- 15th Global Bottled Water Congress
15th Global Bottled Water Congress
Tour Evian’s newly refurbished carbon-neutral bottling facility, followed by two days of conference sessions, networking opportunities and a gala awards dinner. Delegates will hear from leading international and regional brands on market and strategic developments, as well as from other innovators and entrepreneurs helping to shape future market growth.
About the event
Now in its 15th year, Zenith’s Global Bottled Water Congress is designed for industry leaders, suppliers, customers and advisers to gain a complete overview of the latest market trends, innovations and issues alongside excellent networking.
With bottled water growth outpacing other beverages, an exciting range of emerging categories are actively promoting water attributes. But there are multiple risks if innovation is not transparent about naturalness, sweetness, functionality, sustainability and stewardship. Consumers really want to find right balance. Producers must focus on a healthier planet as well as healthier people.
The event will include a range of conference sessions, including debate about the greatest growth opportunities. Delegates will hear from leading international and regional manufactures on market and strategic developments in addition to innovators and entrepreneurs.
- Conference presentations by leading producers and innovators
- Extensive networking time with key industry figures
- Market updates and insights
- Tours of Evian’s carbon-neutral bottling facility and ICE Water Management
- Gala industry dinner featuring 2018 Global Bottled Water Awards
Monday 22 October
Depart from hotel for short journey to Evian bottling plant. Welcome, introduction and tour including opportunity to view bottling lines and railway loading facility. Refreshments, visit to Evian shop and museum. Leave for 90 minute journey to Annecy, packed lunch will be provided.
Tour of ICE Water Management after welcome, introduction and refreshments. View manufacturing and warehousing operations including systems for monitoring and improving water processing efficiency. Return journey.
Arrive back at the hotel.
Depart from hotel for brief journey to Evian bottling plant. Welcome, introduction and tour including opportunity to view bottling lines and railway loading facility. Refreshments, visit to Evian shop and museum. Return to hotel.
Depart from hotel for brief journey to Evian bottling plant. Welcome, introduction and tour including opportunity to view bottling lines and railway loading facility. Refreshments, visit to Evian shop and museum. Coach to Evian catchment plateau and biogas facility. Return to hotel.
Tuesday 23 October
Richard Hall, Chairman of Zenith Global Ltd
Anne Wong - Erven, Insight & Advisory Director at Zenith Global Ltd
Erica Perrier, Hydration and Metabolic Health Group Manager at Danone Research, France
Erik Lindroth, Sustainability Manager - Europe & Central Asia at Tetra Pak
Maurizio Patarnello, Chief Executive of Nestlé Waters
Roberta Barbieri, Vice President - Global Water & Environmental Stewardship at PepsiCo
Yui Kamikawa, Senior Manager - Public Policy, Environmental Sustainability & Social Impact at The Coca-Cola Company
Jason Morrison, President of Pacific Institute and Head of CEO Water Mandate, United States
Boris Smoje,Group Commercial Manager and Sales Development Manager - Metal Beverage Europe at Ardagh Group
Andy Peykoff II, Chief Executive Officer of Niagara Bottling, United States
Vincent Le Guen, Vice President - Packaging at Sidel Group
Volker Spiesmacher, Sales and Marketing Director for Bericap
Stephen Liu, Managing Director of Pinnacle Corporate Services, China
Anjana Ghosh, Director - Marketing and Business Development for Bisleri, India
Guy Bani, Executive President at Guy Bani Refreshment Consulting, France
Henri Bruxelles, Executive Vice President - Waters & Africa for Groupe Danone
Wednesday 24 October
Ken Uptain, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Essentia Water, United States
Jesús Núñez, Marketing Director and Beatriz Fernández, Marketing Director - Waters Unit at Mahou San Miguel, Spain
Joe Bayern, Chief Executive of Voss, Norway
Kenny Lim, Chief Executive Officer of Spritzer, Malaysia
Ross Colbert, Global Sector Head - Beverages for Rabobank International
Daniel Zimmermann, Managing Director - Europe at Fizzique LLC, United States
Oliver Bolton, Founder and Managing Director at Waterbomb Ltd, United Kingdom
Anat Levi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wine Water, Israel
Panel will comment on innovator presentations, offering perspectives on success so far and on the scope for taking products to the next level of investment, branding, and distribution.
Anne Wong-Erven, Insight and Advisory Director at Zenith Global Ltd
Claire Nuttall, Founder of The Brand Incubator
Ross Colbert, Global Sector Head - Beverages for Rabobank International
Adrian Sym, Chief Executive Officer for Alliance for Water Stewardship
Nathan Littlewood, Principal Consultant – Water & Envrionment at Zenith Global Ltd
Paul Thomson, Water & Environment Director of Zenith Global Ltd
Patrick Lachassagne, Water Resources Science and Expertise Team Leader at Danone Waters
Chairman of Zenith Global Ltd
Richard Hall is an acknowledged expert on the international food and drinks sector, chairing and speaking at numerous industry conferences as well as offering independent comment on bevblog.net.
With a degree in Economics and Government from the University of Bath, where he was also Students’ Union President, he worked in the Group Commercial Department of UK dairy market leader Unigate before joining the Dairy Trade Federation as Economic Adviser. in five years as a Director of the Dairy Trade Federation, he also served as its Head of Public Relations and as Secretary General of the European Federation of Dairy Retailers. From 1987 to 1990 he was Director and General Manager of beverage market consultancy Canadean. He formed Zenith in 1991 as a specialist business consultancy for the food and drink industries. The company now has 40 staff working for more than 1,000 clients in over 50 countries. It provides a full range of consulting and market information services. In 2015, Zenith acquired the Beverage Digest business in the United States. He also chairs FoodBev Media, which he founded in 2000. Its team of 15 staff publishes two business journals and manages the foodbev.com website. Richard has undertaken many consultancy projects over the past 25 years as well as helping form several industry organisations, including the foundation and chairmanship of the Natural Hydration Council. In 2010 he was Series Consultant for the BBC Money Programme series on The Foods That Make Billions. In 2013 he completed six years as Chairman of the Bath & North East Somerset Quartet Community Foundation, after two years as Chairman of the Bath City of Festivals Steering Group and two previous years as President of Bath Chamber of Commerce. He is currently a Director of Bath Philharmonia and a Governor of Royal High School Bath.
Anne Wong - Erven
Insight and Advisory Director at Zenith Global Ltd
Anne Wong-Erven is Zenith’s Insight & Advisory Director. She has experience undertaking market opportunity assessments, route-to-market strategy and channel distribution analysis, new product development and mergers & acquisitions studies.
Anne has undertaken in-depth commercial feasibility studies in North America, Europe and Africa. Prior to joining Zenith in January 2015, Anne has over ten years of experience within the Canadian and UK food and drink industry in supply chain and strategic purchasing, and account management roles. Anne holds an MBA degree from the University of Bath and Honours Business Administration degree from the Western University, Ivey Business School.
Hydration and Metabolic Health Group Manager at Danone Research
Dr. Erica Perrier leads the Hydration Physiology and Metabolic Health research group at Danone Nutricia Research, driving evidence-based research programs.
A recognized expert on hydration, she has authored over fifty peer-reviewed articles and abstracts in the fields of hydration assessment and exercise nutrition and performance. Prior to joining Danone, Erica held several adjunct faculty positions, developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses at multiple American universities spanning the areas of exercise science and prescription, cardiovascular physiology, health and nutrition, and sports performance enhancement. She holds degrees from Oregon State and Duke University.
Sustainability Director Europe & Central Asia at Tetra Pak
Erik Lindroth is Tetra Pak’s Sustainability Director in Europe and Central Asia, focused on engaging customers in leveraging sustainability opportunities in the market
He has previously worked with the environment in Tetra Pak both on a regional and global level since 2008. Erik has a marketing and commercial background, as Marketing Director and Commercial Director for one of Tetra Pak’s product systems as well as an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Lund University. As of 2017 he also holds a part-time position at Lund University School of Economics and Management as a PhD student. His research is focused on creating environment value in the sales process. Erik is firmly convinced that good environmental performance is an excellent basis for creating competitiveness today, and even more so in the future.
Chief Executive at Nestlé Waters
Maurizio Patarnello has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Bologna. He graduated from the IMD Business School, and holds an MBA from STOA Business School.
He has spent the majority of his career within the Swiss food giant Nestlé, which he joined in 1993 to hold various functions in finance, before integrating San Pellegrino six years later. Maurizio took on a number of increasing responsibilities at Nestlé Waters International, particularly in the MEA area, and was appointed Nestlé market Manager in Ukraine and then in Russia. He has been president and CEO of Nestlé Waters since January 1, 2017. Nestlé Waters is the international subsidy of Nestlé dedicated to bottled water. Its key brands are Perrier, San Pellegrino, Vittel and Contrex. With sales of 8 billion CHF in 2017, the company has 30 200 employees.
Vice President - Global Water & Environmental Stewardship at PepsiCo
Roberta Barbieri is PepsiCo’s Vice President for Global Water and Environmental Solutions.
In this role, she is accountable for executing the environmental and water sustainability strategy of the company, including integration of environmental sustainability into core business processes, and delivery of PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose goals for Climate, Water, Waste and Sustainable Packaging. Before joining PepsiCo, Roberta worked for Diageo, where she held the position of Global Environmental Director and served as the principal architect of Diageo's Global Environmental Sustainability strategy. Prior to Diageo, Roberta spent five years at Vivendi Universal where she was responsible for leading the company's global EHS compliance auditing program and developing the company’s first EHS management system. Roberta is past chair of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable’s Water Working Group and has served on the Steering Committee for the CEO Water Mandate. Roberta holds an MS in Environmental Engineering and an MS in Environmental Science from the University of New Haven, as well as a BS in Environmental Conservation and International Studies from the University of New Hampshire. In addition to her native English, Roberta speaks Spanish and Italian.
Senior Manager - Public Policy, Environmental Sustainability & Social Impact at The Coca-Cola Company
Within The Coca-Cola Company’s global sustainability function, Yui looks after packaging sustainability strategy and The Coca-Cola Company’s global World Without Waste program.
He has worked in Africa, Asia, North America and Europe, and the last 10 years in the field of packaging sustainability and recycling. He is currently based in London.
President of Pacific Institute and Head of CEO Mandate
Jason Morrison joined the Pacific Institute in 1993 and became its president in October 2016. As president, he oversees the Institute and its activities, focusing on broadening and amplifying the organization’s reach and impact.
Additionally, Jason serves as the Head of the CEO Water Mandate, an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact, and has supported the initiative since 2008 with applied research, event organization, and other services. He is also a co-founder of the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), a global initiative that has developed and is now implementing a freshwater certification program to advance responsible water practices by water providers and large-scale users. He previously directed the Institute’s Corporate Sustainability Program, studying the policy implications of private sector sustainability initiatives, with a focus on freshwater-related business risks and on sustainable water management in the business community. Jason received a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego and a Master’s Degree in Energy and Environmental Studies from Boston University.
Group Commercial Manager and Sales Development Manager Metal Beverge Europe at Ardagh
Boris Smoje is the Ardagh Group Commercial Manager and Sales Development Manager of Ardagh’s ‘Metal Beverage Europe’ division.
Smoje has over 13 years of experience in the metal packaging sector working in a variety of commercial roles to drive sales and develop markets across Europe. His career in metal packaging began in 2005 with Henkel. In 2009, Smoje decided to take his career to the next level with Ball Packaging Europe where he became the Sales Manager of the Balkan Region. Following his success, he was promoted to leading the European Soft Drinks Key Accounts in 2012 and took over the role of the Sales Manager UK & Ireland to develop especially new categories like water and craft beer in 2015. In 2018, Smoje was given the opportunity to become the Group Commercial Manager of the Ardagh Group and Sales Development Manager for the newly acquired division ‘Ardagh Metal Beverage’.
Andy Peykoff II
Chief Executive Officer of Niagara Waters
Family owned and operated since 1963, Andy’s humble beginnings at Niagara Bottling started in manufacturing as a teenager.
By 26, he became CEO and since then has worked to build the largest privately held beverage company in North America. Niagara supplies global and local retailers and contract manufactures for some of the country’s most recognized beverage brands. Andy continues his commitment to world-class manufacturing and supply chain by investing in industry-leading software and the fastest, most technologically advanced PET bottling lines in the world. Under Andy’s leadership, Niagara has grown from two to over 30 manufacturing facilities producing a diverse range of beverages including still, sparkling and flavored water, tea and isotonics. His dedication to product innovation and environmental sustainability at Niagara has paved the way for the design of one of the lightest bottles in the world and the company becoming the largest user of recycled PET in North America. Andy’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for innovation has built a unique high growth culture that drives Niagara’s success. The company’s numerous awards include Beverage Forum’s Large Company of the Year and Ernst and Young’s National Entrepreneur of the Year for Family Business. Andy is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and lives in Southern California with his wife Jaime and their six children.
Vincent Le Guen
Vice President - Packaging at Sidel Group
Vincent Le Guen is Vice President Packaging. Based in France, he has led Sidel Packaging Services since 2011 and his responsibilities include all areas of the packaging and development.
By looking holistically at the packaging, Vincent and his team ensure beverage producers get most value out of their containers. Having over 20 years of experience in this field, Vincent actually began his career with Sidel in 1990 holding various positions including Zone Manager and Manager of the Packaging Design department. In 2001 he joined Coca-Cola as Packaging Innovation Manager for Europe and the Middle East and in 2003 he became Managing Director of Plastic Technologies Inc. Europe (PTI-Europe). In 2011, Vincent re-joined Sidel as Vice President for Packaging. A French national, he holds a Master's degree in Engineering & Sales from different European Universities.
Director - Sales and Marketing at Bericap
Volker Spiesmacher, born in 1954, graduated as an Economist in 1984 from the University of Mainz, Germany.
Under his leadership, PureCircle has pioneered the development of the high purity stevia industry into a mainstream ingredient with widespread use for food and beverage products. The company now has clients and operations on all continents and helps to support about 25,000 independent farmers globally through the production of stevia. Highlighting the growing development of the business and its leadership position within the high purity stevia industry, PureCircle was recently listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in October 2015 (LSE: PURE). Due to Malsagov’s vision, today more than four billion people around the world have access to stevia sweetened food and beverage products.
Director - Marketing and Business Development for Bisleri
Ms. Anjana Ghosh is the Director of Marketing and Business Development at Bisleri International Pvt Ltd. After having worked in the steel industry for over15 years, Ms. Ghosh joined Bisleri in June 2006 as Deputy General Manager, Sales & Marketing.
Over the next three years, Ms. Ghosh grew with the brand to General Manager and to Director. In her current capacity as Director, she has been the driving force behind the new image and market reach of Bisleri and its consistent profitable growth year on year. Ms. Ghosh was primarily responsible for bringing innovation to the brand and strategizing the engineering of Bisleri from Blue to Green. After the brand re-engineering the new and young image of vibrant Bisleri ensured that the company's sales zoomed ahead. The journey from Blue to Green saw a revolution of change in the perception and demand of the brand. She is strategically and aggressively growing the brand by working on market penetration with a winning and prudent combination of backward and forward integration. Market penetration, revamping and restructuring of sales teams to increase bottling units is part of her winning plan. Her vision and foresight keeps Bisleri ahead of times and above all competitions. She has inculcated the never give up spirit in each of her team members which motivates them to take Bisleri to unprecedented growth. Ms. Ghosh is a post graduate in Business Administration with a specialization in Projects & Planning from Mumbai University.
Executive President at Guy Bani Refreshment Consulting
Guy Bäni, French and Swiss National, spent 35 years in the bottled water industry in different positions with the world market leader: Nestle Waters.
His experience mostly consists of 27 years bottled water end to end operation managements in various countries such as: Egypt, Vietnam, Philippines, Turkey and Iran. Guy managed during the last 4 years ½, Nestle Waters Africa’s operations. From early 2018, Guy established his own consulting company, advising local beverage operations in emerging countries
Executive Vice President - Waters & Africa for Groupe Danone
Henri Bruxelles started his career at Danone in 1987 where he had several assignments in Marketing in Germany, France, Spain and Brazil as VP Marketing for Danone Brazil in 1998.
In 2002, he was appointed VP Marketing of Danone France and in 2004, VP Marketing of Dairy WWBU. Then in 2008, he was Chief Marketing Officer of Danone. In 2010, he was appointed General Manager of Danone Portugal and, in 2013, General Manager of Danone Argentina. In May 2015, Henri Bruxelles became Regional VP Waters Latam. In October 2017, Henry Bruxelles joined the Executive Committee as EVP, Waters,and Africa.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Essentia Water, United States
Essentia Water, supercharged ionized alkaline water that is better at rehydrating than a leading bottled water.
After a successful career in construction and real estate development, Ken emerged out of semi-retirement to establish Essentia Water and bring its benefits to the mainstream. Ken had met with experts locally and globally, including Dr. Hanaoka in Japan who shared his research on the rehydration potential of ionized water, before embarking on perfecting his own proprietary ionization process. In 1998, well ahead of the industry, Ken pioneered the first ionized alkaline water offered in the US, which remains the #1 alkaline water sold nationally. Ken’s drive to help people and deliver meaningful results has endeared him to many and most importantly to his loyal employees.
Managing Director - Water Unit at Mahou San Miguel
Jesús joined Mahou San Miguel in 2011 and has headed the Waters Business Unit since 2013.
At the same time, he is a member of the Executive Committee in ANEABE (Spanish Water Association) and ADECA (San Telmo International Institute), as well as Professor in the CSR Master's Program at the IE Business School. Prior to that, he held various positions, most recently as Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Labour Relations, and General Manager of the Mahou San Miguel Foundation. He is a lawyer and holds a Master's Degree in Human Resources Management from the IE Business School. In addition to other qualifications, he completed the Executive Development Program in Business Administration and Management in the IESE Business School at the University of Navarra, and also holds a diploma in CSR from the Harvard Business School. He started his professional business career in 1997 at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira as an associate attorney in the labour area, moving two years later to Garrigues (Andersen Legal), where he worked before joining our company.
Marketing Director - Waters Unit at Mahou San Miguel
Marketing Director of Mahou-San Miguel Waters Unit, business and brand builder.
Over 30 years managing a wide array of market and consumer challenges, as Marketing Director in top tier international organizations as Mars, Colgate, Palmolive and Osborne, leading business growth and brand equity and innovation across different countries, markets, channels, and cultural environments with top FMCG brands. All the way from strategy to execution. Passionate, innovative, hands-on, results-oriented and a strong believer in people's power to create and make things happen.
Chief Executive of VOSS
Mr. Bayern is currently the CEO of VOSS of Norway and has over 20 years of experience in the beverage industry. He has been with VOSS since 2011 where he’s help build VOSS into a globally recognized brand.
During his tenure the brand has more than tripled in revenue and is poised for significant future growth by leveraging recent strategic partnerships with Reignwood Group, the franchise holder of Red Bull in China, and The Pepsi Bottling Company in the US. Prior to joining VOSS, Joe held several C-Level positions with The Snapple Beverage Group, Cadbury Schweppes and the Dr Pepper Snapple group where he was part of several turnaround and business transformation initiatives including the turnaround of Snapple in the late nineties, the consolidation of Cadbury’s North American beverage businesses and the acquisition and integration of The Dr Pepper Seven Up Bottling group.
Chief Executive Officer at Spritzer
Lim Seng Lee (Kenny), aged 43, male, a Malaysian and was appointed to the Board on October 15, 2015. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in International Business from San Francisco State University, United States.
He joined Spritzer Bhd as a Sales Executive in 2003. He was promoted to Marketing Manager in year 2007 and until to date, he has been involved in sales and marketing activities in the bottled water market. In 2008, he took the position of Deputy General Manager and was responsible to assist the Managing Director and General Manager to plan and set up the company’s policy and objectives. At the same time, he was involved in strategic planning and Corporate Social Responsibility of the Company. In 2011, he has been promoted to be the Group General Manager and responsible to oversee and ensures the overall operation activities of the Company are in accordance with the Company’s policies and objectives. In October 2018, he has been appointed as Asia Middle East Bottled Water Association (ABWA) President.
Global Sector Head - Beverages for Rabobank International
Prior to his current role, Ross Colbert was Global Strategist for Beverages in Rabobank’s Food & Agri Research and Advisory (“FAR”) group from January 2011 until June 2016.
He was also Head of FAR North America where he directed Rabobank’s Food & Agri Research coverage across all major F&A sectors in North America. Colbert joined Rabobank in 2011 following an extensive 25 year career as an investment banker focused on global beverages. His M&A experience includes closing over 60 beverage industry transactions across the US, Latin America, Europe and Africa. Before joining Rabobank he was Managing Director of Zenith International, a leading consulting, market intelligence and financial advisory firm focused on the global beverage industry. Prior to that, he was Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for eight years at Beverage Marketing Corporation. Over his career he has served as an advisor to Nestle, PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Company, and Heineken, as well as many independent, beverage companies and private equity investors. He began his career with Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Miami and Cadbury Schweppes plc. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii and has completed executive programs at University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School and Harvard Business School.
Managing Director - Europe at Fizzique
Daniel holds a Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
He has over 25 years of experience in strategic business management and consulting including positions at McKinsey & Company in Zurich and Atlanta, International Management Group and FKG Communications, a Formula 1 team owner. As an independent entrepreneur and business owner since 2000, he manages careers of professional athletes in a variety of sports, advises sports clubs in marketing and television rights matters and acts as event organizer. He has served as a board advisor for Fizzique LLC’s parent company, NEXT Proteins, Inc., for the last 20 years and has had a personal relationship with the Fizzique LLC’s founder since 1984. Since the launch of fizzique, Daniel also acts as Fizzique LLC’s Managing Director - Europe.
Founder and Managing Director at Waterbomb Ltd
Oliver has been working in the soft drinks industry over the last 12 years, having founded his disruptive hydration business, Waterbomb in 2007.
Waterbomb was the first European soft drinks company to become a B Corp in 2015 and Oliver is dedicated to building purpose-led brands that support people and the planet. He launched his new food-tech platform, Almond earlier this year. Almond is a blockchain-based ecosystem that aims to create an alternative goods market to better benefit consumers, the planet and purpose driven brands. A secure, hidden ‘Almond Matrix Code’ is included on partner products to create a unique digital identity which then allows brands to share specific product supply-chain data and offer token loyalty rewards. Almond launches in partnership with Waterbomb's new ‘FACT’ organic flavoured, zero sugar water.
Chief Executive Officer for Alliance for Water Stewardship
As Chief Executive, Adrian Sym leads the pioneering work of the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), a global membership-based collaboration that ignites and nurtures global and local leadership in credible water stewardship.
Adrian has led AWS since 2011, ensuring that the International Water Stewardship Standard is recognized globally both for its credibility and its ability to inspire water users and managers to be responsible stewards of our freshwater resources. A development and sustainability professional, Adrian has extensive international experience ranging from Fairtrade International in Germany to grassroots NGOs in Nepal and Bangladesh. His diverse experience, together with his academic background (Masters in International Policy and Diplomacy), has helped to shape Adrian’s view on sustainable development, believing that this can only be achieved through relationships built on trust and respect amongst and between stakeholder groups.
Water Resources Science and Expertise Team Leader at Danone Waters
Patrick Lachassagne, 54, is Doctor in Quantitative Hydrology and Hydrogeology from the Paris School of Mines (1989) and graduated with a Professorial Level (HDR) from the Montpellier 2 University (2008).
He is “Water Resources Science and Expertise Team Leader” for Danone Waters Worldwide since 2017. As such, he is in charge, with his team, of improving the knowledge about the structure and hydrogeological functioning of the springs and aquifers bottled worldwide by the Danone Group Waters Division, of developing the expertise of, and training the Danone Waters “Water Resource Managers” in charge of the day-to-day survey, management, protection, etc. of the bottled groundwater resources in the different countries, and also on scientifically valorizing these results with them. Patrick is also in charge of some Danone Waters sustainability projects, particularly the ”Blue Print” Water Stewardship project. Patrick Lachassagne has previously been, for 9 years, head of “Environment and Water Resources” for the French springs of the Danone Company in France (Evian, Volvic, Badoit and La Salvetat Natural Mineral Water springs/brands). He was in charge, with his team, of improving the knowledge about the structure and hydrogeological functioning, and of managing these Natural Mineral Water Resources, and also of defining and implementing the Protection Policies devoted to the preservation of their purity. Patrick Lachassagne was before, for about 20 years, a researcher and the head of a Research Unit in hydrogeology at BRGM’s Water Division (the French Geological Survey).
Location and hotel
Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva in South Eastern France, Evian is a prestigious holiday resort and spa town, chosen for over two centuries by royalty and celebrities from around the world.
Set in 47 acres of woodland, the 5-star Hotel Royal overlooks the town of Evian, with breath-taking views of lake Geneva and the Alps. Fully refurbished in 2015, it has 150 rooms, three restaurants and the Evian Source spa, with indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools. The Evian resort also offers a golf course where the annual Evian Championship takes place and a casino.
For delegates wishing to book accommodation, an allocation of rooms is available at negotiated rates on a strictly first come, first served basis. To download the booking form, please click here. Please note that the Hotel Royal is approximately 55km from Geneva International Airport.
Hotel Royal, 13 Avenue des Mateirons, 74500 Evian-les-Bains, France t + 33 4 50 26 85 00 w www.hotel-royal-evian.com/en
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The Global Bottled Water Awards are designed to celebrate excellence and innovation across every category of the packaged water industry.
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The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at this year's Global Bottled Water Congress on 23 October in Evian.
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Attendees of the 15th Global Bottled Water Congress include: