TOP 10 MOMENTS FROM THE BIG 5 2019

1) The Big 5 celebrates 40 years 

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, CEO and Chairman of the Emirates Group, Chairman of Dubai World, and Noor Takaful Insurance Company, officially inaugurated the 40th edition of The Big 5 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, CEO and Chairman of the Emirates Group, Chairman of Dubai World, and Noor Takaful Insurance Company
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, CEO and Chairman of the Emirates Group, Chairman of Dubai World, and Noor Takaful Insurance Company

2) A special visit by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, added to the 40th anniversary celebrations by gracing The Big 5 with his presence.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

3) The launch of The Big 5 CEO Forum

150 CEOs from the region’s leading construction firms attended The Big 5’s inaugural invite-only CEO Forum to discuss current challenges, trends, and strategies to support the growth of the sector.

The Big 5 CEO Forum
The Big 5 CEO Forum

4) Brand new Offsite and Modular Construction sector and talks

In response to the industry most pressing needs, The Big 5 introduced the brand new Offsite & Modular Construction sector which featured state-of-the-art solutions for residential, educational, healthcare as well as commercial applications, plus a two-day talks agenda.

Offsite and Modular Construction Talks
Offsite and Modular Construction Talks

5) First of its kind Voice of the Construction Industry report

The Big 5 launched the “Voice of the Construction Industry” report – the largest research conducted in the construction sector based on the responses of nearly 6,000 industry stakeholders from 136 countries.

Voice of the Construction Industry report
Voice of the Construction Industry report

6) RTA Innovation in BIM Summit

Organised in partnership with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the Innovation in BIM Summit hosted leaders to educate and inspire specialists on the exploration and impact of BIM on the present and future of the region’s infrastructure industry.

RTA Innovation in BIM Summit
RTA Innovation in BIM Summit

7) HVAC R Pioneers’ Summit

This high-level summit featured projects and case studies across the MEP and HVAC R sectors, and provided a unique opportunity for the region’s top professionals to advance their knowledge, learn about technological advancements and network with their peers.

HVAC R Pioneers’ Summit
HVAC R Pioneers’ Summit

8) Women in Construction Forum and Awards

The Big 5 Women in Construction Forum & Awards addressed the need to include gender diversity in the workplace and celebrate successful women who are changing the game and are inspiring others. The forum also hosted an official certificate ceremony for the companies who came together and endorsed the Women Empowerment Principles, which is an initiative driven by the UN Global Compact and UN Women.

Women in Construction Forum and Awards
Women in Construction Forum and Awards

9) Start-Up City

Start-up City is where the most disruptive technologies are introduced to the market by new game-changing companies. The feature attracts investors from the private and public sectors and highlights the key role of innovation and technological advancement.

Start-Up City Pitch Competition
Start-Up City Pitch Competition

10) 240+ CPD-certified educational session

The Big 5 understands the importance of training and education for construction professionals and this year offered a comprehensive programme of 240+ free CPD-certified workshops and high-level conference sessions on topics encompassing all disciplines in the construction industry.

CPD-certified educational session
CPD-certified educational session

For more information on The Big 5, visit www.thebig5.ae

Elisha Dessurne
Elisha Dessurne Public Relations Executive, dmg events
About The Big 5

23 - 26 November 2020, 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.

Having celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2019, the event seeks 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. 

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 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.

#Big5Exhibition

To know more, visit www.thebig5.ae


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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.

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