Call for Expressions of Interest to Participate in the Thought Leadership Stream, Keynotes and Workshops

Do you have insights, innovations and findings that can help Water Professionals succeed?

If so, this is your chance to be a part of New Zealand’s largest Water Conference and become one of the guiding voices of the Water Industry.

Water New Zealand is seeking expressions of interest from individuals and companies to participate in a range of areas at the Annual Water New Zealand Conference and Expo which will be held at Claudelands in Hamilton on 21 – 23 September this year.

We invite you to share your expertise and transform the understanding of what is possible to a wide range of water professionals across the entire sector.

Keynote Speakers

We welcome expressions of interest from the industry for individuals eminent in the local, international or global water industry to speak on topics relevant to both the global and national water industry.

Subject to programming, there will be a limited number of slots available (of approximately 45 minutes), so we are looking for high quality topics and presenters.

If you are interested in participating, please send a brief outline of the topic you wish to speak on (100 word maximum) and details of conferences at which you have presented keynote speeches.


We welcome expressions of interest from companies that wish to run workshops on topics within the water industry.  It is intended that, should appropriate topics and proposals be received, the workshops would be held on the day prior to the conference commencing (Monday, 20 September).

If you are interested in participating, please send a brief outline of the topic you wish to speak on (100 word maximum), a bullet point draft agenda and biographical details of workshop facilitators.

Thought Leadership Stream

Following the success of the Thought Leadership stream over the past few years, Water New Zealand is seeking registrations of interest from individuals to participate in the stream this year.

It is intended that the Thought Leadership stream will cover hot topics that are relevant in the New Zealand water industry but may refer to global water issues.

Send an outline of the topic you wish to speak about (100 words maximum) and your biographical details (100 words maximum).

How to Submit Your Expression of Interest

  • Please send all expressions of interest for each of the three categories to Katrina Guy.
  • If you need any assistance or wish to discuss your topic, feel free to contact Katrina Guy ( prior to the due date.
  • There is no need for a written paper, but the topic description and biographical details will be used for the conference handbook.
  • PowerPoint presentations are desirable, but not essential.

Submit your application by Friday, 23 April 2021 to Katrina Guy.

Successful applicants will be notified of acceptance by Wednesday, 9 June 2021.

We look forward to hearing from you.