The Big 5 Solar Event Director: Integration of solar and construction elements is the way forward to a more sustainable built environment

Starting from next 26-29 November, the solar industry will earn a new dedicated event at the Dubai World Trade Centre to meet the growing demand of environmentally sustainable solutions in the Middle East market.

Against a backdrop of over three decades of unrivalled construction shows, and a plurennial experience in solar events attracting more than 4,000 key buyers from over 65 countries, dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa announced the launch of the first Big 5 Solar in 2017, co-located with The Big 5.

dmg events, the organiser of the largest, most influential and renowned construction event in the MENA region, will introduce its newest addition to The Big 5 portfolio later this year, catering to the needs of both the solar and the construction industries.

The Big 5 Solar 2017 is set to become the premier platform for solar industry professionals to network, learn and do business in the Middle East. The Big 5’s broad international audience from 142 countries will ensure a strong solar event, further complemented by hundreds of decision makers and professionals that will gather to discuss the present and future of solar technologies in the Middle East at the Global Solar Leaders’ Summit, The Big 5 Solar’s high-level conference.

“With rooftop solar output growing more than 1,100% over a 1-year period, from 6MW in 2016 to 70MW by the end of 2017, in the UAE, the scope for collaboration between the construction and the solar industries is immense,” Event Director, Josine Heijmans, stated. “Virtually, there’s no building project where solar can’t be incorporated, thus an early integration of solar and construction elements is the way forward to a more sustainable built environment”.    

More than just a conference, the event will be the ultimate showcase of solar technologies from leading PV manufacturing countries like Germany, Italy, Greece, China, India and Turkey as well as from the GCC region. The Big 5 Solar 2017 will also offer a series of free to attend CPD-certified workshops delivered by international experts sharing cutting-edge insights on solar technologies, projects and industry best practices.

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Jessica Scopacasa Public Relations Manager, dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa
Jessica Scopacasa Public Relations Manager, dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa
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.