PROGRAMME

 

16th OCTOBER, 2019

16:00 – 22:00 Berlin City Tour & Dinner


17th OCTOBER, 2019

CONFERENCE

09:00 Registration & refreshments
09:15 Welcome address
Michal Zys, WE Chairman
09:25 Cooler trends – latest European market and industry developments and outlook
Richard Hall, Zenith Global
10:05 Legislation and sustainability related to plastics and the European watercooler industry
Ermis Panagiotopoulos, EFBW
10:30 Hydration break
10:50 Healthy hydration and health of your drivers
Dr. Paul Jackson, Fresh Air Training
11:30 The modern customer experience
Kerstin Gibert, Premier Inn, Germany
11:55 Creating impact each and every time
Keynote speaker: Nigel Risner
13:00 LUNCH

WORKSHOPS

SESSION 1:  BUSINESS STRATEGY

14:00 M & A and selling your business: A science or common sense?
John Dundon, Former WE Chair
14:45

B2B or B2C Marketing: One or the other, or are they converging?
David Mitchell, The Marketing People

15:30 Hydration break 
15:45

Watercoolers in Hospitality: Opportunities, trends and innovations
Debora Screpanti, Marketing Manager, Blupura 

16:30 Finish 

SESSION 2:  TECHNICAL & SUSTAINABILITY 

14:00

Optimizing total cost of ownership with UV-LED water disinfection
Dr. Babak Adeli, Senior Engineer, R & D, Acuva Technologies 

14:45

5 Gallon bottling: DIY or contract?
Peter Hogervorst, Teamblue Dolphin 

15:30 Hydration break 
15:45 The importance of certification and technical challenges in the watercooler and hydration industry 
16:30 Finish 


GALA DINNER & AQUA AWARDS

20:00 – 00:00 Gala Evening


18th  OCTOBER, 2019

10:00 – 17:00 - FAIR