The 18th edition of the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition 2016 is said to bring in more than 1,000 exhibitors from 46 countries, which is aimed towards making decisions on sustainable energy. This year’s three-day event edition will be launching for the first time a solar show. The event will begin on October 4.
Experts in the energy, water and environment sectors and also decision makers and major stakeholders in sustainable energy will come together at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center where the event will be held. This great event is organized by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
It is anticipated that there will be a 12% increase in exhibitor as the number will increase from the previous year which was 1,696 to 1,900 this year. More than 23,000 visitors will be gracing the occasion that will go on till October 6. The exhibition, surfacing 63,700 square meters, will comprise of 18 national pavilions and 29 government organizations.
According to the managing director and chief executive of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer in a press conference held on Monday in Dubai “Wetex presently addresses the environmental issues and challenges faced globally by most countries… we are doing all we can to cater for a suitable environment for constructing new partnerships and agreements and also bringing up possibilities during the exhibition.”
He went on explaining that “Wetex will evaluate the contemporary developments and innovations by exhibitors, which will indicate on the responsibility of Dubai as a leading global hub, as well as proving the duties of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which focus on turning Dubai into green city.”
The Dubai Solar Show will be inaugurated for the first time by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority as a result of an increase growth rate in the region’s solar energy sector. This will help bring aboard utmost international companies in the solar energy sector.
In a bid to expand on its energy blend, Dubai is focusing to produce 7% of its energy from clean energy sources by 2020 but this figure is expected to increase by 75% in 2050.
In addition, Wetex will be incorporating the Innovation Hall, which will display innovative products, promote scientific research and help find innovative solutions in energy, water, environment and sustainability.
Furthermore new sustainability schemes will be developed and announced during the Wetex.
Challenges faced by various countries will be discussed in various workshops and also solution will be found for challenges.