Dubai to Host Meeting on Environment
Dubai will host a one-day environment conference early next year, with UK experts outlining solutions to critical regional issues including pollution, waste management and renewable energy sources, the Gulf News reported.
The conference, which is set to take place at the Dubai World Trade Center on February 5, will be held alongside Middle East Electricity 2002, the region's most important international exhibition and conference for the energy sector.
The experts participating in the conference will target five key areas of environmental importance, waste management, air pollution, marine pollution, renewable energy and water production, including desalination, said Mike Cobb, a top official at the British embassy in Dubai said.
Cobb has been seconded to the embassy in Dubai from Trade Partners UK, a government-backed organization that helps UK firms secure overseas sales.
Speakers, according to the Dubai-based paper, will include representatives from British Water, the British Oil Spill Control Association, the Environmental Services Association, the UK's waste management industry's trade body, ETSU, a center of excellence in energy efficiency and sustainable energy technologies, and BP Solar.
Cobb was quoted by the daily as saying that “the aim of the conference is to act as a catalyst for future action by focusing on the region's environment concerns and exploring ways in which British companies can work with local organizations and government bodies to address problems.”
Middle East Electricity, which for the first time will have a water and environment technology arena, will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from February 3 to 6, 2002.
Britain is among 16 national industry pavilions so far contracted for the event that will feature exhibitors from 33 countries, including first-time representation from Malaysia – Albawaba.com
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