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Middle East Electricity Show

7 to 9 February, Dubai International Exhibition Centre, UAE

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Last year's show saw more than 1,000 companies from around the world in attendance.
Last year's show saw more than 1,000 companies from around the world in attendance.

The annual three-day Middle East Electricity show and conference gets underway next month, as the Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation predicts the energy capital investments in the MENA region are to be worth $525bn by 2016.

More than two-thirds of the energy capital investment potential is located in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran, Qatar, and Algeria which will help to produce the additional 106.4 gigawatts of electricity planned for the region between 2012 and 2016.

With more than 1,000 companies from around the world, 18 government-supported country groups and 14,000 trade visitors every year, Middle East Electricity is now in its 37th year and provides one of the biggest platforms in the region to do business in the power, lighting, renewable, nuclear and water sectors.

NAME: Gabor Edelmayer
POSITION: Managing Director
COMPANY: Harting Middle East
Being a young company in the Middle East we are hoping to get good attention from the visitors to the show. Our previous customers were dealing directly with our HQ in Germany, and we want to assure them that the local presence and support of HARTING ME will be to their benefit.

In addition we are looking for new customers and searching for sales channel partners in the region, and it is also important to see new products from our competitors.

Middle East Electricity is the most important show for HARTING Middle East; a venue where we can reach our target customers and showcase the new and innovative products and solutions of HARTING, and we will she showing products from the company’s Connectivity and Networks solutions, including industrial connectors, device connectivity products and Smart Network Infrastructure components.

NAME: Jeff Lee
POSITION: Marketing Manager
COMPANY: AP Sensing
AP Sensing is a global solution provider in the DTS (Distributed Temperature Sensing) market. The heart of our technology, which is based on over 20 years of experience from Agilent Technologies and Hewlett-Packard, uses fibre optic measurement to monitor and detect temperature fluctuations within today’s power grids, as well as power companies’ infrastructures.

This technology lets operators optimize their transmission and distribution networks, reducing their operating costs and protecting their assets.

Our participation in Middle East Electricity is to demonstrate the latest innovations in our DTS solution, specifically developed for the power and electrical industries: AP Sensing’s Linear Power Series.

Specific to the power market, the Linear Power Series now offers a new Multi Sensor Board, which can log and view the load data for the high-voltage power cable, while auto calibrating the sensor fibre and monitoring its changes, and even perform intrusion monitoring.

NAME: Ajay Malhotra
POSITION: CEO
COMPANY: Cooper Corporation/GWB Power
This year marks our official launch of Cooper engines and generating sets in the UAE and broader Middle East market, and we are extremely excited to be bringing a truly world-class product to the region.

We sell super silent Cooper generating sets that comply with EUR IV emission norms and is the only genset brand in the marketplace, to my knowledge, able to produce 20-40KVA rated prime power from a two-cylinder engine.

Our main initiative has been to penetrate new markets aggressively for Cooper Corporation. This year GWB POWER successfully achieved this milestone in a number of countries in Africa, including, Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ghana. The benefits of all the hard work is quite visible as markets such as Angola, Congo, Southern Africa, are now on our radar.

Given our success to date in Africa, the Cooper/GWB team is confident that Cooper’s products will be well received in the Middle East, which is a key focus market for the team this year.

Conference Highlights
DAY ONE
9:30am
• Economics, demographics and forecasts for supply and demand
• Assessing the economic and geo-political landscape in the region; how have recent events affected utilities growth and investment in the Middle East?
12:00pm
• Investments and Project Finance
• Project funding beyond the loan market: gauging a potential boom in bonds and sukuk financing and re-financing of infrastructure projects in the region.
15:20
• Regulation of tariffs and subsidies in the region
• Will generous subsidies stay or will a gradual increase in tariffs be introduced?

DAY TWO
9:15
• The energy mix of the future
• What will the energy landscape in the region look like in 2030? Debating alternative energy sources for the Middle East
11:45
• A Nuclear Middle East
• Debating the future of nuclear power in a cynical global market following events in Japan
14:15
• Spotlight on wastewater and water re-use in the region
• Trends, trajectories and technologies

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