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Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

09:00 - 17:00, July 8, 2018

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TechXchange 2018 is designed to connect innovators with partners, buyers and investors to accelerate commercialisation of new water technologies from lab to market. The TechXchange forum has been set up to foster interactive debate, generate networking opportunities, present innovative technologies and facilitate discussions hosted by industry leaders.

With an outstanding line up of speakers including investors, consultants, utilities and some of the most novel technologies presenting their solutions within the innovation showcase, this is an essential conference for those looking to accelerate the commercialisation of new technologies and form strategic relationships.


(Sunday, 08 July 2018)

09:00 - 09:10
Welcome Remarks

Professor Low Teck Seng, Chief Executive Officer, National Research Foundation

09:10 - 09:30
Opening Keynote – Paradigm Shift in Water Innovation

George Hawkins, Founder, Moonshot LLC and Executive in Residence, XPV Water Partners

An inspirational and visionary speech to set the stage for TechXchange 2018; a call for game-changers in water innovation and to encourage thinking outside the box.

09:30 - 10:15
Debate: Is the low take-up rate of technologies in the water sector due to a lack of innovative ideas?

Moderator: Booky Oren, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Booky Oren Global Water Technologies

Team A – Insights from the End Users
  • Sue Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, Water Corporation
  • Jagadish CV, Chief Executive Officer, Systems on Silicon Manufacturing Co.
  • Yvonne Forrest, Director, Houston Water

Team B – Voices of Technology Providers
  • Scott Hall, Chief Executive Officer, Mueller
  • Jay Iyengar, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, Xylem
  • Deepak Mehta, Vice President and General Manager of Evoqua Water Technologies and Managing Director of Evoqua Water Technologies Pte Ltd, Singapore

A panel of influential water leaders will debate on needs of the end users versus the offerings from the technology providers; identify the gap to be bridged and facilitate common understanding among the relevant stakeholders in the ecosystem. This debate will involve delegates’ participation through a customised voting application.

10:15 - 10:45
Tea-Break – 1:1 Meeting session

All delegates can arrange 1-to-1 meetings through our customised application.

10:45 - 11:30
Business Pitching A

Moderator: Steven Kloos, Managing Partner, True North Venture Partners

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A showcase of innovative start-ups in Water and Wastewater Treatment; to foster business opportunities/collaborations through a 7-minute pitch, followed by a panel discussion.

11:30 - 12:15
Business Pitching B

Moderator: Helge Daebel, Investment Director (Water), Emerald Technology Ventures

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A showcase of innovative start-ups in Automation and Internet-of-Things; to foster business opportunities/collaborations through a 7-minute pitch, followed by a panel discussion.

12:30 - 13:30
Networking Lunch - 1:1 Meeting session

All delegates can arrange 1-to-1 meetings through our customised application.

13:30 - 14:00
Lighthouse Cases of Success

Moderator: Geoff Gage, Managing Partner, Amane Advisors

  • Andrew Benedek, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Anaergia Inc.
  • Douglas Brown, Chief Executive Officer, AquaVenture Holding

A fireside talk with renowned role models to share on their entrepreneurial journey in growing a start-up into a MNC, and to reflect on what the industry can do better to accelerate the commercialisation and adoption of innovative technologies.

14:00 - 14:45
Markets Insights

Moderator: Piers Clark, Founder and Chairman, Isle Utilities

  • Ami Preis, Executive Director – Engineering Systems and Global Operations, Xylem
  • Cecilia Chow, Deputy Chief Executive officer, Zweec Analytics
  • Akhil Barar, Chief Operating Officer, Organica
  • Per Lillebeo, Chief Executive Officer, Cambi

Insights from a panel of successful small and medium enterprises (SMEs) on the challenges encountered and opportunities available in different geographical markets.

14:45 - 15:15
Business Pitching C

Moderator: Loic Voisin, Group Director of Innovation, Marketing and Industrial Performance, SUEZ


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A showcase of innovative start-ups in Water Quality Monitoring; to foster business opportunities/ collaborations through a 7-minute pitch, followed by a panel discussion.

15:15 - 15:45
Investment Pitching

Moderator: Reinhard Huebner, Investment Manager, Skion

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A showcase of innovative start-ups soliciting for investment opportunities.

15:45 - 16:15
Tea Break - 1:1 Meeting session

All delegates can arrange 1-to-1 meetings through our customised application.

16:15 - 16:55
Closing Panel – What’s the next big thing in water?

Moderator: Professor Tom Stephenson, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Cranfield University

Panel Speakers:
  • Kevin Price, Senior Science and Technology Advisor, Middle East Desalination Research Center
  • Glen Daigger, Professor of Engineering Practice, University of Michigan, IWA
  • Harry Seah, Assistant Chief Executive, PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency
  • Christopher Gasson, Managing Director, Global Water Intelligence

A forward looking discussion by veterans in the water industry to shed light on the future directions of water.

16:55 - 17:00
Prize Award

Delegates are invited to vote for the TechXchange 2018 – Rising Star awards through a customised voting application

18:30 - 20:30
Singapore International Water Week Welcome Reception

Guest-of-Honour: Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore

Please note that this event will be located at Marina Barrage

Programme is accurate as of 7 June 2018. Programme is subject to changes


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