24/11/2017 – News / Construction / Big5 / Dubai / Middle East

Middle East’s largest construction industry event to kick off in Dubai on Sunday

Having contributed to the building of many regional landmarks over the past 38 years, The Big 5 2017 is set to leave an even greater legacy on the cities of tomorrow. The largest construction show in the Middle East will host an unprecedented line-up of visionary leaders this year, when it returns from 26-29 November at the Dubai World Trade.


From the Chairman and Co-Founder of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Bibop G. Gresta, to acclaimed 3D printing experts Benjamin Piper and Nick Billotti, today’s construction pioneers will present revolutionary ideas that are transforming our transportation systems, homes and cities at the upcoming event.


Dignitaries and key decision makers have already confirmed their participation at The Big 5, including His Excellency Dr Ahmad Bin Hassan Al Shaikh, Chairman of Ducab HV, and Ahmed Al Khatib, the VP of Real Estate for Expo 2020 Dubai.


Expected to welcome 79,000 construction professionals this year, the event will showcase over 2,500 exhibiting companies from 60 countries, including the likes of Raktherm, Khansaheb, Wurth, Ritver Paints, Al Anwar, Nassar Stone, Dupont, Pedrollo, Zamil Industries, NAFFCO, Kludirak, Danube, Gulf Extrusion, Emirates Steel, Hassan Abul, Finpower, SABIC, Arabian Extrusions, and Robosoft Solutions.


“The upcoming edition of the event will mark a turning point in the construction industry, setting the way to build better, more efficiently, and develop smart, sustainable cities,” said Josine Heijmans, Portfolio Event Director of The Big 5. “We’re extremely proud to announce that The Big 5 2017 will gather some of the most brilliant and forward-thinking minds from around the globe to discuss the present and even more the future of construction. The most promising technologies, building solutions and materials will be on display at the exhibition, which will define key industry trends, opportunities and best practices in the region and beyond.”


Expanded educational offer


The Big 5 has expanded its educational offer this year. Beyond the returning ‘Excellence in Construction Summit” on 26th November, the event will also feature the first ‘Big 5 Innovation in Precast Summit’ on 26th and 27th November. More than 80 regional and international industry experts will deliver 72 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified ‘Big 5 Talks’ across the four-day event, focusing on Architecture, Project Management, MEP, Business, Sustainability and Technology in construction.


Visitors will be able to find and source thousands of construction products and solutions from all over the world, clustered in five dedicated product sectors: MEP services, Building Interiors & Finishes, Building Envelope & Special Construction, Construction Tools & Building Materials, and Construct Technology & Innovation. Moreover, the Live Product Demonstration will provide an interactive display of the most innovative products and technologies presented in real time by The Big 5 exhibitors.


Sustainable construction and solar innovations


On 28th November, the GAIA Awards will also announce the most sustainable construction product of the year, selected by a panel of industry experts among exhibitors and non-exhibitors at The Big 5 whose products are distributed within the MENA Region.


For the first time, the event will be co-located with The Big 5 Solar, dmg events’ new platform pursuing the escalating green demands in the GCC market. Beyond showcasing solar technologies, The Big 5 Solar will offer an education agenda geared towards industry development, featuring 12 Big 5 Solar Talks and the third edition of the Global Solar Leaders Summit under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Energy.


Organised by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa, The Big 5 runs from 26-29 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre, from 11:00am to 7:00pm. Entry is free to all pre-registered visitors.


To learn more about the event, visit: www.thebig5.ae

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