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Focus Day 2: Resilience and adaptation to Climate Change - Eco-Events for Qatar, Challenges and Pathways

Start Date/Time:
25/10/21 10:00 AM Download ICS File
End Date/Time:
25/10/21 12:00 PM
QGBC Events
 Focus 2-1

This Workshop is by invitation only
The recording of the workshop will be uploaded post event

Monday 25th October 2021
10 am – 12 pm

Organizing the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar represents a great opportunity to accelerate and effectively drive the implementation of a sustainability-conscious development in Qatar. the Carbon Neutral mega event can help in realizing a tangible and lasting impact on several business sectors especially those that are events and hospitality related.

Qatar has become an outstanding MICE (meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions) destination of international repute over the past decade by hosting a growing number of international and national conferences, exhibitions, festivals, tournaments, and major events. Coupled with the national vision that embraces sustainability as a key development pillar, a framework to guide organizers for an eco-friendly event is a necessity given the excessive carbon footprint events typically generate.

QGBC advocates for a more sustainable environmentally friendly event industry in parallel with educating stakeholders and the community about best practices, thus developing a new low-carbon culture of event organization. Therefore, this workshop will allow Event Owners and Event Management Operators to capture the current operational challenges and explore means of resolving them in collaboration with national stakeholders. It will highlight the current best practices in Qatar and explore means of scaling them.

10.00 - 11.00 AM         Welcome Note – Qatar Green Building Council
                                    Meshal Al Shamari, Director

                                    Welcome Note – Qatar Tourism
                                    Christoph Hodapp, Tourism Marketing and Promotion Sector

                                    Welcome Note - Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy
                                    Orjan Lundberg, Sustainability Expert

                                    Kimberly lewis
                                    Chief Equity Officer, Havenz Network

                                    Tomás Fiege Vos de Wael
                                    Group Head Sustainability, Peterson

                                    Ruba Hinnawi
                                    Technical Specialist, QGBC


11.00 – 11.15              Beak

11.15 - 12.00               Group discussions: National scene, potential challenges and
                                    solution. What is required to change?

                                  • Nihal Mohamed
                                  Project Manager (Sustainability) Word Cup Projects, Qatar Foundation
                                  • Boris Hirschmueller
                                 General Manager, fischerAppelt Marketing
                                  • Reem Al Sahlawi
                                 Co-Founder, Unwasted

                                  Wrap up and close

QSW 21

This event is run part of Qatar Sustainability Week 2021, go to www.qatarsustainabilityweek.com and register your Initiative, event, activity and pledge to make changes in your lifestyle for your health, wellbeing, economy, future, and the planet we live on.