Wetex To Focus On Clean Energy
October, 10th 2017
The 19th Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) will play host to 2,000 exhibitors from 50 countries from October 23 to 25.
Managing director and CEO of Dewa, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said the event, running with the theme 'At the forefront of sustainability', would be part of the Green Week.
"It will also coincide with the 4th World Green Economy Summit and the 2nd Dubai Solar Show. 60 speakers from all over the world will focus on key topics, such as Green Economy, Smart Cities, Innovation and Sustainable Development at this year's World Green Economy Summit," Al Tayer said at a media briefing.
He said Wetex is one of the largest and most prominent international exhibitions in water, environment, and energy, and has strengthened Dubai's position as an international role model for sustainability over the past 18 years.
"Wetex supports the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who made investing in clean energy one of Dubai's biggest strategic priorities," he said.
He also added that the show has become an important platform that facilitates cooperation between decision-makers, researchers, investors, academics, and experts, to explore modern solutions and technologies that promote sustainability and energy security.
The exhibition promotes the exchange of solutions and green products, in addition to a range of investment opportunities in these sectors. "This event is a springboard for promoting emerging technologies, innovation and products in clean and renewable energy, water, environment, oil and gas," said Al Tayer.
The three-day event also supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to transform Dubai into a global hub for clean energy and green economy, by providing seven percent of Dubai's total power output from clean energy by 2020. This target will change to 25 percent by 2030 and 75 percent by 2050. This year's event will focus on a range of topics including rationalizing the consumption of water and energy resources, waste management, environmental protection, green buildings and reducing carbon emissions.
Al Tayer said the organization of the 2nd Dubai Solar Show will feature a range of specialized platforms in addition to the national pavilions.
"The Dubai Solar Show provides a deeper insight into the latest innovative solutions and modern trends in the solar industry. Experts have forecast the solar market to expand tenfold by 2030, to become the main source of energy powering the world. Solar power is also expected to generate revenues estimated at $5 trillion within the next 15 years," said Al Tayer.