The American Water Summit 2013
The American Water Summit is the most important event of the year for anyone involved with water at a senior level. It is not just about making contacts and staying ahead of what is new. It is about making a better future for water in America.
Dilma Seli Pena & Carter Strickland Added to Keynote Session
Washington DC (PRWEB) September 26, 2013
Andy Seidel leads a panel of the water industry's biggest hitters to discuss where the value is in the water sector and how it can be unlocked.
Most water company pitch books or SEC IPO filings start with some variation on the "trillion dollar" global water market, the "billions of dollars" in infrastructure underinvestment accompanied by images of deserts that are meant to portend catastrophic drought – all backed by survey data from government agencies, scholarly articles and banks. If the water market is underpinned by such fantastic underlying fundamentals, why do so many companies in the water industry seem to underperform? The answer lies partly in a fundamental laziness on the part of investors. Underneath the "green" hype and the intimacy investors feel they have with the actual product lie the brutal facts that the water market is a set of fragmented, local markets and the reality that water businesses ultimately have to obey the same laws of financial management that apply to any other business.
This American Water Summit panel is comprised of water industry business leaders who have participated in some of the largest deals in the water industry and built some of the largest, most successful water companies. They will share their private equity and public market insights on how the character of the market drives complexity for operators and investors alike. Let’s open the water industry kimono and have an informed discussion on how to invest in water.
Chair: Andy Seidel, CEO, Underground Solutions
The American Water Summit takes place on November 5th & 6th in Washington DC.