The 21st Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), which Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) organises 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, is one of the largest specialised exhibitions in the world.
WETEX 2019 will be held from 21-23 October at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. It will coincide with the 4th Dubai Solar Show, under the umbrella of the 6th Green Week.
WETEX has developed rapidly since its launch in 1999 as an exhibition of water management technologies. The energy sector was added in 2001. In 2004, DEWA included environmental and waste management, green buildings, and carbon dioxide reduction solutions in 2008. In 2012, oil and gas were added. In 2016, Dubai Solar Show was launched as the biggest solar exhibition in the region.
“The exhibition translates the vision of the wise leadership to achieve a balance between development and the environment and to consolidate economic, social and environmental sustainability. WETEX is a leading global platform that highlights the interrelationship between sustainability and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the impact of disruptive technologies, digital transformation, Artificial Intelligence and Research & Development (R&D) for the production of clean energy and water. This supports Dubai’s transformation into a global hub for clean energy and green economy,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and Founder and Chairman of WETEX.
“WETEX promotes constructive partnerships and builds strong public-private investment relationships to develop and diversify clean energy production sectors as well as water and energy conservation, environmental protection, waste management, green building, and cutting-edge solutions to reduce carbon emissions,” added Al Tayer.
The exhibition offers a unique opportunity for investors and sponsors to establish and develop commercial relations and promote business opportunities by holding one-on-one meetings with representatives of major corporations and decision makers from all around the world in one location. WETEX focuses on reviewing advanced technologies related to the water, energy and environment. The exhibition brings together the best experts, specialists, solution providers, investors, government decision makers, potential business partners and consumers from the public and private sectors.