In talks with Miriam Llano, Marketing Coordinator, Cosentino Middle East

Hear more on why Cosentino has partnered up with The Big 5 this year as the Knowledge Partners for the Design Talks.

What do you think the architects and interior designers have to gain from the exhibition?

As one of the region’s longest running and largest trade fairs bringing together industry professionals across sectors, The Big 5 is an opportunity to measure the pulse of how the construction industry is faring in challenging times and get a sense of the policies, innovations and trends that are likely to shape its future. The A+D community stands to gain from getting first hand exposure to forward-looking construction methods, building materials and technology. This year’s Big 5 Talks is packed with great content and new elements like the seminar on Women in Construction and features like Start Up City and Live Innovation Zone are also likely to be of interest.

Why Cosentino has partnered up with The Big 5 this year?

It is our maiden year at The Big 5 and we’ve come on board as Knowledge Partner for the Big 5 Design Talks. At Cosentino, we heavily invest in innovation and promote knowledge sharing and thought leadership. This we believe is the most sustainable way to support the growth of the industry. At our Cosentino City showroom in d3, we host regular talks and panel discussions for the benefit of architects and interior designers. We see our engagement at The Big 5 as a scaled up extension of our activities.
We are proud to support The Big 5 Design Talks this year which will feature some distinguished speakers and cover an array of hot topics ranging from Lighting to Sustainable design and more.

What is your take on the current state of the local / regional design market and its future outlook?

The region’s design market is growing and evolving steadily. Initiatives like the Dubai Design District (d3) are playing a role in nurturing the growth of a local design community. One sees the rise of entrepreneurs setting up boutique design firms alongside big global players. Green building design, 3-D and other technological innovations and wellness design is catching on. All these are positive indicators.
In addition, Expo 2020 is fueling some ambitious projects so overall the outlook is looking positive.

About Cosentino -

The Cosentino Group is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’ lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone®, Dekton® and Sensa by Cosentino®. Technologically advanced surfaces, which allow the creation of unique designs for the home and public spaces.

The group bases its development on international expansion, an innovative research and development program, respect for the environment and sustainability, and its ongoing corporate commitment to society and the local communities where it operates, education, equality and health & safety.

The Cosentino Group currently distributes its products and brands in more than 110 countries, from its headquarters in Almeria (Spain). Currently Cosentino is present in 40 countries, with its own assets in 29 of them. The group has eight factories (seven in Almería (Spain and one in Brazil), one intelligent logistic platform in Spain, and more than 120 commercial and business units throughout the world. More than 90% of Cosentino Group’s financial turnover comes from international markets.

The Group’s Middle East operations hub is the brand new Cosentino City showroom located in d3, catering to projects across the region.
​Cosentino City
​Dubai Design District, Building 4-A, unit 401
​T: +971 4242 8131
​E: [email protected]

For more information:
: Shereen Saifudeen / [email protected] / T: 050 7543528
Marketing: Miriam LLano / Marketing Coordinator Middle East, Cosentino Group/ [email protected]

You can hear more from eminent speakers at the Design Talks from 26th - 29th November, 12:00 - 17:45 daily.

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.