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 Senior Public Relations Manager at dmg events

 

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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. 

Organised by dmg events, the exhibition showcases 360-degree building solutions clustered in six 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.

Gathering buyers and manufacturers of construction products from around the world, The Big 5 also offers a broad educational agenda, with two high-level conferences and dozens of CPD-certified workshops.

On its 40th edition, the event features The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Stone, Middle East Concrete, HVAC R Expo, the Urban Design & Landscaping Expo, and The Big 5 Solar. 

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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 across multiple platforms.

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 such as The Big 5 construction shows, ADIPEC and Gastech energy events.

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.com), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.