- 18th Global Water Drinks Congress
18th Global Water Drinks Congress
Tour Highland Spring’s bottling operations, followed by two days of conference sessions, networking opportunities and a gala industry awards dinner in a spectacular setting that hosted a G8 Summit. Insights will be shared by leading international and regional businesses on the latest market and strategic developments, as well as by innovators and entrepreneurs bringing new ideas and taking up new challenges.
About the event
This 18th annual Global Water Drinks Congress is regarded as the highest level and most influential forum for the global water drinks industry.
It is designed for industry leaders, suppliers, customers and advisers to gain a complete overview of the latest market trends, developments, innovations and issues, alongside extensive networking opportunities.
The Congress will feature two days of conference sessions, alongside a tour of Highland Spring’s bottling facilities, a welcome drinks reception, a gala industry dinner featuring the 2020 Global Water Drinks Awards, and dedicated networking breaks.
Leading international and regional manufacturers, industry suppliers and advisers will present on the latest market and strategic developments, as well as topical issues ranging from packaging and sustainability to water stewardship and innovation.
Speakers at the 2020 event included all five leading international producers – Coca-Cola, Danone, Nestlé, Niagara and PepsiCo – alongside other market leaders from Bisleri in India to Minalba in Brazil. Top industry suppliers, Ball, Bericap, Sidel and Tetra Pak also presented, with further insights shared by Kantar, KPMG, Talking Rain, TerraCycle, Voss and more.
2021 programme details will be announced soon …
“A unique opportunity to meet the key industry players and learn about the most relevant topics shaping the industry.” Niclas Diesen, K Hartwall Invest
“In my 27 years in business I have attended numerous conferences. This definitely was one of the best in terms of content, organisation and networking opportunities. I highly recommend to any professional in the water business wanting to get the latest update and high-level exchange.”
Dr. Eva Wuellner, Spengler Fox
“This is one of my best investments for value. Receiving the opportunity to speak with high level speakers is priceless for a company.” Olivier Van Migem, Reflective Shopper Worldwide Ltd
“Great experience and well-prepared programme in terms of content. I will definitely attend next year as well.” Ivana Králiková, Senior Brand Manager, Kofola ČeskoSlovensko
“Simply professional from end to end with relevant content and a good information/knowledge platform about the industry. A masterclass in event management.” John Pugh, National Mineral Water Company
“As a disruptor entering various markets, AQUA Carpatica has relied on Zenith knowledge and events to build insight and strategy. We are now an award-winning brand and Zenith has remained a trusted partner for market insight.” Alina Balatchi-Lupascu, PR & Marketing Manager, AQUA Carpatica
“My first time joining this event and to my surprise, I really enjoyed all the programmes and great speakers indeed. A most enjoyable event and I will sure be a fan club of Zenith Global.” Vorachand Thiengtham, Alka Plus Co Ltd
“Because of Zenith's outstanding reputation, events I have attended have always produced great opportunities for discussion and for gathering the most up to date market information, which proves invaluable.” Michael Cervin, Senior Editor, Bottled Water Web
“This event has a lot of value to stay updated in the Global water market and to peek into the future. Even virtually, the content and the live Q&A sessions were really interesting and worth the time. I am based in the USA, and needed to start working at 1:00 AM every day to attend and I don't regret it for one second. I was able to make some good connections and learn about what is coming ahead and the challenges for the industry.” Alonso Prado, Director – Global Business Development (Water), Ball Corporation
“Relevant content and the speakers were highly competent. The facilitation by Zenith Global was excellent too.” Helen Too, Tetra Pak
“It’s certainly an event worth experiencing.” Adam Leja, Co-Founder, ÈSSE water
“The virtual Zenith Global Water Drinks 2020 conference ticked all the engagement boxes.” Peter Quinn, Director, Anu Irish Mineral Water
“The Global Water Drinks Conference this year was incredible! I learned a lot from the other speakers and loved seeing the innovation in the industry. And even though the conference switched to virtual, the platform was incredibly easy to use. And the networking was great. I already scheduled 3 follow up meetings to learn from other industry leaders!” Megan Riggs, CEO and Founder of Crunchy Hydration
Location and hotel
One of the Leading Hotels of the World, Gleneagles was host to the G8 summit of world leaders in 2005 and golf's Ryder Cup in 2014. It has 3 championship golf courses, Scotland's only restaurant with 2 Michelin stars and an award-winning spa.
The 850-acre Gleneagles estate is 1 hour's drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow airports. It has its own railway station.
For delegates wishing to book accommodation, an allocation of rooms at The Gleneagles Hotel is available at negotiated rates from 18-21 October on a strictly first-come, first-served basis. The room rate per night is £335.
To book your accommodation at the negotiated rate, go to https://booking.gleneagles.com/book/room, entering the code GLO181021 under 'PROMO/EVENT' > 'Event Code'.
Room rates are subject to availability. Once our allocation has been used or is released as contracted, room rates may fluctuate according to availability.
The Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder PH3 1NF
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|Pay by 31 Dec Super saver rate||Pay by 7 Sep Early booking rate||Pay by 19 Oct Standard booking rate|
|Full Congress||Each delegate||£1,490.00||£1,590.00||£1,790.00|
|Separate elements||20 Oct tour, reception||£300.00||£350.00|
|21 Oct conference||£900.00||£950.00|
|21 Oct awards dinner||£150.00||£200.00|
|22 Oct conference||£700.00||£750.00|
*A concession rate is offered to start-ups and early-stage entrepreneurs. To be eligible, companies must be within two years of formation and with annual sales below £2 million. To book this rate, please contact e firstname.lastname@example.org t +44 (0)1225 327900
Substitutions will be accepted at any time. Cancellations will be subject to £150 + VAT administration charge per delegate and cannot be made after 7 September. Bookings are subject to Zenith Global Event Terms and Conditions, available here. All delegates must pay UK VAT at the prevailing rate, currently 20%.
If the coronavirus pandemic prevents Zenith Global from hosting the in-person event at Gleneagles in October, the event will take place online. Delegates will then have the option to cancel their booking with a full refund or convert to the virtual event, receiving a refund of the difference between the in-person and virtual rates.
Visas may be required from some countries. Zenith Global will be happy to help with visa support and documents where possible.
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We have a range of sponsorship and exhibitor display opportunities available, offering unique and effective opportunities to showcase your brand and services to a highly relevant audience.
Sponsorship packages can include the following offerings:
- Display in 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 social media posts.
- Company branding on stage backdrop during the event
- The opportunity to distribute marketing material/products at delegate places.
- The 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 or delegate workshop.
- Sponsored social media posts from Zenith Global.
- The opportunity for a live Q&A with the audience during sponsor presentation through an interactive poll.
- Headline and category sponsorship of the Global Water Drinks Awards.
Click HERE to download the full list of sponsorship opportunities.
Tailored bespoke packages are also offered to better suit your needs and budget.
For more information, please contact Maxine Harle, Events and Business Development Manager
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The industry's only Global Water Drinks Awards are designed to celebrate excellence and innovation across every category of the packaged water industry.
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.
Entries are open until 3 September, and the winners will be announced on 20 October 2021, at a gala industry dinner held at Zenith Global's 18th Global Water Drinks Congress.
- Best Natural Still Water
- Best Natural Sparkling Water
- Best Flavoured Water
- Best Functional Water
- Best CBD Water
- Best New Brand
- Best Brand Extension
- Best New Water Concept
- Best in Can
- Best in Carton
- Best in Glass
- Best in PET
- Best Packaging/Label Design
- Best Cap/Closure
- Best Technology Innovation
- Best Marketing/Social Media Campaign
- Best CSR Initiative