18/02/2020 – News / Construction / Infrastructure / Heavy Machinery / DMG Events / The Big 5 Saudi

The Big 5 Saudi expands heavy machinery offering amid KSA’s infrastructure demand


Organiser of The Big 5 Saudi, dmg events LLC, has announced the addition of a new outdoor area to facilitate the increased presence of PMV and heavy machinery exhibitors at the premier event, which returns to Jeddah in March for its 10th edition.

Showcasing machinery for heavy construction and infrastructure industries, The Big 5 Saudi will take place at the Jeddah Centre for Forum & Events from 8–10 March. And the show’s new Plant Machinery & Vehicles (PMV) solutions sector aims to further cement The Big 5 Saudi’s position as a central meeting place to source everything in the construction buying cycle.


$825bn future projects in construction & transport


With much of Saudi Arabia’s US$302-billion budget earmarked to be spent on the government’s infrastructure plans in line with the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision, key projects cited as driving the increasing demand for PMV and heavy machinery include the US$500bn NEOM smart-city project alongside major developments like King Hamad Causeway, Qiddiya, Amaala, and the Red Sea tourism project.


“Now in its 10th edition, The Big 5 Saudi continues to grow and to support the country’s ambitious development goals with the introduction of a dedicated area showcasing machinery for heavy construction and infrastructure industries,” said Roni El Haddad, Event Director of The Big 5 Saudi. “The expansion comes on the back of the increasing demand for these products in the country as US$825bn worth of future projects are planned across construction and transport sectors in particular.


“As these future projects move from the design phase to reality, and the life-cycle of the project turns towards the construction phase, the application of PMV and heavy machinery becomes a critical consideration in the building process,” he added.


Innovating and educating


Serving the entire building cycle from the ground up, The Big 5 Saudi will host more than 250 exhibiting brands from 20 countries and showcase products across sectors including building interiors & finishes, building envelope & special construction, construction tools & building materials, construction technologies & innovations, concrete, and MEP Services. Products on display come from market heavyweights including Kanoo machinery, Saudi Diesel Machinery Company with XCMG products, Saudi Diesel Equipment Company with Doosan products, and Kice, to name a few.


The Big 5 Saudi will also offer more than 50 workshops across three theatres. Curated by industry thought leaders, these free-to-attend and CPD (continuing professional development) certified sessions educate and empower construction professionals to achieve the Saudi Vision 2030 through stimulating case studies, power keynotes and captivating debates.


The event is supported by Katerra (Platinum Sponsor), Al Bawani Contracting (Contracting Sponsor), Al Latifa Trading & Contracting Company (Gold Sponsor), and Oscar Paints (Official Paint Sponsor). The Big 5 Saudi is free-to-attend for registered visitors.


To learn more about the upcoming event, visit: www.thebig5saudi.com

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