About Dubai Green Hotel Innovation

Dubai is investing in the hotel sector 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.

A number of hotels have achieved savings through the implementation of such eco-friendly initiatives. An example will be Kempinski Hotel Ajman, which currently saves US$1,360 a day by recycling water for irrigation. A solar panel installation to heat water saves $5,445 a month in diesel costs.

Hotels are also investing in innovative energy efficient solutions to achieve reduced operating costs and improve sustainable performance through new build and retrofitting.

With the anticipation of upcoming regulations and guidelines, the Dubai hotel sector will see widespread adoption of eco-friend and energy efficient solutions.

The 2nd Annual Dubai Green Tourism Hotel Innovation will discuss the Dubai green tourism programme updates and initiatives as well as best practices and the latest technology for reducing operating costs and improving sustainable performance through sustainability and retrofitting programmes.

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Excellent Opportunities for the hotel industry:

Did you know?
  • 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

2016 Advisory Board

2016 Speakers

  • 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

  • Bachir Rajji

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

  • 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

  • Tamara Withers

    Corporate Sustainability Manager

  • Gerard Boyle


  • Jesus Gutierrez

    Founder and CEO

  • Craig Cunningham

    Group Director of HSE
    Jumeirah Group - Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts

  • Basant Kumar Kushwaha

    Director of Engineering
    Kempinski Hotel Ajman

  • Mike Pidgeon

    CPA Consulting

2017 Sponsors and Partners

Networking Partner
Intelligence Partner
Research Partner
Media Partners

2016 Sponsors, Media Partners and Supporters

Associate Partners
Networking Partners
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.