The fair will include three spaces with contents that will promote knowledge, innovation and business
Water Barcelona-Industrial think tank
From 15 to 17 November, iWater Barcelona, will feature three spaces with activities and content of high strategic, technological value and business of interest to the different actors involved in the integrated water cycle. To complement its exhibition, the new Fira de Barcelona will include an international forum of conferences to address some of the most important global challenges of the sector, and industrial and technical area and other innovation, called hubs, with ágoras discussion and networking areas to analyze and share technical projects, new applications and new business models.
With a global vision, iWater Barcelona born as a meeting of all stakeholders that will define the evolution of the water sector, offering innovative and technological solutions that effectively respond to challenges such as efficient management of resources and infrastructure, increasing demand water under water stress or new models of public-private partnerships.
This same philosophy applies to three areas of classroom activities, designed to make any visitor to the fair find content tailored to their needs and interests and participate in networking meetings. Thus, the forum conference will address three main themes: resilience, governance and funding.
They involve some of the best national and international experts who will contribute ideas, advances applicable and a sectoral strategic approach to overcome these challenges, taking into account the regulatory framework and sustainability. There, issues such as circular economy, reuse, new formulas and practices to address water scarcity is increasing as demand will be discussed. It will also discuss watershed management, urban models, water and agriculture, regulation of all this, as well as cost recovery and infrastructure funding.
technical and innovation spaces
Meanwhile, the lounge will enable two areas of knowledge that will accompany the exhibition area: The Tech Hub will be a technical and technological forum will discuss solutions, investment projects and examples of good practices will be presented and where exhibitors They will be able to explain the advantages and applications of their new products. Meanwhile, the Inno Hub will agglutinate R & D + i and promote contact and knowledge transfer between companies, research centers and universities, paying particular attention to trends, business models and entrepreneurship in the water industry. In this sense, iWater Barcelona prepares an Open Innovation Market-Place will attract investors interested in learning about new projects, start-ups and entrepreneurs.
These three areas of activities will be located in Hall 4, accompanying the exhibition area where they can find solutions for the collection, processing, distribution, storage, recycling, reuse, irrigation management and agricultural, industrial or domestic water consumption, among other uses.
Among its objectives, iWater Barcelona aims to provide real business opportunities to the participating companies, attracting visitors and buyers of the national market and other priority countries especially in Latin America, the Mediterranean and Middle East. To do this, iWater Barcelona also leverage the synergies of the celebration on the same dates and venue of Smart City Expo World Congress, the appointment of international reference on smart cities, the European Utility Week, the leading platform for the energy sector and Circular Economy Summit, new event to discuss trends on the efficient use of resources.