View From Europe: Real-World Growth in the Digital Space

APX10 AS is a fast-growing Nordic company that helps utilities make more informed decisions with big data analytics. Remarkably, it took only two years for APX10 to go from proof-of-concept to supporting almost 20% of the Danish water utilities with an asset management data-driven decision-making tool. We spoke recently with APX10 CEO Ulrich Borup Hansen and Andreas Pedersen, head of projects and communications, about their growth, the importance of personal relationships in new market entry strategy and the value of The Water Council.

Overseas Member Spotlight: Small Company, Big Dreams

When we think about international growth, we often think about big organizations. But depending on customer needs and company offerings, overseas markets can offer meaningful opportunities for smaller companies as well. One example is KenWave Solutions, a Canadian/Japanese firm that has recently been pursuing growth opportunities in the U.S.

Water Solutions on a Global Stage

It goes without saying that naval officers are interested in water. But officers from around the world got a brand-new view of water issues and solutions during a visit to the Global Water Center in Milwaukee on Tuesday. The visit was part of the Naval Staff College professional development program at the U.S. Naval War College in Rhode Island.

Join Our Development Event for Overseas Companies

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I’m pleased to invite you to our second Milwaukee post-WEFTEC business development event for U.K. and European companies October 20-22. We’ve created a thought-provoking agenda to facilitate a meaningful exchange of ideas and strategies: from engaging with new, powerful panels to small group discussions featuring water specialists, state government officials, utility partners and industry C-suite executives, and, of course, through personal networking.

View From Europe: Looking Back & Moving Forward on a Spanish Partnership

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Sometimes looking back is the best way to envision the future. I was reminded of this during a recent conversation with Xavier Amores, cluster manager at the Catalan Water Partnership (CWP) in Spain. He reminded us that it was almost time to renew our partnership, which was signed in Chicago back in 2018.

View From Europe: Opportunity Abounds to Enter U.S. Market

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For many firms, expanding into the US is attractive in theory, but daunting in practice. It’s even more challenging given current travel restrictions. Realizing the value of convening groups to share insights and ideas, The Water Council recently launched a new initiative to make it easier for European firms to connect with other water professionals in our ecosystem and with each other.

View From Europe: Virtual Travels

What happens when well-laid plans for participating in 2020 European conferences and events get upturned? Instead of hitting the road, The Water Council’s Beverley Ferrara and Karen Frost created virtual roadshows to explore opportunities with current and potential new partners and members in the UK, Spain, the Netherlands and Germany. MORE