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Over 2,300 exhibitors to take part in WETEX, Dubai Solar Show

Events will see representatives from 55 countries showcasing their solutions and services, say organisers

| | Oct 17, 2019 | 10:43 am
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DUBAI, UAE, 17 October 2019: H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Founder and Chairman of the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), announced that 2,350 exhibitors from 55 countries will take part in the 21st edition of WETEX and the 4th edition of Dubai Solar Show, from October 21 to 23 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, DEWA said through a Press release. WETEX will be held under the theme, ‘At the Forefront of Sustainability’.

According to the release, DEWA is organising WETEX under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of DEWA.

Al Tayer said: “Organising WETEX and the Dubai Solar Show, under the umbrella of Green Week, are aligned with UAE’s wise leadership‘s vision to promote sustainable development and a green economy in the UAE, and help realise the UAE Centennial 2071, the UAE Vision 2021, the UAE Green Growth Strategy, the Dubai Plan 2021 and the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, to make the Emirate a global hub for clean energy and green economy and provide 75% of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy sources by 2050.

“Over 20 years, WETEX has established itself as one of the largest and most important international specialised exhibitions, and the largest of its kind in the region. It has become an ideal platform for companies, organisations, experts, manufacturers and investors to learn about the latest developments and global technologies related to water, the environment, oil and gas, conventional and renewable energy and related industries.

“The Dubai Solar Show also achieved remarkable success over last three years, especially as the region’s solar power sector has accelerated its growth. The exhibition is an important platform for the government and private sectors to make deals, build partnerships, learn about the latest solar energy technologies, and identify market needs and opportunities to participate in solar power projects and programmes, as the UAE and the region strive to increase the share of renewable and clean energy.”

In 2018, the release further quoted Al Tayer as saying, the two exhibitions attracted 35,000 visitors from 53 countries, 75 sponsors and 2,100 exhibitors, covering 78,413 square metres. The 2019 WETEX is set to be the biggest in its history, with 2,350 exhibitors from 55 countries as well as 18 country pavilions covering 85,000 square metres, the release said, The exhibition has also attracted 75 sponsors and supporters, which emphasises the exhibition’s position as a forum that brings together governments, industry leaders, and investors from around the world, the release added.

Al Tayer noted that WETEX 2019 coincides with the 6th World Green Economy Summit (WGES), which is organised by DEWA and the World Green Economy Organisation, in collaboration with international partners, on October 20 and 21, under the theme, ‘Innovative Technologies for a Sustainable Economy’. According to the release, officials and decision-makers from around the world will discuss sustainable development mechanisms and international cooperation systems to establish a global green economy. WETEX 2019 will also feature the Dubai Green Zone, which provides a unified platform to enable start-ups in the UAE and around the world to anticipate the future of green energy and take advantage of the successful experiences and best global practices in energy and water, the release said. This, the release said, enhances the UAE’s leadership in keeping pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution and adopting disruptive technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, drones, energy storage, blockchain technology and big data among others, the release said. WETEX 2019 will also feature SMARTEC, the business platform dedicated to the promotion of environmentally friendly green technologies, products and services from all over the world.

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