The next MEE Saudi and MEE Dubai are coming respectively at the end of this year and at the beginning of the next one, but in the meanwhile some anticipations on what these exhibitions will have to offer already came in during this summer and so we decided to present a recap so far.
MEE Saudi 2019, important names for important topics
The next MEE Saudi will take place between 19 – 21 November 2019 and the organizers already confirmed the presence of representatives from important companies in the sector, such as SEC, 50 Hertz, Jinko Solar, GE Power, Belden Cables, TMC Transformers, ABB Saudi Arabia, and many others, with the presence of the Ministry of Energy, Industry & Mineral Resources, Nayef bin Mohammed Alabbadi.
A presence of experts that is required considering the main topics that the MEE Saudi decided to bring up for this year’s edition. In particular, the discussion will focus on: creating frameworks to guide development of universally accessible, flexible, dependable electricity markets and systems; defining ownership and responsibilities: localization, investment and privatisation; how investors, government leaders and the private sector can create transparent systems that serve Saudi Arabia’s interests; efficiency goals, tools and necessities to meet Vision 2030 goals; how atomic energy will fit in Saudi’s energy mix, in both regional and smaller markets; realising the solar energy promise with utility-scale and distributed systems; removing barriers assuring a talent base for wind energy in the Kingdom.
Important topics for an important audience that will probably improve during the next few months before the event, in order to adapt to the ever changing needs of the sector in this particular moment in history.
MEE Dubai 2020, a more and more digital and renewable future
The MEE Dubai will, instead, take place between 3 – 5 March 2020 and this kind of appointment still remains a priority for energy manufacturers and suppliers looking to showcase new technologies and innovative solutions covering the entire energy value chain.
This is why news for the 2020 edition already came out regarding the focus on digitalisation and renewables for the combined and expanded product sector. In particular, the MEE Dubai will have a new dedicated Digitalisation Zone, as an answer to the fast-track trajectory towards a digitalised future based on Energy 4.0. The new Digitalisation Zone has exactly the purpose to give the chance to highlight new technologies to an audience that is looking for ways to digitally transform their operations and business models. In areas such as: industrial automation, digital twin technology, cybersecurity solutions, APM solutions, machine learning, remote monitoring, and many others.
On the “renewable” side, the diffused opinion at the moment is that renewable energy deployment is set to see significant acceleration in the coming years as the MENA region prepares for the influx of $35 billion in renewable energy investments per year by 2020. Driven by auctions, favourable financing conditions and lowering technology costs, renewables are being brought into the mainstream.
Based on the renewables targets already in place, the region could save 354 million barrels of oil equivalent (a 23% reduction), reduce the power sector’s carbon dioxide emissions by 22%, and cut water withdrawal in the power sector by 17% by 2030.
These are the current expectations for the upcoming MEE event of next year, but it’s very likely to see even more coming into place in the next months and after the results of the MEE Saudi in November. Stay tuned.