WETEX 2018

WETEX and Dubai Solar Show to feature dedicated ‘Innovation Hall’ to highlight innovative solutions in energy, water, and environment

Dubai, UAE, 16 August 2018: For the third consecutive year, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will set up its Innovation Hall at the 20th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2018) and the 3rd Dubai Solar Show. DEWA organises WETEX 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, from 23-25 October 2018 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. WETEX 2018 will be held under the umbrella of Green Week, the pioneering initiative led by DEWA to implement green practices. It also coincides with the 3rd Dubai Solar Show and the 5th World Green Economy Summit (WGES). The Innovation Hall will attract creative minds and innovative start-ups to display their inventions and innovations along with leading local and international companies, in smart technologies in conventional and clean energy, water, environment, and green development.

“His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai once observed, ‘Creativity and ideas can build countries and institutions. The future belongs to those who generate ideas.’ Every year, the UAE dedicates a full month to celebrate innovation and encourage all who live in our beloved country to innovate. At DEWA, we give exceptional priority to innovation in line with the National Innovation Strategy, which aims to make the UAE one of the most innovative countries in the world, and the Dubai Innovation Strategy to make Dubai the most innovative city in the world. This is achieved by adopting innovative technologies and making use of disruptive technologies to keep pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, to achieve the vision of our wise leadership to reach the government of the future,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, Founder and Chairman of WETEX.

“For the third consecutive year, DEWA has a dedicated hall for innovation at WETEX and the Dubai Solar Show. This supports our ongoing efforts to encourage innovation and motivate innovators and inventors in the UAE to develop innovative solutions in the energy, water, environment, and sustainability, as well as highlight creative ideas. The hall will feature workshops and competitions during WETEX, to discuss the challenges that face the energy sector and find innovative solutions. Global experts in the exhibition’s areas will take part in the workshops,” added Al Tayer.
Al Tayer noted that WETEX 2018 will be held less than a month before the first Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME), which DEWA is organising from 14-29 November 2018. SDME is part of an agreement between the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and DEWA, with the United States Department of Energy, and in collaboration with a number of government and private organisations in the UAE. 18 university teams from 13 countries will compete to design, build, and operate sustainable, cost-and-energy efficient models of solar-powered homes, with a focus on protecting the environment, taking into account the region’s climate.


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