Dubai’s ‘Middle East Energy’ event to witness a rise in International Visitors

By Salma C, Intern Reporter
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The MENA region’s most reputable and comprehensive global energy event, ‘Middle East Energy’ is anticipating an increase in international visitors when it returns to Dubai World Trade Centre from the second week of March 2022.

The event has confirmed representations from 131 countries, with visitors, hosted buyers, and VIPs arriving from Algeria, Morocco, Kenya, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, and the UAE. With respect to visitor attendance, the top represented countries are Nigeria, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, which have already registered 40 percent more visitors for the exhibition.

Mr. Azzan Mohammed, Exhibition Director, Global Energy & Utilities Forum and Middle East Energy, stated that “With a legacy spanning more than 45 years, we have grown to be one of the leading events for the energy sector in the region. Despite the challenges of the previous two years, the industry continues to adapt and seek out new opportunities to drive the energy transition agenda forward.”

The event organizer, British exhibition group Informa has confirmed that the three-day energy showcase will host over 18,000 attendees and 500 delegates.

Renewable and clean energy is the attractive point in the exhibition, along with high solar energy. This is also a hit with UAE visitors, with 70 percent stating that they are particularly attending the event to learn more about solar, batteries, and wind.

With a strong Solar Conference, powered by Intersolar, alongside technical sessions, including sessions on Decarburizing the Critical & Backup Power Market, Building Utilities of the Future and Technologies in Energy Storage, the sessions at Middle East Energy this year reflect a transitioning energy landscape.

The Exhibition Director further added that “Following the discussions at COP26 and the announcement the UAE will host COP28 in 2023; we have seen countries worldwide double-down on their commitments to introduce new energy ecosystems to support the energy transition and ultimately achieve their emission reduction goals. At Middle East Energy, we’re supporting this move by providing a platform to learn from experts in this field and see the products from around the world that are helping to achieve this.”

Internationally, Middle East Energy will host exhibitors from countries including France, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, China, the United Kingdom, and the USA. A total of 13 international pavilions have already been confirmed their participation.

Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Middle East Energy is hosted by the UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure.

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