H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, and President of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, today inaugurated the 21st Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition, WETEX 2019, and the 4th Dubai Solar Show.
DEWA is organising the two exhibitions under the umbrella of the 6th Green Week from 21st to 23rd October, 2019, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, with 2,350 exhibitors from 55 countries.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid was welcomed by Matar Humaid Al Tayer, Chairman of DEWA; Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD&CEO of DEWA and Founder and Chairman of WETEX; and other DEWA Board Members.
Also present at the opening ceremony of WETEX 2019 were Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment; and officials from the public and private sectors.
Following the opening ceremony, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum; Saeed Mohammed 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 and gas.
Sheikh Hamdan inspected the DEWA pavilion and also visited group of national and international pavilions, including the pavilion of the People’s Republic of China, which hosts the largest number of Chinese companies specialised in water, energy and environment. Almost 110 Chinese companies are participating in WETEX and DSS. The Italian pavilion includes 22 companies. His Highness then visited the ENOC, Masdar, ACWA Power from Saudi Arabia, Siemens, ABB, Dubai Expo 2020, Empower, MORO, Ducab, the stands of the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai Municipality, Etihad ESCO, and other stands.
WETEX has become the largest exhibition of its kind in the region and one of the largest specialised exhibitions in the world. It is an annual event for companies and organisations from the energy, water, environment, oil, gas, green development and related sectors from the region and the world to display their solutions and products while also discussing the latest technologies and innovations. WETEX 2019, under the theme ‘At the forefront of sustainability,’ is the largest version since its launch, it covers an area of 85,000 square metres.