The latest developments and global technologies in water, environment, oil, gas, conventional and renewable energy and related industries will be the focus of a specialist show to take place in Dubai next month.

The Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex 2015) will run from April 21 to 23 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, in conjunction with the World Green Economy Summit (WGES).

It will be an ideal interactive platform for decision makers, experts, companies, manufacturers and investors to learn more about industry best practices and keep track of development.

International exhibitions play a key role in enhancing the economy as they provide an ideal business environment for networking, signing deals, and exchanging expertise. Global statistics have revealed that the size of the global exhibition and conference industry is around $300 billion.

The latest reports by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) showed that the percentage of renewable energy in the overall energy mix has been increasing year-on-year. Savings achieved by the global economy as a result of decreased carbon emissions are also on the rise annually. These achieve tangible benefits, especially in the economic sector.

Dubai has established itself in the above-mentioned sectors, with the latest figures showing that the exhibition and conference industry contributes Dh12 billion ($3.2 billion) to the emirate’s economy.

The exhibition and conference industry has become one of the key foundations of Dubai’s economy and business tourism as it significantly contributes to the emirate’s GDP.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive officer of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, and president and founder of Wetex, said: “Wetex supports the economy and business, by serving as a major global platform for vital economic sectors. Over the past 16 years, it has made a significant contribution to developing water, environment, oil and gas, and conventional and renewable energy.

“It has succeeded in supporting the national economy significantly through agreements and deals signed during the exhibition. These directly support the economic, social, and environmental development of Dubai.”

Wetex will bring together international companies, experts, specialists, and others interested in the exhibition. It will enable exhibitors to market their products, innovations, and businesses by meeting face to face with stakeholders such as government organisations and major companies.

It will support the approaches for conserving natural resources, energy sustainability, and stimulating economic growth and sustainable development by providing effective solutions for these issues.

It will also address issues by showcasing ways to produce, transmit, and distribute electricity through clean and renewable resources.

The exhibition will highlight tools and methods to raise the efficiency of oil resources in electricity production processes, and the latest technologies for them.

As for water, Wetex will attract the best global expertise in treating waste water, desalination technologies, and rationalising water use. This effectively contributes to limiting waste of water that can be used by humans and best use or save it as a reserve on one hand and get rid of environmentally-harmful water on the other.

As far as agriculture is concerned, drip irrigation is one of the key factors in saving a great deal of water and increasing the area of cultivated land. It will lead to increasing agricultural production in many countries and support their economies.

“Consumer awareness about the importance of rationalising electricity and water use is one of the main objectives of WETEX 2015. Sensible use of resources is essential for their sustainable management,” said Al Tayer.

Green Buildings will capture a big chunk of Wetex 2015. These buildings are environmentally-friendly and use less energy. A large part of electricity produced in the region goes to air conditioning. Green buildings play an important role in reducing electricity use and saving energy sources.

Thermal insulation technologies used in green buildings saves energy used for air conditioning more efficiently. This eases the load on the electricity network, and saves part of the money that goes to producing electricity to be used for other aspects that support the national economy.

Source: Trade Arabia