A selection of images and statements from key speakers at the largest construction event in the Middle East today

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Speaking at The Big 5's FutureTech Construction Summit, Harj Dhaliwal, Managing Director of Middle East and India at Virgin Hyperloop One, said:

"Transportation systems till date have developed due to industrialization.  With the present technology,  Hyperloop is an opportunity to develop a transportation system around you, as the user.
Our vision is "A Connected Gulf": no two cities to be more than an hour apart. Hyperloop will radically change how we plan our cities, as distance and commute will no longer be an issue. Turn cities into metro stops and create mega-regions."

Motaz Al-Mashouk, General Manager, Community Infrastructure and Public Projects, at Saudi Aramco said:

The Big 5 is a key venue for us to scout building materials and technology for our construction division. Saudi Aramco has a specific technology process that includes scouting, evaluating, deployment and most importantly mandating: mandating such technology in our process reviews and contracts.
Technology enhances the safety of construction personnel, which is crucial. The benefits of applying technology in construction creates a compelling argument for contractors to bring in technology to win more projects. At Saudi Aramco, we feel that we have a responsibility to push technology in Construction and sharing the risks with Contractors.

Dominic Wright, Partner, Generation 3D, said at The Big 5's FutureTech Construction Summit:

The Dubai Municipality will be announcing a code on 3D printing in 2018/19. It will be the first in the world so it makes sense for Generation 3D to be here. The UAE’s fast moving government and low bureaucracy helps us progress faster as a business.

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Organised by dmg events, The Big 5 2018 is open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm daily, from 26 to 29 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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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. 


About dmg events

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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

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