The 6th Metering, Billing/CRM Latin America conference will feature a dedicated water metering seminar, with the theme “Water metering for productivity and sustainability.”

The seminar, bringing together the Brazilian water industry to exchange views and gather valuable information on topics such as the regulatory framework, advanced metering, sub-metering, prepayment, billing and CRM, will take place on August 12-13, 2008 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Continued growth in the demand for water, power and gas, along with rapidly rising prices and the quest for security and sustainability of supply are bringing new challenges to utilities in Latin America.

Water efficiency and conservation are becoming increasingly important, and there is ongoing need for revenue protection and the reduction of losses.

Metering, billing and customer management will be crucial in meeting these challenges, and Metering, Billing/CRM Latin America will provide a timely forum to review next generation water metering solutions for Latin American utilities.

Visit www.meteringlatinamerica.com to view the program, or for additional information, contact Emmanuelle Nicholls: emmanuelle.nicholls@spintelligent.com, tel. +27 21 700 3500, fax +27 21 700 3501