Renewable energy link to cables in spotlight
Manama, July 6, 2011
The issue of renewable energy and its transmission through cable and wire will be the key theme of the Bahrain-based Arab Cable Manufacturers Association's seventh annual conference which begins in September.
For the first time the association, which represents 70 countries across the region, will be hosting the ArabCab event outside the Arab world.
The event, which runs from September 25 to 28, will be hosted in Granada, Spain, partly because it is a world leader in solar energy and because it is seen as the most Arab-friendly country in Europe.
The conference, 'Renewable Energy and Its Relation to the Cable and Wire World', will be attended by the leading manufacturers of electrical and telephone cables in the Arab world in addition to a significant number of international cable manufacturers, associated partners and customers.
It will focus on examining and building awareness of alternative energy solutions and opportunities for investing in alternative energy sources with a focus on the cable industry in the Arab world and beyond.
'We are delighted to announce the seventh annual ArabCab conference,' said ArabCab president Hamid Al Zayani.
'This is a particularly exciting event for the association, our members and international audiences as we take the conference for the first time to international markets.
'We have chosen Spain for a number of reasons, including its long historical relationship with the Arab culture and markets and its position among the leading centres for the development and use of alternative energy sources as it is home to one of the largest solar plants in the world, the Andasol Solar Power Station, in Ishbiliya,' Al Zayani said.
'Spain is the most Arab-friendly European country,' he added.
'Trade will go where the heart is and some European countries will lose business to the Middle East because of attitude.'
'The conference will bring together market leaders from the Arab world and globally in the areas of cable manufacturing and renewable energy,' he said.
'We are confident it will serve as an important opportunity for engagement and further development and discourse of key topics shaping the industry today and the way forward towards a greener and more efficient future.
'We will soon announce details of the event and of our distinguished group of speakers and participants,' Al Zayani added.-TradeArabia News Service