1,250 exhibitors at top Dubai energy expo
Dubai, February 10, 2014
More than 1,250 exhibitors from 55 countries are set to showcase power investments at a regional energy event in Dubai which opens tomorrow (February 11).
The 39th edition of Middle East Electricity will run till February 13 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, featuring a 15 per cent increase in exhibition space and the launch of over 100 new products and services.
Power investments worth $283 billion will be made between 2014 and 2018 to help the Mena region cope with rising demand, said a Mena Power report, published by the Kuwait Financial Centre.
The participants of the event aim to capitalise on this boom in the Middle East power sector which is expected to grow at a rate of seven per cent over the next 10 year, according to the report.
Anita Mathews, director of Informa Energy Group, organisers of the event, said: “The increased exhibitor interest at Middle East Electricity this year points towards the positive market outlook and shows that there are opportunities for everyone in this billion dollar a year Mena energy market.
“Senior level management account for the vast majority of visitors, giving exhibitors access to key decision makers, boosting their on-site orders and providing quality sales leads.”
The exhibition will host 22 government–supported country groups and national pavilions from Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Malaysia, South Korea, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, UK and US.
It will also feature the second edition of the Green Energy Conference, held in partnership with Dubai Municipality and Environmental Centre for Arab Towns. Sustainability is the key theme of the conference, as notable speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the Middle East’s clean energy sector.
The expo is also co-located with the second edition of Solar Middle East, and will feature the Middle East Electricity Awards, which will take place on February 11. - TradeArabia News Service