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Amane leaders to explore the nexus of water, climate change and economic growth at the Global Water Summit 2023

Members of Amane’s leadership team will join other water industry experts and leaders from around the world at the Global Water Summit in Berlin next month. This year’s event centers on ‘Creating a Climate for Growth’ – specifically on how investment in water technology and infrastructure is necessary to adapt and respond to the challenge of climate change, as well as a doorway to new levels of economic growth.

Several Amane leaders are slated to share their insights on topics including desalination, water reuse, and water industry M&A trends during several different panel sessions and roundtable events over two, jam-packed days.

Shortly following the Opening Plenary on Day 1, Partner Geoff Gage will lead roundtable discussions on M&A trends and profitability in the water sector and share insights from recent M&A activity across the sector.

Also on Day 1, Partner Bastien Simeon will serve as a panelist in the “New Rules for Desalination Finance” event. The market for desalination is growing beyond the GCC and development finance institutions (DFIs) are playing a bigger role in financing new capacity and ensuring plants represent the best value for money for the end users. The panel will bring together DFI and desalination leaders to discuss the ‘new rules’ aimed at nurturing growth.

Amane Principal Dorothee Chabredier will have a front-row seat to the best and brightest ideas in desalination and water reuse when she serves as a judge for the Water Technology Idol competition – also happening on Day 1. Five leaders will pitch their ‘big ideas’ to shape the future of desalination and water reuse to the judging panel. While only one can take home the ‘Idol’ title, it’s sure to be an exciting opportunity to discover the latest innovations in this space.

On Day 2, Partner Bill Malarkey will participate in a panel discussion on the outlook for the water industry, alongside SKion Water GmbH CEO Reinhard Hübner, Frederick Jeske-Schoenhoven of SUEZ Group, Michael Lesniak of Aquatech and Samrat Karnik, of Houlihan Lokey. In the context of rising inflation and interest rates, the climate imperative, pressure for localization, lavish public spending in the GCC and the Middle East, and pressure on budgets in Europe and the developing world, the panel will explore what it all means for the business of water.

If you’re planning to attend this year’s event, be sure to contact our team. We’ll be sharing more on social media throughout the event and publish a full recap of the top insights and learnings in our next issue of currents.



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