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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

Date & Time 5(Thu) September, 10:00-15:00
Venue Daegu EXCO, Hall 3
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

Tentative Program

Time Details
10:00-10:05 Welcome Remarks
10:05-10:10 Congratulatory Remarks
10:10-10:15 Commemorative Photo
Theme - Water Management Improvement through Smart Technology
10:15-10:30 Boosting Future Competitiveness
Water Industry Development Strategy by Korea Water Cluster
10:30-11:30 Innovative Water Management
Water Infrastructure Development/Investment by country
(Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, UAE)
11:30-12:30 Smart Technology for Global Water Business
Case study : Water Industry Technology Development by company
12:30-13:00 Best Practices and Future Strategy
Q&A Session moderated by Prof. Seung-hyun KIM
13:00-13:30 Networking Reception
Theme - Global Water Industry and Financing
13:30-14:30 Investment in Infrastructure Project
Global Water Projects by region
(WB, CAF, GCF, KIND etc.)
14:30-15:00 Project Cooperation – Best Possible Support
Q&A Session
15:00-17:00 Water Partner Square
1:1 business matching
Technology Demonstration
Technical Presentation by company

KIWW2018 Previous Outcome

The 9th Water Business Forum was held under the theme of ‘Optimazing global business opportunity through Technology, Innovation, Finance’. For the forum, governments/corporates from 12 nations and international organizations(MDBs, Global Funds) gathered and discussed how to share water-related information and future cooperation.