A total of 1,049 companies from around 52 countries across the globe (including 168 solar companies) will be taking part in the Water, Energy Technology, and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) and Dubai Solar Show being hosted by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority from October 26 to 28.
These 3D virtual expos will be using the latest technologies to provide a unique experience for international exhibitors and visitors, said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Dewa Managing Director and CEO and founder and chairman of Wetex and Dubai Solar Show at a virtual press conference held last week.
"We are organising Wetex and Dubai Solar Show annually as part of our efforts to enhance the sustainable development of the UAE, which resulted in pioneering policies and strategies. These include the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Carbon Abatement Strategy 2021, which have raised Dubai’s position as a global hub for green economy,” said Al Tayer in his speech at the conference.
Al Tayer pointed out that the innovative virtual platform would make it easier for visitors to access the exhibition. Dewa expects around 40,000 visitors from all over the world.
"This innovative carbon-neutral exhibition is the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa. It will provide an exceptional experience for exhibitors and visitors from around the world to learn about the latest technologies and developments in water, energy, sustainability, and innovation," he stated.
The event also features seminars and sessions by experts and specialists in green economy, smart cities, innovation, and sustainable development, he added.
Al Tayer noted that over 21 years, Wetex has established itself as one of the largest and most important international specialised exhibitions, and the largest of its kind in the region.
Dubai Solar Show has also achieved an important success over the past four years, especially with the fast-paced growth in solar power and clean energy in the UAE and across the region.
"The exhibition provides an ideal platform for public and private sectors to sign deals, build partnerships and meet with industry leaders, experts, manufacturers, and investors. It also provides the means to learn about market needs and opportunities to take part in new projects. The innovative virtual platform will make it easier for visitors to access the exhibition from around the world," he added.