A previous edition of Wetex.

A previous edition of Wetex.

Wetex to be one of the biggest shows

August 2018

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), the organiser of the 20th Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) 2018 in Dubai, has announced that it will be one the largest specialised exhibitions in the world.

 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 Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa).

 Wetex 2018 will be held from October 23 to 25 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The exhibition will coincide with the third Dubai Solar Show, under the umbrella of the fifth Green Week.

 Wetex has developed rapidly since its launch in 1999 as an exhibition of water management technologies. The energy sector was added in 2001. In 2004, Dewa expanded the sector to include environmental and waste management, green buildings, and carbon dioxide reduction solutions in 2008. In 2012, oil, gas and coal were added to the exhibition’s fossil fuels sector. This was followed by the addition of the Dubai Solar Show, in 2016, as the biggest solar exhibition in the region.

“The exhibition translates the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to achieve a balance between development and the environment and to consolidate economic, social and environmental sustainability.

“Wetex is a leading global platform that highlights the interrelationship between sustainability and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the impact of disruptive technologies, digital transformation, artificial intelligence and research and development (R&D) for the production of clean energy and water. This supports Dubai’s transformation into a global hub for clean energy and green economy,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa, and founder and chairman of Wetex.  

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