Ahmad Bin Shafar

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), one of the world’s largest district cooling service providers, has announced its sponsorship of and participation in the Latin America District Energy Conference (LATAM2023), which will be held in Cartagena, Colombia, from September 27 to 29.

The first of its kind in Latin America, the LATAM Conference 2023 will be held under the slogan ‘Sustainable Solutions for Latin America and the Caribbean’.

Government delegations, representatives of the private sector and experts and consultants from various countries will participate.

The conference is organised by the Ministry of Mines and Energy, and the Ministry of Environment and Territorial Development of Colombia, with the support of various international organizations and agencies including the United Nations Organization for Industrial Development (UNIDO), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the International District Energy Association (IDEA), Colombian Association of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (ACAIRE) and the Swiss embassy in Colombia.

The event aims to pave the way for achieving sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower and a Special Advisor to the UN on District Cooling will take part in the panel discussion entitled, ‘Global Overview of District Energy’ on the opening day of the conference.

Bin Shafar will also address the attendees on the second day by presenting the successful journey of Dubai in implementing sustainable District Cooling solutions that contribute to combating climate change.

The conference will also host workshops and panel discussions on various topics on district energy and shed light on the experiences of different countries in deploying district energy systems.

“Sponsoring the LATAM2023 Conference stems from Empower’s keenness to provide support and ensure the success of the event, deepen our cooperation with various countries and companies, and address climate change through innovation in sustainable district cooling. Collaboration is central to our strategy to strengthen local and global efforts and energies in confronting various environmental issues, and we believe that this conference is a valuable opportunity to share ideas and solutions that can help us make a difference”, Bin Shafar said. - OGN/ TradeArabia News Service