Prince Moulay Rachid is representing King Mohammed VI of Morocco today at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar holds ADSW each year in January. The sustainability gathering is considered the largest in the Middle East.
ADSW 2019 is being held January 12-19 under the theme “Industry Convergence: Accelerating Sustainable Development.”
The meeting “will explore how industries are responding to the digital transformation underway in the global economy, which in turn is giving rise to new opportunities to address global sustainability challenges.”
ADSW brings together policy makers, industry specialists, and technology and sustainability leaders from all over the world.
According to ADSW’s website, “Participants will explore ways that businesses, governments and researchers can unlock the potential of industry and technology convergence to achieve a more inclusive, secure, and sustainable world.”
Last year’s ADSW hosted 38,000 attendees from 175 countries and 850 exhibiting companies. Over $15 billion worth of deals were announced during the event.
Moulay Rachid, King Mohammed VI’s brother, also represented the King at the 11th Sheikh Zayed Sustainability Prize event, held Monday.
The Sheikh Zayed Sustainability Prize, formerly the Zayed Future Energy Prize, “is an annual award that rewards companies and organisations that demonstrate a tangible, positive impact through sustainable solutions.”