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About RetrofitTech MENA Summit & Awards

Following the growing retrofit market in the region and the success of the 4th Annual RetrofitTech UAE Summit & Awards 2018, we are proud to announce that the 5th annual is growing even more and will identify project opportunities across the MENA region.

The upcoming conference, now called 5th Annual RetrofitTech MENA Summit & Awards is endorsed and supported by Etihad ESCO and TAQATI and will highlight latest technologies utilized in the UAE, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait and other countries in achieving energy and water efficiency savings, give an insight on the progress of implemented programs in the region and provide an update on recent retrofitting strategies across MENA.

Themes and key topics of the 5th Annual RetrofitTech MENA Summit & Awards will be announced soon. For speaking opportunities and participation please email

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Excellent Opportunities for the Sustainable and Energy Efficiency Industry:

Did you know?
  • 30% improvement in efficiency of energy use is Dubai’s target for 2030
  • 4,000 buildings including federal hospitals, schools, mosques and administrative buildings will be retrofitted as part of the Ministry of Energy federal buildings retrofitting program
  • Dh30B to be spent by Dubai to retrofit 30,000 buildings
  • $4.4 million/year is the reduction of energy costs after the eco-friendly makeover that The Empire State Building recently received
  • 28% of cost savings can be achieved through retrofitting according to the international energy agency
  • $20 million worth of contracts have been signed by several government-backed entities in Dubai to make environmental improvements to their real estate portfolios
  • 70% of energy produced in the country are from buildings use according to Dubai Municipality
  • 29% of energy consumed by buildings can be reduced at little or no cost


Top Reasons To Attend

  • Network with government, developers, consultants, financiers, BOAs, FMs, ESCOs, green technology providers and legal firms
  • Discover new opportunities in Dubai’s retrofit market
  • Learn about latest projects, updates, and financing strategies as well as new technologies
  • Gain competitive advantage in Dubai’s retrofit market by showcasing your solution to buyers
  • Participate in discussions on new technologies, techniques and processes to reduce electricity and water consumption


2018 Advisory Board

  • Ali Al-Jassim

    Etihad ESCO

  • Aref Abou Zaher

    Executive Director

  • Graeme Sims

    Executive Director

  • Eng. Hind Almutawa

    Director of Regulation & Supervision Department, CIO of Innovation
    Ministry of Energy

  • Stephane Le Gentil

    Clean Energy Business Council

  • Eng. Afra Alowais

    Chief Efficienology Officer
    Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority

  • Eng. Khaled Al Junadi

    Environmental Expert
    Abu Dhabi City Municipality

  • Anne Le Guennec


  • Hassan Younes

    Technical Director
    Griffin Consultants

  • Sandrine Le Biavant

    Director, Consultancy

  • Ayhan Siriner

    General Manager, Middle East
    Felio Sylvania

  • Nabil Battal

    Director - Global Environment Health Safety (EHS)
    DP World

  • Fadi Al Faris

    Head, Energy Management Solutions
    Quantum Eurostar

  • Holley Chant

    Executive Director of Sustainability
    KEO International

2018 Speakers

  • H.E. Ahmad Al Muhairbi

    Secretary General
    Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

  • Ali Jassim

    Etihad ESCO

  • Faisal Ali Hassan Rashid

    Director – Demand Side Management
    Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

  • Aref Abou Zaher

    Executive Director

  • Eng. Hind Almutawa

    Director of Regulation & Supervision Department, CIO of Innovation
    Ministry of Energy

  • Eng. Afra Alowais

    Chief Efficienology Officer
    Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority

  • Walid Al Ghreri

    Chief Executive Officer
    Tarshid, KSA

  • Rashid Al Noori

    Feilo Sylvania

  • Eng. Fida Al Hammadi

    Head of Research & Building Systems Section
    Dubai Municipality

  • Ali Dawood

    Executive Director of Operations
    Dubai Industrial Park

  • Eng. Bassel Saad

    Director, Roads & Facilities Maintenance
    Road & Transport Authority

  • Eng. Iqbal Al Tayyar

    Director of Energy Efficiency & Rationalization Department, & Director of Statistics Department & Information Centre by Commissioning
    Ministry of Electricity & Water, Kuwait

  • Ibrahim Mohammad

    Executive Manager
    Etihad ESCO

  • Ahmed Al Shamali

    Head - Engineering Standards & Energy Management
    Dubai Airports

  • Christian Schraft

    Global Group CEO
    Feilo Sylvania, Hungary

  • Anne Le Guennec

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Pierre Baillargeon

    Vice President
    Econoler, Canada

  • Guy Winebrenner

    Vice President – Energy & Environment
    RTI International

  • Eng. Eiman Alameri

    Studies & Standards Team, Infrastructure & Municipal Assets Sector
    Abu Dhabi Municipality

  • Stefano Martini

    Managing Director
    Quantum Eurostar

  • Andrea Di Gregorio

    Director, Energy Efficiency & Renewables
    RAK Municipality

  • Firas Obeido

    (CEM, CMVP, LCP, BSc), Chief Technology Officer

  • Fadi Shakhshir

    Director - Strategy & Compliance
    Emaar Properties

  • Bashar Kassab

    Director - Hard Facilities Management
    Emaar Properties

  • Sandrine Le Biavant

    Director – Consultancy

  • David Auriau

    Siraj Power

  • Hassan Younes

    Griffin Consultants

  • Charles Blaschke

    Managing Director
    TAKA Solutions

  • Cuneyt Comez

    Services Director –Building Solutions

  • Francisco Ramalheira

    Business Development & Marketing Director

  • Pablo Izquierdo

    PMO Director
    Dubai Carbon

  • Michel Farah

    Director of Corporate, Environmental & Social Responsibility
    Daikin Middle East and Africa

  • Shadi Al-Kadi

    Director, Program Management
    TAQATI Dubai Energy Efficiency Program

  • Elie Matar

    Head of Electricity
    RSB Dubai

  • Tobias Huber

    Global Head Energy Services & Performance Contracting, Siemens Building Technologies
    Siemens, Swizerland

  • Eng. Abdel Rahim Al Marzouki

    Head of Majid Care
    Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department

  • Joyce Honeine

    Senior Program Manager, Awareness & Capacity Building
    TAQATI Dubai Energy Efficiency Program

  • Fadi Al Faris

    Business Director
    Quantum Eurostar

  • Charles Tony

    Regional Manager
    Talisen International, UAE

  • Rafic Hanbali

    Managing Partner
    Emirates Insolaire, France

  • Eng. Majid Babdoon

    Energy Engineer, Roads Department
    Ministry of Infrastructure Development

  • Dr. Nada Chami

    Business Development Manager CPS
    Saint-Gobain Middle-East

  • Muhammad Khogali

    Lead Engineer, LEED Green Associate, Middle East and Africa
    Dow Chemicals EMEA, UAE

  • Eng. Tariq Husam Hasan Najar

    Energy Engineer
    Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department

  • Azmi Aboul-Hoda

    Publicity Chair
    ASHRAE Falcon Chapter

  • Rajmohan Govindarajan

    Manager - Building Systems & Solutions
    Armstrong Fluid Technology, UAE

  • Anoop Babu

    MENA Regional Manager
    Architectural Solar Association

  • Prof. Afshin Afshari

    Department of Engineering Systems & Management
    Masdar Institute

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