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About RetrofitTech Dubai Summit & Awards

The 3rd Annual RetrofitTech Dubai Summit & Awards was a resounding success. Under the patronage of Dubai Electricity & Water Authority and officially supported by the Supreme Council of Energy, Etihad Energy Services and TAQATI, the summit gathered 300+ attendees to discuss Dubai’s multi-sector retrofit programme and opportunities associated with the Emirate-wide adoption of energy efficient technologies.

The summit opened with a keynote addresse from  H.E Ahmad Al Muhairbi, Secretary General, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy. Over the two days, attendees discussed government and private sector initiatives towards a sustainable Dubai as well as strategies and the latest innovations to enable the implementation of an effective retrofit programme.

Join us at the 4th Annual RetrofitTech Dubai Summit & Awards to identify the project opportunities across Dubai and find out the strategies and the latest technologies which can help you in achieving energy and water efficiency savings.

RetrofitTech Dubai Summit & Awards 2018 will give insight on the progress of the programme and provide an update on the retrofitting strategy across Dubai. The summit will highlight the latest project opportunities for retrofitting government buildings, as well as the buildings within the commercial, retail, hospitality, healthcare, education and industrial sectors, and the best practice retrofitting strategies.

The event will also discuss future financing models, regulative frameworks and requirements as well as showcase the latest technologies and products for use in retrofitting to achieve energy savings and ROIs.

Opportunities in UAE's retrofitting market

Some of the important future projects by Etihad ESCO will include energy management service (EMS) works for the Dubai Civil Defense, Hatta solar project, Dubai International Airport (Phase 2), and Dry-docks (Phase 2).

Etihad Energy Services (Etihad ESCO) has signed its first private sector service agreement with UAE based luxury property developer Seven Tides. As part of this agreement, Etihad ESCO will now develop and tender ESCO activities for 22 properties, that are owned and managed by Seven Tides.

Under the Service Agreement, Etihad ESCO will provide Services to at least 22 properties, including offices, hotels and residential units in the emirate. The service agreement will provide Seven Tides with the market’s best energy conservation and solar solutions across Seven Tides’ portfolio of current real estate and hospitality projects.

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Excellent Opportunities for the Sustainable and Energy Efficiency Industry:

Did you know?
  • 30% improvement in efficiency of energy use is Dubai’s target for 2030
  • 4,000 buildings including federal hospitals, schools, mosques and administrative buildings will be retrofitted as part of the Ministry of Energy federal buildings retrofitting program
  • Dh30B to be spent by Dubai to retrofit 30,000 buildings
  • $4.4 million/year is the reduction of energy costs after the eco-friendly makeover that The Empire State Building recently received
  • 28% of cost savings can be achieved through retrofitting according to the international energy agency
  • $20 million worth of contracts have been signed by several government-backed entities in Dubai to make environmental improvements to their real estate portfolios
  • 70% of energy produced in the country are from buildings use according to Dubai Municipality
  • 29% of energy consumed by buildings can be reduced at little or no cost


Top Reasons To Attend

  • Network with government, developers, consultants, financiers, BOAs, FMs, ESCOs, green technology providers and legal firms
  • Discover new opportunities in Dubai’s retrofit market
  • Learn about latest projects, updates, and financing strategies as well as new technologies
  • Gain competitive advantage in Dubai’s retrofit market by showcasing your solution to buyers
  • Participate in discussions on new technologies, techniques and processes to reduce electricity and water consumption


2018 Advisory Board

  • Ali Al-Jassim

    Etihad ESCO

  • Aref Abou Zaher

    Executive Director

  • Graeme Sims

    Executive Director

  • Eng. Hind Almutawa

    Director of Regulation & Supervision Department, CIO of Innovation
    Ministry of Energy

  • Stephane Le Gentil

    Clean Energy Business Council

  • Eng. Afra Alowais

    Chief Efficienology Officer
    Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority

  • Eng. Khaled Al Junadi

    Environmental Expert
    Abu Dhabi City Municipality

  • Anne Le Guennec


  • Hassan Younes

    Technical Director
    Griffin Consultants

  • Sandrine Le Biavant

    Director, Consultancy

  • Ayhan Siriner

    General Manager, Middle East
    Felio Sylvania

  • Nabil Battal

    Director - Global Environment Health Safety (EHS)
    DP World

  • Fadi Al Faris

    Head, Energy Management Solutions
    Quantum Eurostar

  • Holley Chant

    Executive Director of Sustainability
    KEO International

2018 Speakers

  • Ali Jassim

    Etihad ESCO

  • Faisal Ali Hassan Rashid

    Director – Demand Side Management
    Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

  • Aref Abou Zaher

    Executive Director

  • Eng. Hind Almutawa

    Director of Regulation & Supervision Department, CIO of Innovation
    Ministry of Energy

  • Eng. Afra Alowais

    Chief Efficienology Officer
    Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority

  • Eng. Eiman Alameri

    Studies & Standards Team, Infrastructure & Municipal Assets Sector
    Abu Dhabi Municipality

  • Stephane Le Gentil

    Clean Energy Council

  • Hassan Younes

    Griffin Consultants

  • Ahmed Al Shamali

    Head - Engineering Standards & Energy Management
    Dubai Airports

  • Nabil Battal

    Director, Global Health, Safety & Environment
    DP World

  • Andrea Di Gregorio

    Director, Energy Efficiency & Renewables
    RAK Municipality

  • Ibrahim Al Balushi

    Senior Specialist, Shared Support Services Sector
    Dubai Health Authority

  • Nacer Bouhitem

    Senior Vice President
    Macquarie Capital

  • Eng. Abdel Rahim Al Marzouki

    Head of Majid Care
    Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department

  • Fadi Shakhshir

    Director - Strategy & Compliance
    Emaar Properties

  • Ali Dawood

    Executive Director of Operations
    Dubai Industrial Park

  • Bashar Kassab

    Director - Hard Facilities Management
    Emaar Properties

  • Holley Chant

    Executive Director of Sustainability
    KEO International

  • Ibrahim Mohammad

    Executive Manager
    Etihad ESCO

  • Cuneyt Comez

    Services Director –Building Solutions

  • Charles Tony

    Regional Manager
    Talisen International, UAE

  • Tobias Huber

    Global Head Energy Services & Performance Contracting, Siemens Building Technologies
    Siemens, Swizerland

  • Pablo Izquierdo

    PMO Director
    Dubai Carbon

  • Pradeep Singh

    Manager – BD & Technical
    Etihad ESCO

  • Muhammad Khogali

    Lead Engineer, LEED Green Associate, Middle East and Africa
    Dow Chemicals EMEA, UAE

  • Rajmohan Govindarajan

    Manager - Building Systems & Solutions
    Armstrong Fluid Technology, UAE

  • Bilal Maarouf

    Senior Technical Engineer
    Emirates Green Building Council, UAE

  • Azmi Aboul-Hoda

    Publicity Chair
    ASHRAE Falcon Chapter

  • Firas Obeido

    (CEM, CMVP, LCP, BSc), Chief Technology Officer

  • Kevin Sullivan

    Head of Commissioning
    KEO International

  • Eng. Tarek Hussam

    Energy Engineer
    Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department

  • Michel Farah

    Director of Corporate, Environmental & Social Responsibility
    Daikin Middle East and Africa

  • Senior Representative
    Quantum Eurostar

  • Senior Representative

  • Francisco Ramalheira

    Business Development & Marketing Director

2018 Sponsors and Partners

Hosted and Strategically Endorsed by:
Gold Sponsor
Thought Leader Partner
Silver Sponsor
Associate Sponsors
Event Guide Sponsor
Lunch Sponsor - Day 2
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