DUBAI, 7th August, 2016 (WAM)–Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), organiser of Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2016), has announced that the show is attracting significant interest from government and private organisations operating in the fields of environment, green technologies and solutions to participate in the 18th edition of WETEX, open from 4-6 October 2016 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The exhibition will be held under the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of DEWA.

WETEX 2016 is expected to draw a large number of visitors, as it coincides with the first Dubai Solar Show, a leading platform to address the latest solar energy solutions for building, operations, distribution, storage, and solar energy management technologies.

The exhibition focuses on attracting modern technologies, and it brings together solution providers, investors, decision makers in government departments, consumers, and business partners from private and public sectors. WETEX 2016 offers an ideal platform to discuss all topics focused on sustainability, the environment and preservation of natural resources.

“Through WETEX, we aim to support the long-term national Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to build a green economy in the UAE, under the slogan ‘green economy for sustainable development’. We will do this by displaying the country’s efforts to preserve the environment, boost partnerships with the private sector, and discussions about green technologies in all its forms,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Founder and Chairman of WETEX.

“The UAE leadership places great importance on environmental and sustainable issues that contribute to boost the sustainable development of the UAE and preserve natural resources for generations to come. In our turn, we work through the WETEX platform to forge agreements and build foundations for relationships that support achieving the UAE Vision 2021 to make the UAE among the best countries in the world by 2021 and achieve sustainable development, water security, and enhancing energy consumption efficiency,” added Al Tayer.

“Bringing together a large number of decision-makers and investors under one roof over three days, ensures meaningful discussions on investment in green technologies. The exhibition provides a unique opportunity for businesses to review developed techniques in relevant fields. On the sidelines of WETEX, there are workshops to discuss developments in green technology and investment solutions in sustainable projects. Already, in just the few months prior to the start of WETEX and the Dubai Solar Show, we have confirmed the participation of prominent pioneers of green solutions worldwide. We renew our invitation to all companies working in this field to participate and strengthen its network with industry leaders through the exhibition,” Al Tayer added.

“We are working to promote synergy between green service providers to accelerate the shift towards a sustainable knowledge based economy, and to build a sustainable environment, and deploy innovative solutions to protect it. This will yield results in the short, medium and long term for economic growth that spurs investments in green solutions and protects the environment,” he concluded