EIP Water Conference 2014 / Draft programme

5-6 November 2014 in Barcelona, Spain

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Item

Time

Subject

Speaker/content

1

08.00

Registration and coffee

 

2

09.30

Opening/Welcome

Mr. Xavier Trias (Mayor of Barcelona, tbc), Mr. Joan Puigdollers (Councillor for the Environment and Urban Services of Barcelona) and European Commission (tbd)

3

10.20

Two key note speeches

(1) Ms. Carmen Vela (State Secretary for Innovation, Spain) (2) Innovation speaker - tbc

4

10.50

Connecting (Member States) Innovation demand and (EIP Water) supply

Moderated session on connecting EU Member States demand and (EIP Water) supply.

Four Member States Water Directors (Ms. Liana Ardiles - ES, Mr. Jan Busstra - NL, Ms. Darja Stanič Racman - SL, and Ms. Sonia Phippard - UK) will explain their water management challenges, and innovative proposals are expected from EIP Water Action Groups and the audience.

Chairman: Mr. Harry van Dorenmalen (Chairman, IBM Europe)

Wrap up: Mr. Peter Gammeltoft (former Head of Unit DG ENV)

5

12:15

International opportunities

Presentation of Market Study on water innovation opportunities in Africa by Prof. Nunes Correia (Portuguese Water Partnership)

6

12.30

Lunch break

 

7

14.00

Innovation demand from the private sector

Mr. Tomas Michel (Manager Technology Centers AQUALOGY & Chairman WssTP)

8

14.20

Un-tapping the private sector potential for innovation

Presentation of CDP global report and 45’ moderated discussion on opportunities for innovation and investors. Panellists: (1) Mr. William Ambrose; (2) Mr.Paul Simpson (CDP) (tbc),

9

15.20

Innovation enablers

Presentation of financial instruments for water innovation. Ms. Monica Scatasta (EIB) and EIF

10

15.50

Innovation barriers and bottlenecks

Presentation of the EIP Water action plans to remove water innovation barriers

11

16.30

National water partnerships

Presentation of practical instruments to support water innovation from national water partnerships

12

17.15

Closing remarks

European Commission speaker (tbc)

13

17.30

Networking/marketplace

 

14

19:30

End of conference

 

 
Thursday, 6 November 2014

Morning

Site visits

Organised excursions to innovative water management or water technology showcases

Morning & Afternoon

Back-to-back meetings

Open or closed back-to-back meetings, working group meetings or discussion fora/

 

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