EcoWaste 2015 to run in Abu Dhabi in January
Event organised as a part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2015
Abu Dhabi will host the second edition of the waste management exhibition, EcoWaste, in January 2015.
The event, which has been organised as part of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week from January 17-24, 2015, will address topics relating to effective waste collection and recycling. Besides workshops and thought sessions, the event will also include a meeting of the municipalities in the GCC.
In line with the goals outlined in the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, the meeting will draw out the participation of public and private sector players in the region towards encouraging innovation in the waste management sector.
Commenting on the event, H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, chairman, Masdar, said: “We launched ADSW as part of our efforts to position Abu Dhabi as a leading contributor to global sustainability. The event serves as a unique platform to stimulate debate on critical sustainability issues and solutions across all industries.”
“EcoWaste represents an important addition to ADSW,” Al Jaber explained. “We believe that encouraging dialogue on effective waste disposal and sustainable recycling will significantly expand the potential for renewable energy generation. The critical timing of ADSW helps EcoWaste attract the participation of key waste management industry players.”
“The event will particularly address the challenge of increasing waste levels in the region and look to offer inventive and environmentally friendly solutions,” he added. “Our efforts will focus on highlighting the emirate of Abu Dhabi as one of the most environmentally responsible cities in the world for its adoption of sustainable development practices across diverse sectors.”
H.E. Eisa Saif Al Qubaisi, general manager, Tadweer (Centre of Waste Management - Abu Dhabi), said: “The second edition of EcoWaste aims to support the region’s urgent waste disposal challenges. As part of Tadweer’s strategic vision, we seek to integrate latest industry practices for achieving an ideal waste management mechanism.”
“Our ultimate goal is to highlight the unprecedented development across all industries that Abu Dhabi, and the UAE as a whole, has achieved,” Al Qubaisi said. “Through providing a healthy and clean environment, we aim to contribute to Abu Dhabi’s development plan of becoming an environmentally responsible city for its adoption of sustainable development practices across diverse sectors.”
Eng. Hani Hosni, committee chairman, EcoWaste, said: “EcoWaste 2015 will bring together regional and international experts from both the private and public sectors to network and exchange insights. The platform will offer an excellent opportunity for participants to build business in a rapidly growing industry in the Middle East region.”
EcoWaste will be running alongside the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) and the International Water Summit (IWS) to promote the interconnectivity between energy, water and waste for a sustainable future at ADSW 2015.