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Empower to host International District Cooling Conference 2016

Johnson Controls, Carrier, Trane and Siemens are among the participants in the conference, organised by the International District Energy Association (IDEA).

| | Oct 27, 2016 | 10:55 am
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H.E. Ahmad Bin Shafar

H.E. Ahmad Bin Shafar

Dubai, UAE: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, and Chairman of Emirates Airlines & Group, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has announced that it will be hosting the 7th ‘International District Cooling Conference 2016’, organised by International District Energy Association (IDEA), from November 13 to 15, 2016, at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. Themed as ‘A Climate Solution’, the conference, the announcement said, will be attended by global delegations representing international energy-related companies and organisations.

In addition to a series of sessions and panel discussions, the conference, the announcement revealed, will incorporate a workshop and an international trade exhibition that will display latest technologies and solutions in District Cooling. The event will close with a technical tour to the facilities of Empower, added the announcement.

The announcement mentioned that the previous edition of the conference was held in December 2014. “Hosting this global conference for the second time in two years goes in line with our firm commitment towards the global district energy sector,” said H.E. Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower. “Empower’s position on the global district cooling map is part of Dubai’s position as a role model of green economy. Organising this conference is part of our mandate to disseminate district cooling technology among developing countries in the world.”

Bin Shafar commented that hosting the conference in Dubai is an evidence of the confidence on the advancement of the District Cooling industry in the emirate. “This conference,” Bin Shafar highlighted, “will attract participations from leading pioneers and specialists in energy and district cooling industries from many parts of the world, which position the event as a platform to meet the top players of district cooling and allied industries, in order to exchange their experiences and practices through review of latest technical innovations and highlighting major projects and their implementation in various countries. Also, the sessions will review best ways to introduce standards for district cooling in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as developing countries covered by ‘District Energy in Cities Initiative’ by United Nations Environment Programme.

Empower said that it will top the list of sponsors as Strategic Sponsor and host, along with a group of international companies, such as Johnson Controls, Carrier, Trane, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Siemens, Elips and many others.

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