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World IEQ Forum 2016 announces VIP speaker line-up; “unprecedented”, say the organisers

H.E. Dr Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment; Sheikh Dr Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin J. Al-Thani, Director of Public Health, Ministry of Public Health, Qatar and Joseph G Allen, Assistant Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health & Director, Healthy Buildings, Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment, are among the key speakers at the conference.

| | Oct 20, 2016 | 2:23 pm
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Dubai, UAE: With less than a week left before the World IEQ Forum 2016 opens its doors, the organisers, CPI Industry have announced the VIP speaker line-up for the daylong conference. Scheduled to take place on October 26 at Al Murooj Rotana, the conference will run on the theme calling for support for transformation to a sophisticated IEQ regime and implementation of broad-based IEQ strategies.

To date, the conference has attracted several industry experts and high-profile speakers, who will meet to discuss the compelling need to address IEQ-related issues that lead to sick building syndrome and building-related illnesses.

Some of the confirmed speakers are:

  • H.E. Dr Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment
  • Sheikh Dr Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin J. Al-Thani, Director of Public Health, Ministry of Public Health, Qatar
  • Eng Aisha Al Abdooli, Director of Air Quality Department, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
  • Taher Diab, Senior Director – Strategy and Planning/Secretary General – EEA, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy
  • Nawal Al Hanaei, Director of Technical & Land Affairs and Head of Building Section,Fujairah Municipality
  • Eng Yaser Omar Kayed, Head of Studies & Planning Unit, Environmental Protection Section, Ajman Municipality and Planning Department
  • Joseph G Allen, Assistant Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health & Director, Healthy Buildings, Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment
  • P.R. Jagannathan, Manager – Sustainability, Trakhees
  • Simon Hugh Miller, Product Conformity Specialist, Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, UAE

Speaking on what she expects out of the Forum, Al Abdooli, said: “Improving indoor environmental quality will substantially contribute to the UAE’s mission of raising the level of happiness and wellbeing among people in the country and around the world.

“There are a number of effective solutions to the various types of indoor air pollution. Sharing the knowledge and experiences on new technologies and providers is key for the successful implementation of these solutions. We hope that the World IEQ Forum 2016 will provide a great networking platform for practitioners and consolidate efforts for improving indoor environmental quality across the globe, and we are very pleased to have this important event at our doorstep in Dubai.”

This year, the Forum will extensively focus on the residential, commercial, hospitality, healthcare and education sectors and will showcase regional and international case-studies to highlight success stories to prove that it is possible to construct and maintain healthy buildings in a cost-effective manner.


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