Reed Exhibitions hosted a special welcome reception at Saadiyat Island for the international guests.

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Abu Dhabi,

Last night, Reed Exhibitions hosted a special welcome reception at Saadiyat Island for the international guests, who have come from all over the world to showcase their companies at the World Future Energy Summit 2011 (WFES) Exhibition, which finishes today in Abu Dhabi. The event was also attended by HE Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar, hosts of the World Future Energy Summit.

The reception was held in Manarat al Saadiyat, the stunning art and exhibition venue on Saadiyat Island, where the exhibitors received a welcome note given by Ara Fernezian, Group Exhibitions Director, Reed Exhibitions. The guests were also treated to a viewing of the RSTW exhibition, a collection from the private works of Larry Gagosian, which is on display at Manarat al Saadiyat until 24 January. Ara thanked the exhibitors, noting the importance of having so many different countries join forces to work towards a more environmentally-conscious world, and the opportunity for Abu Dhabi to showcase its wider attractions.

Ara Fernezian expressed his delight with this year’s World Future Energy Summit:

“It is wonderful to see so many countries gather here in Abu Dhabi to discuss renewable energy. As the summit continues to grow each year, giving exhibitors an excellent chance to engage and expand their network globally, it also presents a fantastic opportunity for Abu Dhabi to showcase what the Emirate has to offer, as it continues to grow towards becoming a global cultural and leisure destination as well as a business hub.”

The exhibition, which has seen over 600 international and local organisations from the fields of solar, wind, geothermal, biofuel, hydropower and energy efficiency, showcase their projects and innovations is expected to see over 25,000 visitors by the closing ceremony today, with displays from new countries for this year such Sweden, Hong Kong and Portugal.

For highlights of this year’s WFES, visit: www.worldfutureenergysummit.com

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