Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is organising the 20th 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 during 23-25 October 2018 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. For the 5th 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 20th WETEX and the 3rd 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 19th WETEX and 2nd Dubai Solar Show
The 19th WETEX and the 2nd Dubai Solar Show in October 2017 were very successful with large participation from exhibitors, visitors, participants, and government organisations. The 19th WETEX attracted 2,000 exhibitors, around 31,000 visitors from 50 countries, and 75 sponsors. The exhibition covered 73,000 square metres. The 2nd Dubai Solar Show attracted 108 exhibitors, from 11 countries, and 10 sponsors.
The two exhibitions were important global platforms to review the latest technologies related to water, energy, environment, and resource management. 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, so exhibitors could expand and promote their businesses.
Participants emphasised that WETEX and the Dubai Solar Show were ideal for presenting and discussing the most important topics and the latest developments in 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 2018
DEWA has invited a wider variety of manufacturers and service providers from many sub-sectors 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.
“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. WETEX has become an annual event to launch new technologies, and a destination for decision-makers, investors, and trade visitors from around the world,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, and founder and chairman of WETEX.
“Over 19 years, WETEX has 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.”
Latest energy, water, and environmental technologies
WETEX 2018 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 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 other products.
At WETEX 2018, visitors can review the latest technologies in 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.
Latest solar-energy technologies
With the rapid development in the solar energy sector, and the success of the previous Dubai Solar Show, DEWA is organising the 3rd Dubai Solar Show this year. The show will expand to over 14,000 square metres and attract 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.