Wetex concludes amid widespread praise
Dubai, March 15, 2012
The 14th Water, Energy, Technology & Environment Exhibition (Wetex 2012) closed today (March 15) in Dubai, achieving great success as it has attracted widespread praise from visitors both inside the UAE and visiting delegations.
Over the three days, delegations from ministries, government departments, major companies in the country and groups of students from universities, colleges and schools visited the exhibition. The total number of visitors from the UAE or abroad to this year’s exhibition reached 11,971.
“This year’s exhibition has placed the highest priority on the green economy under the theme Green Economy for Sustainable Development,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa and chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee of the exhibition.
“SmarTech@Wetex, designed for eco-friendly technologies, has been the cornerstone of educating and disseminating awareness of the importance of moderate consumption, preserving the environment and conserving resources for achieving sustainability for generations to come.”
“Furthermore, Smartech@Wetex focused on renewable energy and the projects launched by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, including the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktourm Solar Park, the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, and many other initiatives in this regard,” he added.
“Over the past two years, the exhibition witnessed great leaps as the number of exhibition halls reached eight halls this year in comparison to six halls in 2011, and the area of the Exhibition reached 33,000 sq m this year in comparison to 23,000 sq m in 2011,” Al Tayer noted.
“Furthermore, the number of national and international participating companies has increased from 715 in 2011 to 1,055 this year, the number of sponsors this year reached 46 in comparison to 20 in 2011, and the number of visitors this year is close to 12,000 in comparison to 9,000 visitors in 2011,” he said.
Al Tayer concluded that next year’s exhibition will be held simultaneously with the second Dubai Global Energy Forum from April 15 to 17, 2013. – TradeArabia News Service