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Stephan Groves
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Rethink Events Ltd
2nd Floor, Intergen House, 65-67 Western Road, Hove BN3 2JQ, UK

Rethink Events Ltd 2nd Floor, Intergen House, 65-67 Western Road, Hove BN3 2JQ, UK

UK Export Support

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As part of The Department for International Trade’s (DIT) mission to help businesses export and grow globally, DIT is partnering with Rethink Events to help UK companies exploreinternational business opportunities and new markets. Rethink Events are organisers of the renowned World Water-Tech Innovation Summit which focuses on accelerating the adoption of commercially viable technologies to meet the demand for sustainable, resilient water infrastructure.

Over the course of the two-day summit, DIT are inviting UK companies to participate in the following activities:

Pre-Summit Seminar at DIT

Date: February 20, 2017 13:00-17:00

Registrations & Coffee


Chair’s Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Mark Lane, Director, UK Water Partnership, UK

Opportunities in India, Singapore, Brazil and Saudi Arabia

Sreedhar Cherukuri IAS, Commissioner, Andhra Pradesh, (APCRDA), India

Ang Sok Gek, Senior Manager, Industry Development, PUB, Singapore

Roberto Tavares, Director President, Compesa, Brazil

Ahmed Gashlan, CEO, Alkawther Industries, Saudi Arabia



Networking Coffee Break


Opportunities in the Philippines, Costa Rica, UAE and the US

Francisco Arellano, Senior Vice President, Maynilad Water Services, Philippines

Yamileth Astorga, Executive President, AyA, Costa Rica

Adil Khan & Francois-Xavier Basselot, Department for International Trade, UAE

Mark Rosenfeld, Vice Consul – Senior Advisor, Energy, Environment & Infrastructure, Department for International Trade, USA

Case Study of Success in the US: Phil Chandler, Managing Director, Ionex SG, UK



UK Export Finance Presentation

Vomic Nur Shah, Regional Head of International Business Development, UKEF

Q&A with UKEF and the DIT Commercial Officers


Concluding Remarks


Seminar Closes


Business is GREAT Support Programme

Date: February 21-22, 2017

DIT and Rethink Events are welcoming applications for the support of five UK export-ready companies to join us as our special guests at the World Water-Tech Innovation Summit, February 21 – 22, 2017.

This is a unique opportunity which will include support and mentoring before, during and after the summit. The Rethink team will set up pre-arranged business meetings for you to ensure that you connect with new partners and markets and maximise business opportunities over the course of the two-day summit.

Selection Criteria:

– All applications will be shortlisted, and from these the final five companies will be chosen
– Applicants must be export ready with a keen focus on expanding to international markets

How can this opportunity benefit you?
– Complimentary access to the renowned World Water-Tech Innovation Summit comprising of prestigious industry leaders and top level decision makers from across the globe
– Unrivalled support and mentoring from DIT and Rethink Events to maximise business deals
– Pre-arranged meetings and networking opportunities with key clients and prospects
– Learn direct from UK and international utility CEOs and thought leaders on the greatest challenges and opportunities facing the water industry today

Applications are now closed!

1-1 Meetings

Maximise your networking potential at the World Water-Tech Innovation Summit by taking advantage of our 1-1 meetings software.

Pre-arrange meetings with your desired contacts, helping you to form new business partnerships at the summit and ensuring that you connect with the most influential leaders in the industry. UK companies will have access to key decision makers responsible for major water projects taking place overseas who are keen to find out about UK products and services.  Additionally, DIT Trade Specialists based in a number of high growth markets will be available for meetings to provide latest market intelligence and practical advice in exporting to their market.

Simply register for the World Water-Tech Innovation Summit and be the first to access the 1-1 meetings system

About The World Water-Tech Series:

The 6th annual World Water-Tech Innovation Summit 2017 focuses on accelerating the adoption of commercially viable technologies to meet the demand for sustainable, resilient water infrastructure. 250 industry leaders will meet in London to explore how we can harness innovation to address the most urgent issues facing the world’s water supply.

The World Water-Tech Innovation Summit is the sister event of World Water-Tech North America which takes place annually in Toronto.

About DIT:
The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has overall responsibility for promoting UK trade across the world and attracting foreign investment to our economy. We are a specialised government body with responsibility for negotiating international  trade policy, supporting business, as well as delivering  an outward-looking trade diplomacy strategy. Please click here for details of export services to UK based companies and investment services for non UK companies.