview. 

 

Exhibitors

There will exhibitions accross the two days from CABWI, Panton McLeod, McCrae Training, FWR, LinesearchbeforeUdig Limited, WRc, Scottish Water Horizons/Scottish Water Int., Draeger Ltd, Arup and AcquaNovus.

 

 

Accommodation

You can benefit from preferential accommodation rates by booking online HERE.

 

Conference App

This year we are very excited to announce that we are introducing a Conference App to keep delegates informed before, during and after the event. Instructions on how to install the App will be sent to delegates upon sign up. 

 

Don't forget to book your place at our associated conference events...

Institute of Water AGM - book here.

Meet the Leaders - book here.

President's Dinner and Awards - book here.

Saint Gobain Evening - book here.

Hydro Nations Leadership Series – book here.

 

Additional Information

  • To book your attendance please click the 'Book Now' button located at the top & bottom of this page.
  • If you are having difficulty booking, or would like to amend or cancel your booking please contact Lucy Archer on 0191 422 0088.
  • If your company is paying for your attendance, please raise a purchase order number and forward this along with any further billing details to lucy@instituteofwater.org.uk.
Event Cost
Rates for this event (Inc VAT)
Full Conference (Member Rate) £480.00
Full Conference (Non-Member Rate) £576.00
Day Rate (Member Rate) £300.00
Day Rate (Non-Member Rate) £396.00
Full Conference (Retired/Student Rate) £228.00
Day Rate (Retired/Student Rate) £138.00
Event Details

Location
Glasgow Caledonian University

Region
All

Starts
June 21st 2018

Ends
June 22nd 2018

Start Time
9.00

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