Veolia Environnement, the world leader in environmental services, has announced its participation in the 3rd Arab Future Cities Summit in Doha, Qatar, which will take will take place on 7th to 8th April 2014 under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdul Rahman Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Minister for Municipality and Urban Planning.
The annual event attracts more than 300 senior level executives to discuss future requirements for constructing smart cities across the Middle East. This year the event will again discuss issues urban city leaders need to tackle such as water and energy supply and key infrastructure projects – issues all relevant to Veolia.
Xavier Joseph, CEO, Gulf Countries, Veolia Environnement: “Cities are facing numerous challenges such as water scarcity, aging or new infrastructure and the increasing cost of energy, while aiming to deliver a good level of public services, commit to sustainable development, and ensure city’s attractiveness. As a partner to cities, Veolia helps them address such challenges by providing innovative solutions, and supporting their transformation towards smart cities. So our focus is to help the Middle East become world-class in waste management and recycling and recovery of resources, which are prerequisites for future growth.”
With a focus on knowledge sharing and networking, the Arab Future Cities Summit 2014 will showcase city development best practice strategies through presentations from some of the world’s leading experts and the innovative solutions that will integrate citizens, systems and services. Connecting customers, government authorities, developers, urban planners, investors, academics, the event will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, Doha, West Bay Lagoon.