Growing in tandem with the region’s population and following government directives to increase business and tourism,extensive construction in the region is fuelling the need for smarter and more sustainable cities and communities. As a central part of this task, the creation and maintenance of sustainable, cost efficient buildings, has brought natural synergy between three core industry sectors: facilities management, waste and cleaning.
As a medium to support the accelerated growth in these sectors, while showcasing sustainable and cost-efficient products, services and technologies from around the world, two niche trade events, Middle East Waste & Recycling and Commercial Cleaning & Hygiene, will debut in May 2014. The events aim to facilitate dialogue between government bodies, developers, architects, contractors and facilities managers, set to take place alongside the well-established FM EXPO and launched by the region’s leading event for construction, The Big 5.
“At the core of sustainability in the built environment lies, what most industry leaders dub as, an ‘integrated design approach’, where architects, building contractors, project managers, facility managers, cleaning contractors and waste management teams need to be involved at the outset. These events therefore underscore this by bringing these key stakeholders together to seethe latest innovations and discuss ways to combat challenges within the industry,” says Andy White, Group Event Director.
Recent announcements, including the new Green Building Codes from Dubai Municipality, provide clear indications on the direction the industry must move in, embracing sustainable construction across a range of sectors and applications.The new events, together with the return of FM EXPO will provide a much needed platform for discussion between regulators and the private sector, as well as access to new solutions and technologies.
The events will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 19-21 May 2014.Beyond its role as a showcase for the industries on the exhibition floor, the events will also host a range of educational forums. The renowned World FM Congress will return for its third year, with Middle East Waste & Recycling hosting a dedicated conference and a number of free-to-attend seminars onsite.
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