WHY THE MIDDLE EAST’S LARGEST CONSTRUCTION EVENT SHAKES UP IN 2018

WHY THE MIDDLE EAST’S LARGEST CONSTRUCTION EVENT SHAKES UP IN 2018

Under the theme “Shaping the Future of Construction”, The Big 5 rings in a new era following Dubai 10X Initiative and Happiness Agenda

Dubai is rolling out its plan to be 10 years ahead of any other city and become the happiest in the world. How will the construction community respond to the Government’s call? 

Developing a city that leads and sets the example for the rest of the world also means rethinking its built environment,” says Josine Heijmans, Portfolio Event Director at dmg events.

The new mandate for the building industry is arduous. New developments will need to improve existing standards of living while addressing the challenges cities in the Gulf region face today. These span from booming population and energy consumption, to extreme weather events and climate change in an arid environment.

The Big 5, turning 40 next year, has decided to fully embrace the vision of the Dubai Future Foundation and its Dubai 10X initiative to put Dubai 10 years ahead of any other city,” Heijmans announces.  

The show has helped to bring much of the building materials and technologies that developed Dubai, the UAE and the broader Gulf Region over the past four decades. In 2018, Middle East’s largest event dedicated to construction turns to the future.

Under the theme “Shaping the future of construction”, organisers of The Big 5 reworked the event focusing on innovation. Their goal is to respond to the Government’s call and help the industry address the challenges of today and tomorrow by presenting and promoting innovative solutions across all stages of the construction lifecycle.

The exhibition, attracting to Dubai thousands of companies and construction professionals from around the globe every year in November, is introducing features and co-located events to provide a brand new platform to move the building industry forward.

  • The Innovation Corner and the Start-Up District – bringing together the brightest ideas, minds and initiatives in construction.
  • Women in Construction by The Big 5 – an initiative to shed light on, and empower women in the industry.
  • The Urban Design & Landscaping Expo – a new event on landscaping, infrastructure and urban development.
  • The HVAC-R Expo – a dedicated exhibition for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration sector, with a focus on energy efficient and innovative solutions.
  • The Big 5 Solar – showcasing solar solutions for construction.
  • First edition of the FutureTech Construction Summit – the Big 5’s high-level summit that explores future trends and technologies in construction.
  • Increased international participation – with more countries displaying what is new and best in the global construction sector.

The 39th edition of The Big 5 will take place from 26 to 29 November 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. In 2017, the event welcomed over 65,000 participants and more than 2,600 exhibitors from 64 countries.

To know more, visit www.thebig5.ae

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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 five product sectors: MEP services, Building Interiors & Finishes, Building Envelope & Special Construction, Construction Tools & Building Materials, and Construction Technology & Innovation.

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. 

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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 across multiple platforms.

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 such as The Big 5 construction shows, ADIPEC and Gastech energy events.

Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.com), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.