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WEFTEC 2016 Global Center Presentations

Global Center Inauguration
Monday, September 26, 2016 | 9:45am  



Shapiro  Michael H. Shapiro 
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 


Landon Van Dyke  Landon Van Dyke
Senior Advisor, Energy, Environment & Sustainability, U.S. Department of State


10:15 am - Preparing for Climate Change in Copenhagen – The Coldburst Management Plan

  • Mayor Morten Kabell, Technical and Environmental Administration, Copenhagen, Denmark
11:00 am - Water and Energy’s Splash on U.S. Diplomacy 


  • Marisa Tricas, Manager of Technical Programs, Water Environment Federation (Moderator)
  • Landon Van Dyke, Senior Advisor, Energy, Environment & Sustainability, U.S. Department of State
  • Donna McIntire-Byrd, Chief, Energy & Sustainable Design Unit, U.S. Department of State
12:00 pm - Break
1:00 pm - Realizing Municipal Savings with Smart Water Solutions


  • Peter Gallant, President and CEO WaterTAP (Moderator)
  • David Chamberlain, VP and General Manager, Eramosa Engineering
  • Marc Bracken, VP and General Manager, Echologics Engineering Inc.
  • William Merritt, Project Manager, Civica
2:00 pm -  China’s Waterwater Market Trends and Opportunities


  • John Robinson, Principal Consultant, Mandarin Environment (Moderator)
  • FENG Zejin, International Cooperation Manager, Eco Center of Tianjin Economic Development Area
  • XU Rong, Chief Executive & Founder, Umore Consulting, Shanghai
  • XIAO Dong, President, Beijing Jingrun Environmental Protection Co., Ltd.
  • WANG Ying, Project Officer, Foreign Economic Cooperation Center, China Ministry of Environmental Protection
  • MA Wencheng, Vice General Manager, Beijing Geo-environ Engineering & Technology (TBC)
3:00 pm -  The World Water Week in Stockholm in Perspective 
  • Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
3:30 pm -  Federal Activities and Partnerships 


  • Dr. Mark Philbrick, Waste-to-Energy Coordinator, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy (Moderator)
  • Dr. Brandi Schottel – Science Analyst for the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems Division (CBET) at the National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Jason Turgeon, Physical Scientist, EPA Region 1, Energy, Water, and Innovation at EPA
  • Jeff Moeller, Director Water Technologies, WE&RF, Water Resource Recovery Test Bed Network
  • Dr. Seth Snyder, Water Leader, Water-Energy-Sustainability, Argonne National Library


 Tuesday, September 27 


9:00 am - German Solutions for American Challenges in the Water Sector 


  • Dr. Michael Prange, General Manager, German Water Partnership (Moderator and Presenter)
  • Oliver Rothe, CEO, LAR Process Analyzers AG
  • Scott Lee, Senior Water Manager, Siemens Process Instrumentation USA
  • Billy Jenkins, Water Account Manager, Siemens Process Instrumentation USA
  • Tilo Stahl, Manager Business Development, Binder GmbH 


10:00 am - Innovations Gateway to Global Market: The Dutch Approach 


  • Alex Berhitu, Business Development, Water Alliance
  • Wouter de Buck, Business Development, Netherlands Water Partnership
  • Hans Wouter, CEO & Co-Founder, Brightwork


11:00 am - Navigating Water Legislation in the EU: Opportunities for U.S. Companies 


  • Matthew Kopetski, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, European Union Office


12:00 pm - Break 

1:00 pm - The Role of Urban Water in Creating Liveable, Prosperous Communities 


  • Adam Lovell, Executive Director, Water Services Association of Australia
  • Raveen Jaduram, Chief Executive, Watercare Services Limited


2:00 pm - Water Opportunities in ASEAN and Working with Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB) 


  • Sheng Wei Yeo, Assistant Director, Singapore PUB
  • Ryan Hollowell, ASEAN Regional Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service
  • Sherry Ng, Regional Commercial Assistant, ASEAN Region, U.S. Commercial Service
  • Bebe Montesines, Commercial Specialist, Philippines, U.S. Commercial Service
  • May Thet Win, Sr. Commercial Specialist, Burma, U.S. Commercial Service


3:00 pm -  Middle East and Africa: Innovation is Key to Business Success 


  • Aida Araissi, CEO, Bilateral US Arab Chamber of Commerce (Moderator)
  • Gerald Seidl, Co-Founder & Sr. Vice President, Headworks International
  • Mohamed Dahab, Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Engineering
  • Andrew Walker, Director of Strategy and International Relations,   The International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi
  • William Conner, Professional Engineer & Board Certified Environmental Engineer, Saudi Aramco (Ret.)
  • Terry Krause, VP & Program Manager, Ch2M Global Water Group
  • Moshen Mortada, CEO, Cole Engineering Group


4:00 pm - Environmental Product O2O Platform 


  • Mike Driver, Vice President of Marketing and Government Relations, BRISEA Group, Inc.


4:30 pm - International Reception 


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