Industry challenges, growth trends and insights in policy, economics and technology to be discussed

ANN ARBOR, Mich. and BEIJING, China – Global public health organization NSF International and the Direct Drinking Water Times, one of China’s leading water publications, will co-sponsor the second annual Global Water Purification Summit, April 21 – 22, 2016 in Beijing, China. The summit will bring together leaders in the Asia-Pacific water sector to provide insight and clarity on the challenges and opportunities of the water purification industry from a variety of perspectives, including policy, economics and technology.

This year’s summit will revolve around the theme, Global Vision: Toward a Mature Industry in a New Era of Ecological Development, and covers growth, trends and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific water purification industry. Forums, panels, workshops, keynote speakers and private business meetings will allow professionals to network and share knowledge about these important industry topics. The summit will provide a chance for dialog among industry leaders and will promote the expansion, innovation and development of domestic and international businesses.

Rick Andrew, Global Business Development Director for Water Systems at NSF International, will discuss in his presentation, Trends in Products and Technology in the POU/POE Industry, the requirements for NSF certification of POU (point of use)/POE (point of entry) products and summarize the global scope of certifications that NSF International has performed. In addition, he will discuss industry challenges, such as commoditization and trade barriers, and how testing and certification can help manufacturers overcome these challenges.

Other topics the summit will address include:

  • The Expansive Eco-Friendly Market: Global Vision and the New Future of Chinese Water Purification
  • Prospects for China’s Water Purification Model
  • The New Power of Technology to Change the Industry

“NSF International has more than 50 years of experience in the water purification industry,” said Andrew. “Promoting safe and healthy drinking water in Asia is an important part of our mission and goal to expand our expertise globally. We’re delighted to bring our global knowledge and experience to this event to provide helpful insight and perspective.”

The summit will host more than 500 attendees from the Asia-Pacific water and manufacturing industries as well as government officials and media.

Editor’s Note: For more information, or to schedule an interview with Rick Andrew, Director of Global Business Development for Water Systems at NSF International, please contact Liz Nowland-Margolis at media@nsf.org or +1 734-418-6624.

About NSF International: NSF International is a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (www.nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. Operating in more than 165 countries, NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.

NSF led the development of the American National Standards for all materials and products that treat or come in contact with drinking water. NSF’s global water services include testing, certification and auditing for point-of-use and point-of-entry water systems and filters, municipal water treatment components and chemicals, plastic piping systems, and plumbing fixtures and fittings. NSF International is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).