18 Leading German Organisations Confirm Participation at WETEX 2019
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|19 Oct 2019|
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced the participation of the largest German energy and water companies in the 21st Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2019). The exhibition is organised by DEWA 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 Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of DEWA, from 21-23 October 2019, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC). The exhibition coincides with the 4th Dubai Solar Show, under the umbrella of the sixth Green Week.
This year, WETEX will feature the participation of 18 leading German public and private organisations including Siemens, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), and the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA). The German pavilion will feature innovative products and technologies in smart integrated grids, automation, Big Data, solar energy, CSP, asset management, smart area solutions, water treatment, irrigation technologies, cooling and heating pumps, mobile and fixed pumps, tanks, cables, valves, leak reduction solutions, water testing, waste treatment and wind energy plants. In addition, the pavilion will display thermoplastics and turbines, and energy efficiency.
“We are delighted by the massive participation of Germany in WETEX 2019 and the ongoing cooperation between DEWA and German companies. This collaboration supports the objectives of the long-term national initiative ‘Green Economy for Sustainable Development’ launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to build a green economy in the UAE. The Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 launched by His Highness to transform Dubai into a global hub for clean energy and green economy, will provide 7% of Dubai’s power output from clean energy by 2020, 25% by 2030 and 75% by 2050. Exhibitors make sure to participate WETEX annually and this reflects its success in highlighting the latest technologies in these vital sectors, building partnerships, and identifying current and future projects and opportunities for solar projects in the region,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA and Founder and Chairman of WETEX.
“By organising WETEX, we aim to provide an ideal business environment for sponsors, exhibitors and visitors to hold meetings. Over three days, we will provide innovative services and exceptional opportunities for participants, visitors and all stakeholders, so they can make full use of the exhibition. It brings together manufacturers, service providers, industry experts, officials, decision-makers and commercial buyers in the UAE and the region, to engage in fruitful interaction and explore promising business partnerships. Over the past 20 years, WETEX has witnessed the launch of many innovative technologies for the first time in the region, in addition to the signing of investment agreements and important partnerships, that have changed the face of the energy industry, both regionally and globally,” added Al Tayer.
The UAE is Germany’s topmost Arab trade partner, while Germany is the UAE’s seventh largest trade partner in the world and the largest European trade partner. The UAE accounts for 22% of the total Arab-German trade. Non-oil foreign trade between the two countries in the first nine months of 2018 amounted to USD 9.3 billion, with a 122% growth in UAE’s exports to Germany. Re-exports grew by 69% compared to the same period in 2017.
Furthermore, Germany is investing € 50 million in its 4,500-square-meter Sustainability Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. Besides, 231 German companies have confirmed their participation at Expo 2020 Dubai through the Expo’s e-portal so far.
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