Water experts to gather at event offering businesses the latest industry insight

DELEGATES at the ‘WIN Business in AMP6’ event will learn more about what to expect in the water industry over the next five years and how they can work collaboratively with Anglian Water through the Water Innovation Network to tackle future challenges.

The event, which is being delivered by the Water Innovation Network – a partnership initiative between economic development company Opportunity Peterborough and Anglian Water – will be held on 30 October 2015 at the Future Business Centre in Peterborough.

The start of the latest Asset Management Plan (AMP 6) period in 2015 saw a huge range of regulatory changes in the water sector, widely regarded as the biggest since privatisation in the 1980s. To respond to these changes, meet ambitious business targets for 2020 and ensure the resilience of the industry for the future, Anglian Water will be improving the way it works alongside its supply chain and how it collaborates with businesses to identify innovative opportunities.

The Water Innovation Network is designed to drive innovation in the water industry by bringing forward solutions from businesses that can help the sector meet current and future challenges. The network, which was established in 2010, now has more than 700 business members that have collectively contributed hundreds of innovations that respond to Anglian Water’s business challenges.

This event will help organisations to refine their innovations and ensure they meet the needs of the industry and Anglian Water, a significant buyer in the East of England. Speakers from Anglian Water include Chris Newsome, director of asset management; Steve Kaye, head of innovation; Jason Tucker, head of supply chain; and Graham Fulton, Totex programme leader.

Steve Kaye said, “We have always encouraged innovation through our investment in the Water Innovation Network and we want to continue this through AMP6 and beyond. Industry changes will affect those who work with us, so we have a responsibility to share what it means for our supply chain.

“We encourage all innovators with an interest in the water industry to attend this unique event. Through the Water Innovation Network we work with everyone from self-employed individuals to large multinationals – company size, location or sector is no barrier, it’s the ideas and solutions that count.”

Steve Bowyer, chief executive at Opportunity Peterborough, said, “As Peterborough’s economic development company, we’re pleased to be working in partnership with Anglian Water to deliver The Water Innovation Network. The Network offers a unique opportunity for companies to collaborate with Anglian Water and the event in October is the perfect chance to meet the decision makers.”

The ‘WIN Business in AMP6’ event is open to all businesses, but spaces are limited and must be booked in advance. For full event details including prices, times and the latest agenda, please visit www.waterinnovation.net or call 01733 317426.