Empower to host 8th IDEA conference in Dubai

The conference will include seminars, workshops, public meetings, and an award ceremony.

Empower CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar.
Empower CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar.

District cooling services provider Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has won the opportunity to host the 8th International District Cooling Conference (IDEA) to be held in Dubai in December this year.

The conference will take place from 9 to 11 December, 2018, at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, under the slogan "Effective Energy for Smarter Cities."

Ahmed bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, announced that Empower will host the conference and tradeshow for the third time, after 2014 and 2016, WAM reported. The announcement was made recently during the 109th IDEA Annual Conference and Tradeshow 2018, in Vancouver, Canada.


Bin Shafar said: "Our achievements were recognised by hosting this global conference in Dubai. Choosing Dubai as a venue for a conference of this magnitude is a clear indication of the global confidence in Empower's position in district cooling industry. We are proud to be the largest district cooling services provider in the world. Dubai is creating a sustainable future for its citizens and residents and is developing a fertile environment for business management based on energy efficiency. This conference will achieve long-term success through the participation of international delegations from different sectors.

"Dubai has a leading global position. Hosting this conference reflects its ability and the confidence in its district cooling industry. This supports the directives of our wise leadership, as well as the Dubai Plan 2021, which focuses on building a smart and sustainable city that will keep pace with modern life and promote prosperity in the future."

IDEA Conference is a platform for experts in the district cooling, energy conservation and renewable energy, from around the world. The conference will include seminars, workshops, public meetings, and an award ceremony. 

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