ADSW: Abu Dhabi Sustainibility Week


Date: 15 January 2019
Time: 07:15 AM - 09:30 AM
ADSW: Abu Dhabi Sustainibility Week
Location: Centro Capital Centre - Abu Dhabi

Members AED 50.00
Non-members AED 250.00

Event description

Dear Members and Friends,

Natural resources are becoming more and more scarce, influences of climate change more visible, and an increasing world population demands ever more food, water and energy. All three resources are intrinsically linked, and only an integrated approach both within and among countries will allow for sustainable solutions to resolve the problems of this nexus.

The BeNeLux Business Council the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Abu Dhabi and FIT (Flanders Investment & Trade) are proud to invite you to a thought leadership event during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) with the following guests-speakers:

Gus Schellekens, Partner (Climate Change and Sustainability Services) of Ernst & Young, and BeNeLux Business Council Board member will talk about understanding and managing the interactions between water, energy and food. EY has recently completed a series of reports for the Dutch Embassies in the GCC looking at the practical relationships between water, energy and food for the region. The report looks in detail at the existing initiatives that are already being undertaken by the Government and private sector, the challenges that exist, and the opportunities and priorities for projects and other developments that need to be completed in years to come.

Xavier Joseph, Head of Concessions & Assets at BESIX will discuss this Belgian company’s joint venture project in Dubai to build the world’s largest energy-from-waste plant. The Dubai Municipality awarded this prestigious project to BESIX and partner, Hitachi Zosen Inova, in January 2018 as part of the Dubai Municipality’s strategic plan to become one of the world’s most sustainable and smart cities.

Take this opportunity to glean valuable insights into the needs and business drivers of UAE clients like these.There will be plenty of time for networking while enjoying breakfast.