WaterTAP Co-Hosts World Water-Tech Summit Conference in October 2013

Toronto, ON, September 10, 2013 – WaterTAP Ontario announced their co-host role of the upcoming World Water-Tech North America Summit taking place on October 29-30 in Ontario, Canada. Ontario is North America’s water technology hub and home to more than 900 water-industry businesses employing more than 22,000 people.

The inaugural World Water-Tech North America Summit will gather 200 leading water industry business and municipal leaders, entrepreneurs and investors to address the opportunities and challenges in migrating advanced water technologies to commercial-scale enterprises.

A fast-paced agenda will include 15 sessions, roundtable discussion groups moderated by top water-industry leaders and hundreds of one-on-one business meetings between participating delegates, providing ample opportunities for business networking.

Featured speakers will include Ontario’s Minister of Environment Jim Bradley, and leaders from international utilities and industrial water users, including:

  • Usha Rao-Monari, Global Head of Water and Waste, INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION, USA
  • Cees Buisman, Member of the Executive Board, WETSUS, NETHERLANDS
  • Paul Gagliardo, Manager, Innovation Development Program, AMERICAN WATER, USA
  • Zohar Yinon, CEO, HAGIHON, ISRAEL
  • Bernd Zacharias, Director Business Development, HAMBURG WASSER, GERMANY
  • Nigel Ayton, Managing Director, SCOTTISH WATER INTERNATIONAL, UK
  • Ashish Aneja, Advanced Technologies Leader, GE WATER & PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES, USA
  • Jonathan Radtke, Water Resource Sustainability Manager, COCA-COLA NORTH AMERICA
  • Fernando Rodriguez, Director of Environment, BARRICK GOLD CORPORATION

“The World Water-Tech Summit is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs seeking to build a sustainable business in the North American water industry to directly connect with investors, utilities, municipalities, and potential industry partners,” said Mike Stadnyckyj, Vice President of WaterTAP. “We will explore ways to foster innovation and fast-track adoption, and accelerate the commercialization of new water technologies for municipal and industrial markets.”

For more information about the World Water-Tech North America Summit, and to register your place, please visit: watertechtoronto.rethinkevents.com or call Joanne Horton at Rethink Events on +44 1273 669914.

About WaterTAP Ontario

The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) was established by the Government of Ontario. WaterTAP brings private sector experience and guidance to helping water industry entrepreneurs in the Ontario water technology hub access the resources they need to successfully commercialize their products and services and grow their businesses.

WaterTAP’s brand promise: Water technology thrives here.
Visit WaterTAP at watertapontario.com.

About The Ontario Water Technology Sector

Ontario is Canada’s financial and industrial centre, a thriving world water technology hub and an established gateway to North and South American markets. Ontario regularly plays host to public and private sector water interests from countries across the world. As a global water technology hub, Ontario is home to more than 900 water technology companies, supported by over 200 research centres, incubators, accelerators and programs that encourage innovative water and wastewater technologies and services. Ontario contains or borders on about one-fifth of the world’s fresh water. Several of its water sector technology clusters, including membrane filtration and ultraviolet disinfection, are world leaders.

About Rethink Events

UK-based Rethink Events produce conferences that address the issues most crucial to investors and developers in the cleantech and renewable energy sectors. Interactive debate and extensive networking opportunities encourage the sharing of ideas and information, and the formation of new business relationships.


Mike Stadnyckyj
Vice President

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Elena Collins
Marketing Manager
+44 1273 669914