World Green Economy Summit 2017 to commence in Dubai Oct. 24

Saeed Mohammed Al-Tayer
Updated 14 June 2017
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World Green Economy Summit 2017 to commence in Dubai Oct. 24

The organizing committee of the fourth World Green Economy Summit “WGES 2017,” which will be held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, organized by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) in collaboration with global partners, has announced that the summit will be held on Oct. 24-25 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center.
The fourth edition of WGES will be held under the theme “Driving innovation, Leading change.” The summit will adopt innovation as its main theme, since it plays a pivotal role to boost sustainable development solutions which thereby lead the change to a green economy.
WGES 2017 is expected to attract more than 3000 participants making it the largest in the MENA region. The summit will be held in conjunction with the 19th edition of Water, Energy, Technology and Energy Exhibition “WETEX 2017” and the second edition of “Dubai Solar Show 2017,” as part of the Green Week activities in Dubai.
DEWA is organizing the WGES 2017 in collaboration with the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) and with the support of the UN Development Programme (UNDP). WGEO’s main role is to reduce investment risks in the green economy sector, as well as support global collaboration.
WGEO operates through seven platforms — countries, smart & sustainable cities sector, private sector, academia, organizations and civil society, youth sector and financial sector,” said Saeed Mohammed Al-Tayer, vice chairman of Dubai’s Supreme Council of Energy, managing director and CEO of DEWA, and chairman of WGES.
Over two days, the summit will discuss varied new technologies and solutions that will not only provide renewable and alternative resources of energy, but also offer several ways to tap productive and eco-friendly technologies. The summit will witness participation of top-notch experts in various sectors such as administrations, partnerships, financing, innovation, and global markets. The summit aims to create sustainable future for humanity, and aims to adapt a shift to a greener economy.
WGES attracts thousands of participants including decision makers, green economy pioneers, CEOs from public and private sectors, governmental officials and green economy experts. This year, the Summit will focus on supporting partnerships and collaboration between governments and organizations from public and private sectors.


Role of Indian engineers in KSA lauded at IEF meet

Updated 17 July 2019
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Role of Indian engineers in KSA lauded at IEF meet

Indian Engineers Forum (IEF) Jeddah Chapter recently held its 13th annual general meeting at Hotel Ramada Continental.

Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia Dr. Ausaf Sayeed graced the event as chief guest and Consul General of India Noor Rahman Sheikh was guest of honor. IEF President Mohammed Sayeeduddin presided over the function.

Expressing appreciation for the activities of the forum, Ambassador Dr. Sayeed recalled its foundation in 2016 during his tenure as consul general of India in Jeddah.

He lauded Sayeeduddin, Amir Khan, Shuja Sheriff and other members and engineers for the activities of the forum and their contribution to the development of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Sayeed highlighted scarcity of water as an acute problem in the world in general and in India in particular. He shared his experience of interacting with engineers in the US, who developed a water condensation machine to extract water from humid air.

Consul General Noor Rahman Sheikh applauded IEF for its services to the engineering community in Saudi Arabia. He highlighted how the excellence of Indian engineers in each sector has impacted society. 

“Our zeal to be the best in whatever we do was demonstrated during last year’s Hajj. The mobile app developed by the Consul General of India is going to help the 200,000 pilgrims expected to come this year,” he said.

Amir Khan, founder and chairman of IEF, said IEF provides a platform for networking, career advancement, community service, and technology exchange. He urged Indian engineers to play a vital role in the development of Saudi Arabia, which he said would help strengthen the relations between India and the Kingdom.

Sayeeduddin thanked Dr. Sayeed for his support in the foundation of IEF. He announced that, having served as founding president for the last 13 years, he is now stepping down and the new president, unanimously elected, will be Khan Mustafa.

Nadeem Ahmed Ali, executive member of IEF, delivered a presentation on digital disruption.

Syed Nasir Khursheed, IEF general secretary, conducted the program.

Indian real estate advisory firm/ institutional channel partner 360 Realtors LLP participated in the event and were the main sponsors. A presentation covering major construction, residential and commercial projects in India was made by S. K. Vivek Kumar, head of international sales, 360 Realtors. Amit Hariyal also delivered a presentation on residential projects across the Indian cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune. 

Abdul Rahman, general manager of TA Infra Projects, expressed happiness to be part of the IEF.

Khader Memon made a presentation titled “Special Investment Plan.”

The chief guest, guest of honor and sponsors were presented mementoes as a token of appreciation by the IEF president and executive committee. This was followed by the release of the annual magazine of the forum, Spectrum 2019, edited by Muazzam Sayeed.

A lively session of quiz was conducted by Munnawar Amafh. 

The event was attended by a number of guests from across the Kingdom, including Abdul Haseeb Hazari, Danish Ghafoor, Siadat Ali Khan, Shameem Kausar and Ahmed Omais.

The program started with a recitation of the Holy Qur’an by Talha Khan. Ashraf Nawaz Qureshi, IEF treasurer, welcomed the guests.

IEF Vice President Abu Bakar Sherkhan introduced the chief guest while Mohammed Shoebuddin, IEF chief coordinator, presented a vote of thanks.