VIII InterEcoForum highlights

Press Release


This March 21st and 22nd marked the eighth consecutive InterEcoForm on Sustainable Development, held in Marbella, Spain — this year´s event addressed the theme Water for Sustainable Development & was celebrated in the prestigious Global School of Hospitality `Les Roches´ — captivating a large number of international participants, press & high-profile speakers.

IEF´s conference carried out a dynamic mix of representatives, from the Russian Energy Ministry, the UN association, Trucost part of the renowned S&P Global and the celebrated Environmental & Human rights activist Mr. Sunny Ofehe were all amongst the speakers at this year´s event. IEF not only attracted a vast number of international speakers & representatives, local and national companies were also amongst its participants – Ly Company, Zersty, Quantum Energía Verde & participants such as the local environmental councilor Mr. Manuel Cerdeñas showed his full support.

The key objective of the event was to work together towards an innovative future for the water sector, this VIIII edition was heightened by the support of the UN Water Department – our round table discussion that took place on the Friday 22nd opened as a point of discussion where participants were able to contribute and voice their opinion together with our table of experts –´Fresh Water Crisis´ being the topic of debate. A prize giving ceremony & cocktail celebration marked the end of the VIII IEF event, with networking as an opportunity.

The success of this year’s event – its theme & location will remain the same & planning for the following InterEcoForum is already underway – with a marathon in prospect for the foundation of Water for Sustainable Development.



of March

  • 10.00:  Accreditation of participants
  • 10.30 : Opening ceremony
    •    Mr. Carlos Díez de la Lastra – CEO General Director Les Roches Marbella 
    •    Mr. Manuel Cardeñas – Environmental Councilor of Marbella Town hall
    •    Mr Sergey Shumkov – representative the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
    •    Mr. Aleksey Borisov – Vice President World Federation of United Nations Associations
  • 11.00 :  Coffee Break
  • 11.30:  Status of protection of water objects in the coal industry – Ministry of Energy RF – Mr Sergey Shumkov
  • 12.00: Impact on water for sustainable development: Impact on Rural Community Development. Case Study Niger Delta– Comrade Sunny Ofehe
  • 12.30: Solar Pv Solutions in Agriculture – Alfonso Garés
  • 12.45: Better practices on sustainability in big cooperation´s Showcase Coca-Cola: Evgeny Selivanov, Senior Managing Partner Brighten
  • 13.00: Water: ¨Water is the cosmic receptor of life¨- Doctor Wladyslaw Stanislaw Rybicki, CEO VIP Adaptation
  • 13.30: ¨Water for future Generations¨- Sergey Aziukovskij Technical director Nord Gaz trading 
  • 14.00: Closing of first day



of March

  • 10.00: Round Table: Discussion on Fresh Water Crisis.
    • Comrade Sunny Ofehe (Environmental & Human Rights Activist, from the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, living in the Netherlands – founder of the NGO ‘ Hope for Niger Delta’ with its headquarters in Rotterdam)
    • Alvaro Hidalgo  (Member of the Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts, Chartered Auditor of Information Systems and member of the Spanish Council of Economists Professional Associations,Professional Association for Hospitality Finance, Revenue Management & IT)
    • EVERSTOV NIKOLAY NIKOLAEVICH (Chairman of the Russian-Sudanese Business Council. Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation)Chamber of Commerce 
  • 11.00: BLUE GOLD, A look into revenue at risk as a result of water scarcity. Water for sustainable development is crucial but it can also be competitive advantage. How can Businesses harness a better knowledge and better water management whilst reducing cost and increasing revenue– Jacqueline Jackson Director Trucost, part of S&P Global
  • 11.30: Coffee Break
  • 12.00: UN Water Action Decade Presentation 
  • 12.30: ¨Healthy Way of Life¨ Water Mineral company Narzan: Erika Balberkina Head of Export Department 
  • 13.00: Zersty Art Water and more” – Nobel Fernandez Llera (Managing Director) and Ángel Salazar (Environment Director)
  • 13.30: ¨Water in a sustainable package: Creating Future¨ – Francisco Rodriguez Lopez – CEO – Ly Company
  • 14.00: Closing ceremony cocktail and prize giving




Acquire something meaningful from our forum, put yourself on the path towards an innovative future for water sustainability

Networking as an opportunity

Networking as an opportunity to personalise your individual experience, whilst unfolding new ideas from other providers to optimise your own engagement in water sustainability

Management initiative

More than an 150 participants come together every year, bringing together different companies, all looking to produce a mutually valued outcome.

Government Officials &CEO´S

Participating in IEF gives you the unique
opportunity for your dynamics to be observed by leading CEO´S and Government officials, increasing your personal profile, and company



Mr. Francisco Rodriguez Lopez
Mr. Francisco Rodriguez Lopez

CEO Ly Company – Only Water

Mr. Ángel Salazar
Mr. Ángel Salazar

Environment Director Zersty

Mr. Nobel Fernández
Mr. Nobel Fernández

Managing Director Zersty

Mr. Sergey Shumkov
Mr. Sergey Shumkov
Department of Coal Industry of the Ministry of Energy of Russia
Mr. Alvaro Hidalgo
Mr. Alvaro Hidalgo

Bachelor in Business Administration, Registered Accountant,
Member of the Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts, HOSPA Fellow (British
Professional Association for Hospitality Finance, Revenue Management & IT),
Chartered Auditor of Information Systems and member of the Spanish Council
of Economists ́ Professional Associations

Mr. Evgeny Selivanov
Mr. Evgeny Selivanov

Senior Managing Partner
BRIGHTEN Сommunication Group

Ms. Erika Balberkina
Ms. Erika Balberkina

Head of Export department JSC “NARZAN”

Comrade Sunny Ofehe
Comrade Sunny Ofehe
Ms. Jacqueline Jackson
Ms. Jacqueline Jackson

Senior Account Director in EMEA & ROW for the Corporate Business at Trucost, part of S&P Global

Mr. Alfonso Garcés
Mr. Alfonso Garcés
Dr. Wladyslaw Stanislaw Rybicki
Dr. Wladyslaw Stanislaw Rybicki

Dr. Wladyslaw Stanislaw Rybicki, the CEO of the company ‘VIP ADAPTATION’, a Doctor of Medical Sciences, a Doctor of Psychological Sciences, a Gerontologist, an Ecologist

Mr. Sergey Aziukovskij
Mr. Sergey Aziukovskij
Mr. Aleksey Borisov
Mr. Aleksey Borisov

Chairman of the Executive Committee of World Federation United Nations Association
First Deputy Chairman of the UNA-Russia



  • Water Pollution
  • Freshwater Crisis
  • Sustainable Water Management
  • Innovation in the fields of water recycling, conservation and consumption
  • Sustainable and affordable solution for water scarcity using solar power
  • Urban Water and Waste Management
  • Economic value of water and Financial innovation
  • Water and Energy Sustainable Development Strategy

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