6 EVENTS, 5 HIGH-LEVEL SUMMITS, 100+ WORKSHOPS, AND OVER 2,500 EXHIBITING COMPANIES: THE WORLD OF CONSTRUCTION CONVENES IN DUBAI FOR THE BIG 5

The largest construction event in the Middle East, The Big 5, returns with a brand new look and mission to the Dubai World Trade Centre from 26 to 29 November.

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Under the theme “Shaping the Future of Construction”, the 39th edition of The Big 5 will introduce never seen before technologies and innovative solutions, organisers dmg events announce.

Running from 26 to 29 November (11:00-19:00 hrs daily) at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the event will shed light on rising entrepreneurs who promise to disrupt the construction sector. It will address gender diversity in the workplace by supporting the women who are pushing the industry forward. Once again, it will pave the way for new partnerships and investments, connecting professionals from around the world, in Dubai.  

This year, five exhibitions will run as part of The Big 5, creating one mega event for the entire construction life-cycle: HVAC R Expo – the new event dedicated to the HVACR industry; The Big 5 Solar – bringing solar solutions for construction; the Urban Design & Landscaping Expo (UDLE) - the region’s only event dedicated to landscaping, infrastructure and urban development; The Big 5 Heavy – the leading event dedicated to infrastructure and heavy construction in the Middle East; and Middle East Concrete (MEC) – the region’s largest event dedicated to concrete.

In total, over 2,500 global exhibiting companies and 30+ official country pavilions will display 360-degree building solutions and innovative products at the event, catering to the needs of the entire regional construction industry and showing a growing interest in the expanding UAE and GCC markets.

Also, more than 100 local and international industry experts will participate at The Big 5 2018 speaking at 5 high-level summits and 100+ workshops across the four days of the show.

Key features of the mega construction event include:

  • The Big 5’s FutureTech Construction Summit, on November 26. Under the theme of “Empowering Innovation in the Construction Ecosystem”, the summit will explore future trends and technologies for the construction industry. Speakers from Virgin Hyperloop One, Microsoft, Saudi Aramco, Faithful+Gould, ASGC, AECOM, 3D Generation, Meraas and Mont Hill, just to name a few, will take part in panel discussions and thought-provoking presentations.

[Read more at: VIRGIN HYPERLOOP ONE TO SPEAK AT THE FUTURETECH CONSTRUCTION SUMMIT IN DUBAI]

  • The Big 5 Solar’s Global Solar Leaders’ Summit, on November 27. Under the Patronage of the Ministry of Energy & Industry, and themed “Solar Solutions for Construction”, the Summit will host H.E. Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary at Ministry of Energy (UAE), Turki Al Shehri, Head of Renewable Energy Project Development Office at Ministry Of Energy, Industry & Mineral Resources (Saudi Arabia), Rida Mulyana, Indonesian Ministry Of Energy And Mineral Resources - Director General Of New, Renewable Energy And Energy Conservation, and Rabia Ferroukhi, Head of Policy Unit And Deputy Director of Knowledge, Policy And Finance at International Renewable Energy Agency, among others.

[Read more at: THE BIG 5 SOLAR: Bringing Solar to Dubai’s US$279.4BN Urban Sector]

  • The RTA Innovation in BIM Summit at The Big 5 Heavy, on November 27. Run by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and in partnership with the British Standards Institute (BSI), the RTA Innovation in BIM Summit will shed light on the adoption and future trends of BIM in the UAE.

[Read more at: THE BIG 5 HEAVY AND MEC PREVIEW]

  • The Big 5’s Women in Construction Seminar & Awards in association with Mott MacDonald, on November 28. The new Big 5 feature will offer an international stage to strong, powerful and successful women to share their experience on how they are changing the game and making an impact. Speakers include Cynthia Corby, Audit Partner & Middle East Construction Industry Leader at Deloitte & Touche Middle East, and Hind Alowais, Vice President International Participants at EXPO 2020. Awards for Women in Leadership, Next Generation Woman of the Year, and Employer of the Year Championing Inclusion & Diversity will be also announced at the end of the Seminar.

[Read more at: WITH GENDER PARITY IN CONSTRUCTION STILL FAR-OFF, THE BIG 5 LAUNCHES “WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION”]

  • The Urban Design & Landscaping Summit at the Urban Design & Landscaping Expo, on November 28. Under the theme “Promoting greener, healthier and more sustainable built environments with best practices in urban design and landscaping”, the Urban Design & Landscaping Summit will host speakers from the City of Paris, the Dubai Creative Clusters Authority, the Sharjah Urban Planning Council, Al Ain Municipality, among others.

[Read more at: OUTDOOR & GREEN SPACES IN SPOTLIGHT AT A NEW DUBAI EXPO]

  • The Big 5’s How to do Business in the UAE Seminar, on November 28. The Seminar, in partnership with Dubai South Business Park, will provide terrific value and business intelligence to exhibitors and visitors interested in navigating the burgeoning UAE construction market. It will host speakers from Expo 2020 Dubai and Dubai Customs among others.  

[Read more at: THINKING OF DOING BUSINESS IN THE UAE?]

  • The Big 5 Start-Up City, on 26-29 November. Selected start-ups in the construction industry will display the technologies and solutions that will revolutionize tomorrow’s built environment. On November 28, the next tech disruptors will participate in The Big 5 Pitch Competition, where a panel of experts will award the most innovative Start-Up for 2018.

[Read more at: THE UAE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY NEEDS START-UPS, EXPERTS WARN]

  • The Live Innovation Zone at The Big 5, on 26-29 November.  New products and solutions will be presented throughout interactive live demonstrations on the show floor. A permanent display of all the most innovative products at The Big 5 2018 will also offer a glimpse of what is shaking up the construction industry today.

[Read more at: TECHNOLOGY ON FOCUS AT THE BIG 5 2018]

Furthermore, the popular CPD-Certified workshops, providing attendees with a certificate upon completing the first 30 minutes of each seminar session, will come back this year with an even wider educational agenda. This includes the following complimentary and CPD-certified seminars:

Covering an area as big as 16 football fields one next to the other, The Big 5 will showcase thousands of construction products and solutions clustered in five dedicated sectors: MEP services, Building Interiors & Finishes, Building Envelope & Special Construction, Construction Tools & Building Materials, and Construction Technology & Innovation.

Visitors can attend the event for free registering online by November 25, at 5:00 pm at www.thebig5.ae/register

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The Big 5

 

Event Updates
About The Big 5

25 - 28 November 2019, Dubai World Trade Centre

The Big 5 is the region’s largest and most influential event for the construction industry.

Since 1979, the event has launched hundreds of thousands of products boosting the expansion of the Middle East and African markets. It has facilitated partnerships, advanced knowledge and industry best practices, while serving as the gateway for international companies to access the region.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the event is set to support construction companies through a shifting economic landscape, boost business, launch the latest building solutions, educate industry professionals, and foster best practices championing technological innovation. 

For the first time, The Big 5 covers the full construction cycle. Not only does it showcase products across six dedicated product sectors: MEP services, Building Interiors & Finishes, Building Envelope & Special Construction, Construction Tools & Building Materials, Construction Technology & Innovation, and the all new Offsite & Modular Construction.

It also runs alongside six specialised events enabling industry professionals to source products from around the globe for every stage of the construction projects: The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, HVAC R Expo, Middle East Stone, The Big 5 Solar, and the Urban Design & Landscape Expo.

Beyond bringing to Dubai over 20,000 innovative building solutions to over 68,000 expected visitors, the seven co-located events provide more than 220 complimentary high-level summits, practical seminars, and CPD-certified workshops to foster collaboration, support best practices, and provide effective solutions to today’s industry challenges.

In order to promote technological innovation in the construction sector, the event also features The Big 5’s Start-Up City, the Live Innovation Zone, and the FutureTech Construction Summit, among others.

The Big 5 is organised by dmg events and is free to attend for all pre-registered visitors. Free online registration closes on 24 November 2019; 200 AED entrance fee will be charged to non-registered visitors.

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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.

Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.co.uk), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.