A total of 1,076 companies from 52 countries are taking part in the virtual edition of two of the region's biggest events being hosted by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) - Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) and Dubai Solar Show 2020 - which opened today (October 26).
Running until Wednesday (October 28), the carbon-neutral 3D exhibition will be highlighting the latest solutions and innovative technologies in the water, clean energy, environment, oil and gas sectors.
It was inaugurated by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, and President of Dewa.
The annual event is hosted for organisations from the energy, water, environment, oil, gas, green development and related sectors from the region and the world to display their products and learn about the latest technologies and innovations.
In his opening address, Sheikh Hamdan said: "The first of its kind in the Mena region, this carbon-neutral edition of the exhibition will provide an exceptional experience for both exhibitors and visitors, as well as meeting opportunities between exhibitors and decision-makers."
"It will also feature seminars and sessions which will be attended by officials, experts and influential figures in the green economy, smart cities and sustainability. We hope that the exhibition will see successful participations, meetings, recommendations and practical proposals to support the sustainable development locally and globally," noted Sheikh Hamdan.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa and founder and chairman of Wetex and Dubai Solar Show, pointed out that the hosting of these events despite the challenges of Covid-19, emphasises Dubai's ability to convert challenges into opportunities.
It also underlines Dewa's state-of-the-art digital infrastructure, which continues to provide its services according to the highest standards of availability, reliability and efficiency.
Al Tayer said that Wetex and the Dubai Solar Show exhibition is the largest of its kind in the region and one of the largest specialised exhibitions in the world.
The 3D virtual exhibition provides a unique platform for companies to meet with officials and investors from around the world to make deals, establish partnerships, learn about the latest technologies, identify market needs and the most prominent projects in the region, considering the significant expansion in clean and renewable energy in the UAE and the region.
The exhibition also enables visitors to benefit from a busy agenda of specialised seminars from prominent international experts.-TradeArabia News Service