The 2nd Annual RetrofitTech UAE Summit & Awards was a resounding success. Under the patronage of Dubai Electricity & Water Authority and officially supported by the UAE Ministry of Energy, Supreme Council of Energy, Dubai Municipality, Etihad Energy Services and the Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, the conference gathered 300+ attendees to discuss the UAE’s multi-sector retrofit programme and opportunities associated with the Emirate-wide adoption of energy efficient technologies.
The conference opened with keynote addresses from H.E. Saeed Al Tayer, CEO, DEWA, H.E. Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy - UAE and 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 3rd Annual RetrofitTech UAE Summit & Awards to identify the project opportunities across the UAE and find out the strategies and the latest technologies which can help you in achieving energy and water efficiency savings.
RetrofitTech UAE Summit & Awards 2017 conference will give insight on the progress of the programme and provide an update on the retrofitting strategy across UAE. The conference 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.
The retrofit programme for 2017 will includes 2,000 buildings and energy saving of 20%.
Thank you & well done The conference was a wonderful gathering with enthusiastic, energetic, experienced representatives. I think energy conservation is becoming an important / evident subject. We could see from the quality speeches and presentations presented at the conference. I also think that such an event is to be held yearly as energy efficiency is evolving and conference participation was above expectation.- Acting Chief Operating Officer, Etihad Energy Services Co. LLC
Well coordinated cross section.- Senior Manager, Dubai Chamber
Agenda structure very good. Good networking facility. Good organisation and right profile attendance.- Marketing Manager EMEA, GE Lighting
Informative. Good networking.- Marketing & Business Development, Siemens
I will recommend to my colleagues and sister hotel to attend and adapt systems and implement to the hotel which could help to reduce energy.- Maintenance Manager, Le Royal Meridien
I really enjoyed every presentation. Lots of information. A well organised event. Looking forward to being in such successful events.- Research Assistant, British University in Dubai
National energy concerns were communicated and the target plans to overcome them.- Technical & FM Manager, MAF Dalkia
The conference was relevant and appreciated.- Senior Electrical Engineer, Dubai World Trade Center
Some important points and statistical figures.- Energy solutions engineer, Al-Futtaim Technologies
Good to have other engineers’ experiences. Well organised.- MEP Manager, ARC International
It delivers on informative subjects and covers all areas. If you want to update yourself on the latest technology regarding electricity and energy saving and efficiency to the wellbeing of both and to get much better environmental awareness, ACM events organiser and its speakers can deliver it- Senior Electrical Engineer, ARC International Engineering Consultancy
One of the best events to introduce the future of energy for the people.- Assistant Supervisor, DP World
I encourage you to attend this kind of seminar.- Electrical Engineer, DP World
Thanks again for inviting us to participate in RetrofitTech Dubai 2015. It was a very interesting conference with a good mix of speakers and good high-level attendance. Congratulations on organising a seamless event.- Corporate Sustainability Officer, Emirates Wildlife Society - WWF
I advise my colleagues to attend this kind of conference in the future. It was a great experience to meet new people and learn new information.- Mechanical Engineer, Fujairah National Construction (FNC)
H.E. Al Tayer’s speech was very informative and inspiring. The event combines some of the leading thought leaders in the market- Managing Partner, Griffin Consultants
Very good opportunity to be level with government and private sector initiatives towards a sustainable Dubai- Facilities Manager, Atlantis The Palm
Excellent. Best place to share your knowledge and ideas and gain more information about the latest technologies. Should attend the next chapter- Associate Director – Engineering, Atlantis The Palm
Totally satisfied with all of the arrangements. All buildings and maintenance engineers should come out of their egg shells to learn from these discussions- Director of Engineering, Armani Dubai
Content is very relevant, very well organised event, helpful team. Well done- Regional Marketing Manager, GE
Top notch event. Will become the focus of a new line of business in UAE and Gulf area- General Manager, Intercool Energy Services
It’s good to attend such a conference. Please email me all future events happening with ACM- MEP Manager, Emirates NBD
A very useful and encouraging conference. Great insights to progress and the real challenges faced. The best focussed conference with the best year on year development!- Head of Water, RSB Dubai
It was a well organised and informative session which gave us the opportunity to meet and collaborate with authorities and leading FM managers. We had the opportunity to share our experiences and discuss other innovative technologies and procedures- Vice President – Mechanical, Hidi Rae Consulting Engineering
ACM’s RetrofitTech is executed with genuine care and interest for the topic. Great detail- Executive Director, KEO
Excellent conference opening chances to bridge and have more communication with other colleagues in the field of building retrofit- Facilities Manager, HCT
Extremely professionally arranged. Cooperation and warmth are the key words- General Manager, Lonix Control Systems
A must for Facility Managers and engineers to run their facility at optimum efficiency- Mechanical Engineer, Dubai Airports
Good. It was nice to be there to see the beginning of the awakening of a sleeping giant – the retrofit market- Sales Engineer, Intherpro LLC
Very good. A must attend for people/companies in the business of energy saving- Business Development Manager, Solar Shield
It provided a good insight on auditing and ESCO, also FM. It was useful- Managing Director, Solo Energy
It was good to attend- Assistant Manager, IDAMA Facility Management
Very good and informative- Facilities Manager, International Capital Trading
Very good. I like this conference, we need to have more and more- Engineering Supervisor, The Ritz Carlton Dubai
It was good- Chief Engineer, The Ritz Carlton Dubai
I will talk about ACM events to colleagues and definitely use the information as marketing/sales tips as well as to educate customers- Senior Sales Manager, Haji Commercial
Thanks for the information- Senior Facilities Manager, DAFZ
A well organised conference- Associate Professor of Energy, Heriot Watt University Dubai
Very good, valuable conference- Facilities Manager, HCT
Good event- Chairman, EGBC
Very good- DSM Director, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy
Well organised and informative- Facilities Manager, ICT
The issues presented are good- Consulting Engineer, UI Technical Services
Very informative. Very well prepared- Business Development, Exitone International
Excellent. Keep it up!- Architect/Green Building Consultant, Middle East Centre for Sustainable Development
It’s a big and great event- MEP Manager, Emirates NBD
Fruitful- Energy Engineer, Khatib & Alami
It’s worth attending and provides future outlook in shortest period of time at one place- Mechanical Engineer, Dubai Airports
Must attend- Manager FM, Dubai Airports
Very good- Cluster Chief Engineer, Hilton Worldwide
Excellent. I advise to participate- General Manager, Yaming
Great panels, very interesting. Good speakers, good crowd – not just suppliers- Operations & Commercial Manager, Taka Solutions
Excellent. I was impressed with the vision of the UAE for a sustainable future. It was refreshing- President & Lead Expert, Creara International
Very good. Worth the time spent- Planning Department, DEWA
Very good. This is the future, hop on board and enjoy the ride. Way to go Dubai!- General Manager, Intercool Esco
Interesting, very useful, updating recent regulations, vision and targets- Manager, MAF Properties
Very good. Instructive- Business Development Director, Sodamco Weber Saint Gobain
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