19/09/2018 – News / Sustainability / Facilities Management / Waste & Recycling / FM Expo / UAE

Sustainability under the spotlight at UAE’s FM Expo


The UAE’s future strategy for waste reduction and environmental sustainability will be the focus of the upcoming FM Expo – the Middle East’s leading event for facilities management professionals, which returns to Dubai from 23-26 September 2018.


“The need for innovation to reduce landfill stress, address water stress and reduce water footprint solutions, the concept of sustainability to address shift to Green Economy and the idea of legacy for sustainable human resources are all core considerations for today’s FM professionals,” noted Chairman Zack Abdi, Managing Director at Provectus Middle East, adding that the high-level Middle East Waste & Recycling Summit 2018 – to be held on the final day of FM Expo – would “play a crucial role in inspiring progressive new approaches to waste management in the region”.


Much of the discussion at the dedicated Waste & Recycling Summit will centre on the UAE’s strategy for waste reduction and environmental sustainability – and, in particular, how this can be supported by the adoption of a Circular Economy.


Speaking specifically about the European Circular Economy strategy and its relevance to the region, Emiel de Bruijne, Consultant at BiPRO GmbH, said: “From a waste management perspective, the EU Circular Economy Package provides various actions and legal amendments which can help Middle Eastern countries reflect on their own targets, policy instruments and recycling standards which suit local circumstances and ambitions.”


Further insight at the Summit will focus on decentralised waste management, solutions for food waste, as well as benchmarking energy, water and waste performance in a retail environment, among others.


Facilities management of the future


A platform for building positive business relationships and sourcing the latest industry products and services, FM EXPO will host more than 70 exhibitors representing 11 exhibiting countries. FM leaders such as Imdaad, Serve-U and Etisalat will be displaying Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) systems, FM software, Total Facilities Management, access to waste consultants and more.


“Once again, FM EXPO commands centre stage as the only dedicated event that brings the region's building owners, operators, and FM professionals together,” noted dmg’s Portfolio Director for FM EXPO, Nathan Waugh. “As the GCC FM market continues to demonstrate resilience and growth, driven by new build projects, new technologies and modernisation of existing stock, FM EXPO is the perfect setting to facilitate further growth in the industry,”


Organised by dmg events, FM EXPO 2018 is sponsored by Advanced Facilities Management (Titanium Sponsor), Imdaad (Strategic Content Sponsor) and Farnek, Emrill and Enova by Veolia (Conference Session Sponsors). The event is free to all registered visitors and will be co-located with the Windows, Doors & Facades Event. The event will be held at Dubai World Trade Centre from 23-25 September.


To learn more about FM Expo and Middle East Waste & Recycling Summit 2018, visit: www.fm-expo.com

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