Dubai: The 39th edition of Middle East Electricity opens on Tuesday in Dubai, featuring more than 1,250 exhibitors from 55 countries, a 15 per cent increase in exhibition space and the launch of over 100 new products and services.
The 2014 edition takes place from February 11-13 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Kuwait Financial Centre estimates that $283 billion worth of investments will be made between 2014–2018 to help Middle Eastern and North African countries cope with rising demand. “The increased exhibitor interest at Middle East Electricity this year points towards the positive market outlook and shows that there are opportunities for everyone in this billion dollar a year Mena energy market.” Anita Mathews, Director of Informa Energy Group, organisers of Middle East Electricity, said in a statement.
Middle East Electricity will host 22 government–supported country groups and national pavilions.
The three-day event will also feature the second edition of the Green Energy Conference, in partnership with Dubai Municipality and Environmental Centre for Arab Towns.
Middle East Electricity is co-located with the second edition of Solar Middle East, and returns with the popular Middle East Electricity Awards, taking place on the opening night of the event (Tuesday 11 February) at a gala dinner.