PASAY CITY, Philippines, April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The 5th staging of Water Philippines Expo and Conference successfully wrapped up March 20 - 22, 2019, co-locating the 2nd edition of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE EE) Philippines at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City in Metro Manila.
The 4 exhibition halls of Water Philippines 2019 and RE EE Philippines 2019 were bustling with quality trade visitors discussing and connecting with the participating companies about their showcase on water and energy technologies and solutions.
Organized by UBM Asia, the 3-day event gathered over 8,536 trade visitors and 435 exhibiting companies and brands from 36 countries. There's a strong line up of state-of-the-art products systems and services from different local and international companies including 9 International and Regional Pavilions of Mainland China, European Union, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands and USA.
The Opening Ceremony was led by Presidential Adviser Atty. Salvador Panelo, who shared the government's action plan of establishing a sole department exclusively for Water. Chief Administrator Jeci Lapus of Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) also graced the Opening Ceremony during Day 1 of Water Philippines 2019. The Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA) also expressed their support to Water Philippines 2019. "We hope that everybody shall work together and be united in undertaking a task which will provide for the services in order to provide adequate water to all Filipinos in the light of the climate change", as emphasized by Atty. Vicente Joyas, President of the Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA).
Apart from the bustling exhibition, Water Philippines 2019 allowed the attendees to exchange knowledge with high-level speakers with the theme "Addressing Climate Change Through Resilient, Sustainable Water and Sanitation Development". The free-to-attend Expert Dialogue sessions entitled "Sustainable Water Services For All" and "Towards Efficient Water Resources Management" gave access to find solutions and discuss with the water industry leaders including the Chief Regulator of Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Atty. Patrick Ty as he highlighted "I would like to commend Water Philippines Expo for gathering all international and local water players to share their technologies, solutions and best practices that can potentially help us in solving the water challenges that we are currently facing." Renewable Energy (RE) Expert Dialogue highlighted the topic "Renewable Energy Act of 2008: Implementation, Updates & Opportunities" while Energy Efficiency (EE) Conference presented "The New Energy Efficiency (EE) Law as Game Changer in the Philippines".
Water Philippines 2019 is coincided with World Water Day 2019 and also co-located with other specialised events namely Pumps and Valves (P&V), Pipes and Tubings (P&T), and Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE EE) Philippines 2019. It is supported by key associations including Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA), Philippine Society of Sanitary Engineers (PSSE), Society of Master Plumbing (PISMAP), Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2), Renewable Energy Association of the Philippines (REAP) and Philippine Independent Power Producers Association (PIPPA).
Over 50 free-to-attend sessions of Expert Dialogue and Technical Seminars were attended by trade visitors within the 3-day event. The Water Expert Dialogue highlighted “Sustainable Water Services For All” and “Towards Efficient Water Resources Management”. Renewable Energy Expert Dialogue was about “Renewable Energy Act of 2008: Implementation, Updates & Opportunities” while Energy Efficiency Expert Dialogue talked about “The New Energy Efficiency (EE) Law as Game Changer in the Philippines”.
Ms. Eliane van Doorn- Business Development Director of UBM (7th to the right) led the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Water Philippines 2019 and RE EE Philippines 2019. Also present are Dato Teo Yen Hua-Advisor of UBM Water Series (1st to the right); Prof. Christoph Menke-Advisor of UBM Energy Series (2nd); Mr. Erel Narida-President of REAP (4th); Atty. Vicente Joyas-President of PWWA (6th); and Mr. Alexander Ablaza-President of PE2 (11th).
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