More than 164 countries participated in Middle East Energy Online

Organisers of Middle East Energy’s debut virtual event have revealed that more than 164 countries took part in the month-long showcase, which featured four online energy sector weeks, between 17 May – 9 June.

The online event attracted 11,000 attendees from 164 countries worldwide, focusing on the latest insights, trends, and innovations across four energy industry sectors, including Renewable & Clean Energy, Transmission & Distribution, Critical & Backup Power, and Energy Consumption & Management.

During the event, 85 sessions, including tech talks, interactive roundtables, panel discussions, thought leadership sessions and remote interviews, took place. Underscoring the importance of business development and making meaningful contacts, over 7,300 connections were made by 164 exhibiting companies.

Claudia Konieczna, Exhibition Director, Middle East Energy, said: “The outcome of the event has supported our strategy to take Middle East Energy online and deliver a virtual showcase for the energy industry.

“Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we have been able to bring the global energy industry together. A series of insightful and thought-provoking discussions have been instrumental in supporting the sector’s recovery and providing a roadmap for the future.

Rounding out the sector weeks was Energy Consumption & Management, where a panel of energy industry experts underscored the importance of green buildings and smart cities in reducing energy consumption. Insights on the opening day session came courtesy of Benoit Lebot, a senior policy adviser in the French government’s Ministry for the Energy Transition; Amr Salah, Senior Director – Head of Utilities, Emaar – The Economic City; and Ahmed Samer Elbermbali, Managing Director, MENA Clean Energy Business Council.

A host of exhibitors showcasing their latest innovations included Perkins, Masdar, Cummins, Brady, Koncar, AVEVA, CESI, HitachiABB, IFS, Riedon, Uniper and BASEC.

Attendees came from a host of countries, with the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, India, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and Ghana leading the way.