2017 Minnesota Water Technology Summit
The 4th Annual Minnesota Water Technology Summit is coming this September. This year’s summit will highlight key topics in water technology including water reuse, global water opportunities, and smart water technology.
Exploring the global market for water technology? Visiting US Embassy experts from multiple foreign markets will be introduced at the summit, and will be available September 29th for individual consultations. Signal your interest in one or more of these appointments when registering for the summit event.
The agenda is being developed by a planning committee with globally recognized leaders, companies and entities including: Pentair, Faegre Baker Daniels, University of Minnesota, Ecolab, Dow Water and Process Solutions, Uponor, 3M, GREATER MSP, the Minnesota Trade Office, the U.S. Commercial Service, Tonka Water, Aeration Industries, Wenck, the Metropolitan Council, U.S, Water, Summit Envirosolutions, Cartwright Consulting and Lenz Consulting.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Networking Reception: 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Target Field - Metropolitan Club
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN 55403
If you're driving to the event, park in Ramp A and come through the skyway directly off the ramp
Visit this link for directions and additional parking information
$95 | General Admission by 9/14
$135 | General Admission after 9/14
$25 | Student
Below is the agenda for the 2017 Minnesota Water Technology Summit including sessions and confirmed speakers.
8:30 am - 9:00 am: Registration & Networking
Have anything you'd like to place at our registration table? Please contact Steve Riedel.
9:00 am - 10:30 am: Water Reuse Panels: Taking reuse mainstream: state and industry perspectives
Everyone likes reuse, so how do we get more of it here? Our multi-agency panel shares the results of their 2+ year effort to find opportunities and barriers in Minnesota law and their next steps. Industry representatives have a great deal of experience in areas further along the learning curve and can help us understand the business case challenges their customers to consider and the solutions they've implemented to meet these challenges.
Moderator: Steve Woods, Executive Director, Freshwater Society
Rebecca J. Flood, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Paul Allwood, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health
Kelly Lange-Haider, Dow Water and Process Solutions
Blake Schomas, Director of Marketing - Total Plant Assessments, Nalco Water, an Ecolab company
11:00 am - 11:45 am: U.S. Commercial Service: Global Opportunities in Water
Moderator: Monica McFarlane Scott, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service Minnesota
China: Aimee Jia, Commercial Assistant U.S. Consulate Guangzhou
China: Shiqiao (Sophia) Chen, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate Shanghai
Philippines: Bebe Montesines, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy Philippines
Singapore: Chan Yiu Kei, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy Singapore
India: Arup Mitra, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate Kolkata
New Zealand: Dhiraj Mani, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate Auckland
Saudi Arabia: Mohammed Shajaddin, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate Dhahran
South Africa: Mohammed Essay, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate Johannesburg
Brazil: Teresa Wagner, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate Sao Paulo
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm: Lunch Keynote
Ken Thompson, Global Practice Lead Smart Cities/Smart Sensors and President SWAN Council
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Smart Water Panel: Intelligent business methodologies to modernize innovation in water
As technology development in the water industry continues to advance at an ever faster pace, business innovation is often left behind, struggling to keep up, creating an innovation gap. Companies are feeling the disruptive pressure to adapt to this change in pace and are exploring new ways to develop business agility through creative investing, strategic partnerships and ecosystem alignment. In this panel session, 3M, Uponor, and Toro will share how they are bridging the innovation gap between technology and business through differentiated business models and methodologies.
Moderator: Jen Nowlin, Principal, Accredent
Bill Gray, CEO, Uponor North America
Sunidh Jani, Manager, 3M Ventures
Dana Lonn, Managing Director, Center for Technology, The Toro Company
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm: University of Minnesota Student Lightning Rounds
Moderator: Paige Novak: Joseph T. and Rose S. Ling Chair in Environmental Engineering, Co-Director, MnDRIVE: Environment
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm: Afternoon Keynote
John Stauch, CFO, Pentair
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Networking Reception
Terms and Conditions
By registering, you agree to abide by the following Terms and Conditions:
- Registrations cannot be shared, but are transferrable to a replacement from your company.
- You understand and acknowledge that photographs taken during the conference will appear in print and online for promotional and other purposes. By registering, you are giving permission for your photo/image to be used if captured.
- All registrants must pick up their own badges.
- Registration fee is non-refundable.
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