DEWA’s Virtual WETEX and Dubai Solar show promises unique experiences

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA’s) 3D-Virtual Water, Energy Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show is going to be a three-day event this time.

The exhibition will provide a unique experience to the international exhibitors and tourists with the use of the most advanced technologies

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, Founder and Chairman of WETEX and Dubai Solar Show, held a virtual press conference to officially announce the upcoming event.

Officials from various places from inside and outside the country participated in the conference and decided to conduct the exhibition virtually.

The goal of the exhibition is to integrate all sectors of the energy industry and bring trade and technological sectors together, while at the same time promoting the development of new trade opportunities, improving the exchange of ideas and experiences and showcasing the latest innovations.

Mr. Al Tayer said 1,049 firms from 52 nations have taken part in the virtual exhibition to date, including 168 solar companies, which have also attracted 47 sponsors. The creative virtual platform would make entry to the exhibition easier for visitors. From all over the world, DEWA expects about 40,000 visitors.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

“We organize WETEX and Dubai Solar Show annually under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, and President of DEWA. This aligns with ongoing efforts to enhance the sustainable development of the UAE, which resulted in pioneering policies and strategies. These include the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Carbon Abatement Strategy 2021, which have raised Dubai’s position as a global hub for a green economy”.

He further added, “Following in the footsteps of our wise leadership in turning challenges into opportunities, and in light of the precautionary measures implemented across the world to limit the outbreak of COVID-19, DEWA is organizing the exhibition this year on a virtual 3D platform, using the latest technologies. This innovative carbon-neutral exhibition is the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa. It will provide an exceptional experience for exhibitors and visitors from around the world to learn about the latest technologies and developments in water, energy, sustainability, and innovation. The event also features seminars and sessions by experts and specialists in a green economy, smart cities, innovation, and sustainable development”.

WETEX has established in 1999 and become one of the largest and most prestigious international specialist exhibitions in the country.