DMG EVENTS SIGNS UN’S WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PRINCIPLES

dmg events participated at SNC-Lavalin’s Middle East Diversity & Inclusion Business Network event “Empowering Women in Construction” to sign UN’s Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

Second to the left: Adele Laker, Head of Marketing - Construction representing dmg events
Second to the left: Adele Laker, Head of Marketing - Construction representing dmg events

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, dmg events participated at SNC-Lavalin’s Middle East Diversity & Inclusion Business Network event “Empowering Women in Construction” to sign UN’s Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs). The event was also attended by Alice Laugher, a member of the Steering Committee for the UN Global Compact local network in the UAE and Chairman of the UN WEPs taskforce for the region.

dmg events’ flagship construction exhibition, The Big 5, launched its Women in Construction Seminar & Awards series in Dubai last year. Tasked with evolving a traditionally male dominated industry, the promotion of equal opportunities for women has been a natural inclusion into the show’s ongoing activities. The highly sought-after initiative has been geo-adapted across construction exhibitions in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Kenya, and after a huge success will return to Dubai in 2019.

“A gender-balanced workplace is a business issue and essential for a thriving business and economy. We are honoured to make this commitment of pushing for gender equality within our company and the industries we operate in.” says Geoff Dickinson, CEO of dmg events.

 

For more info, contact:

Jessica Scopacasa
Jessica Scopacasa Senior Public Relations Manager at dmg events

 

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.