Global Water Intelligence is hosting the first international Iranian Water Summit in Tehran on Tuesday 27th September, in partnership with Iran’s Ministry of Energy (MoE) and National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company (NWWEC).
The relaxing of international financial sanctions on Iran is promising to open up one of the world’s largest markets for water and wastewater infrastructure to international businesses. The worsening drought conditions have created a huge need for new water sources and more efficient management and reuse of wastewater, and the government has outlined ambitious plans to roll out widespread desalination and wastewater treatment networks to meet the rising demand. At the same time the political situation has left the country with a massive gap in access to finance, operating expertise and high-quality water technology.
Global Water Intelligence is hosting The Iranian Water Summit in response to a surge of interest in Iran’s water and wastewater market, where the massive capital and technology gap combined with the easing of international sanctions looks set to provide one of the world’s biggest opportunities for water and wastewater companies. Attendees will include 100 representatives from the Iranian water companies as well as municipal and industrial end-users who will be setting out to forge links with international companies. 80 senior executives from key international players will also be in attendance including equipment suppliers, contractors, operators and project developers.
The event will enable delegates to access potential customers and partners and will cover the following key areas for discussion:
- What is Iran’s strategy for water and wastewater, and how will government and utilities be carrying this out?
- How international financing from both development agencies and private investors will become central to Iran’s water strategy
- An insider’s point of view, featuring a panel of top Iranian water and wastewater companies discussing their needs from future international partner companies
- Industrial water needs – how booming industrial markets in Iran will drive water and wastewater spending
Confirmed speakers include:
- H.E. Mr Hamid Chitchian, Minister of Energy, Islamic Republic of Iran
- Syed Hamid Reza Kashfi, manager of bureau for PPP and procurement of funds, National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company
- Hamid Reza Janbaz, chairman and managing director of the National Water and Wastewater Engineering Co. (NWWEC)
- Sami Ahmad Faruqi, division manager – operations and head of project procurement, Islamic Development Bank
- Kyeong Choi, CEO, Choi Advisory
- Jae-Cheol Kim, team leader, Korea Export-Import Bank
- Mohammed Hossein Behnoud, technical and executive deputy, Noor Vijeh Co.
- Victor Garnreiter, senior VP for international development, Suez