Sustainability

First edition of Energy & Sustainability Summit to take place on 21 June

The event will bring together over 25 speakers for discussions around sustainable project development, carbon neutrality, driving the Net Zero agenda and more

The transition to a cleaner, greener and more efficient future will be in focus at the inaugural Energy & Sustainability Summit (E&S Summit) in Dubai. The event, which is being organised by Big Project Middle East magazine, will take place on 21 June at St Regis – The Palm, and will bring together high-profile speakers and decisionmakers from across the region.

The E&S Summit is free to attend for construction professionals and will open for registrations at 9:00AM. The day will comprise several panel discussions focusing on a variety of topics including: the region’s leading economies’ transition away from traditional sources of wealth – the oil and gas industries; project development in the age of sustainability; driving the Net Zero agenda across GCC countries; and achieving carbon neutrality as a construction company.

In addition, a raft of presentations have been planned across the day from organisations such as the Emirates Green Building Council, The Red Sea Development Company, ECC and Saif Air Tech – A Fakhruddin Holding Company.

Sustainable development has become a critical topic for the built environment in recent year. In the June issue of Big Project Middle East, Majid Al Futtaim’s Chief Sustainability Officer Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi talks to Gavin Davids about why sustainability is the only way forward for the real estate sector. With EXPO 2020 Dubai, sustainability was also a key topic, with the event organiser announcing that 121 buildings were LEED certified at the mega event. Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion at EXPO 2020 Dubai, which served as an anchor of the Sustainability Zone was also profiled by Big Project Middle East.

The day-long event will share valuable insights from over 25 speakers including Farah Naz of AECOM and the Co-author of Net Zero City; Abdullatif Nafez Albitawi, Director at Emirates Green Building Council; Karim El-Jisr of Diamond Developers, the company behind the Dubai and Sharjah Sustainable Cities; Ali Mumtaz and Ian Williamson of The Red Sea Development Company; Dr. Pablo Izquierdo, Head of Ras Al Khaimah’s Energy Services Section; David Haboubi, Roger Cruickshank and Matthew Tribe of SNC-Lavalin Group, and many more.

The summit’s partners include Gold Sponsor: The SNC-Lavalin Group; Bronze Sponsors: AECOM; ECC; KEO; Saif Air Technologies; Supporting Partners: Acciona; Bainona Engineering Consultancy; JLL; Knowledge Partner: Heriot-Watt University and MESIA.

To find out more about the E&S Summit’s agenda and participating speakers, click here.

Read more about the region’s journey to Net Zero development with insights from four regional experts here.

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