Sponsored by

  • Aptar
  • Bericap

Supported by

  • DEMO
  • LifeTop
  • SmartSeal
  • Water IO

Media partners

  • BeverageDaily

Monday 10 October

  • KARLOVARSKE MINERALNI VODY BOTTLING PLANT TOUR

  • Coach leaves Corinthia Hotel for 130km journey to Karlovy Vary, also known as Carlsbad. Packed lunch to be provided on the coach.

  • Arrive, refreshments, bottling plant tour.

     

    The Karlovarské Minerální Vody plant is the biggest for bottled water in the Czech Republic. Its six production lines fill 200 million bottles a year.

     

    4 lines are for PET, 1 is for glass and 1 is aseptic. These are used for still, sparkling and flavoured water, fruit juice and fruit drinks. The main brands are Mattoni natural mineral water, Aquila spring water, Granini fruit juice and Fruttimo juice drinks.

     

    The site also has blow moulding facilities. Pre-forms are moulded from granules nearby.

  • Coach departs for return journey to Prague

  • Coach reaches Corinthia Hotel.

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    WELCOME RECEPTION

Tuesday 11 October

  • REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVES

  • Welcome and Czech Republic market overview

    Overview of national and regional perspectives, recent market developments including international influences plus importance of innovation and strong distribution in successful brand building.

     

    Alessandro Pasquale, Chief Executive Officer of Karlovarské Minerální Vody, Czech Republic and Vice President of European Federation of Bottled Water

  • Providing consumers with what they want

    Responding to shifting consumer demands and priorities, positioning of flavoured and functional water in the local market and balancing investment in traditional bottled water products vs new enhanced products.

     

    Marian Sefcovic, General Manager of Radenska, Slovenia

  • Modelling demand for bottled water in Russia

    The largest producer of natural mineral water in the Baltics and CIS region, with products in 30 countries, shares its perspectives on identifying new target markets and driving forward export success.

     

    George Pavlov, Chief Financial Officer of IDS Borjomi International, Ukraine

  • Questions and discussion

  • Hydration break and networking

  • GLOBAL MARKET OUTLOOK

  • Taking the lead on water stewardship

    World market leader on protecting sources, safeguarding sustainability and responding to environmental concerns.

     

    Diego Antonello, Head of Operations for Nestlé Waters Europe

  • Ensuring successful international expansion

    Insights from Germany’s leading exported bottled water brand on the importance of brand proposition and portfolio in ensuring success on the international bottled water market.

     

    Dietmar Spille, Executive Vice President International for Gerolsteiner Brunnen GmbH & Co KG, Germany

  • Keynote Address: Broadening the appeal of water

    World leader in aqua drinks on current success and future potential through positioning, flavour, lifestyle and functionality

     

    Francisco Camacho, Executive Vice President of Danone Waters, France

  • Questions and discussion

  • An ocean of opportunity in bottled water dispensing closures

    Heather Barbarino, Global Director – Marketing and Innovation at Aptar Food + Beverage, United States

  • New closure generation: enhanced performance and convenience

    Volker Spiesmacher, Marketing and Sales Director for Bericap GmbH, Germany

  • Lunch

  • INTERNATIONAL GROWTH MARKETS

  • Global beverage market trends and developments

    Detailed insights on global drinks consumption; key growth markets and regions; challenges, opportunities and market outlook.

     

    Richard Hall, Chairman of Zenith International Ltd

  • Key markets to watch

    - Insights into some of the world’s fastest growing bottled water markets
    - Changing consumer perceptions of healthy hydration
    - Trading up to bottled water from carbonated soft drinks
    - Spotting market opportunities and taking market share

     

    Hans Pronk, Director – Beverage at Rabobank International, Netherlands

  • Export: seeking success in a crowded market

    Importance of differentiation and adapting products to maximise export opportunities in competitive emerging markets.

     

    Henry Heng, Managing Director of The Refresh Group, Australia

  • Questions and discussion

  • Refreshments and networking

  • PERSPECTIVES ON COMMUNICATING WATER BENEFITS

    Presenting the facts, responding effectively to negative press around bottled water and helping consumers make smarter healthier choices

     

    Patricia Fosselard, Secretary General of European Federation of Bottled Waters, Belgium
    Dietmar Spille, Executive Vice President International for Gerolsteiner Brunnen GmbH & Co KG, Germany
    Joe Doss, President and Chief Executive Officer of International Bottled Water Association, United States
    Alessandro Pasquale, Chief Executive Officer of Karlovarské Minerální Vody, Czech Republic

  • Close

  • GLOBAL BOTTLED WATER AWARDS

    The 2016 Awards attracted over 100 entries from 25 countries in 11 categories, demonstrating creativity, innovation, marketing, community initiative and environmental best practice. The Awards are organised with the support of the International Bottled Water Association and BeverageDaily.com.

  • Drinks reception

  • Gala Industry Dinner

  • Global Bottled Water Awards presentation

Wednesday 12 October

  • NATURAL WATER INNOVATION

  • Changes to watch in bottled water

    Focus on innovation in bottled water, including kids’ drinks, growth in enhanced water product and premium offerings.

     

    Esther Renfrew, Market Intelligence Director of Zenith International Ltd

  • Premium positioning through innovation in packaging

    The importance of packaging design and innovation in building a successful premium brand.

     

    Jesus Nuñez, Managing Director Water and Soft Drinks Unit for Mahou San Miguel, Spain

  • Questions and discussion

  • Hydration break and networking

  • AQUA PLUS INNOVATION

  • Flavours to favour

    Extending the appeal of an iconic premium brand with new flavour variants and a sparkling format.

     

    Ken Gilbert, Group Chief Marketing Officer of Voss USA Inc, United States

  • Disrupting the bottled water market

    Black water with fulvic acid to develop a natural detox sector, what impact to expect and how widely it is developing                                                                                                    

     

    CJ Comu, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EarthWater Plc, United States

  • Arctic+: taking a broad look at functional appeal

    How far do consumers influence the creation of new functional products; and how far do companies influence consumer buying patterns?

     

    Jiri Vlasak, Chief Executive Officer of Hoop Polska Sp zoo, part of Kofola Group, Poland

  • Tree water trends and outlook

    Perspectives on the increase in plant-based waters, where they sit in the wider beverage category and what are the future prospects for the sector.

     

    Paul Lederer, Founder of Tåpped, United Kingdom

  • Questions and discussion

  • Lunch

  • BREAKTHROUGH NEW BUSINESS

  • The changing investment landscape for beverage start-ups

    With the bottled water category broadening out and health and wellness now a key strategic focus, investment in new products and concepts is at an all-time high. This session will provide advice and guidance on how to attract the right level of investment and strategic support to succeed in a changing and very competitive market.

     

     

    William Anderson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of First Beverage Group, United States

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    Entrepreneur shoot out

    Speakers will make a 10 minute presentation followed by 10 minutes of feedback from the panel

  • Perkii: Probiotics in water

    Pushing functional water into new probiotic territory, delivering on taste and flavour, promoting a broader health and wellness message

     

    Randolph Milne, Chief Executive Officer of Perkii Probiotics, Australia

  • Making water appealing to the younger consumer

    Case study in developing bottled water for kids and how to maximise further growth and innovation in this niche sector

     

    Heather McDowell, Founder of Tickle Water, United States

  • Smart hydration products

    Innovation which provides smart solutions to help promote good hydration whilst pushing the beverage sector into the “Internet of Things”

     

    Yoav Hoshen, Co-founder of Water IO, Israel

  • Expert panel

    Panel will comment on innovator presentations, brand building, financing future expansion and gaining distribution.

     

    William Anderson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of First Beverage Group, United States
    Jiri Vlasak, Chief Executive Officer of Hoop Polska Sp zoo, part of Kofola Group, Poland
    Ken Gilbert, Chief Marketing Officer of Voss Water Inc, United States

  • Chairman’s closing remarks

  • Close

  • Programme as at 8 August. May be subject to change.

Zenith’s Global Bottled Water Congress is now in its 13th year, having become one of the best sources for international market updates and networking in the industry. Designed for industry leaders, suppliers, customers and analysts to gain a complete overview of the latest market trends, the Congress provides key insights across all continents from leading companies in each region and extensive time for informal discussion.

Consumers are ever more intently looking for healthier hydration alternatives to other drinks. As a result, bottled water is gaining share of the global beverage market and been energised by innovation, with the category expanding to include new design, sparkle, flavour and functionality. This year’s event provides a very timely opportunity to look at how the market is shifting, what the opportunities are for further growth and what impact this will have on strategic priorities.

The Congress begins with a tour of a major bottling plant, two days of conference sessions and a gala awards dinner. Delegates will hear from leading international and regional manufacturers on market and strategic developments, as well as from newer innovators and entrepreneurs creating new concepts and products, helping shape the market of the future.

Highlights include:

  • Conference presentations by a range of leading producers and innovators
  • Extensive networking time with key industry figures
  • Market insights and updates
  • Gala industry dinner with presentation of 2016 Global Bottled Water Awards
  • Plant tour hosted by leading national producer Karlovarské

Located on the Vltava River, Prague is the largest city and capital of the Czech Republic. It has played a key political, cultural and economic role in Central Europe and in 1992 the historic centre of the city was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Welcoming around 6.5 million visitors every year, famous attractions include Prague Castle and the Old Town Square.

The Congress will be held at the Corinthia Hotel Prague, which is located a short metro ride from the city’s most famous landmarks and enjoys breathtaking views across the city. Facilities include a choice of restaurants, a café and jazz bar, a luxury day spa including pool, gym and sauna. The hotel is 20km from Vaclav Havel Airport.

For more information about the hotel and to book a room, see the Accommodation tab.

Corinthia Hotel Prague, Kongresova 1, Prague 4, 140 69, Czech Republic t +420 261 191 111  f + 420 261 225 011 e prague@corinthia.com

Visas may be required from some countries. Zenith will be happy to help with visa support documentation where possible.

Sponsorship: If you would like further information on the range of table top display and other sponsorship opportunities available for the Congress, please call Nick Crossland e ncrossland@zenithinternational.com t +44 (0) 1225 327941

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

We have been informed by the Corinthia Hotel that our allocation of rooms for the Congress has now been used up and there is no more availability. Feel free to keep checking with the hotel in case there are any cancellations, but we would recommend that you look at alternatives.

The Prague Convention Bureau have a list of hotels on their website which can be found via the link http://www.pragueconvention.cz/plan-your-event/hotels/

Two hotels they have recommended which are within short walking distance of the Corinthia include the following:

Panorama Hotel:

http://www.panoramahotelprague.com/our-hotel/description-location/

Holiday Inn:

https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/gb/en/prague/prgnp/hoteldetail

You will need to check directly with the hotels for all availability enquiries and reservations.

 

The Congress will be held at the Corinthia Hotel Prague, which is located a short metro ride from the city’s most famous landmarks and enjoys breathtaking views across the city. Facilities include a choice of restaurants, a café and jazz bar, a luxury day spa including pool, gym and sauna. The hotel is 20km from Vaclav Havel Airport.

As indicated above, an allocation of rooms was available at negotiated rates for delegates attending the Congress. This allocation has now expired and we understand that the hotel is fully booked. You may wish to keep an eye on availability and if you find that rooms do become available, you can book either by contacting the hotel directly, or by completing a booking form. Click here to download a copy of the form.

Corinthia Hotel Prague, Kongresova 1, Prague 4, 140 69, Czech Republic t +420 261 191 111  f + 420 261 225 011 e prague@corinthia.com

Rate information

Single room per night    €108
Double room per night   €123

Rates are inclusive of buffet breakfast, exclusive of 15% VAT. VAT may be subject to change. Our negotiated rate is subject to availability.

Individual reservations can be cancelled without penalty up to and including 9 September 2016. In case of cancellation, from 10 September 2016 until 7 days prior to arrival, the hotel reserves the rights to charge the individual the first night of their stay. Less than 7 days prior to arrival, the hotel reserves the right to charge the individual the full length of stay.

Full Congress includes plant tour, reception, awards dinner, conference sessions and documentation. Excludes accommodation.

 

Payment by
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Payment by
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Payment after
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Inc VAT
Full Congress            
One delegate rate €1,290.00 €1,560.90 €1,490.00 €1,802.90 €1,690.00 €2,044.90
Two delegate rate (per person) €1,190.00 €1,439.90 €1,390.00 €1,681.90 €1,590.00 €1.923.90
Three delegates rate (per person) €1,090.00 €1,318.90 €1,290.00 €1,560.90 €1,490.00 €1,802.90
             
Separate elements            
10 Oct plant tour, reception €200.00 €242.00 €250.00 €302.50 €300.00 €363.00
11 Oct Conference €700.00 €847.00 €800.00 €968.00 €900.00 €1089.00
11 Oct Awards dinner €150.00 €181.50 €170.00 €205.70 €190.00 €229.90
12 Oct Conference €550.00 €665.50 €600.00 €726.00 €650.00 €786.50

*Participation in the plant tour should be confirmed by 30 September, otherwise availability cannot be guaranteed.

To qualify for multiple delegate discounts, bookings must be made together. Substitutions will be accepted at any time. Cancellations will be subject to a €130 plus VAT administration charge and cannot be made after 2 September. Bookings are subject to Zenith events terms and conditions, see www.zenithinternational.com/events. All delegates must pay Czech Republic VAT at prevailing rate, currently 21%. Rate may be subject to change. VAT reclaim information is available on request.

For the second year running, Zenith’s Global Bottled Water Awards will once again be presented at the Global Bottled Water Congress. For full details and to enter online click here

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