EXPERIENCE MILWAUKEE'S WATER TECH ECOSYSTEM

SEPTEMBER 25 - 27, 2019

IMMERSIon in Milwaukee’s Water Tech ECOSYSTEM

By invitation only, The Water Council and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) invites international visitors from WEFTEC to experience Milwaukee’s water technology ecosystem. Guests will experience facility tours and site visits, along with networking opportunities and an in-depth roundtable session. The roundtable session provides companies the opportunity to connect with a variety of stakeholders positioned to equip and inform including; leading utilities, legal and consulting firms, engineering, distributors and system integrators, state and regional resources and soft landing in the Global Water Center.

The visit begins with a networking dinner in Milwaukee on Wednesday, September 25th and concludes mid-day on Friday, September 27th. For maximum benefit, we ask that registrants plan to participate in the entire agenda.  The immersive visit is limited to a maximum of 25 attendees to ensure a meaningful and unique value-add experience. See the detailed agenda following.

REGISTER HERE

WHY VISIT MILWAUKEE?

With over 230 water technology businesses in the region, academic programs and economic development organizations dedicated to the advancement of freshwater technologies, Milwaukee provides a one-of-a-kind, collaborative ecosystem for water organizations of all sizes.

“I prefer to have Danish companies go to a smaller city like Milwaukee, versus the very large cities, because of the concentrated water technology support system available.”
–Consul General Jakob Andersen, Consulate General of Denmark in Chicago

WHEN

September 25 – 27, 2019

WHERE

Chicago Bus Pick-Up: McCormick Place
Drop-Off: O’Hare International Airport

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

3:00 PM Coach departs McCormick Place for Milwaukee
5:00 PM Hotel Check In
6:30 - 8:00 PM Welcome & Dinner

Thursday, September 26, 2019

8:00 AM Pick up from Hotel
8:30 AM Welcome from Dean Amhaus, The Water Council
Activities and Opportunities in WI water tech cluster
9:30 - 10:15 AM Tour of the Global Water Center & Oasis Coworking Community
10:45 - 2:15 PM Strategic Round Tables & Lunch
Framed by a regional presentation by M7 and hosted by industry leaders, this is a valuable opportunity for delegates to share ideas, ask questions and network with others focused on the same issue. Roundtable topics include:
UTILITIES | MEET THE MANAGERS
Discussion of the utility landscape: challenges and opportunities

ENGINEERING | SYSTEM INTEGRATORS
Perspective on new technologies; supporting/encouraging innovation

CIMBRIA CONSULTING | MICHAEL BEST
U.S market entry | Growth strategies | Legal Landscape

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) | Milwaukee 7 (M7)
U.S market entry | Practical Sources of Support

THE WATER COUNCIL
Low risk market entry | Finding Partners | Soft Landing Support

ALLIANCE FOR WATER STEWARDSHIP
Industrial Users | Trends and Opportunities

UNIVERSITY PARTNERS; University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Marquette University
Spurring and Supporting Innovation
2:30 - 3:00 PM Open Networking
3:15 - 5:00 PM Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Tour
5:15 - 6:30 PM The Water Council Member Meet & Greet at the Global Water Center
6:45 - 8:00 PM Dinner

Friday, September 27, 2019

8:30 - 10:30 AM Tour of School of Freshwater Sciences -or- A. O. Smith Center for Technology Commercialization
11:00 - 1:00 PM Wrap Up and Lunch - US Bank Building
Overseas Membership Success Story - Beverley Ferrara
Regional Overview - Jim Paetsch
State of Wisconsin Overview - Katy Sinnott
1:00 PM Bus departs to O'Hare International Airport

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HOTEL INFORMATION

Hyatt Place Milwaukee Downtown – A room block is available until July 31, 2019. Mention “The Water Council” block.

“Milwaukee’s water tech cluster has the expertise to support water-related organizations and has created a one-of-a-kind system to help develop solutions for clean, safe water for Wisconsin and the world. Take advantage of it.”
–Rich Meeusen, Chairman, Badger Meter

EVENT CONTACT

Beverley Ferrara, European Representative, The Water Council
bferrara@thewatercouncil.com +44.750.007.0560

Karen Frost, VP Economic Development, The Water Council
kfrost@thewatercouncil.com; +1 414.988.8755

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