25 October 2020
The virtual edition of the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show starts tomorrow (Monday, 26 October) at 10:00 am UAE time. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) organises the exhibition in line with 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 3D exhibition, which is the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa, runs until Wednesday, 28 October with 1,076 companies participating from 52 countries around the world. DEWA has invited the public to visit the virtual event using a PC, laptop or WETEX smart app. Visitors can register on www.wetex.ae
“Thanks to the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, WETEX and Dubai Solar Show has become prominent as specialised exhibitions globally. This year’s virtual 3D exhibition will attract many global visitors to review the latest products, services, and innovative solutions in the water, energy, sustainability, and innovation sectors; as well as take part in the virtual seminars that will discuss important topics in sustainability and renewable and clean energy, among others,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, Founder and Chairman of WETEX and Dubai Solar Show.
Al Tayer said that WETEX and Dubai Solar Show provide integrated platforms for companies to promote their innovative products, services, and technologies. Their teams can meet decision-makers, investors, buyers and interested parties from around the world to make deals, build partnerships, review the latest technologies, learn about current and future projects and market needs, and explore opportunities to take part in solar power projects and programmes in the region.
Through its virtual stand at WETEX and Dubai Solar Show 2020, DEWA will highlight some of its projects and initiatives. These include the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world, its Research and Development Centre, and its smart initiatives that support Smart Dubai’s initiatives. These include Shams Dubai to connect solar photovoltaic panels in homes and buildings to DEWA's network, and the Green Charger initiative to build electric vehicle charging stations. DEWA also presents its world-class digital transformation innovations and techniques, and its operations. This includes the Smart Grid Plant; the Green Hydrogen Project; Al Shera’a Building; Hatta Hydroelectric Power Plant; Sea Water Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant; the Aquifer Storage & Recovery project to store desalinated water in groundwater aquifers; the Al Namoos Initiative; the Solar Decathlon Middle East; the Smart Response Service, and DEWA Store, which offers exclusive discounts to customers on DEWA’s smart app.
DEWA aims to provide sponsors, exhibitors and visitors with an ideal business environment to hold meetings during WETEX. Over the three days of the exhibition, DEWA provides a business-to-business (B2B) service to streamline communication between sponsors, exhibitors and interested visitors and provide them with the opportunity to expand their business.
Webinars and panel discussions
WETEX will host several webinars by experts and specialists from around the world to discuss the latest developments in the water, energy, sustainability and innovation sectors as well as expanding the horizons of solar energy in the region. DEWA invites school and university students to register and visit the virtual WETEX and Dubai Solar Show and make use of the seminars that will be held over three days.
Evolution of WETEX
Over 22 years, DEWA has successfully developed WETEX to become the largest and most important specialised exhibition in the region in water, energy and environment. It has become a major event in Dubai and a significant platform that brings together exhibitors and visitors with experts, specialists, decision-makers and investors. WETEX has evolved 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 most significant solar exhibition in the region.
For registration and more information on WETEX and Dubai Solar Show, please visit www.wetex.ae