ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The Summit will bring together business leaders, government officials, and water experts to discuss best practices in corporate water stewardship and public policies to address the ever growing, global demand for water.

The business interest in water is fundamental. Water touches every sector of our economy and impacts our regional and global competitiveness. In addition to being a part of many essential business processes, water also provides recreational opportunities and natural beauty that attracts great companies and terrific employees to Utah. Learn how Utah can be at the cutting edge of planning for our future.

  • A forum with Utah and Israel on innovative water solutions

  • Learn from water experts

  • Ideas on planning for our future water needs

  • Best Practices from the U.S. and Israel

Tentative Agenda

Registration & Exhibitor Displays & Buffet Lunch

Utah and Israel: A Shared Partnership

Israel and Utah shared environmental challenges and are both homes to blooming entrepreneurial ecosystems.  There are huge opportunities to drive greater connectivity between Utah and the State of Israel in water and other technology sectors.

Speakers:

  • Derek Miller, President and CEO, Salt Lake Chamber
  • Hillel Newman, Consul General, State of Israel

Water as Driver of Global Ties and Economic Growth

Water is a vital resource for business and critical for economic growth. With demand for water quickly outpacing supply around the world, there is huge growth opportunity in the water market as new technologies emerged and innovative approaches to water management develop.

Speakers:

  • Dave Ross, Assistant Administrator for Water, EPA

Showcasing American and Israeli innovation: Industrial Water Use

In advanced economies, nearly 45% of water demand comes from industry. Addressing this need requires greater efficiencies in industrial water use and the growing possibilities offered by new advancements in water treatment and reuse. 

Speakers:

  • Kimberly Kupiecki, Global Leader, Sustainability, Advocacy, Communications, DuPont Water Solutions
  • Coca-Cola/Swire (invited)

Moderator:

  • Chuck Chaitovitz, Vice President for Environmental Affairs and Sustainability Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Lightning Round

Innovators and entrepreneurs will highlight their solutions to the growing world water crisis in a variety of sectors.

Moving Into the Future

Speakers:

  • Derek Miller, president and CEO, Salt Lake Chamber
  • Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox

Showcasing American and Israeli innovation: Precision Agriculture

Agriculture accounts for nearly 90% of water use in the Western US.  With new technologies, farmers can measure, analyze, monitor, and automate processes to give crops and soil exactly what they need with the minimum amount of water required. 

Speakers:

  • Neil Allen, Associate Professor and Division Head of Irrigation, Utah State University Water Research Laboratory
  • Matt Yost, Assistant Professor, Agroclimate Extension Specialist, Utah State University
  • Stuart Eyring, CEO, Orbit Irrigation Products, Inc.
  • Lee Addams, CEO, CropMetrics

Moderator:

  • Warren Peterson, Vice President, Farmland Reserve, Inc

Take Aways and Next Steps: Doing Business in Israel 

Israel and Utah have many similarities not only in environment but in industry as well – both are home to thriving technology hubs in a wide range of sectors with growing populations and a highly educated workforce. There are immense opportunities for Utah and Israel to develop innovative policy and technology together in the water sector and beyond and to create business partnerships that facilitate rapid economic growth.

Speakers:

  • Dan Catarivas, Head of Foreign Trade Administration, Israel Manufacturers Association
  • David Carlebach, Vice President for Foreign Investment, World Trade Center Utah 
  • Moran Zilbershtein, Economic Consul, Head of the Economic and Trade Mission to the West Coast, Ministry of Economy and Industry, State of Israel

Moderator:

  • Josh Kram, Executive Director for Middle East Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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