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About RetrofitTech UAE Summit & Awards

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%.

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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 UAE’s retrofit market
  • Learn about latest projects, updates, and financing strategies as well as new technologies
  • Gain competitive advantage in UAE’s retrofit market by showcasing your solution to buyers
  • Participate in discussions on new technologies, techniques and processes to reduce electricity and water consumption


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The ACM Interface+ Format

The ACM Interface+ conference format is designed to optimise the valuable and finite time our busy delegations can dedicate to being out of the office while also enhancing their enjoyment of the ACM on-site experience. Specifically tailored to our region of operations here in the Middle East, the Interface+ format maximises networking opportunities, facilitating the building of profitable relationships within the context of a dynamic, efficient and relevant learning environment.

ACM conference days, using the Interface+ format, have an earlier start than conventional agendas and conclude with a late lunch. The conference sessions are regularly punctuated by refreshment and networking breaks to allow for unhurried face-to-face interaction between peers, colleagues and business prospects. The mid-afternoon conclusion of our formal conference agenda allows for government representatives and busy executives to adjourn earlier in the day, having still enjoyed a full and rich programme of content. Post-lunch, ACM will offer additional, optional learning and networking opportunities in the shape of workshops, product demonstrations, technology launches, site visits, pre-arranged 1-2-1 business meetings and hosted receptions.

Interface+ makes timing sense for our delegates and business sense for our sponsors.