QGBC announces sponsors of Qatar Sustainability Week
Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) has announced the sponsors of Qatar Sustainability Week 2018. Held under the patronage of HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the event will take place from October 27 to November 3. Organised by QGBC – a member of Qatar Foundation – Qatar Sustainability Week 2018 will be held at venues and locations across the country. The event supports efforts to achieve Qatar’s sustainability goals by engaging public and private sector organisations in sustainability-oriented activities and fostering a culture of environmental awareness among residents. Msheireb Properties has signed up for the third year as Platinum Sponsor of Qatar Sustainability Week 2018. Redco Construction – Almana will be Gold Sponsor, and Tadmur Holding will be Awards Sponsor for the second year in a row. For the first time, Ashghal will be Strategic Sponsor, Ooredoo will be Telecommunications Sponsor, and two organisations – ENGIE’s Cofely Besix Facility Management and QAFAM – have signed up as Qatar Green Building Conference Sponsors in addition to Contactless as the Technology Sponsor. The National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed), part of Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa), will serve as Sustainability Partner, while the Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy & Sustainable Development will support the initiative as Strategic Partner for the second consecutive year. Engineer Meshal al-Shamari, director, QGBC, said, “Qatar Sustainability Week is now in its third year. This is an exceptional initiative that brings organisations and people together to further the sustainability movement in Qatar. At QGBC we believe that public awareness and community initiatives like Qatar Sustainability Week are vital if we are to change mindsets and become a more sustainable country.” Qatar Sustainability Week 2018 will hold one of its most prominent events, the fourth edition of the Qatar Green Building Conference, from October 28–30. The conference, which is held under the patronage of HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad alThani, vice chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation, will bring together industry leaders and sustainability experts to address and showcase their innovative solutions to Qatar and the region’s most pressing environmental challenges. Over 20,000 people participated in Qatar Sustainability Week 2017, with more than 100 partners registering for over 200 events. This year, QGBC is expecting even greater levels of engagement.