Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) has announced that it will participate as Environmental Partner in the 8th Cityscape Dubai, the world's largest business-to-business property investment and development event. Cityscape Dubai is poised to leverage EEG's environmental expertise, as the event, which will be held from October 05 to 08, 2009 at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, adopts a new focus on sustainability and environmental impact.
According to recent studies, GCC countries are expected to spend around USD 70 billion or around AED 257 billion on energy projects this year to address the rapid growth in energy consumption all over the region. The UAE, in particular, has been posting a 10 per cent growth in average annual energy use, which has stimulated a growing concern for sustainability and green technologies.
Habiba Al Marashi, Chairperson, EEG, said, “The massive real estate and construction activities across the GCC have greatly influenced the surge in energy consumption in the region. As such, it is clear that players in these key sectors will have an important role in addressing both the present and future energy challenges of our society. In this regard, it is highly commendable that Cityscape Dubai has focused on more pressing issues concerning sustainability and the environment; the event will definitely serve as an excellent venue for all parties to discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie before us in our pursuit of long-term sustainable development."
"Emirates Environmental Group will actively participate in the event to help provide invaluable support and guide participants to identify the right solutions, best practices and international trends that will add greater value to their energy conservation initiatives. Furthermore, this event serves as a significant move forward in achieving our ultimate goal of preserving our precious natural resources and protecting the environment," added Al Marashi.
With over 500 exhibitors and more than 30,000 professional visitors from over 100 countries expected to attend the event, Cityscape Dubai offers an excellent opportunity for EEG to reach out to a much wider spectrum of industry players in its mission to create greater awareness about environmental issues, particularly in the area of energy conservation.
EEG is the first environmental NGO to be given the ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management system. The group operates in consonance with the UAE’s sustainable development plan and is actively encouraged and supported by local and federal government agencies.
Cityscape Dubai is an annual networking exhibition and conference focusing on all aspects of the real estate development cycle. The event comprises a large scale exhibition, conferences, awards ceremony and gala dinner, networking cocktail party and numerous other special networking events.
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