Third Party Event

21 Nov 2016 - 24 Nov 2016

WHAT:    The Big 5 (  

WHEN:    November 21-24, 2016 (Monday – Thursday) – 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM daily

WHERE:    Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai – UAE

Organiser: dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa (   

Event Director: Josine Heijmans 

Exhibitors: more than 3000 exhibitors
Visitors: 75,000 visitors expected in 2016. The 2015 edition received over 73,500 participants.

WHY:    The Big 5 is the largest, most influential and renowned construction industry event in the Middle East.

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES    CPD Certified Workshops: 75 free-to-attend workshops delivered by an industry specialist, sharing cutting-edge insight of an ever evolving business landscape based on real world experience from within the boardroom. See: 
The ‘Technology in Construction’ workshops agenda
The ‘Architecture and MEP services’ workshops agenda
The ‘Safety and Logistics’ workshops agenda
The ‘Sustainability is the Future’ workshops agenda
The ‘Business and Marketing Strategies’ workshops agenda
The ‘Project Management’ workshops agenda

The Excellence in Construction Summit: Organised with the strategic partnership of the Dubai Economic Council (DEC), the Summit will gather 500 industry leaders to discuss current and future trends of the construction sector in Dubai, the GCC region and beyond, on November 22. SEE AGENDA HERE

How to do Business in the UAE: A series of free-to-attend, practical workshops providing the latest industry trends, tools, applications and techniques for architects, interior designers, urban planners, contractors, engineers and consultants. SEE AGENDA HERE
HIGLIGHTS    The Gaia Awards: the industry’s most respected awards honouring those construction equipment and products that have truly integrated the concept of moving towards a more sustainable built environment. The Gaia awards are open not only to exhibitors but also to non-exhibitors whose products are distributed within the MENA region. Launched in 2008, the awards have proved to be a great success, and have been shown to be much more than just a trophy: they have actually helped businesses contribute to the built environment. GET MORE INFORMATION ON THE GAIA AWARDS HERE 

Live Product Demonstrations: A unique opportunity to witness innovation in action. Offering an interactive display of the most innovative products and technologies, experts showcase their products live, giving all visitors the opportunity to assess the suitability of a product for their projects right there and then. FIND OUT MORE HERE

The Platinum Club: Facilitates relationship building between members by providing valuable networking opportunities. The Platinum Club offers VIP customised assistance to help members navigate the exhibition efficiently and connect with the right exhibitors who are offering project-relevant products and services. FIND OUT MORE HERE

New Floor Plan and Product Categories: In order to facilitate business opportunities, while effectively responding to the current needs of all construction industry professionals, the 2016 edition of The Big 5 will welcome attendees with a new floor plan. This will be clustered in five product sectors: building interiors and finishes, MEP services, building envelop and special construction, construction tools and building materials, and smart building and design technologies. CHECK OUT NEW FLOOR PLAN HERE

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Jessica Scopacasa                                                                      
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