• Global leader in construction machinery chooses The Big 5 Heavy 2018 to showcase latest products for the construction and infrastructure sector in the Middle East
  • The Big 5 Heavy will run from 26 to 28 March 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre

Construction Machinery Manufacturing giant, Caterpillar with Al-Bahar their Exclusive Dealer in the region, will take part in the Middle East’s largest event dedicated to the infrastructure and heavy construction industry in Dubai: The Big 5 Heavy. From 26 to 28 March 2018, Cat® machinery will be showcased by Al-Bahar at the Dubai World Trade Centre, which is expected to be the biggest stand at the exhibition, event organizers announce.

Confirming Caterpillar & Al-Bahar’s participation at The Big 5 Heavy 2018, Marketing Manager at Al-Bahar says: “We are seeing a revamp in new infrastructure projects and large-scale developments in the region supported by the local Governments as they pursue economic diversification goals.

Rapid population growth, international events like Expo 2020, and investments in a variety of sectors, including hospitality and mining, are boosting heavy equipment’s sales in the GCC, so we feel this is the right time for us to reinforce our leadership in the market. Our presence at the Big 5 Heavy will strengthen our customer relationships and provide an excellent platform to showcase our capabilities, as well as Caterpillar’s latest and most innovative solutions for the local market.”    

The global leader in construction machinery will be displaying heavy equipment for a wide variety of applications, including earthmoving, building construction, mining, road making, demolition, waste and scrap handling.

According to Richard Pavitt, Event Director of The Big 5 Heavy, “Caterpillar & Al-Bahar’s choice to come back to the exhibition after years of absence, demonstrates that there’s a growing potential for the heavy construction industry in the region. It also confirms that the decision to re-launch Middle East Concrete and PMV Live, once co-located to the Big 5, as a new, independent and international large-scale exhibition dedicated to the heavy construction, was the best to support the industry and effectively meet its needs.”

Organized by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa, The Big 5 Heavy 2018 will feature five dedicated product sectors: Middle East Concrete, PMV Live, Foundations & Geotechnical, Mining & Quarrying, and Road Construction. The event will also offer a broad educational agenda with CPD-Certified Talks, a Live Demo Area, the brand new Innovation Trail, the Scaffolding Climbing Challenge, the Inspiring Infrastructure Award and The Big 5 Heavy Product Award.

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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. 


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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

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.