WETEX 2018

19th WETEX highlights projects, investments, and latest energy, water, solar, environment, and green development technologies

Dubai, UAE, 4 July 2017: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is organising the 19th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (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. WETEX will be held from 23-25 October 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. For the 4th consecutive year, DEWA is organising WETEX under the umbrella of Green Week, which includes various environmental activities and events to raise awareness about the importance of using energy and water sensibly, and the key components of sustainable development and green economy. 

The 19th WETEX and the 2nd Dubai Solar Show will provide an opportunity to review the latest innovative solutions in energy, water, and the environment. Many of these technologies will be unveiled for the first time, especially in renewable energy, water, sustainability and rationalisation. The two exhibitions will act as an integrated platform for companies and organisations working in these key sectors to promote their products, services and innovative technologies, and meet decision-makers, investors, buyers and interested parties from around the world to make deals, build partnerships, review the latest technologies in these sectors, learn about current and future projects and market needs, and explore opportunities to take part in solar-energy projects and programmes in the region. 

Remarkable success of the 18th WETEX and 1st Dubai Solar Show 

The 18th WETEX and the 1st Dubai Solar Show in October 2016 were a huge success with large participation from exhibitors, visitors, participants, and government organisations. They attracted 1,975 exhibitors, around 25,000 visitors from 47 countries, and 67 sponsors. The two exhibitions covered 63,700 square metres, and were an important platform for companies and organisations working in energy, renewable energy, water, environment, and sustainability. The two shows hosted a large number of experts, specialists, solution providers, investors, decision makers, and consumers from the government and private sectors. Over three days, around 400 business meetings were conducted as part of the free B2B service to facilitate meetings between sponsors, exhibitors, and trade visitors. This service provides an opportunity for exhibitors to expand and promote their businesses. Participants emphasised that WETEX and the Dubai Solar Show were an ideal platform for presenting and discussing the most important topics and latest developments in various areas including water, energy, environmental management, sustainable development, electricity and water conservation technologies, and renewable energy. Over three days, DEWA organised many workshops and seminars that were very popular among visitors, exhibitors, and specialists. 

New technologies and promising opportunities at WETEX 2017 

DEWA has noted that it has invited a wider variety of manufacturers and service providers from many subsectors to the exhibition. The move will attract a larger display of new products and technologies to serve wider audience of trade visitors at the exhibition. 

“With the accelerated development in the energy, water, the environment, and related industries, new industrial sub-sectors have emerged and demand is increasing day by day. WETEX serves as an important meeting point for manufacturers, service providers, decision-makers, and trade visitors from the UAE and the region. It helps investors to review the latest technologies available in these areas,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, Founder and Chairman of WETEX. 

“WETEX has become an annual event to launch new technologies, and a destination for decision-makers, investors, and trade visitors from around the world. Over 18 years, WETEX witnessed the launch of new innovative technologies, many of which made their regional debut through its platform. Major deals and partnerships were signed and major projects announced that have changed the regional and global energy sector. This year, WETEX will continue to present the latest technologies in various energy sectors, while the Dubai Solar Show will cater to increasing demand for solar power,” added Al Tayer. 

Latest energy, water, and environmental technologies 

WETEX 2017 will have on display the latest tools and equipment, including turbines, compressors, motors, power generators, air cleaning and purification equipment, batteries, high-voltage cables, wiring technologies, calibration measurement equipment, protection systems, centrifuge machinery, communication systems’ equipment, industrial and residential control systems, safety equipment, refrigeration and heating, diesel engines, fire-fighting and safety systems, transducers, control electronic systems, corrosion equipment, energy-efficient home appliances and products. 

Latest solar-energy technologies 

With the rapid development in the solar energy sector, and the success of the 1st Dubai Solar Show, DEWA is organises the 2nd Dubai Solar Show this year. The show will expand over 14,000 square metres and attracts the biggest companies and organisations in solar power from around the world. The exhibition will be an important platform for government and private sectors to make deals and build partnerships, access the latest technologies in the solar sector, and learn about current and future projects in the region as well as market needs and opportunities to participate in leading solar projects and programmes. This supports the efforts of the UAE Government and governments in the region to increase reliance on renewable and clean energy. The exhibition will be the region's leading commercial platform for solar-energy production and storage solutions. 

Latest water technologies at WETEX 2017 

Scarcity of drinking water around the world imposes challenges that encouraged many companies to invest in research of new technologies for water production and storage. This coincided with broad awareness campaigns for rationalisation and waste reduction. Researchers took different paths in their quest to find new sources of water supply. These include enhancing desalination capabilities of seawater, reducing costs of treated waste water, and desalination using solar energy. This year's WETEX attracts the largest number of industry players from around the world under one roof. This year, WETEX will cover all related aspects, including water treatment, desalination plants, pipes of all kinds, coolers and heaters, and related products and solutions. It will also display tools, equipment and accessories for digging technologies, pumps, valves, and tools to ease pressure and others. WETEX will show the latest advances in irrigation systems, agriculture and horticulture equipment, and water extraction equipment. With a focus on water conservation, WETEX will showcase products for detecting and treating water leakages, reservoir lining, and various materials used in the water sector and water transportation.



For more information, please contact:
Ribal Dayekh or Iman Saeed
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
+971 4 307 2006 or 515 0512

Nabil Khoury or Eman Hussein
Hattlan Media
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