Empower, the world’s largest district cooling services provider, is set to host the International District Energy Association’s (IDEA) 2014 International District Cooling conference in Dubai. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, the 6th District Cooling Conference will be held under the theme of “Cleaner Energy, Greener Cities” from December 14- 16 at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum said: “The great cities of tomorrow will be the ones that put sustainability at their core today. The International District Energy Association’s decision to hold their annual conference in Dubai is affirmation of the strides that the emirate has taken to build a sustainable future for residents, and an enabling environment for businesses, based on clean, reliable and responsible sources of energy and water.”
“Dubai is a leading global city which has clearly embraced district cooling as energy-efficient and environmentally-sound infrastructure,” said Mr. Rob Thornton, President and CEO, IDEA. “When you consider its extensive networks of world-class district cooling facilities, coupled with its strategic regional location and the government leadership’s commitment to environmentally-responsible development, it is clear that Dubai is an excellent location to bring the global district cooling industry together.”
IDEA’s International District Cooling Conference brings together many hundreds of industry experts and leading practitioners from around the world. Historically, the International District Cooling Conference has been held in different locations around the world. The 2014 edition will share industry best practices, updates on technological innovations, and feature case studies related to utility-scale energy efficiency and water conservation techniques. A key focus during conference sessions will be on how to best incorporate global benchmarks in district cooling for the climate of the Middle East and North Africa.
“Empower is proud to host the International District Cooling Conference.” said H.E. Ahmad Bin Shafar, Chief Executive Officer, Empower. “Dubai’s district cooling industry has seen much growth, so hosting an event that attracts global delegates from industries like real estate, urban planning, construction, utilities and district cooling will only benefit this Emirate in the long run. We look forward to convening our colleagues from around the Middle East region and welcoming guests from North America, Europe, and Asia as well. ”
The conference includes an exhibition with leading equipment suppliers, systems integrators and consultants from the district cooling industry from around the world. Empower will also welcome registered attendees to tour their new 45,000 Refrigeration Tonne (RT) district cooling facility in Business Bay as well as the world-class district cooling facility serving the Dubai Financial Centre. IDEA’s 6th International District Cooling conference will be held at Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Hotel. For more information, please visit www.ideacooling2014.org/