The Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show kick off 5 October 2021 under the theme ‘At the Forefront of Sustainability’. The exhibition is organised by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) 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 Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.
The exhibition runs until Thursday, 7 October 2021 at Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo 2020 Dubai. It spreads over more than 29,200 square metres in the Northern Halls (1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B) and the Southern Halls (1A, 1B, 1C). This year, the exhibition has attracted more than 1,200 companies from 55 countries in addition to 61 sponsors. There are ten country pavilions: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Poland, South Korea and Chile.
DEWA has reiterated its call for the public, specialists, university and school students to visit the exhibition and learn about the latest developments in water, conventional and renewable energy, and the environment. They will also have an opportunity to participate in specialised workshops and panel discussions with specialists in different areas of the green economy, smart cities, innovation, and sustainable development.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, Founder and Chairman of WETEX and Dubai Solar Show, said that this year’s exhibition provides an exceptional opportunity for exhibitors and visitors to be part of the first Expo in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, and one of the first major international events since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“WETEX and Dubai Solar Show has become the largest exhibition of its kind in the region and one of the largest such specialised exhibitions worldwide. It provides a unique opportunity for local and global organisations to showcase their products and services, exchange experiences and best practices with participants from around the world. The exhibition is also an opportunity to make deals, build partnerships, review the latest technologies and innovations, and learn about market needs in light of the increase in using clean and renewable energy in the UAE and the region,” said Al Tayer.
WETEX and Dubai Solar Show coincide with the 7th World Green Economy Summit (WGES) organised by DEWA and the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO) in collaboration with international partners on 6 and 7 October 2021 under the theme ‘Galvanising Action for a Sustainable Recovery.’
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) organises 17 specialised panels, run by experts and professionals from around the world, during the first day of the 23rd Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show (DSS).