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The International Water Resources Association (IWRA) and the Scottish Government commissioned Speakeasy to produce the 15th International World Water Congress in 2015, bringing together 1,000 of the world’s pre-eminent scientists, academics and industry experts in the global water sector.

Speakeasy designed a conference website with secure online payment and worked with project teams to plan the complex agenda of plenary, parallel and special sessions, the exhibition and a week-long social programme.

We managed abstracts and iPosters, put in place a PR and marketing strategy over the 18-month planning period and produced all delegate communications. The project also involved managing delegates, sponsors, exhibitors and stakeholders, organising high-quality catering for 1,000 delegates over the five conference days and producing a video highlights film.

Touchscreens in the exhibition area allowed authors to include video and interactive content in their submissions to give delegates a richer experience. Distributing memory sticks of conference proceedings avoid over-dependence on paper to protect the environment.

On more than one occasion, the team from Speakeasy went the extra mile – many extra miles in fact! –  to ensure the event was a huge success. Their input was undoubtedly invaluable in delivering what was described by many as the best World Water Congress they had ever attended.

– Barry Greig, Water Industry Division, Scottish Government

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