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KONE returns as Gold Sponsor of Dubai's leading Skyscraper Summit

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5 Feb 2015

KONE returns as Gold Sponsor of Dubai's leading Skyscraper Summit

Smart Skyscrapers Summit is proud to announce KONE as their Gold Sponsor for the 2nd annual edition of the event, to be held at Sofitel The Palm Resort and Spa, Dubai, UAE, on May 11-12, 2015. This two-day summit offers insights into the unique technology, design and solutions that bring smart skyscrapers to life across the world. KONE’s association with the summit is in line with their commitment towards environmental excellence through eco-efficient solutions, services and operations.

Industry statistics indicate that elevators and escalators utilize up to 2 to 5 per cent of the energy in most buildings, but can touch as high as 50 per cent during peak usage hours. Factoring in the special requirements of high-rise skyscrapers, the energy consumption can very easily spiral out of control, if left unchecked. Finding ways to combine energy-efficiency and sustainability, with technology and safety considerations, pose questions that are interesting, yet challenging. Providing solutions to these challenges is the focus of the session on smart vertical transportation at the Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2015, to be held on May 11-12, 2015.

The importance of smart, scalable solutions for key areas such as access and destination control, as well as communication and monitoring is underscored by Johannes de Jong, Head of Technology, Major Projects, KONE, who will be speaking at the event on innovative technology to future proof buildings. He opines, “The summit presents great possibilities for networking and experience sharing, an attractive attribute to our participation are the delegates at the event. Last year we connected with key players in the industry and the results were very fruitful and beneficial for KONE. The topic of the Smart Skyscrapers Summit is extremely relevant for KONE as service provider for some of the most famous skyscrapers here in Dubai, i.e. Princess Tower and Cayan Tower. We believe that Smart Skyscrapers Summit will provide a wonderful opportunity for us to present our newest product range to the delegates.”

Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, organizers of the conference, welcomed the partnership, saying, “KONE’s keen focus on developing solutions that perfectly blend energy efficiency and user comfort with integrated systems and traffic flow optimization, can be directly linked to the core theme of sustainable and safe high-rise development of buildings at the Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2015. We have been associated with KONE since the inception of the Smart Skyscrapers Summit and we look forward to an even longer association with them.”

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