IIR Exhibitions, organizers of Middle East Electricity, the region's show for the power and electricity sectors, say strong advance bookings for 2003 have more than justified the decision to make the exhibition and conference an annual event.
The event is heading for a sell out, with over 70 percent of exhibitor space already reserved five months before the doors open on Middle East Electricity 2003, in January, at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre (DIEC).
Middle East Electricity 2003, will be held at the DIEC and will, for the first time, include a specialist industrial and commercial Lighting Arena. Among the major industry players, who have so far contracted space are ABB, Alstom, Vestas, Global Energy, OEZ, Schneider and Tyco.
The Lighting Arena, running alongside Middle East Electricity 2003, has been launched in response to visitor and exhibitor interest, outlining the heightened regional demand for lighting products. Over a quarter of this year's exhibitors showcased lighting products while 38 percent of visitors networked with lighting suppliers.
The Lighting Arena which will focus on the latest products, including energy efficient and speciality lamps and ancillary equipment, is filling up rapidly with pavilions from Germany, the United Kingdom and Italy. It will also highlight new commercial opportunities available in the rapidly growing sector.
Other additions include the staging of the Ninth Annual Power Generation Summit, alongside the exhibition and a dedicated area for new and renewable energy. Middle East Electricity 2003 is supported by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Electricity and Water and the Federal Electricity and Water Authority. — (menareport.com)
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