3D Virtual WETEX & Dubai Solar Show Attracts Largest Number Of Visitors in 22 Years

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has today concluded the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show. DEWA organised the exhibition 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 DEWA. The virtual 3D carbon-neutral exhibition achieved a wide turnout from exhibitors, visitors and participants from all over the world. The exhibition attracted 1,076 exhibitors from 52 countries, and 63,058 visitors from around the world.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, Founder and Chairman of WETEX and Dubai Solar Show, was pleased with the exhibition’s success.
“Thanks to the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, WETEX and Dubai Solar Show is today the largest exhibition for water, energy, sustainability and innovation in the region and one of the largest specialised exhibitions worldwide. As per the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to transform challenges into opportunities, we organised the exhibition this year on a 3D virtual platform. It has achieved great success, especially as the innovative platform provided an exceptional experience for exhibitors and visitors from around the world. The exhibition reflects Dubai’s commitment to supporting global efforts to increase the share of renewable energy and achieve the environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability, as well as supporting the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, to make Dubai a global hub for clean energy and green economy,” said Al Tayer.

WETEX and Dubai Solar Show is a leading global platform that highlights the strong link between sustainability and Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies, the impact of disruptive technologies, digital transformation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and research and development into clean energy and water production. The event has proven its international status as an integrated platform for energy, water and environmental companies, to promote their innovative products, services and technologies; and to meet decision-makers, investors, buyers and visitors from around the world to close deals and build partnerships, and to review the latest technologies and developments in these major sectors. The exhibition also provides an opportunity to identify market needs, current and future projects and opportunities in solar power projects in the region.

102 seminars and discussion panels

In collaboration with experts and specialists from leading local and international companies in energy, water, technology, sustainability and the environment, DEWA organised 102 seminars during WETEX and Dubai Solar Show 2020. Topics covered the digitisation of utilities; smart meters; the Internet of Things (IoT); effective application of AI; future energy systems; energy storage; smart solutions for energy efficiency, sustainability and conservation; building retrofits; water desalination using solar power, electric vehicle technologies and green hydrogen-based transportation, and innovative solutions to rationalise consumption and protect the environment, among others.

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