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The region’s leading power showcase returns and is set to introduce a congress for regional government, regulators and public sector stakeholders to discuss the key to powering purpose built cities, and best practice on supporting energy innovation
Middle East Electricity (MEE) will open its doors for the 41st time on 1 March and will witness the launch of its inaugural Power Congress, which is set to bring together a selection of the region’s pioneering and governing minds on sustainable energy, power security and regional growth strategies.
Hosted by the UAE’s Ministry of Energy, the one-day congress will be made up of five high-level keynote sessions covering energy development and management throughout the Middle East.
The congress will look to address how regional governments have been acting to redefine what is possible in urban development and what support is planned for greenfield cities such as the Expo 2020 site and numerous new residential and business communities.
UAE Minister of Energy HE Suhail Al Mazrouei will deliver the opening keynote session during which he will discuss new ways in which the Ministry is aiming to balance power economies with power requirements, as well as sharing his long-term vision toward sustainability in the UAE.
The 2016 edition of MEE will have more than 1,500 exhibitors from 62 countries in attendance, along with 24 government-supported country pavilions from across Europe, Asia, Americas and Africa. The exhibition and supporting conference are expected to attract close to 22,000 unique visitors this year, with a total attendance across the three days estimated to reach 60,000.
Anita Mathews, director, Informa Energy Group, said, “Middle East Electricity continues to maintain its growth in spite of the challenging market conditions we are all currently facing. The exhibition has grown by 10 per cent this year compared to 2015, and exhibitor presence from countries such as Germany, Turkey, China and Saudi Arabia is on the rise.
“MEE hosts exhibitors from 61 countries, covering a gross area of 67,000 sqm, and has established itself as a highlight on the international energy calendar attracting close to 60,000 attendees over the three days.”
Other leading features at this year's edition of MEE will include the popular solar-focused conference, The Solar Agenda; a range of Technical Seminars during which exhibitors will be able to explain their technologies in depth at various locations throughout the show floor; and the ‘Power Over Fire’ truck, which Ducab, in partnership with The Civil Defence, will be stopping off at the event as part of its campaign to highlight the current British Standards for Fire Performance cables.
The event will take place from 1-3 March 2016, returning to regular venue Dubai World Trade Centre.