The Higher Committee of Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2014 announced the official sponsors of the exhibition held under the directive 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 DEWA President, from 14th – 16th April 2014 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Committee has reported a high volume of requests for participation in the exhibition which is just less than one month away.
DEWA, the main organising body of WETEX, says the exhibition has attracted 16 Strategic Sponsors, 10 Platinum Sponsors and 32 Gold Sponsors.
“We thank all Strategic, Platinum, Gold Sponsors, supporting associations and exhibitors for their strong support. We are proud to say that WETEX has succeeded beyond expectations, as it enters its 16th edition,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Managing Director and CEO of DEWA.
Al Tayer explained that DEWA follows performance indicators to measure the success and growth of the exhibition, according to which WETEX has recorded significant quantitative and qualitative development since its inception in 1999.
“The exhibition attracts a galaxy of prominent regional and international pioneers in electricity, water, environment and oil and gas, which regard it as a platform to expand their business in the region,” added Al Tayer.
The Strategic Sponsors of the show are Gulf Eternit Industries Company, the leading global manufacturer of large-diameter fiberglass pipe systems; Incotex Group which develops, manufactures, sells and supports a wide range of electronic products; The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), the governing body tasked with policy development, planning and coordinating with concerned authorities and energy bodies to deliver new energy sources while employing a balanced approach to protecting the environment; Emirates Electrical Engineering LLC (EEE), part of the Al Rostamani Group; Alstom that is specialised in transport and energy generation sectors; Ghantoot Group which mainly constructs general water systems; Jazeera Emirates Power that delivers vast range of cost effective electrical materials; ABB Transmission & Distribution Ltd, a global leader in power and automation technologies; Borouge Pte Ltd, a leading provider of innovative plastics solutions of high value; Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), a leading oil and gas group of companies in the UAE; Al-Futtaim Group, one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai and operating through more than 65 companies across diverse sectors; Saaed Mohammed Al Ghandi & Sons, one of the largest automotive industry organisations in the Middle East; Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), a jointly-owned, UAE-based aluminium conglomerate formed by Mubadala Development Corporation and Investment Corporation of Dubai; Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the leading district cooling service provider in Dubai and ELIPS, UAE’s largest pre-insulated pipe manufacturing facility; Economic Zones World (EZW), the global developer and operator of economic zones, technology, logistics and industrial parks under the Dubai World Group and Technopark, the only technology park in the region.
Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI), the official media orga1nisation of the government of Dubai is the Strategic Media Sponsor of WETEX 2014.
The Platinum Sponsors are Value Addition (FZC), a leading engineering company specialised in the conceptualization, design, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of solar photovoltaic and thermal systems, oil or gas fired boiler, vapour absorption chillers and high power LED lighting; Riyadh Cables & Metals Group of Companies, a leading company in the cable industry; Ducab Cable Manufacturing Company, a high-tech cables manufacturing company; National Fire Fighting Manufacturing FZCO (NAFFCO), a globally renowned fire protection specialists; Bahra Cables, one of the largest independent distributors and manufacturers of wires and industrial power cable products; Siemens AG, a globally leading company specialized in electronic and electrical engineering; Al Mostajed Technologies, specialised in global modern technologies and Vesta, a leading Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) company and KPIT Systems Infosystems ME FZE, specialised in technology consulting and engineering products; REC, a global solar energy company; The Kanoo Group, a gulf- based multinational group of companies with over 100 years of entrepreneurial experience.
The Gold Sponsors are Green Oasis Contracting Co, a leading construction company in UAE and Extra Co, a leading manufacturer in the Middle East; IMCO Consolidated Limited (ICL), a pioneering engineering and construction company; Scientechnic, a leading specialised technologies company; Schneider Electric, French international heavy machinery manufacturing organisation; Lucy Switchgear Middle East, a leader in secondary power distribution solutions with over 100 years of industry experience; Jeddah Cable Company, a leading GCC manufacturer of all types of wires and cables; Emirates Transformers & Switchgear Limited, a pioneer manufacturer of transformers and switchgear in the UAE; Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, a global leader in electronics and electrical equipment manufacturing and selling; Getra Power S.P.A, a renowned company that operates in the engine, turbine and power transmission equipment manufacturing industry; Aikah Establishment, specialised in engineering and electrical products; Sunten Electric, a globally renowned supplier of electricity equipment for domestic and international urban power grid; Dubai Investments, one of the largest companies in the UAE which plays a major role in the growth of the manufacturing and industrial sector across the UAE; Al Kawther Industries, a leading provider scientific and practical solutions on water scarcity as well as offering the most appropriate means for water desalination; Dragon Oil, an independent international oil and gas exploration, development and production business.
The Gold Sponsors also include Al Hijaz Mechanical Eqpt, a major environmental engineering player specialised in water and wastewater utilities; Gulf Jyoti, a leading company that caters to the growing demands of transmission and distribution (T&D) sector in the region owned jointly by Gulf Investment Corporation, Kuwait (GIC) and Jyoti Structures Limited, India (JSL); Total, an international company active in various energy sectors, including oil, gas, chemicals and new energies; SunPower which designs and manufactures high-efficiency crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, roof tiles and solar panels; EY (Ernst & Young), one of the world’s leading professional services organisations that helps companies across the globe to identify and capitalize on business opportunities; Emirates Trading Agency Power projects Division, an internationally renowned engineering and construction company in the field of energy transmission and distributio; Afaq Al Khaleej Engineering Resources which represents some of the foremost manufacturers and industrial groups in the world; Tenaga Nasional Berhad, the largest electric utility company in Malaysia and also the largest power company in Southeast Asia; Energoprojekt Entel, a consulting engineering company; Abengoa, specialised in innovative technology solutions for environmental sustainability; KPMG, one of the major professional services companies in the world and one of the Big Four auditors; Lindenberg, specialised in engineerin and construction and Amplex, a multi-disciplinary full service engineering consultancy; General Electric (GE), one of the largest manufacturers of electrical appliances in the world; Arabian Automobiles, the sole distributor of Nissan Cars and Genuine Nissan Parts in Dubai and the Northern Emirates; China Railway, the national railway operator of China; BASF is the world’s leading chemical company; Insuwrap, the water proofing and wrapping products company; Tetra Tech Inc, a leading provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction management and technical services worldwide and United Motors & Heavy Equipments Co. LLC , specialised in the sale, service, rental and distribution of equipment for the construction, oil field, power generation, mobile crane, air compressor, marine, air conditioning, truck and bus markets.
The Supporting Associations are The Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association (SASIA), a non-governmental organisation dedicated to helping Saudi Arabia achieve its vast solar potential; The Romanian Photovoltaic Industry Association (RPIA), a non-profit organisation that aims to protect and sustain the interest of solar and PV developers and investors in Romania; and the Society of Engineers – UAE (SOE), a non-profit, semi- government sector organisation aiming to the development and progress of national industry, engineering, construction, agriculture, and economy in cooperation with all UAE government entities; Korea Association of Machine Industry; Italian Trade Agency; Malysia Trade Development Association (Matrade); Taiwan Drinking Water Equipment Association and Confederation of Indian Industry.
Eye of Riyadh, Khalijiya, Build Green, and Infrastructure are the supporting media partners of WETEX 2014.
The exhibition will see participation from government departments in UAE and GCC like the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water, Federal Electricity & Water Authority (FEWA), Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA), Dubai Municipality, Abu Dhabi Municipality. Also, the exhibition will feature national pavilions representing countries like Italy, Korea, China, India, Malaysia, Taiwan, US, UK, Europe, Turkey among others.
DEWA plans to launch the first ‘Green Week’ to coincide with WETEX as an annual event that will include a series of community events targeting all segments of society, including children and students.
DEWA will allocate a stand at SmarTech Shopper which is taking place on the sidelines of WETEX 2014 for the first time. The Green Week will also include a workshop to raise awareness about rational consumption of water and electricity.
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