Monday 8 October
Tuesday 9 October
Wednesday 10 October
Now in its 9th year, the Global Bottled Water Congress is designed for industry leaders, suppliers, customers and analysts to gain a complete overview of the latest trends and thinking across all continents from top companies in each region, with extensive time for informal networking and discussion.
The global bottled water market has found new impetus despite challenging economic conditions. With strong consumer interest in health, wellness and added value, along with vigorous industry efforts to address concerns about sustainability and the environment, the 2012 Global Bottled Water Congress aims to help improve future performance by unlocking more natural value. The event will address all the key issues, from consumers and markets, through retailing and technology to health, sustainability and innovation.
The full programme includes:
Two day conference covering market development, insights, innovations and challenges
Extensive industry networking time with leading global figures
Plant tour hosted by Vichy Catalan
Gala dinner and presentation of the 2012 Water Innovation Awards
Booking: Please use the available form. Visas may be required from some countries. Zenith will be happy to help with visa support documentation where possible.
Water Innovation Awards 2012 entry details and deadline:
Please go to www.foodbevawards.com for information on how to enter the Water Innovation Awards 2012.
Deadline for entries is Friday 24 August 2012. The Awards will be presented at the Global Bottled Water Congress gala dinner on 9 October at Esferic.
Dress code: Business suit or smart casual for the Congress and awards dinner. Casual with closed walking shoes for the tour.
The Spanish bottled water market is the 11th largest in the world, growing by 1.6% in 2011 to reach 7.5 billion litres. Last year, economic pressures led to modern retail and discount outlets gaining share over bars and restaurants, with sales of larger still water sizes increasing by 7.5%.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and Spain’s second largest city. Of Roman origin, many of its landmarks are designated World Heritage Sites including Gaudi’s famous and still unfinished Sagrada Familia. One of the world’s most important tourist destinations, the city also has a long sporting tradition and hosted the 1992 Olympics.
Please note that the Hotel Fira Palace is now fully booked.
If you would like to search for alternative accommodation you can do so via the Barcelona Convention Bureau. You can contact their Call Centre directly on +34 93 285 38 32 or visit their website at www.hotelsbcn.com To find the closest hotels to Fira Palace, select the zone "Montjuïc-Fires", "Eixample" or "Ciutat Vella" (Old City).
You can still contact The Hotel Fira Palace and ask to be put on a waiting list but we cannot guarantee at this stage that you will be able to reserve a room at the hotel.
If rooms become available, reservations are to be made direct with the hotel. Click here to download a pdf of the hotel booking form and fax over the completed and signed form to +34 934 255 047. Hotel terms and conditions are included
The following rates are being offered to Congress delegates subject to availability up to 9 September 2012. After this date, room rates may fluctuate:
Double standard for single occupancy: €154.00
Double standard for double occupancy: €170.50
Double executive for single occupancy: €176.00
Double executive for double occupancy: €192.50
Rates include VAT and buffet breakfast.
Centrally located, the Hotel Fira Palace has 276 rooms and suites, a choice of restaurants, indoor pool, health club and extensive meeting facilities.
Hotel Fira Palace, Barcelona Avda Ruis 1 Taulet, 1-3, Barcelona 08004, Spain t + 34 934 262 223 f + 34 934 248 679 e firstname.lastname@example.org
Barcelona International Airport is approximately 12 kilometres away.