Exhibitor News: Bostik successfully takes part in the Big5, its first ever Middle East Exhibition

Exhibitor News: Bostik successfully takes part in the Big5, its first ever Middle East Exhibition

From September 12th to September 15th, 2021, Bostik teams have participated in the Big5 exhibition, a Dubai-based construction event which has provided leading-edge innovation, knowledge, and business opportunities for industry players since 1979.

Bostik, the adhesive solutions division of Arkema, has been present in the region since 2016. In 2020 the company established a partnership with Gerflor Middle East to manufacture and distribute products to address the needs of a broad range of construction clients in the Wall & Floor and Sealing & Bonding segments.

With over 50% of Bostik’s turnover created in the Construction & Consumer, the Big5 exhibition is a very important one. This is why after almost two years of covid, the teams were thrilled to be provided with this unique, and much-awaited, opportunity to engage in person with their clients and partners – distributors, contractors, specifiers, engineers, architects,  end users – bringing new life to Bostik’s long tradition of creating strong relationships.

The well-designed stand with great functionality also provided the perfect setting to offer technical support to visitors and share live demonstrations of the Bostik’s One Flooring Range and Sealing & Bonding Professional Line. Capitalising on the broad range of content created by the Bostik Academy, Bostik’s global knowledge center, the teams were able to organise as many as 10 demonstrations per day, totaling to 40 throughout the whole show and attracting many visitors every day.

According to Bertrand JAUSSEME, Arkema Middle East Managing Director, “We are thrilled that the Arkema Group could take part in this great exhibition through the presence of Bostik, our adhesive solutions division. Arkema has a long history in the Middle East, where we have been established since 2001.
Creating a local presence for Bostik goes to show our commitment to helping our partners and customers in the region lay the foundations for their future and achieve their vision of a thriving and diversified economy.”
Koen SAMWEL, Business Director of Bostik’s Construction & Consumer Business Unit in charge of the Southern Europe & Middle East region, further comments: “It has been wonderful to be able to meet again in person with our clients and business partners on this key even for the construction world. The booming construction market makes the Middle East a region of high strategic importance for Bostik, and we look forward to developing our local presence, strengthening our relationships with our clients and partners there, and providing them with Bostik’s unique expertise in terms of adhesive solutions for the construction market.” ​

Contact information


Business Manager Middle East and Northern Africa

Bostik Consumer & Construction
Arkema Middle East DMCC
​Unit 1108, JBC3 Tower Cluster Y
​Jumeirah Lakes Towers
​Dubai, United Arab Emirates
​Phone: +971 4 875 1700 Mob: +971 5 5512 6941

E-mail: [email protected]

E-mail: [email protected]




About Bostik, an Arkema company

Bostik, a subsidiary of the Arkema Group and a global player in specialty adhesives for the construction, consumer and industrial markets, develops innovative and multifunctional sealing and bonding solutions that have been shaping our daily lives for over 130 years. With an annual sales of 2.1 billion euros in 2019, a presence in more than 40 countries, and 6,000 employees, the company is committed to meeting the major ecological, energy and technological challenges through its innovations. It is focused on continuous improvement and operational excellence to meet the expectations of its customers and partners. ​ www.bostik.com




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. 


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.

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.