Wetex to boost Dubai’s chances of Expo 2020 win
Dubai, March 3, 2013
The upcoming 'Water Technologies, Energy and Environment Exhibition' (Wetex 2013) will boost the UAE’s chances of winning the bid for hosting the 'World Expo 2020,' as it will demonstrate once again Dubai’s proven expertise in organising world-class events, said a senior official.
Wetex is being organised by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) under the umbrella of the Supreme Council of Energy from April 15 to 17 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The three-day show will be held concurrently with the Dubai Global Energy Forum (DGEF 2013). The event will also have an 'Expo 2020' booth to support the UAE’s efforts to win the bid.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the vice chairman of the Supreme Council and managing director and CEO of Dewa said, “From its very humble beginnings in 1999, Wetex has now emerged as one of the prominent exhibitions in the world that specialises in electricity, water, energy, environment, green building and oil and gas.”
Al Tayer said this leading position for Wetex is a result of earnest efforts made by the organising committee and a committed team that has succeeded in attracting national pavilions, international companies, industrial and commercial bodies working in the fields of energy, electricity, water and oil and gas.
Wetex, he said, was now a world class event from planning, organisational and internationally involved perspectives: boosting Dubai’s position as a global destination to host major events.
Dubai is competing with Sao Paulo (Brazil), Ayutthaya (Thailand), Ekaterinburg (Russia) and Izmir (Turkey) to host the World Expo 2020.
The winning city will be announced in November 2013, following a vote by the 160 member nations of the Bureau International des Expositions in Paris.
Dubai has a strong track-record in organising world-class events, including the IMF 2003, the Dubai Global Energy Forum 2011, the World Energy Forum in 2012 and other major exhibitions like Gitex, Arabian Travel Market and other shows that have become key attractions on the world calendar of events.-TradeArabia News Service