Diyar Al Muharraq has announced its support for the 7th edition of the Bahrain Smart Cities Summit as the event’s official platinum sponsor. The summit is set to take place on the 5th and 6th of March 2024, at the Gulf Convention Center, under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalif Deputy Prime Minister. A signing ceremony took place on the 7th of February in the presence of Chief Executive Officer of Diyar Al Muharraq, Eng. Ahmed Ali Alammadi, and Chief Executive Officer of Smart Way Consulting Mr. Waleed Khalaf.
Under the theme “Innovation and Sustainability in Smart Cities”, the 7th edition of the exhibition will include worksheets and sessions discussing topics related to smart cities, including: Bahrain and regional visions, emerging technologies, national afforestation plans, the role of Artificial Intelligence, development of smart city infrastructure, smart waste management, the role of startups in implementing smart energy solutions, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations in smart cities, future trends in the field, and more.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Eng. Ahmed Ali Alammadi, Chief Executive Officer of Diyar Al Muharraq, said: “We are proud to be sponsoring this prestigious local event as part of our commitment to social responsibility and our role in achieving local sustainability goals, supported by our belief in the importance of establishing partnerships between both sectors to implement national visions. At Diyar Al Muharraq, we strive to continuously adopt innovative solutions in our construction process to deliver smart, high-quality projects in line with certified best practices in smart cities.”
On his end, Mr. Waleed Khalaf, Chief Executive Officer of Smart Way Consulting, commented: “We are pleased to be partnering with Diyar Al Muharraq, the leading real estate developer in the Kingdom, to sponsor one of the most prominent events in the local real estate sector. Through this summit, we hope to spread awareness on the importance of regional collaborations and partnerships between the public and private sector, particularly in the implementation of environmental sustainability in smart cities, in addition to highlighting innovations and national achievements related to smart city applications.”
The sponsorship is in line with national directives to promote sustainable smart city entrepreneurship and initiatives, and as part of the company's commitment to contribute to creating a sustainable future for upcoming generations by introducing and supporting initiatives that will promote sustainability within the community. Prior to its formal endorsement in Bahrain, Diyar Al Muharraq remains at the forefront of launching smart city concepts.
Diyar Al Muharraq continues to actively invest in developing sustainable living and contributing to the fulfillment of the Kingdom's sustainable development goals. The company has implemented several initiatives by adopting and employing the city's latest smart solutions including: providing smart electrical meters, adopting energy-efficient LED lights, and installing several solar trees to generate sustainable power throughout the city.