Fact-Finding Mission

Swiss Waste and Recycling Technologies

Business Mission to the United Arab Emirates / October 13 - 16, 2019

Recycling Technology

Very innovative companies and research institutions combined with an environmental law, that forces private households as well as public authorities to recycle material and treat waste since the 1980ies, let Switzerland and its economy become the worldwide leader in the in the fields of waste management, recycling and water treatment.

In this context, a delegation of entrepreneurs from Middle East, interested in Swiss solutions, in the business fields mentioned above, visited Switzerland in February 2019. The program consisted of visits of Swiss projects, plants and companies. As a follow up, Switzerland Global Enterprise in cooperation with the Business Hub Middle East and the Swiss Associations for Environmental Technology (SVUT) is going to organize a Fact Finding Mission and export training modules for Swiss companies in the UAE.

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Information

Date
Target audience Swiss companies from the fields of waste management, recycling, special waste, food waste and water treatment.
Organizer Switzerland Global Enterprise, Swiss Business HUb Middle East and Swiss Association for Environmental Technology (SVUT)
Event language

English

Program

ǀ Day 1 / October 12, 2019
  • Flight Zurich - Dubai or Geneva - Dubai
ǀ Day 2 / October 13, 2019

MORNING

AFTERNOON

  • Training module "Bee'ah Sharjah Environment Co. LLC"

Workshop with representatives from Bee’ah and participating Swiss companies
Topic: approaches for solving the current project challenges of Bee’ah
Bee’ah, the Middle East’s fastest growing environmental management company, was founded in 2007, with the objective of creating a sustainable future, through creative and resourceful solutions. The uniqueness of its approach and consistent drive towards excellence has helped the company to make rapid progress towards its goal of elevating Sharjah, to the position of Environmental Capital of the Middle East. Bee’ah provides sustainable solutions in environmental and resource management through.

•    Integrated Waste Management
•    Renewable Energy
•    Public Cleansing
•    Environmental Protection
•    Environmental Consulting
•    Facilities Management
•    Education and Awareness (Internal and External)
•    Sustainable Development

ǀ Day 3 / October 14, 2019

MORNING

  • Visit Ras al Khaimah Waste Management Autority/ company presentation and visit of current projects on site

AFTERNOON

  • Training module "Ras al Khaimah Waste Management Authority"

Workshop with representatives from Ras al Khaimah Waste Management Authority and participating Swiss companies
Topic: approaches for solving the current project challenges of the Ras al Khaimah Waste Management Authority
The mission of the Ras al Khaimah Waste Management Authority is to protect the environment by ensuring sustainable and innovative waste management that achieves the highest quality of life for current and future generations of Ras Al Khaimah. The vision of the Emirate Ras Al Khaimah is to close all landfills by 2021. There is a regular exchange between Ras al Khaimah Waste Management and EPF Lausanne that has a subsidiary in the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah.

EVENING

  • Swiss Dinner Reception at the Residence of the General Consul from Switzerland to Dubai
ǀ Day 4 / October 15, 2019

MORNING

AFTERNOON

  • Training Module "Abu Dhabi Municipality or Tadweer Waste Treatment LLC"
  • Workshop with representatives from the Abu Dhabi Municipality / Tadweer and participating Swiss companiies
  • Topic: approaches for solving the current project challenges of the Abu Dhabi Municipality in the fields of waste and recycling

EVENING

  • Dinner and knowledge exchange with the company Enviroserve
ǀ Day 5 / October 16, 2019

MORNING

AFTERNOON

  • Training Module "Dubai Municipality"
  • Workshop with representatives from the Dubai Municipality and participating Swiss companies
  • Topic: approaches for solving the current project challenges of the Dubai Municipality in the field of waste and recycling

EVENING

  • Return tralel
  • Flight Dubai - Zurich / Dubai - Geneva
ǀ Day 6 / October 17, 2019

ARRIVAL ZURICH OR GENEVA

Participation Fee

  • CHF 3'400.- (incl. 7.7% VAT) S-GE Gold members
  • CHF 3'800.- (incl. 7.7% VAT) S-GE Silver members
  • CHF 4'000.- (incl. 7.7% VAT) Non-Members

Included services

  • Visits and presentations of projects and companies in the UAE
  • Participation in the Export Training Modules of SVUT
  • Hotel accommodation (4 nights incl. breakfast)
  • 4 lunches
  • 1 dinner at the residence of the Swiss Consulate in Dubai
  • Transfers within the UAE

Not included services

  • Flight to Dubai and back
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