Empower wins opportunity to host 8th IDEA conference in Dubai

DUBAI, 18th June, 2018 (WAM) — Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has won the opportunity to host the 8th International District Cooling Conference, IDEA, 2018.

The conference will be held from 9th to 11th 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. The announcement was made recently during the 109th International District Energy Association, IDEA, Annual Conference and Tradeshow 2018, in Vancouver, Canada.


“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,” Bin Shafar said.

He further highlighted the fact that the conference will focus on the strategy of energy efficiency and sustainable urban growth, storage of thermal energy and response to renewable energy demand, wastewater treatment and major solutions in the disposal of effluents. It will also discuss customer service strategy and support for more efficient use, planning for buildings equipped with district cooling systems, a strategy for integrating renewable energy sources, project finance and financial planning, in addition to public and private sector financial management.

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. A tradeshow will take place on the sidelines of the conference. It will include the latest technologies and solutions in district cooling, consumption and conservation. During the conference, Empower will offer a field trip to its district cooling plants in Palm Jumeirah.

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