The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), a leading business event for clean energy and sustainability, will take place live in Abu Dhabi, as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, from 17-19 January 2022. On 16 January, during the Global Goals Week, there will be a water track in the Netherlands Pavilion at the World Expo in Dubai. Since the World Expo in Dubai and WFES in Abu Dhabi are only a 1.5-hour drive away from each other, the events can easily be combined. NWP intends to organise a collective Pavilion at WFES in collaboration with the Dutch Embassy.
Business opportunities in water & energy for the MENA region
"If things continue with a 'business as usual attitude', 60% of the MENA region will face high to extremely high water stress by 2040, according to World Bank estimates. By 2050, the World Bank says climate-related water scarcity will cost the region 6 to 14% of its GDP."
There are many opportunities in the region since local authorities are investing a lot.Participation in the Netherlands Pavilion offers you the opportunity to get in touch with (potential) partners and/or customers from the region. It is a unique opportunity to gather more information about developments in the region, hear more about future tenders, seize opportunities for cooperation and strengthen existing contacts.
If there is enough interest to join the Netherlands Pavilion, the participation package will include:
Visibility and representation of your organisation at the Netherlands Pavilion
An excellent location on the exhibition floor
Use of the lounge area with meeting space and hospitality services
Pre-show promotion of the Netherlands Pavilion and it's participants via NWP media channels
Expert pre-, during- and post-event service, support and logistical coordination
Benefit of joining forces with other Dutch companies under the umbrella of the strong brand of NL branding, including
Endorsement by the Dutch Embassy and other Dutch water industry organizations
Participation in several networking activities in the pavilion
A visit to the Netherlands Pavilion of the delegates participating in the Dutch trade mission organised by RVO
In brief, the Pavilion package offers you an all-inclusive, hassle-free and cost-effective participation allowing participantsd to focus on their market and exhibiting objectives.
A minimum of 15 registrations is needed to realise the Pavilion. If you are interested, please contact Marieke Leenhoutsto inform about the costs for the Pavilion package.
RVO intends to organises a trade mission to Abu Dhabi and Dubai from 16 - 20 January 2022. The trade mission will visit Expo Dubai as well as the WFES. Read more information here.
WFES facts & figures
The World Future Energy Summit, which in 2020 hosted 34,000 attendees from 125 countries, and 840 exhibitors and brands, will feature 6 exhibitions and forums: Energy, Water, Solar, EcoWASTE, Smart Cities and Climate & Environment.
It is seen as a place where governments, researchers and innovators determine the policies and technologies that can best advance the global energy transition.
Water Expo will host the region's foremost buyers from government, utility, oil & gas, and EPCs looking for technology and expertise in water management, energy efficient desalination, and water and wastewater reuse.
Water Expo offers regional visibility to companies of all sizes, from established market leaders, to small businesses and start-up entrepreneurs.