• The Big 5 awarded Best Trade Exhibition Over 10,000m2 Gross
  • Windows, Doors & Façades Event awarded Best Trade Exhibition Under 10,000m2 Gross

dmg events Middle East, Asia and Africa, a leading international exhibitions company, has seen two of its specialist trade exhibitions, The Big 5 and Windows, Doors & Façades Event, claim victory at the Middle East Event Awards 2017.

Held at the Festival Arena in Dubai on May 18, the glittering award ceremony saw The Big 5, Middle East’s largest and most influential event for the construction industry grab the award for Best Trade Exhibition Over 10,000 sqm Gross, while Windows, Door & Façades Event was awarded Best Trade Exhibition Under 10,000 sqm Gross. Up against tough competition, including other dmg events’ exhibitions, the two Dubai-based shows beat expectations in areas such as visitor numbers, exhibition sales and marketing innovation, creating an outstanding event experience.

“The Middle East Event Awards 2017 celebrate the greatest achievements of the region’s events’ industry. This award is a fantastic recognition for the teams that worked so hard to deliver great events for our exhibitors and visitors,” said Matt Denton, the President of dmg events. “The success of both The Big 5 and Windows, Doors & Façades Event is a brilliant reward for the work we’ve done to take our events from being more than just exhibitions, evolving them into crucial focal points for industry that give people the chance to network, build their knowledge and do meaningful business.”

The Middle East Event Awards is part of the seventh edition of the Middle East Event Show that recognises companies and individuals from the events industry for their exemplary efforts through 25 categories. dmg events had four exhibitions shortlisted across two categories: HVAC Expo Saudi and Windows, Doors & Facades Event were shortlisted in the Best Trade Exhibition Under 10,000 sqm Gross category, while The Big 5 2016 and The Egypt Petroleum Show 2017 made the cut in the Best Trade Exhibition Over 10,000 sqm Gross category.

“Being shortlisted in these categories was a great honour and one we are delighted to have achieved,” said Denton. “The award is further motivation for the talented staff at dmg events to continue with their exceptional efforts in organising highly successful and popular events that contribute to the development of regional business and trade. We will continue to seek detailed feedback from our visitors and exhibitors, listening to the needs of our market through focus groups, so we can continue to produce the best possible events.”

Showcasing 360-degree building solutions, The Big 5 2017 will run from 26 to 29 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Last year’s edition of the event was the largest to date, attracting over 78,869 participants and 2,586 exhibiting companies from 59 countries. In 2017, on its 38th edition, The Big 5 will introduce a new dedicated area for the HVAC-R sector, and the first edition of the co-located Big 5 Solar, a brand new platform dedicated to solar solutions for the construction industry.

The second edition of Windows, Doors & Façades Event will run from 25 to 27 September 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. After a successful launch that attracted over 5,500 visitors in 2016, the event is the region’s only dedicated platform for global consultants, manufacturers and distributors of window, door and facade products to network and do business in one place, at one time.

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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.