Marketforce

Water 2014

Succeeding in AMP6: hear from top speakers on infrastructure, competition and innovation

Add to calendar »
Grange St Paul’s, London View details »

Email me the brochure » Register »

Regularly attracting:

200+ attendees

20+ WaSCs/WoCs

100+ CEOs/Directors

Now celebrating its 15th year, Marketforce’s ‘Water’ conference has built a reputation as the must-attend event for the industry. This year the event will bring together over 200 key players to address the most pertinent strategic issues and discuss the future of the industry.

2014 is a crucial year for water companies, seeing the passage of the new Water Act and the production of business plans for the next 5 years. To successfully respond to this period of change, WaSCs and WoCs must develop innovative solutions to increase efficiency, build resilience, become more customer-centric and compete for non-domestic retail customers. Don’t miss this opportunity to:

Speakers:

View all speakers »

Reasons to Attend:

 

  • Hear from over 30 senior speakers as part of our content-driven agenda
  • Network with over 200 key decision makers from WaSCs, WoCs, government, regulators and more
  • Prepare for the start of the next AMP period, and benchmark your plans against others
  • Learn about the industry’s most innovative projects
  • Gain insight ahead of the industry’s biggest shake up since privatisation
Cathryn Ross
Cathryn Ross

Chief Executive

Ofwat

Dan Rogerson MP
Dan Rogerson MP

Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Water

DEFRA

Heidi Mottram
Heidi Mottram

Chief Executive Officer

Northumbrian Water

Peter Simpson
Peter Simpson

Chief Executive Officer

Anglian Water Group

John Tierney
John Tierney

Managing Director

Irish Water

Douglas Millican
Douglas Millican

Chief Executive

Scottish Water

Richard Bienfait
Richard Bienfait

Chief Executive Officer

Affinity Water

Luis Garcia
Luis Garcia

Chief Executive Officer

Bristol Water

Liz Barber
Liz Barber

Group Director of Finance and Regulation

Yorkshire Water

John Parsonage
John Parsonage

Programme Director

Open Water Markets

Keith Mason
Keith Mason

Senior Director of Finance and Networks

Ofwat

Ian Donald
Ian Donald

Customer Services Director

Northumbrian Water

Lawrence Gosden
Lawrence Gosden

Managing Director, Wholesale Wastewater

Thames Water

Duncan Smith
Duncan Smith

Water Services Director

United Utilities

Vincent Muldoon
Vincent Muldoon

Director of Customer Relations

Affinity Water

Tony Conway
Tony Conway

Strategic Programmes Director

United Utilities

Colin Wayper
Colin Wayper

Operations Director

South Staffordshire Water

Jonathan King
Jonathan King

Former UK Chief Executive Officer

HomeServe

Tony Smith
Tony Smith

Chief Executive

Consumer Council for Water

Trevor Bishop
Trevor Bishop

Head of Water Resources

Environment Agency

Hans Peter Portner
Hans Peter Portner

Senior Investment Manager

Pictet Asset Management

Clive Nicholas
Clive Nicholas

Head of Customer Strategy

Southern Water

Luke de Vial
Luke de Vial

Head of Water Resources and Supply

Wessex Water

Stephen Plumb
Stephen Plumb

Head of Metering

Thames Water

Dan Green
Dan Green

Head of Sustainability and Innovation

Wessex Water

Meyrick Gough
Meyrick Gough

Water Planning and Strategy Manager

Southern Water

Gordon Rogers
Gordon Rogers

Strategy Manager

Yorkshire Water

Paul Glass
Paul Glass

Metering Change Manager

Anglian Water

Lisa Oakes
Lisa Oakes

Strategy Manager - Abstraction Reform

Defra

Inder Poonaji
Inder Poonaji

Chair of Water Natural Capital Committee

Food and Drink Federation

Louise Manfredi
Louise Manfredi

Director of Utilities

Peel Group

Jeremy Heath
Jeremy Heath

Network Manager

Sutton and East Surrey Water

Chris Watson
Chris Watson

Head of Asset Planning

Northumbrian Water

Mike Ballard
Mike Ballard

Senior Director, Utilities Strategy EMEA

Oracle

Colin Beaney
Colin Beaney

Global Industry Director - Energy & Utilities

IFS

Print Programme Download Brochure

Day 1

Grange St Paul’s, London View details »


09:05

Welcome address by David Saunders, Managing Director, Marketforce

09:10

Chair’s opening remarks

Session One - Leader’s forum
09:15

Getting competitive: responding to the new retail market

Peter Simpson
Peter Simpson

Chief Executive Officer

Anglian Water Group

09:30

Advisory session

09:50

Placing customers at the heart of the business

Heidi Mottram
Heidi Mottram

Chief Executive Officer

Northumbrian Water

10:05

A fresh start: establishing a new water utility for the 21st century

John Tierney
John Tierney

Managing Director

Irish Water

10:20

Panel discussion and questions

  • Preparing for retail competition: what do water companies still need to do?
  • Maintaining the momentum towards becoming a customer focused industry
  • Assessing the industry’s resilience and security of supply
  • How can innovation help to resolve the issues facing the water industry?
  • Striking a balance between ensuring the industry remains financeable and the need to keep customer bills affordable
  • What is the key to successful upstream reform?
Peter Simpson
Peter Simpson

Chief Executive Officer

Anglian Water Group

Heidi Mottram
Heidi Mottram

Chief Executive Officer

Northumbrian Water

Luis Garcia
Luis Garcia

Chief Executive Officer

Bristol Water

John Tierney
John Tierney

Managing Director

Irish Water

10:50

Refreshments

Session Two - Adapting to the era of retail competition
11:20

Beyond the blueprint: facilitating the development of a retail market

  • Following the second blueprint, do any issues remain unresolved?
  • What are the barriers to achieving market readiness on time?
  • Shifting from designing to delivering the market
  • Expectations for a market operator
  • What central IT systems will be required for a functional market?
  • Ensuring companies are ready for market opening
John Parsonage
John Parsonage

Programme Director

Open Water Markets

11:40

Advisory session

12:00

The challenges of wholesaling to a competitive market

  • Examining the impact of retail competition on wholesale activities
  • What can incumbent water companies in England learn from Scottish Water’s experience?
  • Managing relationships with multiple external retailers
  • Treating your customers equally: steps to support a level playing field
Douglas Millican
Douglas Millican

Chief Executive

Scottish Water

12:20

Lunch

Session Three – Streams
Stream A: Spotlight on the customer Stream B: Creating water infrastructure fit for the future
View full stream » View full stream »

13:35 Cross-sector case study: creating a customer-centric culture

Jonathan King

Former UK Chief Executive Officer

HomeServe

13:55 Advisory session

14:15 Panel discussion: balancing high quality service with affordability

Ian Donald

Customer Services Director

Northumbrian Water

Vincent Muldoon

Director of Customer Relations

Affinity Water

Tony Smith

Chief Executive

Consumer Council for Water

14:45 Making the most of choice: priorities for the food and drink industry in utility procurement

Inder Poonaji

Chair of Water Natural Capital Committee

Food and Drink Federation

15:05 Chair’s closing remarks

13:35 Case study: Eight2O alliance - Building successful partnerships with the supplier community

Lawrence Gosden

Managing Director, Wholesale Wastewater

Thames Water

13:55 Advisory session

14:15 Improving connectivity: creating an “Integrated Resource Zone”

Duncan Smith

Water Services Director

United Utilities

14:35 Panel discussion: delivering the AMP6 business plans in the most efficient way

Duncan Smith

Water Services Director

United Utilities

Colin Wayper

Operations Director

South Staffordshire Water

Lawrence Gosden

Managing Director, Wholesale Wastewater

Thames Water

15:05 Chair’s closing remarks

15:10

Refreshments

Session Four - Finding the way forward: the importance of innovation
15:40

Title to be confirmed

Colin Beaney
Colin Beaney

Global Industry Director - Energy & Utilities

IFS

16:00

Panel Discussion: Implementing innovation

  • Will increased competition within the water sector incentivise greater innovation?
  • Have regulatory changes such as an outcome-based approach been successful at encouraging innovation?
  • Establishing leadership behaviours which will identify and foster innovation
  • Using data and analytics to get actionable insights and make better informed decisions faster
  • The transformative power of new technologies
  • Utilising and rewarding innovative solutions from the supply chain
Tony Conway
Tony Conway

Strategic Programmes Director

United Utilities

Dan Green
Dan Green

Head of Sustainability and Innovation

Wessex Water

Chris Watson
Chris Watson

Head of Asset Planning

Northumbrian Water

16:25

Actionable analytics: unlocking the value of smart metering

  • Beyond remote readings: how can analytics unlock insight from meter data? 
  • In which areas can this data help water companies innovate?
  • Potential tariff structures in a smart world
  • Cloud based analytics: a service approach for the totex environment
Mike Ballard
Mike Ballard

Senior Director, Utilities Strategy EMEA

Oracle

16:45

Panel discussion: the next big innovation? The future of water metering

  • Will the rateable value system remain acceptable to customers looking for a “fair deal” from utilities?
  • Is metering essential to reduce levels of consumption in water scarce areas, or are there cheaper alternatives?
  • Metering as an opportunity to engage with customers
  • The end of cross subsidies: protecting vulnerable customers
  • What wider service benefits can metering unlock?
  • A smart innovation? Testing the business case for smart meters
Stephen Plumb
Stephen Plumb

Head of Metering

Thames Water

Clive Nicholas
Clive Nicholas

Head of Customer Strategy

Southern Water

Paul Glass
Paul Glass

Metering Change Manager

Anglian Water

Jeremy Heath
Jeremy Heath

Network Manager

Sutton and East Surrey Water

17:10

Chair’s closing remarks and end of day one followed by a Drinks Reception hosted by Marketforce

Day 2

Grange St Paul’s, London View details »


09:00

Chair's opening remarks

Session Five - The regulatory outlook: reflections and expectations
09:05

Keynote opening address

Regulator’s perspective: PR14 and beyond
The approach used in PR14 has been unique in many ways. Not only has there been a shift away from prescription, we have seen the adoption of early determinations. The whole process has been driven by the desire to place customer priorities at its heart. Ahead of the final determinations, this session will not only reflect on these changes, but also consider the strategic direction Ofwat seeks to take moving forward.

Cathryn Ross
Cathryn Ross

Chief Executive

Ofwat

09:25

Questions

09:30

Successfully implementing the Water Act

09:50

Questions

09:55

Enhanced status: taking the fast-track

  • Establishing best practise for the new approach to price reviews
  • Responding to customer priorities when developing a business plan
  • Quantifying the benefits of an early determination
  • Identifying the key substantive areas of the business plan which enabled a fast tracked determination
Richard Bienfait
Richard Bienfait

Chief Executive Officer

Affinity Water

10:15

Questions

10:20

Advisory Session

10:40

Panel discussion: Assessing the financeability of the water industry

  • The great WACC debate: how low can it go?
  • Establishing a fair balance between risk and reward
  • How great a threat does high leveraging pose?
  • Striving to improve financial transparency in the sector
  • Does the industry remain sufficiently attractive to investors?
Liz Barber
Liz Barber

Group Director of Finance and Regulation

Yorkshire Water

Hans Peter Portner
Hans Peter Portner

Senior Investment Manager

Pictet Asset Management

Keith Mason
Keith Mason

Senior Director of Finance and Networks

Ofwat

11:00

Two minute silence for Armistice Day

11:02

Refreshments

Session Six - Security of supply: ensuring a resilient service
11:30

Establishing resilience in the face of extreme weather events

  • How best can we mitigate the threats which extreme weather events pose to infrastructure?
  • What should water companies learn from recent extreme weather events?
  • Have roles and responsibilities now been sufficiently clarified between different organisations?
  • How will developing resilience affect the capital programme of companies?
Gordon Rogers
Gordon Rogers

Strategy Manager

Yorkshire Water

11:50

Advisory session

12:10

Case study: modelling resilience at Southern Water

Rather than the traditional method of historical event-based planning, Southern Water has started to use an innovative approach of stochastic analysis in order to predict likely future issues. This should allow for better planning to respond to a range of possible situations. In this case study this alternative method and its implications will be examined.

Meyrick Gough
Meyrick Gough

Water Planning and Strategy Manager

Southern Water

12:30

Panel discussion: Building a resilient water industry

  • The increasing importance of accurately assessing resilience
  • What combination of capex and opex solutions is likely to be most effective?
  • Beyond economic regulation: what should Ofwat’s new resilience duty encompass?
  • What responsibilities should water companies have for extreme weather events?
  • Are customers willing to pay more in order to ensure a resilient supply?

Further panellists to be confirmed.

Gordon Rogers
Gordon Rogers

Strategy Manager

Yorkshire Water

Meyrick Gough
Meyrick Gough

Water Planning and Strategy Manager

Southern Water

13:00

Lunch

Session Seven – Abstraction and beyond: beginning the process of upstream reform
14:15

Tackling abstraction to protect our water sources

  • Establishing the need for reform to the abstraction regime
  • What can be learned from Defra’s recent consultation?
  • Evaluating the “current system plus” and “water shares” options
  • Outlining the ambitions of a White Paper
  • Devising a new abstraction regime capable of providing a basis for future upstream reforms
Lisa Oakes
Lisa Oakes

Strategy Manager - Abstraction Reform

Defra

14:35

Advisory session

14:55

Case Study: Water shares system in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia

As part of the “restoring the balance” programme, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority scientifically sets sustainable limits on water use. Furthermore, the Australian Government buys back some water entitlements. In this case study, Trevor Bishop draws on his first-hand experience of the project to examine the changes in culture and attitudes to efficiency which it has produced, and reflects on the lessons for the UK.

Trevor Bishop
Trevor Bishop

Head of Water Resources

Environment Agency

15:15

Panel Discussion and Questions

What is the future of upstream activities?                                                                                      

  • Expectations for abstraction reform
  • Is there a need for experiments to validate abstraction modeling predictions?
  • Creating a faster, more responsive system of abstraction rights trading
  • How could bulk water trading be more effectively supported?
  • Assessing the potential of competition in upstream services
  • What is the potential impact of upstream reform on retail competition?
Lisa Oakes
Lisa Oakes

Strategy Manager - Abstraction Reform

Defra

Trevor Bishop
Trevor Bishop

Head of Water Resources

Environment Agency

Luke de Vial
Luke de Vial

Head of Water Resources and Supply

Wessex Water

Louise Manfredi
Louise Manfredi

Director of Utilities

Peel Group

15:45

Chair’s concluding remarks and close of conference

97% of last year’s respondents would consider attending again 
94% of last year’s respondents would consider recommending this event to colleagues

Attendees confirmed so far include representatives from:

Affinity Water Ofwat
AMEC Ombudsman Services
Anglian Water Open Water Markets
Bristol Water Portsmouth Water
Canal & River Trust Scottish Water
Consumer Council for Water Skanska
DST South East Water
DEFRA Southern Water
Environment Agency South Staffordshire Water
Gentrack South West Water
Homeserve Sutton & East Surrey Water
IFS Thames Water
Irish Water United Utilities
Jersey Water Wessex Water
Northumbrian Water Yorkshire Water

Sponsors

IFS

www.ifsworld.com/en-gb/industries/energy-and-utilities

IFS Applications for Energy & Utilities is an integrated enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite, managing facilities, engineering and construction, through to operations, maintenance and eventual retirement.

IFS Applications is used by Energy and Utilities companies globally. These include some of the world’s largest power generation projects, national grid corporations, nuclear power plants and multi-national generation, transmission and distribution companies.

 

Oracle

www.oracle.com/uk/industries/utilities/overview/index.html

Oracle Utilities is the global business unit within Oracle dedicated to deliver flexible, innovative software applications helping Utilities achieve efficiency, competitive advantage, business performance excellence, lower cost to serve and total cost of ownership. To learn more visit our Oracle Utilities Resource Centre.

 

Exhibitors

Lowri Beck

www.lowribeck.eu

Lowri Beck is a leading independent provider of metering systems, data capture, data management and field management services; offering innovative solutions to the utilities industry and businesses throughout Great Britain (GB).

Established in 1996, Lowri Beck provides tailored service delivery for all types of metering services including the Smart Metering Systems in support of the gas, electricity and water markets.

Lowri Beck is an accredited Ofgem Approved Meter Installer (OAMI) and Gas Meter Asset Manager (MAM) as well as an electricity Meter Operator (MOP), with the ability to offer Meter Asset Provision (MAP), installation and maintenance services nationwide. Lowri Beck is also a Meter Reading Agent, Data Collector and Data Aggregator, offering a full end to end dual fuel utility support services. Together, these dual fuel services enable Lowri Beck to provide a full Smart Metering Solution in preparation for a large-scale rollout from 2015 and during the interim foundation stage.

Lowri Becks key strengths are flexibility and partnering. We are committed to working closely with our clients, to deliver tailored cost effective solutions, which do not compromise quality, safety or service delivery.

 

Barclays

www.barclays.com/corporatebanking/barclayspingit

With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. We provide corporate banking solutions to businesses with an annual turnover of more than £5 million in the UK, and to large local companies, financial institutions and multinationals in non-UK markets.

At The Energy Customer, we will be showing how companies can quickly and efficiently incorporate mobile payments into their omni-channel strategies with Barclays Pingit, the multi-award winning mobile payments app. Facilitating quick, simple and secure mobile payments, without requiring traditional account details during the payment process, it is at the cutting edge of payments technology and is a European banking industry first.

To find out more about Barclays Pingit, please visit barclays.com/corporatebanking/barclayspingit.

 

Media Partners

Global Water Intelligence

Global Water Intelligence publishes newsletters and reports providing analysis and strategic data on the international water market.  Its flagship publication, the monthly industry journal Global Water Intelligence (GWI), has established itself as the market-leading publication for developers, suppliers, financiers, governments, utilities and municipalities seeking information and analysis on water projects with an element of private sector participation.

 

SBWWI

www.sbwwi.co.uk/

The Society of British Water & Wastewater Industries (SBWWI) is an active, not-for profit trade association, representing the interests of UK manufacturers, contractors, consultants and others supplying the UK water industry. Its aims are to help members serve the industry better by providing a forum for discussion and the dissemination of information. SBWWI has become recognised as the foremost Trade Association for the supply chain within the UK Water Industry.

 

Charity Partner

WaterAid

www.wateraid.org/uk

At WaterAid we believe in a world where everyone, everywhere has access to safe water and sanitation.

In the developing world, water is the one thing that changes everything.

Children can avoid deadly diseases when they have safe, clean water to drink; teenage girls can stay in school when there are good sanitation facilities; and women can earn a living when they don’t have to waste their days fetching dirty water from distant sources.

Put simply, a world with safe water will be healthier, better educated and more productive. We believe everyone, everywhere can have safe water and sanitation by 2030. And you can help to make it happen.  

For more information, visit www.wateraid.org , follow @wateraidUK on Twitter or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wateraid

  • 748 million people around the world don't have access to safe water. That’s roughly one in ten of the world's population.
  • Around 1,400 children die every day from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation
  • Last year WaterAid reached 1.9 million people with safe water and 2.9 million with improved toilets.

 

 
  • Step 1

    Number of tickets

  • Step 2

    Basket

  • Step 3

    Log in/Sign up

  • Step 4

    Attendee details

  • Step 5

    Payment

VAT charged at UK 20%

  • Please select your preferred currency for payment and invoicing
  • Payment can either be made by debit/credit card (Visa/Mastercard/Maestro/Solo) or an invoice can be requested
  • 15% discount for 3 or more attendees (added automatically)
Attendees Until 10/10/14 Standard rate
Water Companies £795.00 + VAT
= £954.00
£875.00 + VAT
= £1,050.00
Standard Rate £1,345.00 + VAT
= £1,614.00
£1,445.00 + VAT
= £1,734.00
Subtotal 5 £1,105 + VAT
= £1,422.05
£1,205 + VAT
= £1,660.05
Discount   - £0 + VAT
- £0
TOTAL 8 £7,960 + VAT
= £9,552.00

Choose number of attendees to proceed to Basket


Back to top

Copyright © 2014, Marketforce. All Rights Reserved.

Site by