The 42nd edition of The Big 5, a leading global construction event, opened at the Dubai World Trade Centre today (September 12) with over 1,200 exhibitors from 50 countries taking part in the four-day live event.
Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, officially inaugurated the event.
The Big 5 is organised by dmg events and is free to attend for all pre-registered visitors. It concludes on September 15.
Visiting professionals including architects, engineers, contractors, project managers and more can connect with the exhibitors, gaining access to the latest construction products and solutions from around the world to accelerate market growth following Covid-19 impact.
The event also offers over 70 free-to-attend CPD certified talks delivered by 150 global speakers and covering critical topics such as Digital Twins, AI, Sustainability and Project management, presenting a unique opportunity for visitors to stay up to date on trends in the sector.
The Big 5 provides a safe environment for face-to-face business following the dmg "All Secure" protocol and in collaboration with DWTC and local health authorities. Online access is available at for visitors unable to travel.
The Big 5 provides leading-edge innovation, knowledge, and business opportunities for industry players around the world to connect, grow, and succeed, says a statement.
Taking place annually in Dubai since 1979, the event has launched hundreds of thousands of products boosting the expansion of emerging markets. It has facilitated partnerships, advanced knowledge and industry best practices, while serving as the gateway for international companies to access the Middle East, Africa and South Asia regions.
The Big 5 covers the full construction cycle; not only does it showcase products across dedicated sectors, it also runs alongside nine specialised events enabling industry professionals to source building solutions from around the globe for every stage of the construction projects. The events held alongside The Big 5 include: The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, Windows, Doors & Facades Event, Gulf Glass, HVAC R Expo, The Big 5 Solar, Middle East Stone, the Urban Design & Landscape Expo, and FM Expo.
The event includes high-level summits, practical seminars, CPD-certified workshops, and The Big 5 Impact Awards to foster collaboration, support best practices, and provide effective solutions to today’s industry challenges. – TradeArabia News Service

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