Thursday, March 15, 2012

WETEX 2012 achieves unprecedented success

WETEX 2012 achieves unprecedented success

Sustainability and renewable energy are among key exhibition tracks

Dubai, UAE – 14th March, 2012-: The 14th Water, Energy, & Environment Exhibition 2012 (WETEX) has achieved unprecedented success in terms of participants, visitors and other activities related to the exhibition. The first two days witnessed significant visitor turnout from different government and private departments either from the UAE, the GCC and other countries. The five halls of the exhibition saw a huge turnout to look at the different platforms of displays and to visit the participating pavilions. Also, there were discussions between visitors and representatives of the exhibitors, who are showcasing the most state-of-the-art technologies and equipment in different fields of the exhibition, in addition to the latest developments related to renewable energy and sustainability.

“The directives and support of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of DEWA, were the direct reasons of this success. I’m very satisfied with the great success of the exhibition and I’d like to thank everyone, who participated in achieving this success, including the Higher Organizing Committee, sponsors with their different categories, participants either from government or private departments and national, Arab and international participating companies,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.

“The importance of this exhibition can be clearly seen in the specialized pavilions, which are characterized by integrated displays, as they bring together manufacturers, agents, users and decision-makers all under one roof. That’s the reason why specialists, professionals and engineers are largely attending the exhibition and are keen to look at the latest developments in the vital fields of the exhibition,” added His Excellency.

“Participating companies of oil, gas and other related industries, which are participating in the exhibition for the first time, are a major factor that attracts professionals and specialists from these fields who have shown great interest in latest technologies and displays, especially modern systems of exploration, excavation, extracting, refining, marketing and other related activities of energy,” added His Excellency.

“Technologies of renewable energy, particularly solar energy, have taken the biggest part of exhibitors and visitors’ concern as they are eco-friendly technologies. Pavilions of solar energy have witnessed intense turnout. Also, visitors and exhibitors, who are displaying models of equipment of getting electricity from solar energy through economic methods as well as future technologies of this promising source of energy, which is a vital factor of sustainable development and is the energy of the future,” His Excellency pointed out.

His Excellency also said that water resources management, technologies and equipment have taken up a good space at the exhibition. A good number of visitors visited these pavilions to look at latest developments in the field of water conservation and usage reduction through utilizing different technologies and equipment.

“As for the equipment of energy systems, visitors were very interested in them and there were engineering and technical discussions among professionals and specialists of these fields as well as the companies exhibiting these technologies and systems. Modern energy management systems are a vital necessity due to the increasing growth of demand for energy and the necessity to conserve it for generations to come,” His Excellency added.

Waste management and environment conservation is an important track of the exhibition, which gives this matter great attention as protecting the environment, is one of the most important factors of sustainable development.
Also, various visiting delegations from government and private sectors and individuals have made tours and visits to the other pavilions.

His Excellency referred to the launch of the first interactive electronic application compatible with “windows surface” on DEWA’s platform during the exhibition. This application targets all segments of DEWA customers as it provides services of bill inquiry, finding DEWA customer service centres, more than 200 channels for bill payment including oil stations ENOC and EPCO, Emirates Post and Etisalat. Also, this application shows videos on water and electricity conservation as well as documentary photographs illustrating DEWA’s achievements at GITEX and WETEX. Moreover, the application includes some useful links for customers known as Quick Response Codes.

In conclusion, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer praised the visits made to the exhibition by students from educational institutes in Dubai, including universities, colleges and schools, while stressing the importance of these visits in educating students and encouraging them to respond to different social initiatives, especially wise consumption of water and power resources for the sake of our march towards sustainable development.

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