Singapore International Water Week: Asian Utilities Looking for Smart Solutions
It’s been busy last week in Singapore… TaKaDu participated in the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) – a huge event combining several conferences and trade shows that have attracted about 750 organizations and more than 18,500 individuals, including mayors, ministers and government officials.
TaKaDu had a booth in the Water Expo, gave a presentation at the water convention and participated in the Smart Grid Technology forum and in SWAN Asia workshop. Between one meeting to another, VP Marketing, Guy Horowitz had the opportunity to be interviewed for the media (watch the interview on CNBC).
During this week we met many potential clients and partners from all around the world. Being our first extensive exposure to Asia, we realized that the Asian market is developing fast, and the need for smart solutions is growing dramatically. Countries such as Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, China and India confront huge challenges in water supply, which is accelerated by urbanization, and are looking for solutions to cope with them. Not surprisingly, the theme of the 2012 SIWW was “Water Solutions for Sustainable and Liveable Cities”.
SIWW was also the first international industry event following ABB’s recent investment in TaKaDu. ABB demonstrated the integration of Symphony+ and TaKaDu, generating lots of interest from exhibition visitors.
Now, when we are back home, we are starting our preparations to the next big event in Asia – IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition that will take place in Busan, Korea in mid-September.