Posted on February 28, 2011

The region’s leading environment friendly construction companies and corporations are showing their commitment to sustainable development by sponsoring and participating in the Green Building Solutions (GBS) Conference & Exhibition Doha 2011.

During a press conference at the W Hotel & Residences, organizer the Barwa & Qatari Diar Research Institute (BQDRI) unveiled a stellar group of sponsors who expect GBS 2011 to be a platform for technology providers, product manufacturers, construction, infrastructure, engineering, and research institutions to demonstrate their green solutions as Doha underlines its reputation as the Gulf’s ‘CAPITAL OF GREEN’.

Media attendance

We thank all sponsors for their support of the 1st Green Building Solutions Conference & Exhibition Doha 2011. Their participation in an event of international significance demonstrates each company’s commitment to the long-term economic prosperity and environmental protection of Qatar,” said BQDRI Chairman & Managing Director Dr. Youssef Al-Horr.

Fully owned by the Qatar Investment Authority, GBS Host Sponsor QATARI DIAR is the corporation proudly entrusted with realizing the country’s vision for a beautifully built environment, new sustainable communities and developments that catch the imagination of a worldwide audience. QATARI DIAR is master developer of the visionary Lusail City in Qatar as well as landmark international developments in Morocco, Oman, Egypt, Tajikistan, Sudan, Libya, Seychelles, Paris, and London.

Founded in 2005, GBS Host Sponsor Barwa Real Estate as a demonstration of the vision of Qatar to build a modern country with a diversified economy for the benefit of future generations. The largest real estate company in Qatar with capitalization of approximately QR 38 billion, Barwa owns a flourishing portfolio of major real estate developments in Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Qatar.

GBS Platinum Sponsor Bouygues International operates in some twenty countries through a network of local subsidiaries or in the context of major contracts with high added value. It applies its capacity for technical and commercial innovation, cutting-edge engineering skills and expertise in development to offices, hotels, airports, schools, housing, exhibition centres, leisure facilities, etc.

Committed to delivering a new vision for Qatar, GBS Platinum Sponsor QDVC is owned by Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company and VINCI Construction Grands Projets bringing strong added value to general contracting, construction work, and selected Design and Build projects.

GBS Platinum Sponsor The Saudi Binladin Group (SBG) plays a key role in building Saudi Arabia’s infrastructure. Operating one of the largest fleets of heavy machinery in the world, SBG has constructed many bridges, expressways, 16 kilometers of tunnels and more than 5,000 kilometers throughout the Kingdom including the new Al Qassim Expressway.

Located midway between the Dafna business/residential district and the Lusail development district on the east coast of Qatar, GBS Gold Sponsor Energy City Qatar is scheduled to welcome the first tenants to the Gulf’s Energy Business Hub by the end of 2011. In line with Qatar’s long-term vision to be the Gulf’s ‘Capital of Green’, all Energy City Qatar buildings comply with US Green Building Council LEED Certification requirements for energy efficiency.

Sponsors Speakers

GBS Gold Sponsor Consolidated Contractors Company is one of the largest construction companies in the Middle East, employing 100,000 staff and developing projects in over 50 countries.

One of the pioneering companies in the field of small and medium scale industries in Qatar, GBS 2011 Gold Sponsor Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company was established in 1990 and currently has equity interest in 13 operational projects in various industrial sectors including chemicals, petrochemicals, construction materials and food processing in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman.

Silver Sponsor Al Meezan Holding boasts a diverse investment portfolio in Information and Telecommunications Technology, Construction Services, Project Management and Contracting Services, Environmental, Agricultural & Waste Management Technologies and Green/Alternative Energy.

Established in 1998, Bronze Sponsor Aluminum Gulf Ray (AGR) is one of the leading companies in Qatar in the field of aluminium architecture and cladding works.
Earning an impeccable reputation for its high-quality workmanship and thorough professionalism in partnership with RC System (Belgium) and Technal (France) AGR has executed numerous projects including Ritz Carlton Hotel, City Center Shopping Complex, Le Mirage Clubhouse, Al Dana Club, Al Arabi Sports Club, La Cigale Hotel, Suhaim Tower, and Commercial Bank.

Demonstrating its commitment to sustainability, GBS Green Sponsor Qatar Science & Technology Park is a ‘free zone’ for world-class technology-based companies in Qatar. At the forefront of industry-university collaboration, QSTP accelerates Qatar’s knowledge economy by attracting companies and entrepreneurs from all countries to develop and commercialise their technology in Qatar whose prestigious residents include EADS, Microsoft, ExxonMobil, GE, Vodafone, Shell and Total.

GBS Media Sponsor Al Jazeera Network is the region’s most watched 24-hour news and current affairs channel broadcast from the Middle East. Al Jazeera English’s global footprint continues to grow and now broadcasts to more than 220 million households on six continents in more than 100 countries.

Under the patronage and in the presence of HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, many prominent Qatari and international construction and technology figures will attend GBS 2011. Joining His Excellency The Prime Minister on the provisional speakers list are Hassan Al Thawadi (Chief Executive Officer - Qatar 2022) and Chairmen, CEOs, Professors and Presidents of major international construction and energy corporations.

“In collaboration with Qatar Expo, Grey Doha, The Supreme Council for the Environment, BARWA and Qatari Diar, the 1st Green Building Solutions Conference & Exhibition will demonstrate The State of Qatar’s unyielding commitment towards environment protection and preservation,” added Dr. Al-Horr.

GBS 2011 Conference – Intercontinental Hotel – Wednesday 2 March 11:00 to 15:30 – Thursday 3 March 08:30 to 16:30 - website

GBS 2011 Exhibition – Doha Exhibition Center – Wednesday 2 March 10:00 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 21:00 – Thursday 3 March 10:00 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 21:00 – Friday 4 March 15:00 to 21:00 - website