Anders Bækgaard, der er kongrespræsident for IWA2020, fik overrakt stafetten af Hiroaki Furumai, der var kongrespræsident i Tokyo.
Ved afslutningen af IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition i Tokyo den 20. september, fik Anders Bækgaard ved en højtidelig ceremoni overrakt stafetten under overværelse af IWA's præsident Diane D'Arras og IWA's direktør Kala Vairavamoorthy. Efter overrækkelsen holdt Anders Bækgaard en tale til forsamlingen.
First of all I want to say thank you to Japan, Tokyo and our Japanese hosts. Also thank you to the Congress President, professor Hiroaki Furumai. You and your team can really be proud of the job well done. I am deeply impressed.
It has been a wonderful week in so many ways. Just to mention one aspect: Big Sight is truly an amazing venue. And, as far as I know, it has been the largest IWA congress ever and it has been so well organized. It has been really easy to meet people and get access to inspiration and interesting solutions from all over the world - at the conference as well as at the exhibition.
We Danes looked forward to visiting Japan and Tokyo for IWA 2018 - and I must say that all our expectations have been meet. Now we really look forward to getting home and initiate the serious preparations for IWA 2020 for real.
And so - what can you look forward to in Copenhagen two years from now?
In conclusion – ladies and gentlemen - the venue is the Bella Center and the city is Wonderful Copenhagen. We look forward to meeting all of you – and more. Thank you!