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Empower to participate in 108th IDEA Annual Conference & Tradeshow in Arizona, U.S.

This conference will be held in sync with the IDEA Board of Directors Meeting

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Sunday, July 16, 2017
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Ahmad Bin Shafar, the CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, will be attending the International District Energy Association’s (IDEA)108the Annual Conference & Tradeshow, which will take place in Scottsdale, Arizona-United States,from 26 to 29 June 2017. Ahmad Bin Shafar will also attend the IDEA Board of Directors’ meeting which will be held on the side lines of the conference. Ahmad Bin Shafaris the first Emirati Arab member of the IDEA Board of Directors since 2013.

“We are pleased to take part in the Annual Conference & Exhibition of IDEA, the world’s most authentic and oldest association for district energy. This year we aim to highlight our latest innovations and best practices that help us put Dubai at the forefront of global cities in district cooling. This is in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,to diversify energy sources, making the environment clean and sustainable,”said Ahmad Bin Shafar.

As the prime most annual event for district energy industry, biggest companies, experts and scientists from all over the world participate in this event. Many workshops, seminars and meeting are held during the conference, and many important topics on district energy are discussed.

Empower’s participation at the 108th IDEA Conference & Tradeshow is in line with its efforts to enhance its presence globally; in an attempt to achieve better communication with global key players in the energy and cooling sectors.

“It is always a pleasure to meet with our strategic peers and partners in global conferences and discuss ways to expand cooperation. Dubai is playing a leading role in this industry due to the demand of cooling all year round. This has provided us with the advantage of taking the lead in highlighting the benefits of district cooling worldwide, especially in developing cities, and as part of UN Environment’s Global District Energy in Cities initiative. IDEA Conference will help Empower, and the industry in general, to further accelerate such initiatives through knowledge sharing and enhanced cooperation among industry leaders,”added Ahmad Bin Shafar.

IDEA is a non-profit trade association that hosts conferences and trade shows to showcase latest technologies and knowledgein the district energy industry. The IDEA Board of Directors plans the event in advanceto give attendees - including energy professionals, consultancies, government agencies and system developers - the opportunity to learn more about district energy from a global perspective and meet with a variety of vendors and suppliers.

“This year at the IDEA Board of Directors Meeting we aim to discuss efficiencies and local capacities and underline solutions that will enhance the green moves and sustainability drive of district cooling solutions. As a Board, it is our commitment to bring some of the best practices of the industry to our global partners, and this year through the Conference we aim to assess the latest technologies in energy efficiency,” concluded Ahmad Bin Shafar.

Empower currently operates more than 1.250 Million RT, providing environmentally responsible district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments such as Jumeirah Group, Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Ibn Battuta Mall, Discovery Gardens, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai World trade Centre Residences, Dubai Design District, among others.

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