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

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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