Fifth annual Middle East DC Summit opens in Doha
More than 300 delegates and exhibitors are participating in the summit
The 5th Annual Middle East District Cooling Summit, a gathering of regional and global experts and stakeholders of district cooling, has opened in Doha, Qatar.
The summit which is being supported by Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) was inaugurated by KAHRAMAA's President Essa Bin Hilal Al- Kuwari after a brief welcome note from the event organizer and an opening remarks from the Chairman of the summit, George Berbari, CEO of DC Pro Engineering - UAE, amidst the presence of senior functionaries of participating companies and over 300 delegates and exhibitors.
Characterized by three heavily packed days of presentations, panel discussions, workshops and a site visit, over 400 participants and delegates comprising high ranking companies' officials and technology experts from across 20 countries will mark their presence at the summit until the 28th of November, the concluding day of the event.
Soon after and serving as a preview to the high level of reports, dialogues and abundant exchanges of vital information on the latest design, technologies and applications of district cooling that are expected to dominate the conference, top officials from key endorsers of the event delivered extremely valuable keynote speeches on the first day of the event.
These top officials included Mishan Al Otaibi, assistant undersecretary of planning and training, Ministry of Electricity and Water , State of Kuwait - who spoke about Kuwait's future plans for applying cogeneration and district cooling; Ahmad M. Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower, UAE, and Montazar Al Muhalhal, executive director for strategy and planning, National Water Company, KSA - who made a presentation about 'Treated Sewage Effluent's (TSE) added value in district cooling'.
In his presentation, Al Muhalhal also discussed about the Saudi government's support for Initiatives that preserve water, as well as the country's success stories in using TSE in district cooling around the Kingdom such as at the Holy Mosque in Makkah and Madinah , as well as at the King Abdullah Financial district information technology and communication complex project.
The annual event is being organized by Fleming Gulf.