DUTCO TENNANT LLC ON #Big5turns40

Nagarajan C.V., Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Dutco Tennant LLC, celebrates the 40th anniversary of The Big 5

 

"Back in the 80s, we started exhibiting in The Big 5 like anybody else with an 18 sqm shell scheme. More than three decades later, we keep participating in the show. Whereas now, our exhibition space covers nearly 100 sqm.

"When we first decided to participate in The Big 5, we saw the show as an opportunity to let the local market know about the new products we were bringing to the UAE, like the country’s first elevated water tank and the first diesel engine power station. Throughout the years, exhibiting at The Big 5 allowed us to find customers, business partners and even talent.

More than that, The Big 5 allowed us to become a Gulf-wide company.

"As many people acknowledge, The Big 5 is not just an exhibition about Dubai or the UAE: people from all over region visit the event. Meeting these industry professionals helped us be confident that our business was exportable, and that we could successfully operate in neighboring countries as well.

The Big 5 has encouraged us to look beyond the UAE borders and now we have offices and run operations across the entire region, from Saudi Arabia to Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman.

"Recently, when The Big 5 changed the organization of its floorplan introducing dedicated product sectors, we further grew our participation in the show. We started exhibiting with two stands in different product sectors, and this enabled us to focus on specific product ranges, which would not get noticed otherwise in one big stand. The new product sectors at The Big 5 also enhanced our ability to cross, ending with a much greater visibility.

Looking back at the past decades, we can state that the growth of Dutco has been truly parallel to the one of The Big 5: from a small show taking place in just a couple of halls, to the massive, international and successful exhibition it is today.

 

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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.

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


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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.