Wetex sees four-fold rise in exhibitors
Dubai, February 23, 2014
The 2014 edition of Wetex, a key exhibition to be held in Dubai with focus on electricity, water and the environment, has registered a four-fold rise in the number of exhibitors for this year's event which has crossed 1,500, said the organisers.
The 'Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (Wetex 2014), will be held in Dubai from April 14 to 16 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition.
The impressive growth in exhibition space and products will help consolidate its position as one of the world’s major specialised exhibitions, they stated.
According to organisers, the exhibition area has also increased four-fold since 1999, with a total area of 47,230 sq m spread across 9 halls of the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Wetex has seen over 56 times increase in its visitors' numbers between 1999 and 2013. The exhibition is expected to attract 20,000 visitors in its 2014 edition.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the managing director and CEO of Dewa said: “Wetex has achieved remarkable growth, as a result of hard work of the organising committee at all levels. What is also worth mentioning is the quality additions to the exhibition and the wider number of sectors represented.”
"We have seen remarkable additions to the exhibitors list, such as the oil and gas sector. We have developed multiple concepts and proposals centered on the principles of environmental sustainability," stated Al Tayer.
"We also added SmarTech Shopper, a first-of-its-kind platform in the region for green products. In addition, we strengthened our partnerships to promote a culture of sustainability mainly through the Sustainable Building concept launched on the sidelines of the exhibition in line with many other innovative concepts," he added.
Wetex, said the organisers, has significantly contributed to promoting the energy sector in Dubai on the global level, giving the emirate opportunities to support and adopt major energy-focused events, such as the World Energy Forum in 2012 and the World Green Economy Summit in 2014 which will be held concurrently with the exhibition in collaboration with Dubai Green Economy Partnership under the theme “Global Partnerships , Sustainable Future”, with the participation of leading experts from the areas of energy and business, as well as government leaders and international organisations.
Dewa will also be launching the first ‘Green Week’ on the sidelines of Wetex 2014. It will include a series of community events targeting all segments of society, including children and students with a wide participation from organizations and entities specialised in green products.
The Green Week will also include workshops for students, social media competitions and allocated stands for participating companies and organisations to showcase eco-friendly products.
According to Al Tayer, the seminars organised during Wetex every year are attracting worldwide attention. "We have succeeded in bringing together a group of experts and specialists in water, energy and environment sectors. These discussion forums have increased the number of visitors who will benefit from the new technologies, best practices and expertise showcased by exhibitors," he added.-TradeArabia News Service