Prince Mishaal bin Abdulaziz opening the event
Major water, power forum kicks off in Jeddah
Jeddah, December 3, 2013
Saudi Water and Power Forum 2013 (SWPF), which has a focus on innovative solutions for water and power development in the kingdom, recently began in Jeddah Hilton.
The opening ceremony of the three-day forum (December 1 to 3) was marked by the keynote address given by Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman Al Hussayen, Minister of Water and Electricity and strong support of Prince Mishaal bin Abdulaziz.
Al Hussayen toured the exhibition stands along with other delegates. The day concluded with SWPF Award for Innovation and the Marafiq Award for Sustainability followed by a Gala Dinner hosted by ACWA Power.
The forum, held in partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Water & Electricity, was attended by a number of industry professionals and experts.
The opening day of the forum also witnessed the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Pre-Forum Sessions and a site visit to KAUST.
"The first day of the forum was fantastic as we witnessed innovative technical presentations from the university and industry experts on new renewable solutions available in the kingdom" stated Moya Bushnak’s chairman Dr Adil Bushnak.
"SWPF is a one-of-kind Forum which effectively connected the stakeholders and strongly projected the agenda for sustainable growth" he added. – TradeArabia News Service