HCT-Sharjah Students Grow Knowledge of Environmental Innovations at WETEX & WGES

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Students from the HCT-Sharjah Men’s campus (SJM) and Women’s campus (SJW) have been provided with the ideal conditions to grow and nurture their knowledge and appreciation of environmentally-focused and friendly innovations by visiting the recently convened 19th Water, Energy, Technology & Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2017) and the World Green Economy Summit (WGES).

WETEX 2017: WETEX has established itself as one of the most important specialized exhibitions in the GCC region, becoming a leading global event, and a key platform that brings together exhibitors, experts, specialists, and investors interested in the environmental solutions sector.

A group of HCT-Sharjah students attended the summit which allowed them to have a better understanding of how organizations market their innovative environmental products and services.   The students had an opportunity to listened to the key note speaker Mr. Hamadan Aldoukhi and interacted with exhibitors to broaden their understanding of the different solutions offered in dealing with the environmental issues and challenges facing the country.

The students’ interest in attending WETEX 2017 reflects their commitment to the issue of sustainability and the transition to a green economy, not only in the UAE, but across the GCC region. Educators at HCT believe that the participation of students in such events is a good way to ensure that future leaders of the UAE will have a strong understanding as well as commitment to the important idea of adapting sustainable practices. For more information visit https://www.wetex.ae/


The World Green Economy Summit (WGES 2017): WGES 2017 is one of the leading global forums on the green economy. It brings together world-class experts in critical sectors from around the world to directly focus on advancing the global green economy and sustainability agenda, achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The WGES is the premier international platform to drive dialogue and action among industry stakeholders, and build partnerships and collaboration by connecting creative minds across different sectors.

A group of creative minds from SJM to attend the summit were chosen from the LSS-2403 (Innovation & Entrepreneurship) students who challenged exhibitors, questioned the most effective means of marketing and selling innovative new products/services and engaged in dialogue with exhibitors.

This was tailor-made for their course and will be used in their Innovation & Entrepreneurship final presentation, as well as their presentations at the Sharjah Energy & Sustainability competition.

The summit also showcased to students the range of innovative solutions and leading practices to inspire change, strategies to align stakeholders with policy makers to create a facilitative ecosystem for sustainable green growth that addresses the current and future needs of the UAE. For more information visit http://www.wges.ae