The event will return from 24 - 26 September 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, alongside Gulf Glass exhibition, organisers announce

In the era of digital communication, personal interaction and face to face meetings are all the more fundamental to business success. That’s the univocal result of the third edition of Windows Door & Facades Event (WDF), which ran at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 23 to 25 September.

The show, organised by dmg events, gathered over 120 exhibiting companies from around the globe, attracting more than 6,600 visitors. Free educational seminars and the Middle East Facades Summit complemented the event, which showcased the latest and most innovative technologies, products and solutions for the regional windows, doors & facades industry.

Beyond building a network of potential new partners and clients in Dubai and the broader GCC region, both international and local companies signed impressive deals at the event.

Ammar H. Alul, general manager for Schüco in the Middle East, said:

“After last year’s show, over USD 1 million contracts were signed as a direct result of our participation at Windows Doors & Facades Event. This year, we are very proud to be back again at the event, as founding partners and Titanium sponsors and I hope to meet those who could not attend this year’s edition at WDF in 2019!”
Schuco's stand at WDF 2018
Schuco's stand at WDF 2018

Pertici Industries sold both the machines it displayed at the show. Ahmad Al Joulani, Area Manager at Pertici Indutries, said:

At WDF 2018, we signed deals with a Dubai based aluminum fabrication company, GIJI BLDG Metalic Const. We sold two CNC axis and double hit cutting machines for over EUR 120,000 [approx. AED 520,000]. So it’s been a great show!

The Italian exhibitor that supplied its minimal solutions and window frames to the iconic Bvlgari Hotel & Resort in Dubai, Carminati Serramenti, confirms the show’s business potential. Norma Milesi, Export Manager of the company, stated:

In the first two days only, we’ve signed new contracts for three residential projects on the Palm Jumeira. We participate in WDF since 2016, and this one is the best edition of the show: the feedback we received was extremely positive!”

Hermansjah Joswidjaja, MBA - Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of Permata Door from Indonesia, commented:

“We received approximately 200 visitors at our stand and we believe many of them will lead to business development opportunities. WDF has been a successful event for us, and we are glad to announce our commitment: we will come back again next year, because the Middle East market has a huge potential. It’s a new opportunity for us and we are ready to take it on. We’d like to thank dmg events for supporting business in the Middle East for us.”

Valued at USD 5 billion, the regional windows and doors market accounts for the 3.5% of the world total and, according to Gianpaolo Bruno, Director of the Italian trade Agency (ICE) in the UAE, Oman and Pakistan, is a key economic driver. Speaking from the WDF’s Italian Pavilion, Bruno commented:

“The construction sector is a main pillar of the UAE economy, and a major drive for economic diversification, accounting for 10% of the country’s GDP. There are great opportunities here, which industry players should definitely take.”
Gianpaolo Bruno, Director of the Italian trade Agency (ICE) in the UAE, Oman and Pakistan, speaking from the WDF’s Italian Pavilion
Gianpaolo Bruno, Director of the Italian trade Agency (ICE) in the UAE, Oman and Pakistan, speaking from the WDF’s Italian Pavilion

Offering a professional platform to make business in Dubai and the broader GCC region, organisers of Windows Doors & Facades Event announced the next edition of the show. In 2019, WDF will run from 24 to 26 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre alongside Gulf Glass, the largest glass event in the Middle East.

Windows Doors & Facades Event 2018 was supported by Titanium Sponsor, Schuco; Safety Partner, UL; Supporting Institute, CIOB; Supporting Associations, QMEA, ASA, AIA Middle East, OSH Association, Solar GCC Alliance, ift ROSENHEIM, and Contractors Association; Founding Partners, Orgadata, Elumatec, and Schuco.



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.