60 seconds with Dr. Geoff Nesbitt, Chief Executive Officer, Verditek PLC

Verditek PLC will be exhibiting its latest products at The Big 5 Solar in Dubai this November. We spoke to the Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Geoff Nesbitt; here's what he told us as he prepares to participate to the the  largest solar meeting place.

How do you find the solar market in the Middle East right now?

The Middle East is currently full of potential for the solar industry. Like many other leading emerging markets, the Middle East wants to access the best solar technology at the lowest price point. And, like in other industries, it benefits from the race between international bidders competing for large utility-scale projects, often trying to break records for size and low prices, catching the attention of the world. It is promising to see that after decades of governments in the area subsidising domestic fuel, they are now turning their attention to renewables.

Why would you recommend doing business in this region?

The region is perfect for three reasons: greater lumens, climate conditions and willingness for users to take responsibility into their own hands and manage their energy needs.

What are the top 3 trends in the industry according to you?

Microgrids, the transition to EV and energy storage are three topics high up on industry agendas. However, widening the scope to the bigger eco-system, energy distribution and smart solutions for remote control and asset management are also very topical.

What do these mean for your company?

Verditek Solar is leading the trends in terms of our ability to transition to EV, support energy storage and partner on microgrids to ultimately provide our clients with the solutions they need.

What products will you present at The Big 5 Solar?

We will be showcasing our lightweight solar systems that provide opportunities conventional modules cannot.

Why is there demand for them in the Dubai/Middle East?

There is an existential number of industrial roofs with large surfaces that cannot support conventional modules. Verditek Solar offers lightweight panels that are perfect for containerised units as well as other buildings that have low roof burdens.

How will the exhibition help you to grow business in the UAE?

The exhibition provides us with an opportunity to connect with partners and clients who are looking for lightweight solar panels to maximise energy generation and efficiencies.

About Verditek PLC -

Verditek PLC is an AIM-quoted, clean technology company dedicated to commercialising proven technology that delivers significant competitive advantage compared to conventional industrial solutions. From light-weight solar modules, cutting edge de-odourisation, and ground-breaking CO2 capture, Verditek is realising tomorrow's technologies today. 

Meet with Verditek PLC at The Big 5 Solar at the New Zabeel Hall 6, Z6 A49

About The Big 5

The Big 5 is the construction event providing leading-edge innovation, knowledge, and business opportunities for industry players around the world to connect, grow, and succeed.

Taking place annually in Dubai since 1979, the event has launched hundreds of thousands of products boosting the expansion of emerging markets. It has facilitated partnerships, advanced knowledge and industry best practices, while serving as the gateway for international companies to access the Middle East, Africa and South Asia regions.

The Big 5 covers the full construction cycle; not only does it showcase products across dedicated sectors, it also runs alongside nine specialised events enabling industry professionals to source building solutions from around the globe for every stage of the construction projects: The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, Windows, Doors & Facades Event, Gulf Glass, HVAC R Expo, The Big 5 Solar, Middle East Stone, the Urban Design & Landscape Expo, and FM Expo.

The event includes high-level summits, practical seminars, CPD-certified workshops, and The Big 5 Impact Awards to foster collaboration, support best practices, and provide effective solutions to today’s industry challenges.

The Big 5 is organised by dmg events and is free to attend for all pre-registered visitors. 


To know more, visit www.thebig5.ae

About dmg events

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry-leading events in the energy, construction, hospitality & design, coatings and transportation sectors. ADIPEC, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and INDEX are the company’s flagship events. For more information visit www.dmgevents.com.

About DMGT

DMGT manages a portfolio of companies that provide businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, events, news and entertainment. The Group takes a long-term approach to investment and has market-leading positions in consumer media, insurance risk, property information, education technology, energy information and events & exhibitions. In total, DMGT generates revenues of around £1 billion.