HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA and Founder and Chairman of WETEX, commended the efforts of partners from the public and private sectors, and sponsors of the 20th WETEX from around the world. He also commended the media for their effective role in supporting the vision and mission of the exhibition.
“Over the past 20 years, WETEX has grown to become one of the world’s largest specialised exhibitions and the largest of its kind in the region. WETEX has evolved to become an ideal platform for companies, organisations, experts, manufacturers and investors to learn more about the latest global developments and technologies in water, environment, oil and gas technologies, and traditional and renewable energy industries. It also provides a unique opportunity for investors to expand their businesses and strengthen their activities out of the UAE, with its central strategic location,” he added.
“Your efforts and sponsorship of the exhibition and your partnership with DEWA have contributed to consolidating WETEX as a global specialised exhibition. From just four companies participating in the first exhibition in 1999, WETEX has since then expanded year after year to see the presence of around 2,100 companies in 2018 and 70 sponsors from 53 countries. From an area of around 130 square metres 20 years ago, WETEX 2018 covers an area of 78,413 square metres. The three-day exhibition is expected to attract 32,000 visitors from around the world,” concluded Al Tayer, addressing sponsors and partners of WETEX.
Over 33,000 visitors to 20th WETEX and 3rd Dubai Solar Show
The 20th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2018), and the 3rd Dubai Solar Show attracted over 33,000 visitors over three days. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) organised both events, under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of DEWA. The two events were part of the 5th Green Week with the theme ‘At the forefront of sustainability,’ from 23-25 October at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC).
The exhibitions covered 78,413 square metres with over 2,100 exhibitors from 53 countries and were held in conjunction with the 5th World Green Economy Summit.
HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Humaid Al Tayer, and other VIPs, toured the exhibition and were briefed about various innovations, solutions and new products such as energy and water desalination, green technologies, clean and renewable energy, environmental sustainability, and oil & gas. During the tour of the exhibition area, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited the DEWA stand, and many other national and international pavilions and stands. HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA and Founder and Chairman of WETEX visited the Russian export center exposition, thanked the participants of the Russian exposition for their support and active participation and invited them for the next WETEX 2019.
During WETEX 2018, DEWA organised a series of seminars and panel discussions in collaboration with experts from leading global companies in energy, water, technology, sustainability and environment.
The seminars at the Al Multaqua Ballroom in the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre took place over the three days of the exhibition from 10 am to 5.30 pm included many sessions. These sessions discussed vital topics such as the future of energy sector, smart cities and networks, digital power stations, and disruptive technologies such as AI, energy storage technologies, sustainability and innovation.