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Publication Date:
20/11/17 12:17 PM
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Minister - Opening

Qatar Green Building Council, a member of Qatar Foundation, Initiative Held Under Patronage Of His Excellency The Prime Minister And Minister Of Interior Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani

Doha, Qatar, October 29, 2017: His Excellency Mr. Muhammad Bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi, Minister of Municipality and Environment, has launched Qatar Green Building Council’s (QGBC) Qatar Sustainability Week (QSW) 2017.

QSW is a week-long event held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, taking place from October 28 to November 4.

The opening of QSW 2017 included the start of one of the week's most prominent events: the third edition of the Qatar Green Building Conference, held under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation, at the Qatar National Convention Centre.

The conference brings together industry leaders and sustainability experts to address and showcase their innovative solutions to Qatar’s and the region’s most pressing environmental challenges. The conference will run from October 29-30, and will feature a range of sessions covering three inclusive themes: ‘Future Sustainable Cities’, ‘Green Business is Good Business’, and ‘Sustainability as a Lifestyle’.

QSW is designed to actively engage Qatar’s public and private sector organizations in a wide range of sustainability-oriented activities. The event aims to foster a culture of sustainability among residents and visitors, as well as to promote engagement from members of the community. This is in line with ultimately achieving the global sustainability goals outlined in Qatar National Vision 2030.

Mohammed Abdulaziz Al Naimi, Chief Operations Officer, QF, said: “Qatar Foundation has always placed sustainability firmly at the forefront of its agenda; we are dedicated to educating and empowering the community to be part of a nationwide change. Qatar Green Building Council’s Sustainability Week in an opportunity to remind residents and visitors that sustainability must be an integral part of our day-to-day lives.

Engineer Meshal Al Shamari, Director, QGBC, said: “The effectiveness of Qatar Sustainability Week 2017 is determined by the active participation of the various partners from both the private and public sectors. QSW 2017 has more than 70 partners and 150 events. This initiative plays a crucial role in raising awareness among the wider community, while showcasing the incredible milestones Qatar has reached in the areas of sustainability and green buildings. We’re honored to have the backing of all the supporting partners and look forward to welcoming Qatar’s residents to the variety of events taking place throughout the week.”
QSW 2017 will host a number of activities, including a bridge-building competition, a photography competition, and a beach and desert clean-up, as well as the renowned Qatar Sustainability Awards.

Key sponsors attending the opening included: Msheireb Properties, Platinum Sponsor of QSW; Arab Engineering Bureau, QGBC Conference Sponsor; Tadmur Holding, Qatar Sustainability Awards Sponsor; Atelier 101, Technology Sponsor; Intelligence Qatar, Knowledge Sponsor; Frame Qatar, Report Sponsor; and Vodafone Qatar, Communications Partner. 
For more information about QGBC, a member of QF, please visit: www.qatargbc.org  

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