Saudi Energy 2014 kicks off as power needs rise amid growth
RIYADH – Saudi Energy 2014 – the International Trade Exhibition for Electricity, Power Generation, Alternative Energy, Water Technology and Lighting – opened Monday (May 26) at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RIEC) hosting 314 local and international exhibitors from 28 countries. Running until May 28, the premier energy showcase comprises a number of technical seminars highlighting a number of major industry topics. Dr. Saleh Bin Hussein Al Awaji, Deputy Minister for Electricity, inaugurated the event being held under the patronage of Minister of Water & Electricity Eng. Abdullah Bin Abdulrahman Al Hussayen. Organized by Riyadh Exhibitions Company and Informa Exhibitions, Saudi Energy enjoys a notable international interest translated in the participation of major national pavilions from Germany, Turkey, India, China, Romania, Italy and Taiwan, in addition to various leading companies participating from other countries. The comprehensive event covers all aspects of the industry, namely electricity generation and distribution; alternative and renewable energy technologies; modern lighting products and technologies; and water and water resources management technologies. Saudi Energy 2014 will serve as an ideal platform for energy professionals, government officials, investors and both local and regional buyers to showcase the latest trends and cutting-edge products, equipment, solutions and services in the power industry. It further aids specialized national businesses to achieve greater progress through broader exposure to the latest offerings and technologies in the related fields, and also offer the opportunity for companies across the globe to generate business and networking opportunities as well as promote their latest technological creations and innovations. Fahad Al Athel, Deputy General Manager, Riyadh Exhibitions Company, said: “Saudi Energy offers a leading gateway for local and international specialized companies to develop their success and market share, through bringing together the latest offerings and technology within the related industries. Furthermore, specialized companies from around the world are granted the opportunity to discuss potential business deals and communicate with industry peers and promote their latest products and technology. Being the largest showcase of the energy sector’s prospects and trends, Saudi Energy effectively contributes to the industry development efforts undertaken locally.” Saudi Energy 2014 gathers a number of leading local and regional industry professionals, investors and buyers from governmental agencies, utilities and municipalities, power and power production companies, construction and development companies, large industrial companies, service providers, distributors, retailers and consultants to highlight the latest trends and developed products, tools, solutions and services within the energy sector.