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, the 16th Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2014, concluded successfully with participation of over 1400 companies.
The participants included ministries, government departments, agencies and non-profit organizations, in addition to a number of educational institutions that attended Green Week activities and displayed many creative projects based on conservation of electricity and water, held from 14 – 16 April 2014 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
WETEX 2014 incorporated companion events such as Green Week (which will continue until 20 April at Mirdif City Centre), as well as SmarTech Shopper and the World Green Economy Summit 2014, all of which helped consolidate the exhibition’s position as a major global specialised exhibition. WETEX 2014 recorded unprecedented success in terms of number of participants, companion activities, and visitors, whose numbers exceeded 23,000 visitors.
The 32 scientific seminars and specialised workshops held on the sidelines were attended by 3,500 engineers and technicians from DEWA and other companies. The seminars handled a variety of topics shedding light on latest global developments in water, renewable energy, environment green economy and sustainable development sectors.
Several educational institutions and government departments are participating in Green Week, including Higher Colleges of Technology, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMsU), Dubai Modern Education School, Greenwood International School, Gulf Buds Private School, Al Ittihad Private School in Al Mamzar, Willow Children’s Nursery Dubai, Emirates Wildlife Society, ‘Ambassador of Sustainability’ – Dubai Municipality, DEWA where engineers are providing comprehensive explanation on the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park as well as Sustainable Building. Also, the Department of Rational Consumption are giving updates on energy conservation campaigns implemented by DEWA.
The 16th edition of WETEX was the largest to date, spread over 47,000 sq.m. in 9 halls at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. WETEX 2014 attracted 16 Strategic Sponsors, 10 Platinum Sponsors and 32 Gold Sponsors, who represent energy, water, electricity, oil and gas and environment sectors in the region and the world.
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