Gold Sponsors

  • Bericap
  • Sidel
  • Wet Beverages

Silver Sponsor

  • AFC

In association with

  • In association with

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact us.

Tuesday 8 October


  • From

    Visit Dubai Refreshment and Mai Dubai

  • Coach 1     Leave 11.00, return 16.00 

    Coach 2     Leave 12.00, return 17.00 

    Coach 3     Leave 13.00, return 18.00

  • Dubai Refreshment is Pepsi bottler, which opened new facility in 2016, with investment of $180 million. Production spans carbonates, juices, teas and water, with lines for cans, glass and PET including blow moulding. There are 11,000 solar panels installed on the roof.


    Mai Dubai is owned by Dubai Energy & Water Authority and started operations in 2014. It completed a major expansion in 2019. “Mai” is the Arabic word for water. Production includes lines for PET, glass, cups and 5 gallon polycarbonate as well as pre-forms and blow moulding. Other features are solar panels for energy, extensive automation and high bay warehousing.


    Visits will include presentations, walking tours, refreshments and questions.

  • -
    Majlis Al Salam Foyer

    Welcome reception

Wednesday 9 October

  • Majlis Al Salam Foyer


  • Majlis Al Salam Ballroom

    Welcome address

    His Excellency Saeed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Energy & Water Authority and Chairman of Mai Dubai LLC


  • UAE industry and market trends and developments

    Panel discussion with 

    Tariq Al Wahedi, Chief Executive Officer of Agthia Group

    Tarek El Sakka, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Refreshment

    Alexander van ’t Riet, Chief Executive Officer of Mai Dubai LLC

    Faisal Al Najjar, Chief Operating Officer of Masafi LLC


  • Majlis Al Salam Foyer

    Hydration break and networking

  • Majlais Al Salam Ballroom

    Middle East trends and developments

    Panel discussion with 

    Speaker invited from Hana, Saudi Arabia

    Speaker invited from Makkah Water, Saudi Arabia

    John Pugh, Managing Director of National Mineral Water Company, Oman


  • Latest global market and industry trends and developments

    Richard Hall, Chairman of Zenith Global Ltd

  • Consumer, retail and technology disruption

    Speaker to be invited from Kantar Worldpanel

  • Questions and discussion 

  • Majalis Al Salam Foyer

    Buffet lunch and networking 

  • Majalis Al Salam Ballroom


  • Panel discussion with

    Speaker invited from Coca-Cola Europe
    Speaker invited from Groupe Danone
    Speaker invited from Nestlé Waters
    Speaker invited from PepsiCo

  • Majlis Al Salam Foyer

    Rehydration break and networking 


  • Panel discussion with 

    Speaker invited from The Coca-Cola Company
    Vincent Crasnier, Head of Sustainability for Danone Waters
    Carlo Galli, Head of Sustainability from Nestlé Waters
    Speaker invited from PepsiCo

  • Close

  • Al Falak Ballroom


    In the Ballroom of Burj Al Arab Hotel

  • Cocktail reception

  • Industry dinner

  • Global Bottled Water Awards presentation

  • Close

  • The Burj Al Arab is a 10 minute walk from the hotel.
    Buggies are provided for those that require transport.

Thursday 10 October

  • Majlis Al Salam Foyer


  • Majlis Al Salam Ballroom


  • Biodegradable yet also recyclable

    Dr Isao Noda, Chief Science Officer of Danimer Scientific, United States

  • Countdown to plant-based plastic

    Speaker invited from Avantium, Netherlands

  • Producing bioplastics on an industrial scale

    Speaker invited from Total Corbion PLA, Thailand

  • Questions and discussion 

  • Sponsor presentation 

  • Majlis Al Salam Foyer

    Hydration break and networking 

  • Majlis Al Salam Ballroom


  • United States developing functionality

    Andy Peykoff II, Chief Executive Officer of Niagara Bottling, United States

  • Italy initiative on bottle to bottle recycling

    Speaker invited from Ferrarelle, Italy

  • Italy leading on new packaging materials

    Speaker invited from Sant'Anna, Italy 

  • China at forefront of e-commerce

    Speaker invited from Nongfu Spring, China

  • Questions and discussion

  • Majlis Al Salam Foyer

    Buffet lunch and networking 

  • Majlis Al Salam Ballroom


  • CBD infused waters with botanicals and antioxidants

    Nicholas Reichenbach, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Flow Alkaline Spring Water, Canada

  • Biodegradable and compostable bottles and labels

    Speaker invited from Terra Water, United States

  • Sparkling protein waters

    Speaker invited from Arla Foods Ingredients, Denmark

  • Natural, plant-based functionality

    Speaker invited from Eaulab, Ireland

  • Panel discussion

  • Close

Now in its 16th year, Zenith Global’s 2019 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 open about naturalness, sweetness, healthiness, functionality and sustainability. For consumers to open water in ever greater numbers, the future market opportunity is also open water.

Delegates will hear from leading international and regional manufacturers on market and strategic developments in addition to innovators and entrepreneurs.

Event highlights

  • Conference presentations by leading producers and innovators
  • Extensive networking time with key industry figures
  • Market updates and insights
  • Tours of Dubai Refreshment and Mai Dubai new bottling plants
  • Gala industry dinner featuring 2019 Global Bottled Water Awards in iconic Burj Al Arab ballroom.

  • Exclusive PepsiCo bottler since 1962
  • Moved to new facility in August 2016
  • US $180 million investment over last 5 years 
  • 6 production lines with capacity of 60 million cases 
  • 11,000 solar panels on roof to generate 37 megawatts.

To download the full document, please click here

About Mai Dubai
  • US $156 million invested since 2013, with mega expansion completed in late 2018
  • 8 production lines including glass and 16 litre plus pre-form and closure manufacture
  • 1.1 kilometre monorail with 44 vehicles
  • 26 metre high bay warehouse with 10 stacker cranes 
  • 18.1 megwatt sola power generation on site. 

To download the full document, please click here.

Dubai is the top business gateway to the Middle East and Africa. One of 7 emirates that formed the United Arab Emirates in the 1970s, Dubai hosted 16 million visitors in 2018, with 89 million people using its international airport.

The Mina A’Salam Hotel is a 5 star hotel on the Jumeirah beach, overlooking the iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel. Translated as ‘Harbour of Peace’, the hotel has 292 luxury rooms and forms part of a waterfront resort that includes a traditional Arabic souk market, 50 world class restaurants and spa facilities, with complimentary ‘abra’ boats or buggies to transport you around.

The hotel is 27 kilometres from Dubai International Airport, a journey which often takes less than 30 minutes.

For delegates wishing to book accommodation, an allocation of rooms will be available at negotiated rates on a strictly first come, first served basis. To book your accommodation, please use the following link

Room rates (per night) as follows:

  • Single occupancy Deluxe  AED 1,100
  • Double occupancy Deluxe AED 1, 200

Above rates include breakfast, exclude taxes and services (7% Municipality fee, 10% services charge, 5% VAT and AED20 TE fee per room, per night). 

Room rates are subject to avaliablity. Once our allocation has been used up, or is released as contracted, room rates may fluctuate according to availability.

Jumeirah Mina A’Salam Hotel, PO Box 75157, Dubai, UAE

t +971 4 366 8888     e

Full Congress package includes tour, conference sessions, documentation, reception and awards dinner. It excludes accommodation.

Prices include 5%  Payment by 30 Aug
Early bird
Payment from 31 Aug
Full Congress    
Each delegate* $2,047.50 $2,257.50
Seperate elements    
08 Oct Tours, reception  $420.00 $472.50 
09 Oct Conference  $997.50  $1,102.50
09 Oct Awards dinner  $210.00 $210.00 
10 Oct Conference  $787.50 $892.50

*Concessionary rate applies to companies with annual sales below $2million. To book at this rate, please contact

e   t  +44 (0)1225 327900

The Dubai authorities now require event organisers to apply for a special permit. We are also obliged to collect specific details for each participant (your full name, nationality and country of residence) that will be submitted to PureArabia (an external agency acting on behalf of the Dubai authorities -

Attendance at this event is reliant upon your permission to share this data. We are bound by the Dubai law and unable to accept your registration without your confirmation of these terms. All data will be destroyed after the conference.

Substitutions will be accepted up to 26 September. Cancellations will be subject to a $157.50 administration charge and cannot be made after 3 September. Bookings are subject to Zenith Global events terms and conditions, see All delegates must pay Dubai VAT at prevailing rate, currently 5%. Rate may be subject to change.

Visas may be required from source countries. Click here for more information.  Zenith Global will be happy to help with visa support and documentation where possible.

We have a range of packages and exhibitor display opportunities available which will help offer a unique and effective opportunity to showcase your products and services to a highly captive audience.  We are happy to tailor a bespoke package to suit your needs and budget.

Packages can include:

  • Table top display in the refreshment/networking area providing a high level of branding
  • The opportunity to take full advantage of excellent networking opportunities
  • Exclusivity in your sector (platinum level sponsorship only)
  • Presentation opportunity within the event programme
  • Promotion of your company through branding on all marketing materials including Zenith Global's marketing emails, website and Twitter account
  • Company branding on the stage backdrop during the event
  • The opportunity to distribute marketing material/products at delegate places
  • A chance to build your company profile further through inclusion in Zenith Global press releases, social media activity and in the download material post event
  • Additional delegate places at discounted rates
  • The opportunity to host a breakfast meeting, drinks reception, delegate workshop
  • Sponsored tweets from Zenith Global's company account
  • The opportunity for a live Q&A with the audience during the sponsor presentation through an interactive poll
  • Headline and category sponsorship of the Global Bottled Water Awards, presented at the iconic Burj Al Arab.

For more information, please contact

Maxine Harle at or call +44 (0)1225 327941

The industry’s only Global Bottled Water Awards are designed to celebrate excellence and innovation across every category of the packaged water industry.

Open to innovators and entrepreneurs, as well as established brands from around the globe, the awards are a great way for you to enhance your brand and ensure your product, concept or campaign is recognised on an international scale. 

The categories 

  • Best Natural Still Water Sponsored by Sidel
  • Best Natural Sparkling Water
  • Best Flavoured Water Sponsored by WET Group
  • Best Functional Water
  • Best Can 
  • Best Carton
  • Best Glass
  • Best PET Sponsored by AF Compressors
  • Best Packaging/Label Design 
  • Best Cap/Closure 
  • Best Marketing/Social Media Campaign 
  • Best CSR Initiative Sponsored by Guala Closures Group
  • Best Technology Innovation 
  • Best New Brand/Brand Extension
  • Best New Drink Concept

For more information and to enter, click here

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