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You are invited to attend a showcase event highlighting both the need for innovation within the Water Sector from industry specialists and the innovative responses that companies are working towards through our pitching sessions.

Delegates will receive specific presentations from industry experts covering a range of local and global issues affecting the Water Sector and how this is driving the need for innovation.


Eamonn P. Egan, Country Manager for Ireland, Lloyds Insurance

  • Rhys Owen, Research Editor, BlueTech Research
  • Sara Venning, Chief Executive Officer, NI Water

12 Companies will pitch to the audience on how they would provide solutions in the following areas followed by a Q&A session:

Energy - Hosted by Irish Water

  • Advantage Control Ltd
  • Elastic Energy
  • NVP Energy
  • Energy Trading Ireland
  • Arbarr Electronics

Sensors and Analytics - Hosted by Anglian Water

  • Innovyze
  • Royal Haskoning DHV
  • Grundfoss Pumps Ltd
  • Xylem

People - Hosted by NI Water

  • Kinsetsu Ltd
  • Bann Technology Ltd

This is an opportunity to input and hear from companies, technical experts and engineers from within the Water Sector as to what needs to be done for Northern Ireland to excel in the area of innovation.


08:15 Registration, Breakfast and Exhibition
9:00 Welcome Address
Donal Durkan, Director, Invest NI
9.10 The Need for Infrastructure and Resilience
Key Speaker Eamonn P. Egan, Lloyd’s Country Manager, Lloyds Insurance
09:40 The Need for Infrastructure and Resilience
Sara Venning, CEO NI Water
10:00 Technology Showcase Challenge – Solutions in Energy
Gerry Galvin, Chief Technical Officer, Irish Water + 5 Pitch Sessions + Q&A
11:00 Tea & Coffee
11:30 Emerging Technologies and Global Opportunities
Rhys Owen, Research Editor, BlueTech Research
11:50 Technology Showcase Challenge- Solutions in Sensors and Analytics
Michael Taylor, Innovation Manager, Anglian Water + 5 Pitch Sessions +Q&A
12:50 Technology Showcase Challenge – Solutions for People
Cathy Uprichard, Head of Safety, NI Water + 2 Pitch Sessions + Q&A
13:20 Next Steps
Sam Knox, Invest NI
13:30 Lunch with opportunity for 1:1 meetings in the exhibition and breakout area
14:30 Networking opportunity
15:45 Close

1:1 Appointments

1:1 meetings with be available with representatives from NI Water, Irish Water and Anglican Water. These will be arranged on a first come first served basis at registration on the morning of the event.

This event has reached full capacity.

If you have already registered for this event, you can view your registration details from the Booked Events page

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Crowne Plaza

117 Milltown Road,

Old Shaw’s Bridge,

Shaws Bridge,


United Kingdom