Supported by the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, and organised by Advanced Conferences & Meetings, RetrofitTech KSA was successfully launched at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh. The first edition of this seminar was aiming to explore the challenges and opportunities in KSA’s emerging retrofitting and refurbishment industry to achieve energy efficiency goals.
The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY), Etihad Esco, Shaker Group, Arriyadh Development Authority, Sabic, Yanbu, KEO International, AECOM, Dar Al Riyadh, Dar Al-Handasah, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE) attended RetrofitTech KSA. It featured many exciting presentations including “Challenges and opportunities in KSA’s emerging retrofitting and refurbishment industry” by Dr. Abdullah Al-Rfaie and Hisham Al Fouzan from SABIC, “Sustainable Smart Communities and Near Zero Energy Buildings” by Khaled Bushnaq from EMS, “Urban planning toward the energy efficiency in Arriyadh city” by Ibrahim Alshaye from the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh, and “Presentation and progress of Etihad ESCO, the official Dubai Super ESCO” by Stephane LeGentil from Etihad Energy Services.
The response to this event was hugely positive as delegates and sponsors enjoyed a stellar line-up of speaker as well as the opportunities to network with the industry’s key decision makers. “RetrofitTech KSA is a great opportunity for energy saving solutions” said the CEO of Philips Lighting. “It was a very good conference with a high level of speakers that will help me advance in my career,” stated an engineer from KACST. “I encourage people to attend the next edition,” said a project manager from Dar Al Handasah.
RetrofitTech KSA was held with the participation of Etihad Esco, Shaker Group, Philips, Armstrong, Danfoss, Al Salem Johnson Controls, Eurostar, Trane, Rasmi, and Phoenix Mecano.