Web Exclusive | November 2016
‘Smart Cities’ official theme for MEE 2017
Middle East Electricity, one of the world’s leading power exhibitions, has announced its theme for the 2017 edition. Alongside Dubai Municipality and the Environmental Council for Arab Towns, who are Strategic Partners for the event, the organisers will be creating a series of new features, conferences and activations all focusing on the future of Smart Cities, and the innovations which are set to lead the way both locally and internationally in the coming decade. The inaugural half day ‘Energising the Smart City Conference’ on February 15 will feature sessions on how best to innovate urban energy solutions. Municipal leaders, electricity solution providers, and research communities have all been invited to take part to discuss how best to reach a sustainable energy mix that adequately supports rising energy demands. The ‘Energising the Smart City Conference’ will explore: ‘How to better manage a city’s energy’, ‘How to improve the energy products used by cities’ and ‘How to make cities 100 per cent renewable’. “We believe that putting an increased onus on Smart Cities will transcend all our new features and content offerings. As the region’s leading platform for deliberation and growth for the international power community, our goal is to assist the Dubai Municipality in reaching their objectives set by the government on making Dubai a fully integrated ‘Smart City’.” said Anita Mathews, Group Director – Informa Industrial Group. Middle East Electricity 2017 will be taking place from February 14-16 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.