Under the esteemed patronage of His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al Sada – Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum, top level discussions as well as abundant exchanges of vital information on district cooling are all set to dominate a heavily packed three-day program at the 5th Annual Middle East District Cooling Summit that opens on 26th November 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Doha, Qatar.
The annual event, which is organized by Fleming Gulf – one of the leading providers of business intelligence through industry specific conferences, webinars and skills enhancement training courses – will run until the 28th of November.
With 350+ participants and delegates comprising high ranking company officials and technology experts from across 20 countries, the event is to be inaugurated by H.E Eng. Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari, President of Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA), the summit’s main supporter, & Member of the Permanent Water Resources Committee.
In addition, top officials from key endorsers of the event will deliver the keynote address. These include Dr. Mishan Al Otaibi, Assistant Undersecretary of Planning and Training, Ministry of Electricity and Water, State of Kuwait – who will talk about Kuwait’s future plans for applying cogeneration and district cooling.
The other keynote speakers are Mr. Ahmad M. Bin Shafar, Chief Executive Officer, EMPOWER, UAE and Eng. Montazar Al Muhalhal, Executive Director for Strategy and Planning, National Water Company, KSA.
With two packed days of presentations and interactive discussions, among the key highlights of the event is a CEO & District Cooling Leaders Panel will have a theme ‘Smart Leaders – What’s the stategy?’. The high-level panel is to discuss about subsidizing energy for efficient district cooling, feasibility of combined power, fresh water, and cool tri-Generation in the GCC, the current status of district cooling in Qatar and how it is viewed from a developer, utility and end-user perspective, and the development of a sustainable action plan.
There would also be a joint presentation by ADC Energy Systems and Dalkia Utilities (Middle East) at 3 pm of the first day on ‘The successful execution of District Cooling Projects: Saadiyat Island case study’.
On the third day, two exclusive workshops and a site visit to be organized by Qatar Cool await participants. The first of the two workshops is being organized by Getco-Green Earth Technology Co., Belimo Automation FZE, M-Engineering, Inc., & Al Sadarah Engineering LLC, UAE. The second one is to be conducted jointly by Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) and Qatar Cool.
“Owing to the importance that this summit presents to ongoing discussions and implementation of sustainable infrastructure development within the region and across the world, it is such a welcome occurrence that more and more companies are supporting and participating at this year’s edition,” said Jason Mendonca, Senior Conference Producer. “And as the event’s opening draws closer, such additional support and participation would surely result in a more comprehensive summit that would undoubtedly result in an even better outcome.”
The 5th Annual Middle East District Cooling Summit opens at 8:50 in the morning of the 26th of November with a Welcome Note from the event’s organizers, Fleming Gulf.