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Large European Presence at Singapore International Water Week: Europe Business Forum & European Pavilion.

Singapore, June 10, 2009 - (ACN Newswire) - With the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) Singapore participating as a supporting organization in the 2009 Singapore International Water Week, the Water Expo this year will showcase numerous exhibitors from Europe under a dedicated European Pavilion. Various European Companies, Embassies, Chambers of Commerce, and Foreign Investment Agencies will share business and investment opportunities with the visiting delegates. The European Pavilion will be the 2nd largest exhibition area after theSingapore Pavilion, and thus "demonstrate the strong willingness to further increase business connections between Europe and Singapore & Southeast Asia" mentioned Mrs. Jutta de Petrini, Executive Director of EuroCham.

With the Europe Business Forum on June 25 EuroCham is also co-hosting a major platform for captains of the European and Singaporean water industry to enable business networking, formation of partnerships and to explore on lucrative deal-making opportunities. Nine major companyand industry leaders, among them Siemens, Veolia and HyFlux, and the 2009 Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize Winner Prof Gatze Lettinga from the Netherlands will share their views on the business potentials in Europe.

Said Ambassador Holger Standertskjold,Head of the EC Delegation to Singapore, "Increasingly, global phenomena like climate change will worsen the problems of water scarcity and droughts. Our economies and societies cannot survive and thrive without clean and drinkable water. Nevertheless, manage our water resources strategically by using new technologies. The EU Business community is working actively with researchers to this end. The Delegation of the European Commission is therefore delighted to support the European Business Forum and the European Pavilion during the Singapore International Water Week."

The large European participation in this year's Singapore International Water Week is testimony to the EU's continued commitment to Singapore and the region. As of this year the European Commission is co-funding a 3-year 'EU-Singapore Business-to-Business Cooperation Project' with more than 30 distinct business activities. EuroCham is in charge of conducting the project and aims to "notably enhance European-Singaporean business actions and promote Singapore as the central ASEAN Business Hub in Europe" said Mr. Stephan Preuss, the EuroCham Project Manager.

The European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) Singapore was established in 2001 with the mission to represent the common interests of the European Business Community in promoting bilateral trade, services and investments between Europe and Singapore and Asia-Pacific. EuroCham is a non-profit membership fee based organization with a membership composed ofall European National Business Groups in Singapore as well direct corporate members. EuroCham is the European representative at the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) council. About Singapore International Water Week

The Singapore International Water Week is the global platform for water solutions. It will bring policymakers, industry leaders, experts and practitioners together to address challenges, showcase technologies, discover opportunities and celebrate achievements in the water world. Comprising the Water Leaders Summit, Water Convention, Water Expo and Business Forums, it culminates in the presentation of the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize, a prestigious international award to recognise outstanding contributions in solving global water issues. The second Singapore International Water Week will be held from 22 to 26 June 2009 at Suntec Singapore. The theme is Sustainable Cities Infrastructure and Technologies for Water. For the latest updates and media releases on the Singapore International Water Week, log onto www.siww.com.sg

Source: Singapore International Water Week

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EuroCham Singapore
Tel: +65 68366681
Fax: +65 62351877
URL: www.eurocham.org.sg


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