Sunday, March 22, 2009

DEWA announces its new logo on its First Day of WETEX 2009

DEWA announces its new logo on its First Day of WETEX 2009

Water Technologies, Energy and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2009) activities will be launched on 29th March, 2009, with distinguished regional and international participation

Outstanding conference alongside the exhibition, considered to be an ideal palette to exhibit Clean Energy, Green Buildings and Energy Rationalization techniques and concepts

In a press conference held this morning (Sunday, 22nd March, 2009), Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) announced its intention to sign a number of contracts for major projects in different fields during the activities of the Water Technologies, Energy and Environment Exhibition 2009 (WETEX 2009) in its 11th edition, which will be held during the period 29-31 March, 2009, at the Zabeel Hall, World Trade Centre, Dubai.

DEWA announced the completion of all the necessary preparations to launch the exhibition, as per the directions of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and the Defence Minister of UAE and the Chairman of DEWA.

The exhibition will focus on its commitment to adhere to the highest principles of preserving the environment, and will introduce them to a large number of participants and visitors of the exhibition, and will also give them an opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the power industry, with major regional and international companies participating in the conference to be held alongside the WETEX 2009.

H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, in his speech at the press conference, stated that, “WETEX 2009 has proved to be a distinguished terminal in the series of major exhibitions hosted by Dubai, under the directions of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and the Defence Minister of UAE and the Chairman of DEWA, and under the instructions of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and Minister of Finance & Industry – sponsor of this exhibition, as this exhibition is considered a new edition to the commercial and economic activities, organized and adopted by Dubai. It also assures the endless distinction of Dubai, being a constantly growing and modernization center in this benchmarking area of the globe.”

The environmental impact of buildings has become a major priority in the Middle East, and it was necessary to seek sustainable and friendly solutions to its impact on the environment, such as green buildings. In this context, DEWA will be hosting the WETEX Conference, to assist top Management Executives in the water, energy and environment sectors, to meet experts of renewable industries to discuss the main issues, including green buildings and the technologies that are friendly to the environment and energy.

H.E. Al Tayer, added that “the vast contribution of Ministries, government departments and organizations, municipalities, national and international establishments, and public benefit associations, related to the issues of water, energy and environment preservation, has exceeded our expectations, as more than 400 participants from Arabic and international companies and establishments belonging to 23 countries from various continents have contributed to the WETEX ’09.

The exhibition also includes 6 international major stands from U.S.A., EU, Italy, China, Korea and Taiwan.

Mr. Al Tayer also stated that, “the huge participation in WETEX 2009, in the midst of the present international financial crisis, is an evidence that Dubai was, is and continues to be the best destination for economic and commercial activities, representing a distinguished business hub in the region.”

MD & CEO declared that on the occasion of the exhibition, DEWA will announce its new logo, which expresses the new strategy and identity adopted by DEWA since the beginning of this year, and likewise, DEWA will clarify its vision and directive plans which it intends to implement during 2009, after focusing on the results of its previous campaigns which achieved excellent results throughout Dubai.

Mr. Al Tayer further added, “after 50 glorious years, DEWA is still full of youth, aspiring to continuously renovate and develop its strategies, and to continue excelling and shine in its endeavors. Our new logo represents a new era, representing high determination, confidence and belief.”

DEWA is offering a free entry to the exhibition, aiming to attract and enhance public awareness to the significance and theme of the exhibition, which will offer concepts and technologies which will prove beneficial to the establishments and companies, and will also assist the public to achieve positive conclusions in the field of rationalization of electricity and water and preservation of the environmental resources of the Emirate.

Mr. Al Tayer went on to state that, “a number of seminars and lectures will be held consecutively for three days in the morning as well as in the afternoon, alongside the exhibition. Such lectures will be diversified and rich with their modern, scientific and technical themes and will constitute a significant source to the new developments of various subjects and issues also included in the exhibition, and will be of great benefit to the specialized bodies in the various fields of water, energy and environment.”

The exhibition is considered to be an international forum, which will bring together a number of manufacturers, decision-makers, executives and consumers under one roof, to avail of an ideal opportunity to set up new alliances and to strengthen existing relations. The seminars will specially target Specialized Engineers and Technicians in various sectors of the government and private departments in UAE and the GCC sectors, to be informed of the latest techniques and developments in this field. There are 8 main sponsors, and 8 sub-sponsors for the event, including international and local companies, and the total area of the exhibition area is 15000 sq.m.

The press conference was attended by high-level representatives from both the main sponsors like ETA (Power Project Division), Siemens, Gulf Eternit, Bahwan Engineering Co, Emirates Electrical Engineering, Gulf Jyoti, ABB and Riyadh Cables, and sub-sponsors like Sunten Electric Co., Tesar, Alstom, Gulf Petrochemcial Services, Mitsubishi Electric, Doosan, Getra SPA, and National Cables.

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