Important WTEX 2013 event to be held in Dubai | The First Group

Important WTEX 2013 event to be held in Dubai

Dubai is set to host yet another important international event in the shape of the Water Technologies, Energy and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2013).This particular gathering has been running for 15 years and some of the world's biggest and most influential companies and commercial bodies are set to attend.Held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre between April 15th and 17th, the event will enable exhibitors to showcase their latest innovations, while at the same time giving guests a chance to forge new relationships within the industry.Organised by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), WETEX 2013 is being staged at the same time as the Dubai Global Energy Forum.Managing director and chief executive officer of DEWA HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer stressed just how important the events are."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," he remarked.It is hoped that Dubai's clear ability to stage world-class events will stand the city in good stead when it bids to host the all-important World Expo 2020.The emirate will battle it out with Ayutthaya, Ekaterinburg, Sao Paulo and Izmir in the race to hold the gathering in seven years' time.Dubai tourism chiefs are hoping that the city's superb transport infrastructure and plethora of five-star hotels will give the emirate a slight edge over its rivals in the bidding process.The UAE is no stranger to important international meetings and exhibitions, as it has previously hosted the World Energy Forum, Arabian Travel Market and crucial International Monetary Fund conferences.With so many influential and wealthy people visiting the city all year round, it is hardly surprising that property investors are snapping up new assets in Dubai, as they know the demand for hotel rooms and apartments is high - especially when there is a major exhibition taking place.

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