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GORD to launch the Sustainability Summit 2018 Under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada (Minister of Energy and Industry in Qatar)

Apr 15,2018

Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD) announced organizing the fifth edition of its mega sustainability event – The Sustainability Summit 2018 under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada (Minister of Energy and Industry in Qatar). Sustainability Summit 2018 will be held in partnership with Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company (QD) and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) as Host Sponsors and with Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) as Platinum Sponsors.

Sustainability Summit 2018, to be held in Ritz-Carlton Doha on 23 and 24 October, is expected to bring together, sustainability advocates and environmental experts representing international agencies, research institutions, government bodies and other relevant organizations.

Dr. Yousef Alhorr (Founding Chairman of GORD) commented, "The success and excellence of previous sustainability summits, most recently the Summit 2017, has undoubtedly been a major driver of sustainability discussions in the region, and Sustainability Summit 2018 will also be an important platform for discussing the latest developments in climate change, renewable energy, materials and technologies for green buildings and sustainable environment, and to bridge this knowledge to all the stakeholders in the society."

"Sustainability Summit 2018 aims to attract scientists and sustainability researchers from the Gulf and Arab countries and from around the world to exchange knowledge, ideas and insights in order to find solutions to the challenges related to sustainability and climate."

The summit will also provide networking opportunities for professionals and decision-makers and empower companies and institutions by introducing them to new markets and giving an opportunity to showcase innovative technologies and sustainability success stories.

Sustainability Summit is an annual event organized by GORD. It is an initiative to provide a platform for practitioners, experts, regulators and researchers to come together and discuss various topics related to sustainability and climate change.

Sustainability Summit 2017, held last November, marked the 10th Anniversary milestone of Global Sustainability Assessment System(GSAS) since in 2007, commenced the R&D process for the system. In this decade-long journey, GSAS has built a profile as one of the most comprehensive green building certification programs having more than 1,500,000,000 sq.ft. GSAS registered master plans for cities and more than 100,000,000 sq.ft. GSAS registered building typologies. The Gulf Organization celebrates GSAS as the first performance-based system in the MENA region for the built environment addressing the specific needs of the region.

Capacity building has been a priority of GORD as it is very crucial for success implementation of a system. Since 2009, GORD Academy has trained more than 5,000 professionals in GSAS workshops with more than 2,000 GSAS certified practitioners.

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