His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Chairman of the Higher Committee of Expo 2020 Dubai, inaugurated the 23rd edition of the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Energy, which is organized by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and will continue until Thursday, October 7, at the Dubai Exhibition Center, at Expo 2020 Dubai, under the slogan “In Vanguard of Sustainability, with participation from more than 1,200 companies from 55 countries, 61 corporate sponsors, and 10 country pavilions.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum was received by His Excellency Mattar Humaid Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, and His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Chairman and Founder of WETEX and Dubai Solar Show.
The inauguration was also attended by Her Excellency Maryam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Muhairi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, His Excellency Lieutenant-General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security in Dubai, His Excellency Abdullah Mohammed Al Basti, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai, and His Excellency Eng. Daoud Al Hajri, Director General Dubai Municipality, His Excellency Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in Dubai, His Excellency Dr. Hamad bin Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, Director General of the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai, His Excellency Ahmed Butti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, and His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi, CEO of the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), and Ahmed bin Shafar, CEO of the Emirates Corporation for Central Cooling Systems (Empower), along with a number of members of the diplomatic corps and a group of officials in government and private agencies.
On this occasion, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee, said: “The forward-looking vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, made Dubai is a leading platform for hosting and organizing major exhibitions and events, and WETEX and Dubai Solar has succeeded in establishing its position as one of the largest specialized international exhibitions, reflecting the efforts of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority in promoting the transformation towards the use of renewable and clean energy and its success in implementing huge projects in this field in cooperation with The organization of the exhibition this year at Expo 2020 Dubai highlights the importance of sustainability that the UAE places among its most important priorities and is in line with Dubai and the UAE’s endeavor to present a version of the most sustainable World Expo ever, as sustainability is rooted in everything we do. From buildings and construction to a lasting legacy after the end of Expo 2020 Dubai.”
His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Chairman and Founder of WETEX and Dubai Solar Show, said: “Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee The Middle East, Africa and South Asia region and one of the first major events in the world since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, where the UAE, thanks to the vision of the wise leadership, was able to be one of the fastest recovering countries from the pandemic.
His Excellency Al Tayer added: “WETEX and Dubai Solar represents an important opportunity for institutions, authorities, companies and investors in the fields of water technologies, environment, oil and gas, conventional and renewable energy, green development and related sectors, from the region and the world, to offer their solutions and products, conclude deals, build partnerships and promote green technologies. Especially after the announcement of the “50 projects” through which the UAE aims to enhance cooperation between the public and private sectors and provide promising investment opportunities in the country.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, accompanied by His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer and senior officials, toured the exhibition and the pavilions of the participating countries, the pavilion of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, and a number of pavilions of participating companies and institutions such as Siemens Energy, ACWA Power, ENOC, and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy. The Sustainable City of Dubai, and Ducab.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum listened to an explanation of the latest technologies, innovations, and new products in the field of energy and water desalination, green technologies, clean and renewable energy solutions, environmental sustainability, oil and gas, fourth industrial revolution technologies, digital transformation, artificial intelligence and research and development areas for energy production. clean water,etc.
The exhibition covers an area of more than 29,200 square meters in the northern halls (1A, 1B, 1C, 2A and 2B) and in the southern halls (1A, 1B and 1C) at the Dubai Exhibition Centre. The list of participating international pavilions includes: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Arab Republic of Egypt, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Poland, South Korea and Chile.
In addition to displaying the latest technologies and innovations in the sectors of energy, water, sustainability, renewable and clean energy from around the world, the exhibition provides the opportunity for visitors to benefit from the agenda packed with more than 55 seminars and dialogue sessions over its three days, with the participation of a group of experts and specialists in the fields of green economy, and cities Smart, innovation, sustainable development, and other major global companies such as Siemens, Hitachi, ABB, Honeywell, Masdar, Aquapower, and others.