Dubai, UAE – 5 March 2018: The world’s leading energy sector innovators, government-level officials and power decision makers will switch their attentions to Dubai amid soaring demand for power across the GCC when the 43rd Middle East Electricity (MEE) opens its doors at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) tomorrow (March 6).
More than 62,000 industry professionals and influential game-changers, will convene for the trend setting, three-day exhibition, workshops and technical seminars, which runs until Thursday, 8 March.
According to the GCC Power Market Report 2018, prepared by Ventures Onsite for Middle East Electricity, the GCC power sector is expected to grow at an unprecedented rate over the coming years as countrieslook to invest US$131 billion in electricity generation, transmission and distribution to cope with increasing demand from growing populations, expanding economies and climatic change.
Spread across more than 80,000 square feet of exhibition space,Middle East Electricity will feature over1,500 exhibitors from 66 countries, supported by 23 dedicated national pavilions, including Germany, UK, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, China and more, showcasing the latest technologies, products and services from various sectors such as Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Lighting, Solar and Energy Storage & Management.
“Middle East Electricity rightly enjoys unrivalled status as the region’s premier trade event for the power industry,” said Anita Mathews, Group Director-Industrial Portfolio at Informa Exhibitions, the event organisers.“This year’s show takes on greater significance with the region’s economies commitment to seismic shifts in diversifying away from a reliance on fossil fuels and embracing new technologies in the pursuit of clean energy futures. Middle East Electricity provides exhibitors with a unique, tailored platform to demonstrate their products and innovations that are set to shape the future of energy.”
“The sectorised layout of the show, which for the first time includes the addition of a dedicated Energy Storage & Management sector, provides visitors with easier access and more valuable facetime with their target exhibitors, increasing business potential.”
A must-attend industry event for anyone connected to the region’s power industry, Middle East Electricity will also feature free-to-attend professional training workshops, all accredited by Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The interactive workshops will cover a broad range of topics, from the Internet of Things (IoT) and safety standards, to Solar PV and the Dubai Municipality’s latest projects.
In addition, visitors can also take advantage of the free-to-attend Technical Seminars and Training Workshops, taking place on 6, 7and 8 March. The Technical Seminars will enable attendees to learn about the latest technologies, presented by leading manufacturers, while the Workshops offer updates on government projects and high level training on a range of subjects, with CPD certificates available for all attendees
Running alongside MEE 2018, Informa will also debut the Global Smart Energy Summit, a high-level summitfeaturing more than 110 high-profile speakers and some ofthe biggest corporate champions in sector transformation,including Smart Dubai, Tesla Inc, U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy and NASA and regional energy ministries. The summit sessions will lay out the future of the global sector and is expected to attract over 700 attendees exploring reform patterns across the entire power spectrum.
Middle East Electricity 2018 is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Deputy Ruler, and is hosted by the UAE Ministry of Energy.
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About Middle East Electricity:
Spanning more than five decades, Middle East Electricity (MEE), organised by Informa Exhibitions, is the region’s leading trade event for the power industry featuring dedicated product sectors for Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Lighting, Solar, and new for 2018, Energy Storage & Management Solutions.
Middle East Electricity 2018, the 43rd edition of the trade-only event, is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and is hosted by the UAE Ministry of Energy.