28 national pavilions for Wetex
Dubai, March 30, 2014
More than 40 counties including 28 national pavilions have confirmed their participation at the upcoming Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) in Dubai.
Organised by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) with the theme ‘At the Forefront of Sustainability’, the 16th edition of the event will take place from April 14 to 16 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre over an area of 1,490 sq m out of the total display area.
Dewa said that companies from countries such as the UAE, Qatar, UK, Italy, India, US, Spain, Germany, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Russia, France, Belgium, Turkey, South Africa, Sweden, Finland Romania and Iran have confirmed their participation at the exhibition.
More countries have also announced their participation, some of are taking place through joint pavilions like the Spanish-Austrian pavilion and others have a prominent presence at Wetex 2014 like Poland.
Wetex 2014 registered remarkable participation from a total number of 40 countries to date, reflecting an increase of 20 per cent compared to the previous year.
“This is the biggest Wetex ever since its inception of over a decade and a half ago. The growth percentages indicate great success,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa.
“This year’s exhibition, organised by Dewa under the umbrella of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, registered an increase of 9.33% in the number of exhibiting companies. Also, there is a remarkable rise in the number of participating countries compared to the previous year.
“The initiatives led by Dewa have placed it among leading international institutions in the energy, water and electricity sectors which prioritise environmental sustainability. Moreover, Dewa has been able through Wetex over the last 16 years, to be a role model for specialised exhibitions in the region,” added Al Tayer.
“Wetex’s success this year is not only dependent on the increase in the number of national pavilions but also in the rise of the display area of these pavilions to cope with the greater number of participants from these countries. We think that this type of growth is due to our positive international reputation, which in turn will generate additional participation in future shows,” said Al Tayer.
Al Tayer said that national pavilions a attract larger flow of visitors, compared to companies which are participating individually, as many of the participating countries hold an excellent reputation in the electricity, water and environment sectors.
Wetex 2013 registered participation from 22 national pavilions spread over an area of 1,047 sq m.
Wetex 2014 will also include seminars to discuss topics relevant to electricity, water, solar and nuclear energy as well as energy, water, and natural resource conservation and sustainable development and other topics that are currently in the spotlight, of the public and private sectors around the world. – TradeArabia News Service