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Hosted by Masdar and held in partnership with the Centre of Waste Management - Abu Dhabi (CWM), the Emirate's first international waste management exhibition, entitled "EcoWASTE 2014", will run from 20th-22nd January during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
Organised by Reed Exhibitions Middle East, EcoWASTE 2014 will bring together leading local and international providers, buyers and industry professionals from the sustainable waste management and recycling sector, and the event will address the challenges posed by increasing waste levels in the region and look to offer inventive, eco-friendly solutions.
Issa Saif Al Qubaisi, General Manager of the Centre of Waste Management - Abu Dhabi, said, "This exhibition has been organised in line with the CWM's strategic objectives to stimulate the participation of stakeholders in the waste management sector. Our efforts will focus on highlighting the Emirate as one of the most environmentally responsible cities in the world for its adoption of sustainable development practices across diverse sectors." Al Qubaisi added, "CWM- Abu Dhabi continually develops and implements sustainable and integrated systems and programmes that are aligned to best global standards for waste management. Co-hosting EcoWASTE 2014 underlines our keenness to improve our track record and apply methodologies that enable us to accomplish our strategic objectives. Through such participation, we hope to achieve safe, effective and economical waste management in various parts of Abu Dhabi." Hani Hossni, EcoWASTE Committee Chairman, Strategy and Business Development Sector Director at CWM, said, "The debut edition of the exhibition will bring together regional and international experts working in the waste management sector from numerous countries that have acquired leadership status for environmentally sustainable practices, such as the United States and Sweden. These experts from both private and public sectors will exchange experiences, ideas and best practices to facilitate new business opportunities." "On the sidelines of EcoWASTE 2014, workshops will highlight best practices in waste management and share updates on modern technology solutions. The event will feature a series of expert-led lectures on sustainability and waste management. Aiming to engage the participation of school students, the Abu Dhabi Education Council will join hands with CWM and Masdar to host awareness talks on the importance of recycling and the implementation of eco-friendly practices in the vicinity of schools and residences", Hosni added.
The Centre of Waste Management - Abu Dhabi is the main government entity responsible for all activities related to the development, collection, maintenance, transportation, and processing of waste in safe, efficient and economical ways, and applies sustainable and integrated systems on a par with the best global standards in order to ensure quality waste management services in Abu Dhabi. - Emirates News Agency, WAM
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