UAE to participate in POWER-GEN Middle East

ABU DHABI - Organizors of POWER-GEN Middle East, region’s premier conference and exhibition for the power generation, transmission & distribution and water industries, today confirmed the participation of UAE and other Gulf countries in the event which is scheduled on February 17th.

By (Wam)

Published: Sat 7 Feb 2009, 10:16 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:36 AM

With just a few weeks before the opening of POWER-GEN Middle East, final preparations are being made to receive the power and water industry experts and professionals of the Middle East, at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre from 17th to 19th February 2009.

POWER-GEN Middle East is expected to be well attended by those wanting to update their knowledge and skills and see the latest industry developments and technologies.

An excellent line up of speakers and industry professionals will deliver presentations on a range of topics and subjects covering the power and water industries, including spotlights on countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran and Bahrain.

A keynote presentation will be given by Dr Fatih Birol, Chief Economist of the Paris-based International Energy Agency.

The conference offers three tracks discussing strategic power, technical power and water industry related topics. A special plenary panel session will bring together industry experts to take a look at the last decade of power and water privatization in the region, and draw out lessons for the future.

”With demand levels for power and water rising steeply in the region and project financing availability contracting fast, there is likely to be some serious debate at POWER-GEN Middle East about how the electricity and water sectors will keep pace with the Middle East’s economic expansion ,” said Nigel Blackaby, Director of Conferences at organisers, PennWell.

Speaking with journalists in Bahrain today, he added, “Attendees at POWER-GEN Middle East can expect to encounter practical solutions and state-of-the-art technology from the world’s leading power engineering suppliers.”

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