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Wetex, Dubai Solar Show to feature 2,350 exhibitors

DUBAI, October 13, 2019

A total of 2,350 exhibitors from 55 countries will take part in the 21st Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) and the 4th Dubai Solar Show, said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa).

Dewa organises Wetex and Dubai Solar Show under the umbrella of Green Week from October 21 to 23, 2019 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre under the theme ‘At the Forefront of Sustainability’.

Al Tayer made the announcement during a press conference held at the Armani Hotel in Dubai.

“Over 20 years, Wetex has established itself as one of the largest and most important international specialised exhibitions, and the largest of its kind in the region.  It has become an ideal platform for companies, organisations, experts, manufacturers and investors to learn about the latest developments and global technologies related to water, the environment, oil and gas, conventional and renewable energy and related industries,” Al Tayer said.

The Dubai Solar Show also achieved remarkable success over last three years, especially as the region's solar power sector has accelerated its growth. The exhibition is an important platform for the government and private sectors to make deals, build partnerships, learn about the latest solar energy technologies, identify market needs and opportunities to participate in solar power projects and programmes as the UAE and the region strive to increase the share of renewable and clean energy,” added Al Tayer.

“Last year, the two exhibitions attracted 35,000 visitors from 53 countries, 75 sponsors and 2,100 exhibitors, covering 78,413 sq m. This year's Wetex is its biggest in its history, with 2350 exhibitors from 55 countries as well as 18 country pavilions covering 85,000 square metres. The exhibition has also attracted 75 sponsors and supporters, which emphasises the exhibition’s position as a forum that brings together governments, industry leaders, and investors from around the world.”

Al Tayer noted that Wetex 2019 coincides with the 6th World Green Economy Summit (WGES), which is organised by Dewa and the World Green Economy Organisation, in collaboration with international partners, on 20 and 21 October 2019, under the theme 'Innovative Technologies for a Sustainable Economy.’

Officials and decision makers from around the world will discuss sustainable development mechanisms and international cooperation systems to establish a global green economy. Wetex 2019 will also feature the Dubai Green Zone, which provides a unified platform to enable start-ups in the UAE and around the world to anticipate the future of green energy and take advantage of the successful experiences and best global practices in energy and water.

Wetex 2019 will also feature SMARTEC, the business platform dedicated to the promotion of environmentally friendly green technologies, products and services from all over the world.

“For the fourth consecutive year, Dewa dedicates an integrated Innovation Hall at the exhibition in line with its efforts to strengthen the position of Dubai and the UAE as a leading platform for creativity that attracts innovators from around the world.

“Over 20 universities will show students’ innovations. The two exhibitions offer visitors the opportunity to participate in a wide range of specialised seminars and workshops, and meet experts and specialists in green economy, smart cities, innovation and sustainable development,” said Al Tayer.

During Green Week, Dewa will also host the biennial International Desalination Association (IDA) World Congress. The World Congress, under the theme Crossroads to Sustainability, will be held from 20-24 October 2019 at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre. The congress, which returns to Dubai after 10 years of the successful edition in 2019, aims to play a key role in promoting awareness about the need to adopt leading water technological innovations in modern cities such as Dubai.

In conjunction with Wetex, the Gas & Oil Technology Showcase and Conference (GoTech) will be held from October 21 to 23 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

GoTech is an ideal platform for decision makers, oil and gas professionals, researchers, contractors and engineers to exchange knowledge and expertise on the latest oil and gas technologies and solutions. This year’s GoTech will feature launching an excellence centre that targets universities and the academic institutions. – TradeArabia News Service


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