The 24th WETEX and Dubai Solar Show opened with the participation of 1,750 companies

Ahmed bin Saeed: Dubai is a global center for the green economy

  • Ahmed bin Saeed during the opening of the exhibition "WETEX and Dubai Solar Energy".



His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, inaugurated the 24th edition of the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), and the Dubai Solar Energy, which is organized by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy The President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, under the slogan “At the forefront of sustainability,” and will continue until tomorrow (Thursday), at the Dubai World Trade Center.

This year, WETEX and Dubai Solar will cover an area of ​​62,51 thousand square meters, with the participation of 1,750 companies from 55 countries, in addition to 64 sponsors, 32 partners and supporting bodies. The exhibition also includes 20 international pavilions.

On this occasion, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said: “With the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai has become a global center for the green economy, and supports the efforts of the United Arab Emirates to achieve sustainable development and enhance the country’s leading position in the field of green development.

The success achieved by WETEX and Dubai Solar, year after year, confirms its vital role in consolidating Dubai's position as a global capital for business, as it brings together major international companies specialized in the water, energy, environment and sustainability sectors, to display their latest products and innovative technologies and take advantage of the investment opportunities offered by the Emirate. Dubai as one of the safest and most stable investment destinations in the world.”

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, was received by Mattar Humaid Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Chairman and Founder of WETEX and Dubai Solar Energy Exhibition, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, and a number of DEWA officials.

In turn, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said: “Between 2011 and 2021, the number of visitors to WETEX increased about 10 times, which confirms its position as one of the most important and largest specialized exhibitions in the world, and provides an important platform for international institutions, bodies and companies operating in the energy, water, environment and oil sectors. gas, green development and related sectors to introduce their latest innovative solutions, products and technologies.

The exhibition also contributes to introducing the world to the UAE’s achievements in the renewable and clean energy sector, and shedding light on Dubai’s efforts to increase reliance on renewable energy and enhance sustainability within the framework of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Carbon Neutrality Strategy 2050 for the Emirate of Dubai to provide 100% of the production capacity of energy from sources Clean energy by 2050.

Al Tayer pointed out that «the exhibition provides an opportunity for companies and government and private institutions to reach thousands of exhibitors, participants, officials and decision-makers to conclude deals and build partnerships, as well as identify market needs, especially in light of the significant increase in renewable and clean energy projects in the UAE and the region in general. WETEX and Dubai Solar also provide a unique platform for investors to build business relationships and network with decision makers in many sectors.

In addition, the exhibition provides an opportunity for visitors to benefit from the agenda full of specialized seminars and workshops.”

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, accompanied by Matar Humaid Al Tayer, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer and senior officials, toured the exhibition and listened to an explanation of the latest technologies, innovations and new products in the field of energy and water desalination, green technologies, clean and renewable energy solutions, environmental sustainability, oil and gas. And fourth industrial revolution technologies, digital transformation, artificial intelligence, research and development, and others, where His Highness inspected the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority pavilion, and the platforms of ENOC, Siemens Energy, ACWA Power, Ducab, and the General Organization for Desalination Saline Water in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Masdar Company, Jeddah Cables, Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai, Ghantoot Energy and SAP, in addition to a number of pavilions of the participating countries.

In addition to presenting the latest technologies and innovations in the energy, water, sustainability, renewable and clean energy sectors from around the world, DEWA organized eight discussion and dialogue sessions on clean energy and smart mobility, during the first day's activities, with the participation of a group of specialists and experts.

The opening of the exhibition

The exhibition was inaugurated by Mohammed Mohammed Saleh, Director General of the Union of Water and Electricity, Hilal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai, Ahmed Butti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, and CEO of the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC). Saif Humaid Al Falasi, CEO of the Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), Ahmed bin Shafar, CEO of Dubai Ambulance, Mishaal Abdul Karim Julfar, CEO of Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), Mohammed Jamil Al Ramahi, and Managing Director of Emirates Global Aluminium, Abdullah Bin Kalban, along with a group of officials in government and private agencies.

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