New Insights from GWI: Top Executives and Middle Management to Benefit From Continuing Skills and Knowledge Development at High-level Water Business Seminars

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Global Water Intelligence (GWI)*, the leading provider of business information for the water industry, continues its educational programme with a series of Business Insight Seminars. The seminars, the first two being held in Singapore in July, will offer executive groups a privileged opportunity to learn from top industry experts, fulfilling the need for ongoing high-level, practical information and guidance for middle and senior management.

New practical semiars for senior and middle management

GWI's new Business Insight Seminars

These seminars are much more than a training course - delegates also have a chance to share their own troubleshooting knowledge and skills in Q&A sessions throughout, and each day finishes with an open panel discussion.

GWI’s Business Insight Seminars, building on the success of its Desalination Short School programme (Singapore, Perth, Jeddah, Phoenix and most recently Barcelona in April ’12), will focus on providing GWI’s unique insights into the trends and future prospects within the water markets, looking at new approaches, market understanding and business performance.

“We’ve designed these seminars for engineers, project managers and senior executives who want a business centred, practical approach. Our format is seminar-based, and we have highly experienced hands-on experts providing their essential business insights,” Gina Rowland, Training Manager for GWI, explains. “However, they are much more than a training course - delegates also have a chance to share their own troubleshooting knowledge and skills in Q&A sessions throughout, and each day finishes with an open panel discussion.”

The two-day seminars respond to the need to keep up with rapid change within the water industry – in the environment, the political landscape, regulation, technology and competition. They will be held on 4th & 5th of July 2012 (during Singapore International Water Week - SIWW) at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, with two initial events to run concurrently:

1. Desalination –Technology and Market Trends will be led by Tom Pankratz, Water Desalination Report editor, and supported by John Tonner, COO of Consolidated Water. Christopher Gasson, GWI’s publisher, will also provide up-to-date market forecasts and competitor analysis for both the industrial and municipal desalination markets. Topics will include:

    Desalination Market Dynamics
    New Desalination Technologies
    Industrial Desalination and Reuse Markets
    Desalination in Oil & Gas
    Desalination in Mining
    Plant studies of Perth 2 in Australia, Kindasa in Saudi Arabia, Fujairah in UAE, Al Dur in Bahrain, Sorek in Israel
    Site visit to SingSpring Desalination facility

2. Private Finance for Water Projects led by GWI’s Asia editor, Dr Olivia Jensen, reviews the deal structures and privatisation models that will lead the second wave of public-private-partnerships (PPP) in water. Supported by industry experts including GWI’s publisher, Christopher Gasson, the seminar will also identify market opportunities and provide all the relevant metrics. The topics include:

    Key parameters
    Deal Structure and the legal perspective - with James Harris (Managing Partner, Singapore) and Julien Reidy (Of Counsel), from Hogan Lovells
    Project design - with Daniel Lambert (Water Management & Engineering Leader, South East Asia) from Arup
    Project Finance – with Dr. Frederic Blanc-Brude, EDHEC
    Global PPP Markets – tendering & management
    Contracts in action - Manila Water with Perry Rivera
    The Public Sector Perspective with Hian Hai Ong (Deputy Director, Best Sourcing) – PUB Singapore
    Strategy in the Middle East, North Africa and SE Asia

Private Finance for Water Projects seminar is supported by PUB Singapore.

The seminars will benefit directors, CEOs, project managers and business development executives from EPC contractors, investors and financiers, water utilities, government officials, policy makers and lawyers.

GWI plans further seminars for the end of this year at different locations. For further details contact: Gina Rowland, Training Manager: growland[at]
Event registration:

Coming Up:
Produced Water: Business Insight Seminar
3rd October, The Houstonian Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA
Contact: growland[at]

and, hosted by American Water Intelligence
Water & Energy: Strategies for Energy Independence
Sourcing, treating, delivering and reusing water in the upstream energy industry
4th & 5th October, The Houstonian Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA
Contact: jmc[at]

*Global Water Intelligence (GWI) researches and publishes business data and information about the water markets worldwide. Based in Oxford, UK it also has offices in Singapore and USA (Austin, Texas) and has researchers and office staff in many other countries.

It publishes three subscription titles and a free weekly GWI Briefing email ( ) and around four individual reports per year on particular water sectors/geographic regions. It also organises two major financial conferences for the water industry each year: the American Water Summit in Autumn (Chicago 2012) and the Global Water Summit in Europe in Spring (Rome 2012). GWI was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in2011.

Press contact: rn[at] , 27 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HU, UK. Tel: +44 1865 204208

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