QNCC receives Tarsheed’s highest honour for raising conservation standards
Doha, Qatar, 03 Jun 2015: Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), operated by AMLAK Holding, recently won three prestigious awards from three separate awards associations for its excellence as one of the leading convention and exhibition centres globally as well as its commitment to sustainability.
QNCC was awarded by Tarsheed, the National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency, which was initiated in 2012 by the Conservation and Energy Efficiency department of KAHRAMAA under the patronage of the Emir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani to help achieve Qatar National Vision 2030. The significant achievements of the ongoing programme have added values to the efforts of all Tarsheed’s partners who are contributing in achieving the set out targets of reducing Electricity and Water consumptions by 20% and 35%, respectively until 2017. Tarsheed awarded QNCC the Best Conserving Building Award, for its sustainability efforts; AMLAK received this prestigious award at the awards ceremony.
Additionally, this year QNCC was awarded The Best Conference and Convention Centre at the World Tourism Forum’s ‘Oscars of Tourism’ Awards, a platform that brings the attendees and the leaders of world tourism together. QNCC also won the title of The Middle East’s Leading Exhibition and Convention Centre for the third year in a row by the World Travel Awards, voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide.
“I would like to congratulate and thank all those at QNCC and AMLAK, without whom these achievements would not be possible. It is through the coming together of our people, culture and environment, that ensures lasting conservation practices and enables achievements recognized by Tarsheed’s Best Conserving Building Award,” said Ken Jamieson, the General Manager of QNCC. “Our building is approximately 32% more efficient when compared with other buildings of a similar size and design. It is through simple actions, such as utilising maximum daylight inside and installing an efficient lighting system throughout the premises, which enables us to reduce our carbon footprint and look forward to a more sustainable tomorrow.”
Abdul Aziz Al Emadi, CEO of AMLAK Holding said, “At AMLAK, we support the sustainable development of Qatar economically, socially and environmentally through all our operations and entities. QNCC is focused on continuous improvement, which is why it continually strives to be the best convention and exhibition centre in the Middle East and beyond. Furthermore, QNCC’s commitment and respect for its people and environment is evident from its latest achievement, the award for Best Conserving Building in Qatar. AMLAK endeavours to ensure that QNCC continues to bring events to life by always going beyond convention to maintain the highest standards and provide exceptional service to its customers and visitors.”
AMLAK Holding, an established Qatari holding Company, is committed to Qatar’s National Vision and manages a strategic portfolio of assets, across sectors such as hospitality and leisure, real estate, event venues and services. AMLAK’s value propositions are of a world class standard and it is on the consideration list of several global clients and agencies in both a government and private capacity.
The Qatar National Convention Centre, built with sustainability in mind, is one of the most sophisticated convention and exhibition centres in the world. The Centre’s stunning architecture and cutting edge facilities makes it ideal to host local, regional and international conventions and exhibitions, gala events, concerts, theatrical productions and banquet functions.