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WETEX sees four-fold rise in exhibitors in 16 years

The 2014 edition expected to attract over 20,000 visitors

| | Feb 25, 2014 | 1:26 pm
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The 2014 edition expected to attract over 20,000 visitors

The Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2014, which is held under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance of the UAE and President of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has registered impressive growth in exhibition space and products showcased. Announcing this in a communiqué, the event organisers revealed that the number of exhibitors at WETEX 2014, which will be held from April 14 to 16 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre has crossed 1500 – a four-fold rise since its launch in 1999.

The organisers gave further details:

  • The exhibition area now has a total area of 47,230 square metres, and is spread across nine halls.
  • The event has seen over 56 times increase in its visitors’ numbers between 1999 and 2013.
  • The exhibition is expected to attract 20,000 visitors in its 2014 edition.
  • DEWA will launch the first “Green Week” on the sidelines of WETEX 2014, with a series of community events targeting all segments of society, with participation from organisations and entities specialising in green products.
  • The Green Week will include workshops for students, social media competitions and allocated stands for participating companies and organisations to showcase eco-friendly products.

In the context of the steady growth the event has witnessed, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, said: “We have seen remarkable additions to the exhibitors list, such as the oil and gas sector. We have developed multiple concepts and proposals centered on the principles of environmental sustainability. We also added SmarTech Shopper, a first-of-its-kind platform in the region for green products. In addition, we strengthened our partnerships to promote a culture of sustainability mainly through the Sustainable Building concept launched on the sidelines of the exhibition in line with many other innovative concepts.

“The seminars organised during WETEX every year are attracting worldwide attention. We have succeeded in bringing together a group of experts and specialists in water, energy and environment sectors. These discussion forums have increased the number of visitors who will benefit from the new technologies, best practices and expertise showcased by exhibitors.”

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