All about the participation by Almar Water Solutions at the 11th edition of the Global Water Summit in Madrid, Spain
Almar Water Solutions took part in the 11th edition of the Global Water Summit, organized by the prestigious publication Global Water Intelligence, at the Marriott Auditorium Hotel in Madrid on 24 and 25 April. Almar Water Solutions, as a new key player in the water sector, participated in several activities in addition to being the event’s official water sponsor.
On Monday morning, Carlos Cosín, the company’s CEO, Roberto de Diego, CEO of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy and Environmental Services, and Omar Hamad Al-Madhi, CEO of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy and Environmental Services in Saudi Arabia, shared a round table discussion titled “From EPC to BOOT: finding the win-win relationship in a changing market”, where they discussed their experiences in the development of projects under public-private collaboration schemes, for both water treatment and energy plants, and the benefits of this type of model for the promotion of large infrastructure projects.
That same afternoon, Carlos Cosín also served as the moderator of the panel discussion “Desalination’s changing business model”. This session examined the growing trend towards the larger role of private financing in desalination projects and the progress towards the BOT contract model as a response to existing budget limitations, the increased need for project monitoring and cost optimization.
Throughout the event, Almar Water Solutions played a major role as the official water sponsor, contributing the bottles of water for all of the participants for the two days of the Global Water Summit 2017. A number of networking meetings were also organized, where Almar Water Solutions was able to confirm the actions that are being carried out to respond to the challenges posed by the water sector and achieve water security in many regions of the planet.
Lastly, Almar Water Solutions was one of the guests of honor, sponsoring two tables during Global Water Awards 2017 Gala, which was held on the evening of Monday, the 24th.