Contributor Profile

Dave Shanks

Job TitleCEO

Company NameWater-to-Go


After working in the garment industry for many years and seeing the horrific problems of waste pollution, CEO and Founder of Water-to-Go, Dave Shanks, sought to create a sustainable and reusable alternative to single-use plastic water bottles. He then developed a unique nanotechnology filter for the bottle and so Water-to-Go was born. Realising that here was a technology that could provide clean, healthy water almost anywhere and which could also reduce the environmental damage being done was the motivation to establish the Water-to-Go brand and business. Since 2010, the business has grown and is now trading in over 50 countries, and has been recognised by WTM as one of the emerging leaders in responsible tourism. Exhibiting at WTM for the third time, Dave will be highlighting the perfect solution to single-use plastic bottles that you have been looking for and that is already being adopted by leading tour companies across the world. Dave is working with many different travel and tourism companies to help them reduce their carbon footprint and become more sustainable by providing bespoke filter bottles.

Conference Sessions

  • Plastic Waste: What Should the Industry Do?

    Tuesday15:45 - 17:005 Nov 2019
    Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone

    Attenborough has raised the issue of single-use plastic and many, but by no means, all, have stopped using plastic straws. The challenge is a bit bigger than th...

    • Language: English