Running from 21-24 November, The Big 5 2016 is expected to attract 75,000 participants and 3,000 exhibitors who will be able to access the 113,526 square metre Dubai World Trade Centre floor space. The Big 5 in Dubai is the largest, most influential and renowned construction industry event in the Middle East. The show, organised by dmg events Middle East, Asia and Africa, is considered the number one choice for construction professionals to network and source thousands of innovative products.
Josine Heijmans, Event Director of The Big 5 2016, announced a brand new floor plan this year which will be clustered in five product sectors: Building Interiors & Finishes, MEP Services, Building Envelop & Special Construction, Construction Tools & Building Materials, and Smart Building & Design Technologies. Heijmans is confident that the new layout of the show will facilitate quality business opportunities, while effectively responding to the current needs of construction industry professionals.
Alongside the exhibition, The Big 5 2016 will offer 30 live product demonstrations and advanced educational features. These include 75 free CPD-certified workshops and the free-to-attend ‘Excellence in Construction Summit’, giving delegates unique insights into strategies, opportunities and challenges facing designers and planners in the GCC.
Additionally, The Big 5 has been hosting the Gaia Awards since 2008; the industry’s most respected awards honouring those construction equipment and products that integrated the concept of moving towards a more sustainable built environment. A panel of industry experts will carefully select this year’s winners who are expected to demonstrate an exceptional product that has been integrated successfully into the built environment in the MENA region.
Last year’s edition of The Big 5, co-located with Middle East Concrete and PMV Live, saw record breaking numbers, with 73,584 participants; including 3,104 exhibitors from 67 countries.
WHEN: 21-24 November, 2016
WHERE: Dubai World Trade Centre