WETEX 2015 to see record number of exhibitors
Around 1,600 companies have booked stands at the event in Dubai on April 21-23.
The Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2015 organised by DEWA in Dubai is expected to see 1,600 exhibitors, 100 more than participated in last year’s show.
Since its inception in 1999, when only four companies from two countries took part, the event has successfully grown into one of the top global specialised exhibitions in water, energy, environment, oil and gas, and sustainability.
This year’s event, which is organised under the umbrella of Green Week 2015 in conjunction with the World Green Economy Summit, will see exhibitors from 45 countries, three more than last year.
“We at DEWA have worked to consolidate the standing of WETEX on the global calendar of events, as part of the larger goal of establishing Dubai’s position as a global hub for trade, finance, tourism, green economy and sustainability,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA and President and Founder of WETEX.
“The impressive growth in terms of exhibitors, display area, and participating countries, reflects the growing global interest in WETEX, the largest of its kind in the region. It also reflects increasing awareness of the importance of modern and advanced solutions for energy, water, and environmental sustainability.”
Commenting on the Green Week, which is organised for the second consecutive year, Al Tayer added: “By organising the Green Week, we spread a culture of environmental sustainability among all members of society and encourage them to adopt and spread it in turn.
“Launching the Green Week last year included the most significant environmental events and activities in Dubai that promote green best practices. DEWA will organise a number of community events directed at all segments of society to discuss sustainability issues through the seminars that accompany WETEX and the World Green Economy Summit.
“The week’s agenda also includes a number of community educational activities, such as workshops and seminars to raise awareness on the sensible use of electricity and water, conservation of natural resources, and protecting the environment.”
WETEX is held 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 21-23 April 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.