Wednesday 22 September 2021

Top construction players gear up for 2021's only in-person event

DUBAI, July 27, 2021

Global players will be back for The Big 5 expo, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, which will host the only live in-person construction event to connect the industry's bigwigs in 2021, thus playing a crucial role in driving economic recovery in the post-Covid-19 era. 
Organised by dmg events, The Big 5 runs from September 12 to 15 alongside The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, Windows, Doors & Facades Event, Gulf Glass, HVAC R Expo, The Big 5 Solar, Middle East Stone, Urban Design & Landscape Expo, FM Expo. 
Celebrating its 42nd year, the Middle East and Africa (MEA) and South Asia region’s largest and most influential event for the construction industry has so far confirmed more than 1000 exhibitors from 45 countries and 20 country pavilions, said the organisers dmg events.
An online networking and meeting facilitation add-on will help organisations kick-start their businesses wherever their location, it added.
In a recent report released by Meed Projects, the projects data and intelligence partner for The Big 5, it has been revealed there were a $163 billion worth of contracts awarded in 2020 in the MEA region despite Covid-19 impact, and $1.9 billion worth of projects are currently in execution in the region. 
Josine Heijmans, Vice President at dmg events, foresees that powerful face-to-face connections between industry stakeholders is key for the sector’s continued development.
"With $5.06 trillion worth of projects planned and unawarded across all sectors in the MEA construction market it is more important than ever to offer a safe environment for the regional and international community to come together where they can boost business activities, rebuild partnerships, and discuss vital lessons learnt all in one place," noted Heijmans.
The Big 5 will welcome exhibitors across nine specialised events this year, offering visiting professionals the chance to source the latest industry innovations for any stage of the construction cycle. 
Heavyweights signed up to exhibit include Caparol, Soudal, Saudi Ceramics, Mahy Khoory, Zamil Air Conditioning, Climatech and Emirates Steel.
Gulf Extrusion CEO Christian Witsch said: "For many years, we have been representing our products and innovations at The Big 5, which is a very important and great event for our industry. After one year of interruption due to the pandemic, we are very excited about the possibility to meet and engage with our important customers and the interested community about our products at The Big 5 once again."
High-level summits at The Big 5 this year include the highly anticipated Global Construction Leaders’ Summit, the Future of Facades Summit, and the FutureTech Construction Summit, all designed to shed light on crucial developments in the construction sector, covering all aspects of the industry from facades to building technology, whilst exploring long-term opportunities on the horizon.
The popular free and CPD-certified talks series will continue at the event, with 70 sessions set to cover vital industry topics, said the organisers. 
Recognising excellence in the region’s construction industry, The Big 5 Women in Construction Awards return to highlight the positive socioeconomic impact a gender-balanced workforce has on transforming the construction industry, while the new The Big 5 Impact Awards have been created to recognise sustainable development, technological and digital achievements in the construction industry, they added. -TradeArabia News Service



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