• Evnet : Thai Water Expo
  • Date : 2023.08.29 (Wed) ~ 09.01 (Fri)
  • Venue : Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok

During the three-day THAIWATER 2023 exhibition held from August 30th to September 1st, WI.PLAT unveiled its ‘Intelligent Leak Management System’ for the first time in the Thai market.

The water market in Thailand is predominantly focused in Bangkok, where over 60-70% of the entire industry is water-related. Water supply in Thailand is managed by the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA), the Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA), and 27 local private enterprises.

While touring the THAIWATER 2023 exhibition in Bangkok, we noticed a variety of equipment exhibited by various Japanese and European companies. On the second day of the exhibition, we had the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the Thai market through consultations with representatives from MWA, as well as various local industry stakeholders.

We aim to explore the possibility of further promoting pilot projects within Thailand through continued communication with the buyers who visited the WI.PLAT booth. We are grateful for the interest and dedication shown by many industry professionals who visited the exhibition in Thailand despite the hot weather.

  • Evnet : Indowater Expo & Forum 2023
  • Date : 2023.08.29 (Wed) ~ 09.01 (Fri)
  • Venue : JIEXPO(Jakarta International) Kemayora

INDOWATER is Indonesia’s largest specialized water treatment exhibition, with 227 companies and 9,112 individuals participating from 33 countries worldwide as of 2022.

WI.PLAT entered the Indonesian market through the KOICA CTS SEED 1 program in 2021 and has been actively pursuing business activities ever since. At INDOWATER 2022, we presented our technology at a seminar hosted by the local water and sanitation association in Indonesia (PEREPAMSI) and engaged in ongoing discussions with numerous local water utility (PDAM) officials at the WI.PLAT booth.

During the INDOWATER 2023 exhibition, we introduced our newly developed Sonic GL model to the Indonesian market. Sonic GL, a mobile IoT leak sensor utilizing piezoelectric elements and magnets, is a highly sensitive product specialized in detecting water leaks. The Sonic GL is designed not only for water utility systems but also for detecting leaks in industrial water supply and fire-fighting piping, as well as household plumbing. This product, when integrated with an AI-powered mobile cloud app, detects the sound of leaks and allows the AI to determine the presence of leaks.

At this year’s exhibition, we were able to engage in discussions not only with local water utility officials (PDAM) but also with industry representatives from Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam, receiving various inquiries about system usage and pilot projects.

Going forward, WI.PLAT aims to contribute to water resource management worldwide, catering to continuous research and development and technological innovation aligned with customer demands. We sincerely appreciate your continued interest and support.

  • Event : Korea-Thailand Green Industry Business Meeting
  • Date : 11 July, 2023
  • Venue : Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit

WI.Plat participated in the Korea-Thailand Green Industry Business Meeting organized by the Korea Environmental Industry Association and Korea Water Resources Corporation.

WI.Plat had been interested in the Thai market since the the POC of Intelligent leakage management system in Bangkok, Thailand in 2022. Therefore, participating in ‘Korea-Thailand Green Industry Business Consultation Meeting’ provided an opportunity to seek partners and customers for the full-scale expansion of business in Thailand.

We are grateful for the interest shown by various Thai government agencies and water-related companies, which resulted in meeting schedules from 10 am to 5 pm throughout the event.

Through meetings with various Thai companies, we were able to gain practical insights into the Thai market and identify potential business directions for market entry. We hope to repay the Korea Environmental Industry Association, Korea Water Resources Corporation, and KOTRA Bangkok Office, who provided us with this opportunity, with good news of successful export contracts in the future for small and medium-sized water management companies.

  • ㅇ Event: Korea-Malaysia Water Infrastructure Day
  • ㅇ Date: 20 Jun, 2023
  • ㅇ Venue: InterContinental Hotel (Kuala Lumpur)

(Source:  K-water)

“Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water) held the ‘Korea-Malaysia Water Infrastructure Day’ on June 20th at the InterContinental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This event, jointly organized by K-water, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Malaysia, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Climate Change (NRECC*) of Malaysia, aimed to promote cooperation between South Korea and Malaysia in the field of water and commemorate the 40th anniversary of Malaysia’s Look East Policy, which was inspired by South Korea’s success.

The event featured sharing policies and the latest developments in the water industry by major water institutions from both countries, technical presentations, and a technology roadshow by domestic small and venture companies in the water sector.

At the event, K-water, as South Korea’s leading water specialist organization, showcased innovative water technologies and water management expertise based on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, including Digital Twin-based smart water management, NRW reduction, and management strategies.

Furthermore, the event attracted attention as five domestic small and venture companies in the water sector, aiming to expand into Malaysia, also participated. These companies actively communicated with local stakeholders by operating promotional booths and introducing their innovative technologies and products for potential exports.

Participating companies: NewToKorea, SM Tech, HSCMT, AutoEnvi, WI.Plat

Kim Young-il, Acting Head of the Water Division at K-water, stated, ‘The successful hosting of ‘Korea-Malaysia Water Infrastructure Day’ has provided an opportunity to widely promote K-water, a comprehensive water platform company, and our domestic water companies. We will continue to collaborate closely for the development of the water industry in both countries.’

K-water established its regional office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last year and is actively expanding into the Southeast Asian region.”

(Note: Some abbreviations and Korean names have been retained for clarity and accuracy.)

  • Event : The 17th Water and Health Symposium and Exhibition
  • Date : 21-22 June, 2023
  • Venue : K-water Human Resources Development Institute’s 40th-anniversary hall (Daejeon)

From June 21st (Wednesday) to 22nd (Thursday), the annual Water and Health Symposium, commemorating World Environment Day, was successfully held for two days at the Daejeon K-water Human Resources Development Institute’s 40th-anniversary hall.

The theme of this year’s symposium was “Advancing Water Management and Activating the Water Industry.” It centered on the future development direction and strategies for activating related industries, with the participation of key figures from the Ministry of Environment’s Water Use Planning Division and the Korea Water Resources Corporation’s Regional Water Supply Division. The event featured discussions on practical applications of technology and case studies, as well as presentations on support policies and future business plans for domestic water companies like K-water, all aimed at promoting the water industry. Various institutional introductions that could benefit small and medium-sized water-related businesses were also presented.

WI.Plat has been participating in the seminars, workshops, and exhibitions held annually by Environmental Times for the Water and Health Symposium. This year’s event, held in Daejeon, where WI.Plat is headquartered, provided valuable insights into the direction of the water industry and excellent local governance cases, broadening our insights into the domestic market.

  • Event: ENVEX 2023 (44th International Environmental Industry Technology & Green Energy Exhibition)
  • Date: 7-9 June, 2023
  • Venue: COEX (Seoul)

WI.Plat participated in ENVEX, the largest exhibition in the environmental technology and carbon-neutral fields, to showcase the “Intelligent Loss Management System.” This 3-day exhibition, held from June 7th to 9th, attracted various local governments and environmental companies as its main visitors. Many students and other individuals interested in the environmental and carbon sectors also participated, making the exhibition vibrant and lively.

WI.Plat’s booth received numerous visitors, leading to fruitful consultations and system introductions. Through purchasing consultations, more information about our system was shared, and many companies expressed their interest and intention to make purchases. WI.Plat will continue to enhance its completeness and strive to be a recognized company through technological development and diverse marketing efforts.

We would like to express our gratitude to the Environmental Preservation Association, which puts in great effort each year to organize ENVEX, and to everyone who has shown interest in our company.

  • Event: Indonesia Water and Waste Water Expo and Forum (IWWEF 2023)
  • Date: 6 – 8, June, 2023
  • Venue: Bidakara Hotel (Jakarta)

In Indonesia, there is a water utility company called “PIDAM.” “PERPAMSI” is the Indonesian Water Supply Association established to address water issues at a national level through knowledge sharing and collaboration among the 50 PDAMs (water utility companies) that were operating independently since 1972.

IWWEF 2023, held from June 6th to 8th at the Bidakara Hotel in Jakarta, is a national-scale water event organized by PERPAMSI every two years. The purpose of this event is to provide a platform for key speakers and stakeholders in the water sector to discuss the challenges and directions for water supply agencies. Each year, IWWEF attracts more than 5,000 visitors, including local water industry companies, local and foreign investors, and stakeholders. The exhibition featured not only Indonesian companies but also participants from China, Thailand, Malaysia, and other countries, making it a significant showcase.

Indonesia serves as a key overseas business hub for WI.Plat, with a local official agent called SUPRA International. WI.Plat operated a booth together with SUPRA at the event, and over 50 PDAM representatives visited the WI.Plat booth. Among them, discussions were held with several PIDAMs regarding the implementation of systems or projects related to water leak management. Furthermore, with the upcoming CTS SEED2 program in Indonesia, this exhibition provided a great opportunity to showcase WI.Plat’s initiatives in Indonesia in 2023.

We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who supports WI.Plat’s growth as a digital water solution company in South Korea!

  • Event: 2023 ICT Business & Contents Partnership
  • Date: 6 June, 2023
  • Venue: Jakarta, Indonesia

WI.Plat, as a leading digital water company representing Korea, participated in the ‘ICT Business & Contents Partnership’ event held at the Fairmont Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday, June 6th. The event aimed to facilitate business matching between Korean and ASEAN digital companies.

During the event, hosted by the National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA) from Korea, APTIKNAS (the Indonesian ICT Business Association) participated in the networking session. It provided an opportunity for entrepreneurs in the field of ICT, including AI and metaverse, to discuss and exchange information on future IT development cooperation between the two countries.

The event was attended by over 100 Indonesian delegates, and we were honored to have Deputy Minister Park Yoon-gyu from the Ministry of Science and ICT in attendance. WI.Plat conducted an MoU signing ceremony with our local agent, SUPRA International, and had the opportunity to promote our intelligent water leak management system to the esteemed guests.

We express our gratitude to all the individuals involved in organizing the event and to the local and domestic delegates who took the time to attend. We look forward to future meetings to further strengthen our collaborative relationship.

  • Event: Next Rise 2023, Seoul
  • Date: 1~2 June, 2023
  • Venue: COEX (Seoul)

Following last year, WI.Plat participated in Next Rise, the largest venture and startup event in Korea. Next Rise is in its 5th year and is organized jointly by KDB Industrial Bank and Korea Trade Association, with support from the National Science and Technology Council, Venture Enterprise Association, and Korea Venture Capital Association.

We showcased the technologies of innovative startup companies dedicated to sustainable environmental conservation at the joint booth organized by Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI). It was truly inspiring to see startups from various fields gathering in one place, showcasing their creative and innovative technologies that contribute to the future of technological advancement in Korea. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to KEITI for their efforts in organizing the joint booth and to all the visitors who showed great interest in the WI.Plat booth.

  • Event: 2023 WI.Plat Leak Detection Workshop
  • Date: May 30~31, 2023
  • Location: Wanju Region

WI.Plat held an annual leak detection workshop to promote unity among all employees and explore the effective utilization of our systems.

This year, the entire WI.Plat team mobilized to Wanju, the area where our system is being implemented! To inspect water leaks in the Wanju region, we utilized our leak detection sensors, Sonic M1 and Sonic GL, on water facilities such as water meters and valves. The data collected by our intelligent loss management system sensors is readily available for customers through the access to our software(App, Web) to review at any time, and they can also receive analysis results as reference material in the future. 😊

Our AI model, equipped with advanced leak sound analysis capabilities through data-driven leak detection and big data learning, presents the results of leak sound analysis in the NELOW system.

After conducting leak area inspections, we gathered together to discuss how we can provide more convenient features to our customers through system usage, as well as to evaluate the condition of the leak detection area. We also fostered camaraderie by enjoying delicious meals together! On the second day, we took a stroll along the nearby Sanggwaneom Path, savoring the scent of pine trees. It was a rewarding time to enjoy the beauty of nature amidst our busy lives.

WI.Plat will continue to strive forward, with all employees taking the lead, to benefit areas in need of our systems and the regions where they are being implemented!

Thank you.