Wetex registers big growth

01 March 2014

THE Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex 2014), to be held from April 4 to 16 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, has registered impressive growth in exhibition space and products showcased.

Exhibitors at the event have crossed the 1,500 mark, a four-fold rise since its launch in 1999. The exhibition area has also increased four-fold since 1999, with a total area of 47,230 sq m spread across nine halls.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (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. 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.”

Wetex 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. They will be held concurrently with the exhibition in collaboration with the 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 launch 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 wide participation from organisations and entities specialised in green products. The Green Week will also include workshops for students, social media competitions and stands for participating companies and organisations to showcase eco-friendly products.

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