7th International EnviroCities Conference and Exhibition 2017

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The Royal Commission for Yanbu and the Environmental Center for Arab Towns (ECAT) are hosting the 7th International EnviroCities Conference and Exhibition, taking place from 7 – 8 November 2017 at the King Fahd Civic Center, Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. EnviroCities 2017 aims at providing city officials with an exclusive opportunity for meeting, exchanging team expertise and participating in an open discussion to share ideas resulting from innovations in sustainability. The event will gather all major stakeholders to benchmark techniques, solutions and best sustainable environmental practices on a local, regional and global scale.

Event Type:
Conference/Seminar
Date:
Nov. 7-8, 2017
Venue:
King Fahd Civic Center
Location:
Yanbu , Saudi Arabia

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The conference will focus on Sustainable Innovations: Technologies,
Solutions and Best Practices

The conference offers the opportunity for stakeholders to meet and engage in open dialogue to ensure the sustainable development of towns. It will bring together leaders, ministers and representatives of central governments, municipalities and the private sector to contemplate the potential of a broader and more comprehensive approach to energy policy, and long-term environmental strategies.

The conference programme is currently being compiled but the following topics will be addressed. Please check back for updates or see the programme page for more details.

Themes and topics to explore during the conference include:

  • Renewable energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Sustainable urban designs
  • Sustainable buildings
  • Best environmental practices and solutions to sustainable industrial cities

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Alongside the EnviroCities 2017 conference there will be a two-day, international exhibition which will gather the biggest names in the environmental, energy and urban design sectors. Featuring specialists from the complete industry supply chain the exhibition is free for visitors to attend.

With increased interest from foreign investors, the GCC renewable energy sector is fast gaining international recognition and financial opportunities.

  • Saudi Arabia wants 10% of its electricity to come from renewable sources by 2023
  • As part of a transformation in its power sector, the energy minister, Khalid Al Falih, said his country, the world’s biggest oil exporter, will also sell renewable energy and its technology abroad
  • The government has embarked on an ambitious renewables programme featuring solar and wind power
  • 30 projects to be implemented in order to reach a goal of about 10 gigawatts of renewable energy production early next decade, costing between $30 billion and $50 billion

Below are the targeted exhibitor profiles:

  • Energy management
  • Behaviour change and engagement
  • Sustainability management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy suppliers
  • Lighting
  • Energy procurement
  • Metering/monitoring
  • Building controls
  • Demand response
  • Environmental management
  • Air quality monitoring
  • Carbon management
  • Effluent treatment
  • Pollution monitoring/abatement
  • Environmental products and services
  • Reuse networks/waste exchange
  • Circular economy
  • Closed loop
  • Recycled products
  • Supply chain management
  • Waste management
  • Water management
  • Process water treatment
  • Water efficiency
  • Procurement
  • Health and safety
  • IT/information
  • Logistics
  • Transport/fleet management
  • Energy recovery
  • Refuse derived fuels
  • Biomass
  • Solar PV
  • Wind power
  • Energy storage
  • Professional services
  • Education/training
  • Facilities management
  • Consultancy services
  • Standards/accreditation

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