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Informa to launch new energy event

Dubai, February 10, 2013

Informa Exhibitions along with Dubai Municipality has announced the launch of the Green Energy Middle East Conference, an event which outlines new building regulations to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency across Dubai.

Set to take place on February 18, the conference will run alongside Middle East Electricity and Solar Middle East, both of which run from February 17 to 19 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The conference comprises a notable line-up of senior government speakers involved in drafting the new green regulations, and will be chaired by Saeed Alabbar, director of AESG, and vice chairman of the Emirates Green Building Council, a statement from Informa said.

Abdulla Rafiya, assistant director general of engineering and planning at the Dubai Municipality will be among the first speakers in the morning of the conference, outlining the new green building regulations and specifications and how the construction, engineering and power generation industries will be affected.

The event will also host a top assemble of regional green technology experts, including Rami Hajjar, general manager of Philips Middle East, who will outline the role of eco-friendly and modern technologies on reducing carbon emissions; and Solaiman Al Riffai, director of Project Finance at the Dubai Carbon Center for Excellence; who will talk about carbon reduction through a sector based approach.

The one-day conference will culminate with a panel discussion about key factors for successful public private partnership (PPP) frameworks in energy projects explaining how the public and private sectors can work together to achieve the new energy targets, the statement said.

Anita Mathews, director, Informa Energy Group, organisers of Middle East Electricity and Solar Middle East, said: “Our partnership with Dubai Municipality reflects our commitment towards a greener economy and the Green Energy Middle East Conference will help support efforts across Dubai to protect its environment by reducing carbon emissions and improving energy efficiency.”

“The conference will be busy with senior government officials who will address delegates about latest developments in industry requirements and examine new projects, while regional experts will deliver business knowledge through a series of practical case studies highlighting clean energy technologies.”

Now in its 38th edition, Middle East Electricity is the largest and longest-running energy event in the Middle East, attracting upwards of 15,000 visitors from 120 countries every year.

The 2013 edition of the three-day event will host more than 1,100 exhibitors from 58 countries, out to showcase their latest products and solutions in the power, nuclear, lighting, and renewable sectors.

The inaugural edition of Solar Middle East is a dedicated platform for the burgeoning regional solar industry, and is set to become largest gathering of solar technology suppliers ever seen in the Middle East.

Middle East Electricity returns with the popular Middle East Electricity Awards, an extended programme of technical seminars, and is partnered with Power + Water Middle East in Abu Dhabi, Power Nigeria in Abuja and Africa Electricity in Johannesburg. – TradeArabia News Service




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