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About RetrofitTech KSA 2016

As Saudi Arabia continues to diversify its economy beyond oil exports, energy intensity of the economy has grown. In order to conserve oil resources for the future generation, a key focus of the government and industry leaders is to reduce the energy intensity growth through policy, management and technology measures.

Electrical energy consumption in Saudi Arabia has increased sharply during the last two decades due to rapid economic development. An estimated 73% of the electric energy generated in Saudi Arabia is used for operating buildings and 65% of this energy is consumed by air conditioning. Peak loads are expected to approach 60GW by 2023 and the total investment needed to meet this demand may exceed $90 billion.

RetrofitTech KSA 2016 will discuss the upcoming opportunities, strategies and challenges for retrofitting and refurbishing of existing buildings to reduce electricity and water usage. The event will gather regional and global industry experts to share case studies on the mechanisms and strategies to achieve the desired reduction in energy demand and increase in ROI.

Topics to be discussed include KSA’s retrofitting opportunities and share regional and global regulatory, financing and legal frameworks, as well as technologies for successful retrofitting programs.

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RetrofitTech UAE 2016 Edition


Excellent Opportunities for the sustainable and energy efficiency industry

  • Saudi Arabian developers are retrofitting over 90,000 mosques in the kingdom using advanced green building techniques to reduce lighting and energy consumption by 40 to 80% and water usage by 30 to 40%.
  • 73% of the electric energy generated in Saudi Arabia is used for operating buildings and 65% of this energy is consumed by air conditioning.
  • Peak loads are expected to approach 60GW by 2023 and the total investment needed to meet this demand may exceed US$90 billion.
  • Savings on air conditioning can result in the return on investment equivalent to 400–500MW p.a. of generating capacity, which is savings of $0.25 billion p.a.
  • Energy conservation policies for sustainable development could result in reducing the electricity forecast demand by 5–10%, equivalent to 3–6GW of additional capacity, which is possible $1.5–3.0 billion saving over the next 20 years.
  • Experts estimate that as much as 29% of energy consumed by buildings can be reduced at little or no cost 



  • NETWORK with government, developers, consultants, financiers, FMs, green technology providers and legal firms.
  • DISCOVER new opportunities in KSA’s retrofit market.
  • LEARN about latest retrofit projects, best practices and financing strategies as well as new technologies.
  • GAIN competitive advantage in the KSA retrofit market by showcasing your solution to buyers.
  • PARTICIPATE in discussions on new technology, techniques and processes to reduce electricity and water consumption.

2017 Advisory Board

Francisco Silverio Marques

Director, Business Development & Marketing, Enova

Maen Nimrawi

LEED AP CEM®- Senior Commissioning Engineer, KEO International Consultants

2017 Speakers

  • H.E. Dr. Alaa Nassif

    Chief Executive Officer
    Royal Commission at Yanbu

  • Dr. Abdullah Al-Refaie

    Director-Home of Innovation

  • Eng. Ibrahim Al Shayeh

    Director of environmental development and public utilities
    Arriyadh Development Authority, KSA

  • Board representative

    Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO)

  • Stephane LeGentil

    Etihad Energy Services

  • Francisco Silverio Marques

    Director, Business Development & Marketing
    Enova, UAE

  • Jean-François Marchand

    Chief Executive

  • Maen Nimrawi

    LEED AP CEM®- Senior Commissioning Engineer
    KEO International Consultants, UAE

  • Mike Pidgeon

    CPA Consulting, UAE

  • Eng. Amjad Alkam

    Eco Engineering Energy & Water Solutions (ECOSOL), KSA

  • Khaled Bushnaq

    esco, KSA

  • Dr. Muhammad Asif

    Associate Professor
    King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, KSA

  • Senior representative


  • Serhan Ismail Ozten

    Area Sales Manager

  • Wael Gad

    Philips Lighting Saudi Arabia

  • Omar Al-Wakil

    Branch Manager, Building Automation And Control Systems
    Al Salem Johnson Controls

  • Rajmohan Govindraj

    Manager Building Systems & Solutions – Middle East & Africa

  • Aliwardi Khan

    Sales & Operations Manager,MEA Distributor Network

  • Stefano Martini

    Managing Director
    QESCO – Dubai

  • Rami Ghanem

    Head of Commissioning

2017 Sponsors and Partners

Associate Partners
Supporting Organisation
Research Partner
Media Partner

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.