Top industry leaders to speak at Global Water Congress

Press release - Monday 19 August 2019

All five of the world’s leading international bottled water companies will be represented at the highest level for the 16th annual Global Bottled Water Congress from 8 to 10 October in Dubai.

  • Nestlé Waters Chief Executive Officer Maurizio Paternello
  • Groupe Danone Executive Vice President – Waters and Africa Henri Bruxelles
  • Coca-Cola Europe President Tim Brett
  • PepsiCo Global Foods President and Chief Marketing Officer Simon Lowden
  • Niagara Bottling Executive Vice President – International Rali Sanderson

“It’s the strongest programme we have ever assembled,” commented Richard Hall, Chairman of global food and drink experts, Zenith Global, which is organising the Congress.

Other speakers include the Chief Executives of regional market leaders Agthia, Dubai Refreshment, Mai Dubai and Oman’s National Mineral Water Company as well as Italy’s Ferrarelle.  There will also be tours of Dubai’s two latest and biggest new bottling plants, each involving investments of more than $150 million.

The Congress will be opened by His Excellency Saeed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Energy & Water Authority.

With the theme of ‘Open Water’, the Congress will explore all aspects of the market, especially sustainability and innovation. There will be a panel discussion with the Heads of Sustainability for all four international market leaders – Coca-Cola, Danone, Nestlé and PepsiCo.  Another highlight will be the Global Bottled Water Awards, to be presented at a gala dinner in the iconic sail-shaped Burj Al Arab Hotel.

Confirmed sponsors include leading industry suppliers Bericap, Sidel, Tetra Pak and WET Group as Gold sponsors and AF Compressors as Silver sponsor, with support from JUST Water.

Full programme and booking details are available online at Awards entry details are available online at Early delegate booking discounts close on 30 August.

Notes for Editors

  1. An illustration is attached for publication.
  2. For further information, please contact:

Alice Schofield, Awards and Event Manager, Zenith Global Ltd

7 Kingsmead Square, Bath BA1 2AB, United Kingdom
e  t +44 (0)1225 327900


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