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Video: Retrofitting in the hospitality sector

MEP Middle East organised a rountable that had a mix of experts from various sectors discuss the opportunities and challenges in retrofitting

MEP Middle East organised a roundtable that had a mix of experts from various sectors discuss the opportunities and challenges in retrofitting.

The Dubai government has embarked upon an ambitious drive to retrofit 30,000 buildings by the year 2030, with the aim of achieving 30% energy savings.

In addition, the hospitality sector is emerging as a key industry for refurbishment works in the GCC, and particularly in the UAE.

The participants at the roundtable included: Bruno Pessoa, director of technical services, Minor Hotels, Middle East and Africa; Martin Mueller, regional director of engineering, Hyatt Hotels Corporation; Alex Yoo, director of design & project management, Marriott International; Dimitri Papakonstantinou, managing director, Plafond Fitout; Stuart McGregor, GM, Trans Gulf Electromechanical; Ramy Boufarhat, COO, James L Williams Middle East; Azzam Messaykeh, CEO, Faisal Jassim Group; Raffi Kazazian, energy solutions director of Taqeef; Ian Fail-Brown, CEO, SESC Group; and Anil Mangalat, design director/partner, MMAC Design Associates.

Read the entire story here.

Below is a brief video of the roundtable.

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