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The Water Business Forum (WBF) is particularly designed for the networking platform for all multi stakeholders in gloal water sectors. To activate global business of local enterprises, the forum provides cutting-edge information such as knowledge, experience, technology of agencies/organizations and businesses. It also provides networking opportunities among key decision makers. Among all of these, it contributes to enforcing cooporative relations with nations/regions/international organizations by discovering potentially cooperative issues.


Water-related Governments, Local authorities, Public and Private sectors, Academia, International Organizations, Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), etc.

Short Description

Theme (Morning) Water Management Improvement through Smart Technology,
(Afternoon) Global Water Industry and Financing
Host Ministry of Environment
Organizer Korea Water Forum
Participants About 100 participants from water-related governments, local authorities, public and Private sectors, academia, MDBs, etc.
  • 1. Offer networking opportunities among regional/national prospective partners in the global water sector
  • 2. Share up-to-date information of industy trends, projects by countries in order for local enterprises to expand their business abroad
  • 3. Provide new business opportunities, to support partnership between public and private sectors


Time(min) Details
10:00-10:05 (5) Welcome Remarks
10:05-10:10 (5) Congratulatory Remarks
10:10-10:15 (5) Commemorative Photo
Water Management Improvement through Smart Technology
10:15-10:25 (10) Boosting Global Competitiveness

As a tool of sharing most recent information of national strategy, this session will cover the ‘water Industry Development Strategy - encompassing broaden support measures from Technology Development to Market Launch’

Dr. Jin-Woo Jeong, Team Manager, Korea Environment Corporation

10:25-11:25 (60) Water Management Trends and Innovation

This session will constitute delievering presentations in connection with the ‘Project Cooperation Opportunities for Water Management’. The Speakers invited in this session would be considered representing the countries where in high demand of global business oooprtuniies in water sector.

  • Mr. Fany Wedahuditama, National Development Planning Agency(BAPPENAS), Indonesia
  • Dr. Ahmed Abdel Badie Hassan, Chairman & Founder, Mariout Hills Group, Egypt
  • Prof. Yuntao Ye, Senior Engineer, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR), China
  • Mr. Waqar Ahmad Khan, CEO, Star Hydro Power Limited(SHPL), Pakistan
11:25-11:35 (10) Smart Technology for Global Water Business

As a future new hub of World Water Industry, the Water Industry Platform Center has been and will be functioning to collect both resources needed and capabilities. This session will cover the ‘Supporting the life cycle for growth and development of water-related companies’ by Water Industry Platform Center, Korea

Mr. Manjae Kim, Water Industry Platform Center, Korea

11:35-13:05 (90) Best Practices : Water Technology Development and Global Business by company

As the most featured session to the companies particiapted in this Forum, this session will be allocated for sharing up-to-date information on e.g. technology development, innovation, business development, global partnership, and discussing potential business opportunities following presentations above.

  • Dr. Ick Hwan Ko, Vice President, Yooshin Engineering Corporation, Korea
  • Mr. Andreas Gross, Head of international Business Development, RÄDLINGER PRIMUS LINE GMBH, Germany
  • Mr. Hugh Chapman, Regional Director, Xylem, Australia
  • Mr. Unseok Cho, Manager, Thewavetalk, Korea
  • Mr. Hyo seop Kim, CEO, Coogy, Korea
  • Prof. Kyung-Taek Yum, National Smart Water Grid Research Group; Ministry of Environment, Korea

*To be confirmed from more than two start-ups

13:05-13:20 (15) Q&A Session - Best Practices and Future Strategies

Moderated by Prof. Seung-Hyun KIM, Kyungnam University

Global Water Industry and Financing
13:20-14:05 (45) Global Water Project and Cooperation by region

This session will include perspectives, know-hows and experiences from financial cooperation experts. Those presentations would be delivered in an aspect of practical use, reflection of business needs, and specific to the region maintaining integrated view of Water Financing and Global Business.

  • Mr. Joel Kolker, Program Manager and Lead Financial Specialist, World Bank(WB)
  • Dr. Taek-Won Seo, Korea Overseas INfrastructure & Urban Development Corporation(KIND)
  • Mr. Julian Syah, Project Implementation Specialist, Multi Karadiguna Jasa(MKJ)
14:05-14:20 (15) Q&A Session - Utilizing Potential Support for Water

Moderated by Prof. Seung-Hyun KIM, Kyungnam University

14:20-17:00 (160) Water Partner Square
  1:1 business matching
Technology Demonstration
  Technical Presentation by company

KIWW2019 Previous Outcome

In the 12thWBF,public-privatecorporations from 6countries (Indonesia,Egypt,China,Pakistan,Germany,Australia) along with the host county of the KIWW, Rep. of Korea and twoMultilateral DevelopmentBanks (WorldBank,KoreaOverseasInfrastructure&UrbanDevelopmentCorporation)attended. Approx. 50participants including 16speaker sandmoderators from 7countries and international organizations joined the forumandbuiltandstrengthened their partnership.

The 12theditionoftheWBFprovided the right place for sharing cutting-edge technologies and knowledge with up-to-date information based on insightful analysis and on-going researches. It also offered the opportunities for networking among key decision-makers seeking for cooperation on the field projects.

The forum contributed to enforcing strategic relationship with nations, regions, international organizations, and enterprises by discovering potentially cooperative issues of water industry.