2021-06-07

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 Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will organise the 23rd Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show from 5 to 7 October 2021 at Expo 2020 Dubai. DEWA is the Official Sustainable Energy Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai.

This was announced by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, Founder and Chairman of WETEX and Dubai Solar Show. Al Tayer said that the annual exhibition supports the sustainable development of the UAE and consolidates Dubai’s position as a pioneering global hub for clean energy and a green economy.

“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 has become the largest exhibition for water, energy, sustainability and innovation in the region and one of the largest specialised exhibitions worldwide. The exhibition underlines Dubai’s commitment to supporting global efforts to increase the share of clean and renewable energy and achieve sustainability with its environmental, social and economic aspects. It also supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to make Dubai a global hub for clean energy and green economy,” said Al Tayer.

Al Tayer noted that WETEX and Dubai Solar Show is an annual event for companies and organisations from the energy, water, environment, oil, gas, green development and related sectors from the region and the world to display their solutions and products and learn about the latest technologies and innovations. Al Tayer noted that organising the exhibition at Expo 2020 Dubai is an important opportunity for exhibitors to promote their products and services and meet decision-makers and investors from around the world, to make deals and build partnerships. They can also learn about current and future projects and market needs as well as explore opportunities to take part in solar power projects and programmes in the region.

DEWA organised the 22nd WETEX in October 2020 on a virtual platform. It attracted 63,058 visitors from around the world, the largest number of visitors in the exhibition’s history. The carbon-neutral exhibition, the first time in the Middle East and North Africa, witnessed the participation of 1,076 companies from 52 countries. DEWA provided an exceptional experience for exhibitors and visitors from around the world to review the latest technologies and developments in the fields of water, energy, sustainability and innovation.