Message from Founder & Chairman

Dear Exhibitors and Visitors,

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is organising the 20th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2018) 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, UAE Minister of Finance and President of DEWA.

WETEX, under the theme ‘At the forefront of sustainability,’ is in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to support a sustainable future and green economy in the UAE, and achieve the goals of the UAE Centennial 2071, UAE Vision 2021, the UAE Green Growth Strategy, Dubai Plan 2021, and the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to make Dubai a global hub for clean energy and green economy by providing 7% of Dubai's total power output from clean energy by 2020, 25% by 2030, and 75% by 2050.

Over the past 19 years, WETEX has achieved great success and positioned itself as one of the largest and most important global exhibitions in the water, environment, and energy sectors. WETEX 2017 covered an area of 70,000 square metres, and attracted 1,950 exhibitors from 50 countries, about 31,000 visitors, and 75 sponsors. WETEX 2018 will cover an area of 78,413 square metres with the participation of more than 2,100 exhibitors from 53 countries. The exhibition under the theme ‘At the forefront of sustainability’, will be organised under the umbrella of Green Week in conjunction with the Dubai Solar Show, the region's largest solar energy exhibition, covering an area of 14,000 square metres. The show is an important opportunity for companies, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, specialists in solar system installation and storage, developers of solar energy projects according to the independent power producer model, research and development institutions, and engineering companies and consultants to view the latest cutting edge technologies and trends in this promising industry, especially in view of the increased adoption of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology in the UAE and the region in general. WETEX 2018 coincides with the fifth World Green Economy Summit (WGES 2018) which brings together international experts and professionals in green economy, smart cities, innovation, and sustainable development

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

MD & CEO of DEWA, Founder & Chairman of WETEX

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