14th September 2023 – The Gulf Data Centre Association (GDCA), a trade organisation propelling the growth of the data centre industry across the GCC, today announced that RED, a global company of specialist building services and ICT engineers, has joined the association as a Platinum Sponsor and will be sponsoring the Touchdown Middle East 2023 conference as a Gold Sponsor.
The partnership brings together two organisations known for their commitment to excellence. RED is a market leader in data centre design and sustainability across 11 offices globally and has delivered over 1000 data centre projects worldwide. RED is also a firm advocate of empowering women in STEM, and its WiRED (Women in RED) internal women’s network aims to lead by example and inspire women within the industry to achieve career success. For example, Takwa Dawdi, Senior Electrical Engineering at RED, will be speaking at the GDCA Abu Dhabi event on the 14th September.
“The GDCA provides a much-needed platform for collaboration and transparency across the GCC data centre market, and we’re delighted to be supporting the association as it continues to grow and undertakes exciting initiatives like Touchdown Middle East,” said Simon Young, Head of Global Business Development & Marketing at RED. “Having another outlet to further our mission to bridge the gender gap in engineering to make for a more inclusive industry is also essential, and we’re excited to have the support of the GDCA on this front.”
“We are thrilled to have RED on board as a sponsor at the GDCA and for Touchdown, bringing their market-leading expertise and innovative thinking to the table,” said Henry Sutton, Founder of the GDCA and Touchdown Middle East. “As the GCC sees an exciting time of digitalised development, RED’s reputation and experience in data centre design and sustainability is impressive and will bring great value to the GDCA and be a great addition to the Touchdown line-up.”
A member of the RED team will be participating as a speaker for Touchdown Middle East, with further details to be confirmed. Touchdown Middle East is the GCC region’s first annual conference for the data centre industry and will take place on the 21st and 22nd November 2023 in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Developed in partnership between the GDCA and Kickstart Europe, Touchdown Middle East will bring together data centre industry leaders, C-level executives, critical decision-makers, trailblazing operators, industry influencers and more from across the Middle East.
RED Engineering Design is a market-leading building services consultancy specialising in complex buildings, the built environment, data centres, ICT and sustainability.
Founded in 2004, RED Engineering Design is a global company of specialist building services and ICT engineers and has led the drive towards the zero-carbon goal for over a decade by providing step-change low-carbon solutions.
In simple terms, RED applies technical expertise to enable the world’s digital infrastructure and help clients realise ambitious plans for zero-carbon built environments, whilst covering the entire life cycle of building projects.
With a rich nineteen-year history of outstanding client delivery, RED’s reputation for having best-in-class technical capability is centred on talent and an absolute commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Following a sustained period of growth, RED now has over 850 employees, operates on projects across 75 countries, and has EMEA and APAC office locations which now include London (UK Head Office) Bicester, Guildford, Newcastle, Dublin, Cork, Berlin, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Clark.