The eighth staging of the Singapore International Water Week, the world’s premier water show, takes place from 8 to 12 July 2018 at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore.
The biennial SIWW is, of course, the preferred gathering for international thought leaders and practitioners in water management. 21,000 participants from 125 countries and regions had attended SIWW 2016, which also saw more than US$13 billion of business done and the market launch of 53 new products.
We are hopeful that SIWW 2018 will prove even more successful. This July, SIWW will once again gather together in Singapore, the world’s top leaders in the water sector from government, utilities, international organisations, industry and academia for dialogue and discussion. The SIWW offers an unprecedented networking opportunity to interact and confer with high-level officials, heads of industry and opinion makers. The many leading city mayors attending the World Cities Summit and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore, both held alongside SIWW, just means that you will have to be in Singapore in July.
As always, the Water Convention will be le plat principal on the SIWW menu. This year’s Water Convention will directly address strategy, innovation and available solutions for water sustainability and security in the face of rampant urbanisation and accelerating climate change. I am certain that participants will again find insight and inspiration at the Water Convention during SIWW 2018.
There is more! Reuse, advanced treatment, and smart water will headline the Business Forums at SIWW 2018. Look forward to a special session on Singapore’s upcoming Tuas Water Reclamation Plant, which is possibly the most advanced of its kind in the world. Connect to leading solution providers and get hands-on with the latest offerings at our largest ever Water Expo @ City Solutions Singapore. In addition, attend and benefit from deliberations at the TechXchange & Innovation Pavilion, a platform for the commercialisation of emerging and disruptive water technologies.
My gratitude to the Water Convention Programme Committee, whose ingenuity and hard work has produced this year’s exciting agenda. I also extend a very special thank you to the International Water Association, our steadfast collaborator these last ten years. Without the IWA, the Water Convention would surely not be the shiny jewel that it is today.
My colleagues and I are highly anticipative of a most productive and profitable SIWW 2018.
See you all in Singapore in July 2018!