Saudi Arabia is the theatre of unparalleled growth and development in 2023. Whilst the earlier years of the decade revealed grand ambitions, 2023 has seen a revving up of the action. And District Cooling is an inherent feature of the narrative. The Kingdom is proving to be quite the magnet for substantial investments and new ventures. Case-in point is the recent signing of an agreement by Ajlan & Bros Holding, United District Energy International (the global arm of Qatar Cool) and Marubeni Corporation to form Diarona District Energy Limited, in Saudi Arabia.

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Event Format

The conference includes a traditional mix of policy-related addresses, techno-commercial presentations, case study presentations and panel discussions, and focused and structured audience interactions to receive the maximum possible information from energy policymakers in the planning, energy, environment and Renewable Energy sectors; master developers; developers; Building Owner Associations; general & MEP consultants; general & MEP contractors; sectoral end-users (healthcare, hospitality, aviation, education, retail, etc.); manufacturers; suppliers; and O&M and other specialised district cooling service providers.

Quotes from Previous Editions


The event is the key to identifying opportunities in the district cooling sector. I will discuss the benefits of using this energy-efficient technology in buildings, airports, and large complexes.

- Ismail Al Marzooqi, Chief Executive Officer, South Energy

I will share how to effectively deploy an energy management plan using the district cooling technology. This is in keeping with my aim to increase its appeal across industries.

- Muna Al Nahdi, Manager, Energy Management, South Energy

This conference provides a great platform for DC utility providers to learn or share plant optimisation strategies that have actually worked.

- Fares Ahmad, General Manager, Emaar District Cooling