Press Release

CEM holds the “Experience Sharing Seminar on Energy Saving” Representatives from four Macao hotels share their experiences

Macao, 30 October 2012

This year is the fourth year that CEM hosts the “Energy Saving Contest” with the support of the Office for the Energy Development Sector (GDSE). Along with the Contest to promote the important message of energy saving and environmental protection, CEM especially held the “Energy Saving Experience Sharing Seminar” to provide sectors of hotel operators as well as food and beverage a platform to share their experiences of energy conservation.

The “Experience Sharing Seminar on Energy Saving” was held at 3:00pm., on 30 October 2012 at the Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre. Representatives from four local hotels were invited as speakers of the seminar, including Riviera Hotel Macau Engineering Manager Vision Lo, who delivered a presentation with the topic of “Insist on energy saving, promote sustainable development of hotels”, Emperor Hotel Engineering Manager Deng Guibeng, who introduced about “Sustainable energy conservation starting from the management”, Altira Macau Property Services, Engineering Services Manager, Gerald Cheung, who delivered a presentation titled “Sustainable Energy Saving Efforts”, and MGM Director of Facilities Management Peter Chan, who introduced about “MGM MACAU’s Latest Energy Saving Efforts”.

In his speech, CEM Executive Director Jorge Vieira stated that more than 17,037,000 kWh have been saved since the first “Energy Saving Contest” was launched in 2009. He hopes that by leveraging on the past success, new records could be achieved. The Energy Saving Contest is presently ongoing, and the results will be verified by the judge panel in January of 2013. Winners will be announced at that time, and he hopes that citizens could keep a close eye on the contest. Jorge Vieira said that apart from the “Energy Saving Experience Sharing Seminar”, CEM also held three separate seminars for residential customers from June to August, mainly covering the maintenance of public electrical installations in buildings, household energy-saving means and customer services. He expressed his hope for all sectors to continue striving to implement the good habit of using electricity efficiently and environmentally, as well as continue to actively participate in and support this event.

In addition, during the Q & A session, speakers answered the questions from enthusiastic attendees, who shared their experiences in promoting environmental protection as well as carried out in-depth discussions.

Nearly 80 industry insiders attended this seminar. All of them believe that the seminar can provide a platform for them to learn about energy-saving experiences and methods from each other, so that they can further boost energy saving together.