The Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show (DSS), which are being organized annually and are organized by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), are under the direction of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the leadership of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.
The exhibition is a historic opportunity to emphasize the UAE’s crucial contribution to global growth overall and to positive transformation in important areas. To do this, ambitious goals and strategies must be laid forth, as well as creative technology and solutions.
WETEX and DSS are excellent opportunities to learn about upcoming technologies that accelerate climate action and strengthen the UAE’s leadership in foreseeing and shaping a sustainable future. WETEX and DSS are the largest exhibitions in the region in the energy, water, green development, sustainability, and related sectors. It enhances the UAE’s sustainability industry and has grown to be an important event on the world sustainability calendar. It serves as a forum for learning about market demands, upcoming initiatives, and chances to participate in renewable or clean energy projects in the UAE and the surrounding area. It also provides a venue for meeting businesses, decision-makers, and investors from across the world and exploring potential investment horizons.
Over the course of the exhibition’s past 24 iterations, there has been a noticeable change in the number of participating entities, countries, and territories represented. By 2022, there will be 1,750 companies at the exhibition, up from 4 in 1999. While the number of sponsors climbed from 3 to over 64 local and international sponsors, the number of participating nations rose from 2 to 55. Twenty international pavilions were housed at the 62,513 square-meter display last year. The 24th WETEX and DSS provided an opportunity for the exchange of knowledge, skills, and experiences in a number of critical sectors, including sustainability, clean energy generation and storage, waste-to-energy technologies, smart meters and grids, green mobility, green buildings, and smart cities. Other important topics included decarbonization, the circular economy, green hydrogen, desalination using clean energy, and the production and storage of renewable energy. With the participation of numerous worldwide experts and specialists, DEWA hosted 110 seminars and panel discussions where the most recent advancements in various fields were reviewed.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, Founder, and Chairman of WETEX and DSS 2023, commented that the 25th WETEX and DSS 2023, which will be organized from 15 to May 17, 2023, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, supports the ground-breaking level of the UAE and Dubai in the field of climate action as well as the UAE’s command of the region’s efforts to reach net-zero. An important chance to connect with thousands of exhibitors, attendees, authorities, and decision-makers in several crucial industries is presented by the show for businesses, governments, and private groups.
“To strengthen the UAE’s position as a global partner, an alluring and significant economic hub, and to draw attention to the UAE’s successful economic model, WETEX and DSS emphasize the sustainability of the UAE and support the “We the UAE 2031” vision. The exhibition’s continued success demonstrates how crucial it is to maintain Dubai’s status as a major international commercial center and one of the world’s safest and most reliable locations for investments. As the first nation in the Middle East and North Africa to undertake a strategic strategy to attain net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, it highlights the UAE and Dubai’s efforts in renewable and clean energy. Dubai has for many years avoided starting any new projects to create electricity using fossil fuels. Instead, it has restricted new water desalination projects to reverse osmosis technology and increased fuel efficiency in the main production units to roughly 90%. This allows Dubai to compete with the highest international standards. The Dubai Power and Water Authority (DEWA) is the sole supplier of power and drinkable water in Dubai. DEWA is committed to achieving 100% clean energy production capacity by 2050 through both the Dubai Net Zero Emissions Strategy and the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy. The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the biggest single-site solar park in the world, is one of the innovative projects and programs DEWA is putting into action. We acknowledge that other important facilitators in our road toward sustainability include innovation, digital transformation, and disruptive technologies from the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Digitalization is necessary to integrate the many factors related to renewable energy sources into the energy system.”
Commented Al Tayer
HE The WETEX and Dubai Solar Show, according to Eng. Yousif Ahmed Al Ali, CEO of Etihad Water and Electricity (Etihad WE), are meaningful abroad platforms for sustainability because of their all-encompassing philosophy and various pillars. The display provides a wide view through which people throughout the world can watch the most recent developments in energy, clean energy management in water desalination, answers to the conundrum of anthropogenic climate change, and prospects for artificial intelligence. To secure the future of the next generation and protect their right to resources and wealth, these issues are among those that the leadership of the UAE and the rest of the world are concerned about. The exhibition also enhances the UAE’s standing as one of the key nations shaping the global future of sustainability and the green economy.
HE Eng. Yousif Ahmed Al Ali emphasized that Etihad WE is eager to attend WETEX and the Dubai Solar Show to better understand the most recent technologies relevant to its services, strengthen collaboration, exchange experiences with related sectors, pinpoint market needs, and investigate investment opportunities. He expressed his gratitude to the leadership for its astute direction in helping to establish the exhibition as a significant international event that annually draws attention from all around the world. He also extended his appreciation to HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer for his tireless efforts to ensure the success of the expo each year as MD and CEO of DEWA, Founder and Chairman of WETEX, and DSS.
“Masdar and DEWA, a renowned global provider of renewable energy, have had a long-standing strategic partnership that supports the UAE’s desire for a sustainable future. WETEX and DSS are key venues demonstrating the UAE’s commitment to environmental sustainability, similar to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), a worldwide initiative supported by Masdar to hasten sustainable development. As the UAE gets ready to host the COP28 later this year, I look forward to all of these platforms fostering an extremely crucial debate.”
Commented Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar.
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