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Partners & Sponsors

Sponsoring Ecocity World Summit 2015 gives your company an excellent opportunity to showcase your business to a global, diverse audience of industry leaders, and to play a key role in making this such a highly productive and enjoyable event. A sponsorship prospectus will be available soon. Until then, if you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities at the Summit, please contact us

The Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA) was created in 1996 to protect the natural wealth of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and to promote sustainable development.

The UAE Federal Environment Agency was formed in 1993 to manage the environment of the Emirates and to implement national environmental laws. ERWDA was restructured and renamed the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) in 2005, giving it more authority on all environmental efforts. EAD is a governmental agency committed to protecting and managing biodiversity, providing a clean environment and promoting Sustainable Development in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Their work includes water resources and water quality, climate change and air quality, marine and terrestrial biodiversity and wildlife conservation. In order to develop and implement policies, regulate business operations, deliver targeted projects and run environmental education and awareness programmes.

Click here to visit the EAD website

Inaugurated in 2002 by H. H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) was formed to address the need for readily accessible,
accurate environmental data and information for all those who need it. Supported by Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) on a local level, and championed by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), regionally and internationally, AGEDI works to bridge the environmental data and information gap between developed and developing countries, and facilitate and enhance the information exchange for more effective, accurate environmental decision making.

AGEDI’s work includes:

  • Monitoring and enabling effective data access and availability across worldwide environmental and societal information networking movements;
  • Identifying data needs working with theme experts to determine strategies for data access, acquisition and dissemination;
  • Defining and delivering; through facilitation or directly, projects which address specific data, information and knowledge product need;
  • Enabling and facilitating perpetual local, regional and international participation in and support for an active network of thought and action leaders from worldwide environmental and societal information
    networking movements.

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) represents the foundations of the UAE Society and serves as its window to the outer world, communicating the thoughts and vision of the UAE leadership, asserting the values of human brotherhood, and calling for lifting the suffering of humans. The Ministry promotes the importance of attaining global peace and amicably resolving disputes through dialogue.

Through its embassies, directorates and diplomatic missions around the world, as well as ambassadors, representatives and diplomats, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is perceived as the link between the wise leadership of the UAE and the World as a whole. The Ministry strives to enhance friendship and collaboration with other countries on political, economic or cultural levels by adopting principles set by the leadership that aim at protecting people and widening their intellectual and cultural horizons as well as developing the human civilization concepts and supporting pillars of economic and cultural development and the foundations of peace in the world – efforts that have earned the UAE citizen wide respect everywhere in the world, and enhanced the image of the UAE on the regional and international arenas.

Click here to visit the MOFA website

Ecocity Builders is a non-profit organization dedicated to reshaping cities for the long-term health of human and natural systems. They develop and implement policy, design, educational tools and strategies to build thriving
urban centres based on “access by proximity” and to reverse patterns of sprawl and excessive consumption.

Ecocity Builders and associates’ definition of “Ecocity” is rooted in a healthy relationship of the city’s parts and functions, similar to the relationship of organs in living complex organism. Ecocity Builders is concerned with city design, planning, building, and operations in relation to the surrounding environment and natural resources of the region. Their praxis utilizes organic, ecological and whole-systems lessons to actually reverse the negative impacts of climate change, species extinction and the destruction of the biosphere.

Ecocity Builders believes the form of the city matters, that it is within our ability, and indeed crucial, to reshape and restructure cities to address global environmental challenges.

The Authority’s mission is to promote the heritage, culture and traditions of Abu Dhabi emirate worldwide. Its activities are designed to support the emirate’s evolution into a world-class, sustainable destination which makes a unique contribution to the global cultural landscape while conserving its singular character and ecosystem.

The Authority manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets it internationally through a wide range of activities and major events, aimed at attracting both culturally sensitive visitors and increased investment. While it is busy forging new relationships across the world, the Authority is also focusing on developments at home. A clear priority is to ensure the preservation of Abu Dhabi’s cultural heritage, especially its historic and archaeological sites.

United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council
United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, a dedicated entity of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) charged with stimulating the meetings industry in the emirate, drives and support the development and promotion of business events throughout the emirate efficiently, effectively, and transparently, and in partnership with all its stakeholders. Its main mission is to champion the emirate as a dynamic global business events leader.

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) is the most modern Summit and exhibition centre in the world. It was inaugurated by the President of the UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
on 18th February, 2007. One iconic feature of ADNEC is the Capital Gate development which features a 35 storey award winning iconic tower and is the world’s furthest leaning hotel, slanting at 18 degrees.

ADNEC sets the stage for some of the UAE’s most important and best loved exhibitions and events, it is also responsible for a number of high profile development projects, not to mention its international business interests.

The Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (Cedare) is an international inter-governmental organization, with diplomatic status. The Centre's mission is to provide leadership and advocate sound governance for environmental protection, through building human resources and institutional capacity, advancing applied research and environmentally friendly technologies and acting as a catalyst to enhance collaborative action between the Arab World, Europe and the International Community.

The Centre has recently defined a new Vision, based on advancing the modern principle of "environment for development". This Vision has been translated into an action-oriented Plan of Implementation, with quantifiable objectives and specific activities over a set time frame (2005-2010).

The Centre' specific priorities for action include: (i) water resources management, (ii) land resources, (ii) knowledge management and information technology applications, and (iii) the interrelated issues of markets, business and the environment. Cedare also continues to address other matters of strategic concern, particularly in the areas of climate change, integrated coastal zone approaches, solid waste, gender empowerment and public-private partnership in environmental governance.

Ain Shams University

Ain Shams University: established in 1950, the third oldest university in Egypt, the university includes 15 faculties and 2 high institutes. It includes more than 180,000 students, and more than 100 centers and special units. Ain Shams University seeks to achieve excellence in the field of higher education and scientific research locally, regionally and globally. The university contributes to the service of society and achieve sustainable development. Ain Shams University has played an undeniable role in developing the cultural and scientific life in Egypt and enriching human knowledge in general.

IUSD Program: The Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design is a double-degree Master's program jointly organized by Ain Shams University in Cairo and the University of Stuttgart with one year in Stuttgart University and another year at Ain Shams University. It trains and prepares a new generation of urban practitioners to face the tremendous environmental, cultural, socio-economic and governance challenges resulting from the dynamic urban transformation around the globe. The IUSD-Lab is a platform for research and graduate teaching of the IUSD master’s program, to pool competencies in sustainable urban development. And it aims at serving as a platform for interdisciplinary and intercultural academic exchange.

The American University in Cairo (AUC) is a premier English-language institution of higher learning. The University is committed to teaching and research of the highest caliber and offers exceptional liberal arts and professional education in a cross-cultural environment. AUC builds a culture of leadership, lifelong learning, continuing education and service among its graduates and is dedicated to making significant contributions to Egypt and the international community in diverse fields. Chartered and accredited in the United States and Egypt, it is an independent, not-for-profit, equal-opportunity institution. AUC upholds the principles of academic freedom and is dedicated to excellence.

Affirming its commitment to sustainability, AUC has taken several measures to foster a “clean and green” campus environment, from developing a sustainable trash management system and building the University’s first extensive green roof to offering new degree programs in sustainable development, reducing overall energy use on the New Cairo campus and establishing an Office of Sustainability, the Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment and the Center for Sustainable Development. In addition, a Sustainable Campus Committee –– established in 2010 and comprised of students, faculty and staff –– creates a forum for sharing knowledge, exchanging ideas, advancing research and raising awareness in order to promote environmentally friendly practices on campus.

Arab Forum for Environment and Development

AFED is a regional not-for-profit, non-governmental, membership-based organization headquartered in Beirut, Lebanon, with the status of international organization. Since 2007, AFED has been a public forum for influential eco-advocates. During 8 years, it has become a major dynamic player in the environmental arena.

The flagship contribution of AFED is an annual report written and edited by experts on the state of Arab environment, tracking developments and proposing policy measures. Other initiatives include a regional Corporate Environmental Responsibility (CER) program, Green Economy, public awareness, and environmental education.

AFED enjoys Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission (ECOSOC), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the League of Arab States (LAS), Green Growth Knowledge Platform, and many other regional and international organizations and conventions. As an Arab think tank, it has played a major role in international negotiations on environment and development, including advising governments and regional organizations, on matters such as climate change, green economy water and energy management, and sustainable development.

AmCham Abu Dhabi is the trademark of the American Business Group of Abu Dhabi. For over 20 years, AmCham Abu Dhabi has worked diligently to increase commerce, investment and goodwill between the United States of America and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. AmCham Abu Dhabi is an independent, not-for-profit association comprised of Fortune 500 corporations, leading Abu Dhabi companies, small and medium size enterprises, and prominent business leaders and entrepreneurs.

As a member of the global network of American Chambers of Commerce, AmCham Abu Dhabi provides a uniquely situated platform through which executives pursue and discuss issues impacting business operations between the U.S. and U.A.E. Substantive government advocacy initiatives, educational and networking programs, roundtable forums, and customized business services are just a few of the many benefits AmCham Abu Dhabi provides to its members.

As a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce based in Washington D.C. and the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Abu Dhabi, AmCham works closely with private and public sector partners to advance the interests of the American business community in both countries. In addition, AmCham Abu Dhabi is a member of AmCham Middle East and North Africa (MENA), a trade association comprised of AmChams located in Abu Dhabi UAE, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. AmCham Abu Dhabi is the 2013-2015 Chair of AmCham MENA’s Regional Council. Through the support of its members, AmCham Abu Dhabi is the recognized voice of U.S. business in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates.

  Organisation Country  
  International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Jordan Exhibitor
Schaduf Egypt Exhibitor

For Sponsor and Exhibitor inquiries, please contact:

Rakesh Chhetri
Summit Secretariat
Tel: +971 4 311 6300
Email: rakesh mail, ecws mail
Merwyn Fernandes
Summit Secretariat
Tel: +971 4 311 6300
Email: merwyn mail, ecws mail


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Registration Fee Inclusions

  • Access to breakout, panel and multiple track interactive sessions, roundtable discussions, workshops and presentations, and trade exhibitions
  • Complimentary access to related early bird field trips and selected weekend excursions prior to the Summit
  • Complimentary lunch on each day of the Summit
  • Complimentary invitation to the Welcome Reception at Masdar City
  • Connect with leading international and local experts; from architectural designers to climate change specialists
  • Create partnerships aimed at improving sustainability
  • Share expertise and learn about the latest challenges, opportunities, and industry trends
  • Meet visionary international and regional leaders in government
  • Meet the leaders of the world’s major institutions, including the World Bank, United Nations Environment Programme and UN Habitat