Dubai Green Hotel Innovation

About Dubai Green Hotel Innovation

With 300 hotels in the pipeline to open before 2020, adding to approximately 700 hotels currently operating in Dubai, the environmental impact of the sector from natural resource usage is set to rise. With plans to host 20 million tourists a year by 2020, there is rising importance of having strong environmental measures and sustainability strategies for Dubai’s hotel sector.

To promote the adoption of environmental sustainable practices in the tourism sector, Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) is developing ideas and frameworks to ensure that hotels leverage on alternative energy sources such as solar power, greener transport such as electric vehicles, better waste management and recycling systems and make greater use of locally sourced food supplies. Earlier in April this year, DTCM launched Dubai Green Tourism Programme (DGTP)to encourage hotels to adopt sustainability practices.

Dubai Green Hotel Innovation is envisioned to support the Emirate’s green economy initiatives, by providing a platform for hoteliers to discuss strategies to reduce the hospitality industry’s carbon footprint and achieve greater environmental sustainability. The event will also showcase innovative energy efficient solutions during refurbishing and retrofitting, as well as discuss energy and environmental designs, which can help hoteliers to achieve reduced operating costs and improve sustainable performance.

Dubai Green Hotel Innovation will discuss the latest green initiatives across the Emirate, and the implications on the hospitality industry, as well as best practices and the latest technology for reducing operating costs and improving sustainable performance through the adoption of eco-friendly and energy efficient solutions.

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Excellent Opportunities for the hotel industry:

  • Dubai has 700 hotels in operation, with 300 hotels in the pipeline to open before 2020
  • The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has announced the launch of a new initiative to reduce the carbon footprint in Dubai’s hospitality industry as the sector targets greater environmental sustainability
  • A number of hotels have achieved savings through the adoption and implementation of eco-friendly and energy efficient solutions


Learn more about Dubai’s green economy initiatives and its green tourism program
Evaluate the best practices and the latest technology for reducing operating costs and improving sustainable performance
Discover the importance of implementing these strategies in meeting DTCM’s requirements
Examine proposals and methods for developing eco-friendly and energy efficient hotels

Advisory Board


  • Faisal Ali Rashid

    Energy Demand Side Director
    Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

  • Ali Al-Jassim

    Etihad ESCO

  • Taher Diab

    Sr. Director – Strategy & Planning / Secretary General – EEA
    Supreme Council of Energy

  • Martin Kubler

    Founder of Iconsulthotels and CEO of sps:affinity
    Iconsulthotels and sps:affinity

  • Stephane le Gentil

    Energy Efficiency Consultant and EVO Board Member

  • Ibrahim Al Zubi

    Head of Sustainability


    General Manager
    JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort

  • Bachir Rajji

    Area Director Engineering and Design
    Middle East & sub-Saharan Africa The Rezidor Hotel Group.

  • Senior Representative
    Rotana Hotels

  • Hassan Younes

    Technical Director and Partner
    Griffin Consultants

  • Saeed Alabbar


  • Holley Chant

    Executive Director of Sustainability
    KEO International

  • Fadi Alshakhshir

    Director – Strategy and Compliance

  • Charles Blaschke

    Managing Director
    taka solutions

  • Sandrine Le Biavant

    Director of Consultancy - Sustainability, Energy Management & FM Consulting

  • Eng. Majd Fayyad

    Senior representative
    Emirates Green Building Council

  • Sasi Kumar

    Director of Engineering
    Dubai Marina

  • Iftikhar Hamdani

    General Manager
    Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman and Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman

  • Rohit Salunke

    Director of Engineering
    Sofitel The Palm Dubai

  • Jon Maskell

    International Business Manager
    Certikin International Ltd

  • David Garcia

    Director of Global Operations
    Quimera Energy Efficiency

  • Senior Representative

  • Jesus Gutierrez

    Founder and CEO

2016 Sponsors & Partners

Associate Partners
Networking Partners
FM Partner
Research Partner
Media Partners

The ACM Interface+ Format

The ACM Interface+ conference format is designed to optimise the valuable and finite time our busy delegations can dedicate to being out of the office while also enhancing their enjoyment of the ACM on-site experience. Specifically tailored to our region of operations here in the Middle East, the Interface+ format maximises networking opportunities, facilitating the building of profitable relationships within the context of a dynamic, efficient and relevant learning environment.

ACM conference days, using the Interface+ format, have an earlier start than conventional agendas and conclude with a late lunch. The conference sessions are regularly punctuated by refreshment and networking breaks to allow for unhurried face-to-face interaction between peers, colleagues and business prospects. The mid-afternoon conclusion of our formal conference agenda allows for government representatives and busy executives to adjourn earlier in the day, having still enjoyed a full and rich programme of content. Post-lunch, ACM will offer additional, optional learning and networking opportunities in the shape of workshops, product demonstrations, technology launches, site visits, pre-arranged 1-2-1 business meetings and hosted receptions.

Interface+ makes timing sense for our delegates and business sense for our sponsors.