• Showcasing the latest technologies and offering a varied educational agenda, The Big 5 Solar is expected to advance solar power generation in the Middle East (26 – 29 November at The Dubai World Trade Centre).
  • The UAE Ministry of Energy, Dubai Municipality, Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA), The Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC), Saudi Arabia Solar Association, and the Architectural Solar Association among confirmed participants.

Showcasing the latest solar solutions and technologies, and with an educational effort that aims to inform about the benefits and opportunities offered by solar energy, The Big 5 Solar will greatly contribute towards the advancement of solar power generation in the Middle East and beyond.

Under the patronage of The Ministry of Energy, the event will be held alongside the largest construction show in the Middle East, The Big 5, and will benefit from the 78,000+ visitors expected at Dubai World Trade Centre from 26 – 29 November 2017.

“The decision to co-locate these events comes on the back of survey results from The Big 5 2016, which showed 20% of visitors have an interest in solar technologies,” announces Josine Heijmans, Portfolio Event Director of The Big 5 and The Big 5 Solar. “In addition to popular demand, we recognise that the need to develop environmentally sustainable solutions is fast accelerating solar penetration across the entire construction industry.”

The UAE Ministry of Energy, Dubai Municipality, The Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC), Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA), Saudi Arabia Solar Association, and the Architectural Solar Association are just some of the major stakeholders that have confirmed their support and participation at the event.

Under the theme “Driving a solar powered world”, The Big 5 Solar will bring to the MENA region the best and latest solutions from around the globe, from Solar Thermal Technologies (CSP) to Energy Storage, from Photovoltaics to Solar Technologies and Related Services.

According to CEO of Back2Back Abdulrahman Alnounou, “Solar in the GCC market will definitely have scope for both on and off grid solutions going forward, because solar is the next generation of power.”  Back to Back will showcase long-term power generation, and the first tracking system made and designed in the UAE to track the solar light from early morning to sunset, the station is designed especially for the Middle East and African market environment where is there is both heat and cold.

“Environmentally-friendly and maintenance-free are two of the most valuable features of the Campion solar lighting systems, including our best-selling solar street lights which now offer a breakthrough function of being operated and monitored remotely in order to easily maintain performance and durability”, explained Mohammed Zain, Managing Partner of exhibitor and Silver Sponsor Campion International. The company offers all visitors a comprehensive look on the efficiency and feasibility of using their new solar lighting system.

In addition, the event will feature 12 CPD-certified “Solar Talks” where visitors will be able to learn for free from regional experts. Speakers will provide exclusive insights into the industry’s most compelling topics, including the connection between solar and construction, the role of small and medium enterprises in developing the solar industry, and the impact of VAT on the solar industry.

Also CPD certified, and a prominent apex to the exhibition, will be the third edition of the Global Solar Leaders Summit (GSLS). Opened by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy, His Excellency Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, the summit is set to focus on how to action strategies and the visions outlined by solar experts from around the world.

 “Now more than ever, the economic, financial and political communities must join the dots to successfully scale up the pace of renewable energy deployment” Says keynote speaker and Chairman of the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC), His Excellency Dr. Nasser Saidi.

Organised by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa, The Big 5 Solar 2017 will be co-located with The Big 5 – the largest, most influential and renowned construction industry event in the Middle East which is expected to attract over 79,000 visitors and more than 2,500 exhibiting companies.

Find out more about The Big 5 Solar HERE See the full Solar Talks agenda HERE See the full GSLS Agenda HERE Register to visit The Big 5 Solar HERE Register as Media HERE

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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

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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.

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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.