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Middle East Electricity 2018 attracts more than 60,000 visitors

Middle East Solar Outlook Report shines light on regional mega projects and UAE domestic rooftop solar market, organiser says

| | Mar 19, 2018 | 4:48 pm
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Dubai, UAE, 19 March 2018: Middle East Electricity 2018 (MEE) the GCC region’s leading international trade event for the power industry, took place from March 6 to 8, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE, the organisers announced in a Press communiqué.

More than 60,000 industry professionals, including 1,500 exhibitors, spanning 66 countries, supported by 23 focused country pavilions, assembled over three days at Dubai World Trade Centre, the communiqué said. Among them were Russia and Poland, who both made their debuts at the show with the aim of capitalising on the increasing regional needs, the communiqué further said.

The communiqué also said the show was the launch pad for the Solar Outlook Report 2018, by the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA), highlighting the burgeoning solar industry and mega projects being developed across North Africa and in the GCC region. The report estimates that the rooftop market in the UAE alone will top 60 to 70 MW in 2018, which is triple-digit annual growth on the 20 MW connected rooftop market in December 2017, the communiqué further said.

Anita Mathews, Group Director-industrial portfolio, Informa Exhibitions, said: “The high level of support from exhibitors, governments and national organisations further strengthens the show’s reputation as the place to be for anyone connected with the power industry.”

David Nicoll, Marketing Director, Perkins Engines Company Limited, said: This year at MEE, we launched three new engines and also highlighted some of our exciting aftermarket solutions. The show went exceptionally well and we look forward to returning in 2019.”

Motaz Al Maani, General Manager MEA region, Delta Electronics, said: “Delta has participated at MEE since 2015. It is a great platform for us to reach target audiences for Delta’s smart and energy-efficient solutions in the Middle East and Africa region.”

The communiqué said MEE 2018 also included a range of technical seminars and professional workshops. Running alongside the exhibition, the inaugural Global Smart Energy Summit (GSES) provided a forum for leaders and innovators from the fields of energy, space, technology and governance to map out the future of smart energy, the communiqué further said.

The communiqué added that MEE 2018 was held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and is hosted by the UAE Ministry of Energy. The communiqué further added that the next edition of Middle East Electricity will be held from March 5 to 7, 2019.



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