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FOUR UNIQUE EXHIBITIONS, SAME TIME, SAME PLACE

Four exhibitions, same place, same time

Dubai World Trade Center

From 26 to 29 March 2018, four exlusive and specialized shows are joining forces in Dubai. The four shows will take place in parallel, the same period, occuying different halls of the Dubai World Trade Center.

  • THE BIG 5 HEAVY, 26 – 28 March 2018, Za’abeel Halls 4-6
  • INDEX, 26 – 29 March 2018, Sheikh Saeed Halls, Trade Centre Arena & Hall 4
  • WORKSPACE, 26 – 29 March 2018, Halls 6 & 7
  • SURFACE DESIGN MIDDLE EAST, 26 – 29 March 2018, Halls 5 & 6

The Big Five Heavy, where building begins

26 – 28 March 2018, Za’abeel Halls 4-6, DWTC, Dubai, U.A.E.

WHERE BUILDING BEGINS
Over the past six years Middle East Concrete and PMV Live have achieved tremendous success as stand-alone events to support the infrastructure community. This year they are re-launching as a new, independent and international large-scale exhibition dedicated to the heavy construction industry.

There are five sectors as shown below:

1. MIDDLE EAST CONCRETE

Middle east Concrete

Middle East Concrete is a dedicated sector at The Big 5 Heavy showcasing thousands of concrete and related products from the leading brands within the industry, providing direct access to the thriving MENA construction market.

PRODUCTS
Aggregate and Aggregate Processing. Block, Paver and Tile Production Equipment. Cement and Admixtures. Cement and Cementitious Products. Cement Producers. Concrete Reinforcements. Concrete Repair Equipment. Deco Concrete. Formwork and Scaffolding.  Pre-Cast Production and Equipment. Ready-mix Concrete. Surface Preparation. Test, Measurement and Control Engineering. Others.

PARTICIPANTS
Cement and mixtures, Cement Producers. Ready-mix Concrete. Concrete Pumps and Products. Formwork Solutions. Deco Concrete. Concrete Repair Equipment and Tools.  Concrete Reinforcement. Scaffolding Solutions. Precast Production and Equipment. Aggregate and Aggregate Processing. Handling and Processing Concrete and Mortar at Construction Sites. Test, Measurement and Process Control Engineering. Others.

2. PMV Live

PMV Live

PMV Live is the largest dedicated construction machinery event in the Middle East. The event will showcase heavy machinery and equipment from the leading brands within the industry.

PRODUCTS
Batching Equipment. Construction and Commercial Vehicles. Construction Equipment and Tools. Commercial Tires. Cranes and Access Equipment. Earth Moving Machines. Finishing Tools and Equipment Lifting. Appliances and Conveyors Loaders. Skid Loaders. Material Processing and Handling. Power Generation Units. Pumping Equipment. Site Clearing and Demolition Tankers. Scaffolding. Trailers and Tractors. Truck Mixers.

PARICIPANTS
Contractors. Plant and Factory Managers. Fleet Managers. Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Civil Engineers. Structural Engineers. Technical and Operations Managers. Batching Plant and Scaffolding Managers. Project Managers. Purchasing and Procurement Managers. Consultants and Specifiers.

3. FOUNDATIONS AND GEOTECHNICAL

Foundations and Geotechnical

Foundations and Geotechnical is a dedicated event for the foundation industry in the Middle East.

PRODUCTS
Waterwell Drill Rigs and Tools. Soil Investigation Rigs and Sampling Tools. Driven Pile Rigs, Vibratory and Impact Hammers. Rotary Bored Piling Rigs and Drilling Tools. TBMs and Horizontal Directional.  Drilling Rigs. Shotcreting Pumps. Grouting pumps, mixers and materials. Anchoring and Micro-piling Rigs. Diaphragm Walling Hydromills and Grabs. Soil retention anchors and tie-backs. Jet Grouting Pumps. Dewatering Pumps.

PARTICIPANTS
Piling Project Engineers. Piling Plant Managers. Project Managers. Structural Engineers. Pile Design Engineers. Geotechnical Site Managers. Construction Managers. Design Managers – Piles and Foundations. Engineering Geologists. Procurement Managers. General Managers.

4. MINING AND QUARRYING

Mining and Quarrying

Mining & Quarrying is a dedicated event for the mining and metals industry in the Middle East. It has been identified as one of the key sectors in the construction industry.

PRODUCTS
Material handling. Mineral processing. Health and safety equipment. Wheel loaders- Off highway trucks and vehicles. EPC. Spreaders- Bucket wheel excavators. Stripping and drilling – transport crawlers, drilling and blasting. Consultants and services. Software. Crushing-screening equipment.

PARTICIPANTS
Plant Managers. Exploration Geologists. Geologists. Mining Engineers. Operation Directors.  Project Managers. General Managers. Project Mining Engineers. Purchasing and & Procurement Managers. Consultants and Specifiers.

5. ROAD CONTRUCTION

Road Construction

PRODUCTS
Road Construction and Maintenance Equipment. Tunneling Equipment. Roadbuilding Material and Plant Equipment. Paving Machinery. Road Marking Equipment and solutions. Road Maintenance Equipment. Machines and Plants producing Asphalt. Road construction and maintenance equipment. Technologies for Application and Services.

PARTICIPANTS
Government-Ministries. Surveyors. Operations Directors. Project Managers. General Managers. Purchasing and Procurement Managers. Road and Transport Consultants- Specifiers. Road Construction Contractors. Civil Engineers. Tunneling Specialists.

The Big Five Heavy exhibition

Index Exhibition

26 – 29 March 2018, Sheikh Saeed Halls, Trade Centre Arena & Hall 4, DWTC, Dubai, U.A.E.

CONNECTING THE INTERIORS WORLD
28 Years of Connecting the Region with the World of Interior Furnishings Launched in 1990, INDEX is the Middle East & North Africa’s largest gathering for the design community.
Connecting architects, interior designers, developers & procurement professionals with new brands, trend setting start-ups & the biggest international names in the interior furnishings & fit-out scene across all industries.
In 2017, with over 800 exhibitors, INDEX was a fusion of new product launches, design ideas & innovations. Download the Event Brochure to find out who exhibits, what products are on display & who you can expect to meet. Not only is it the longest running show of its kind in the region, it’s also co-located with WORKSPACE & SURFACE Design Middle East. Every year this trio of trade events becomes the heartbeat of design in the region.
Part of this process involves discussions with professionals from all corners of the design world.

INDEX SECTORS
INDEX is comprised of 6 market-leading sectors. They have been carefully selected to make it as easy as possible for architecture, design & fit out professionals to see, touch, test & specify the products they need.
1. A&D City
The A&D City will be a dedicated showcase of architects, fi t-out contractors and interior
designers displaying their design concepts or projects to an audience of developers,
hoteliers, retailers, property owners and real estate investors.
2. INDEX HOMEWARE
INDEX Homeware, previously known as Objet, attracts visitors looking to source interior
accessories, art & decor, glass & tableware, from everyday items, decor for special
occasions to luxury goods.
3. CABINETS, CLOSETS AND STORAGE
4. FURNITUR AND FURNISHINGS
5. LIGHTING AND TECHNOLOGY
6. SLEEP AND TEXTILES

Index Exhibition

THE BUSINESS OF DESIGN

Every year the Design Talks at INDEX, sponsored by OFIS, are one of the highlights of the show, with over 60 of the GCC’s top designers leading an exciting programme of discussions on key trends, challenges and opportunities in the interiors industry.
This year’s Design Talks demonstrate how incredibly quickly things can change in the regional market. 2017’s programme was dominated by how interior designers and retailers were sustaining themselves throughout a fairly lean period, but the mood for 2018’s is far more optimistic, more agile and more commercially aggressive. This year, leading interiors companies are positioning themselves to capitalize on new opportunities in a fast-revitalizing, fast-restructuring environment and have agreed to share these new insights and strategies with the Design Talks audience at the event.

The Design Talks are free-to-attend for all INDEX visitors. The number of seats is limited in order to ensure genuine interplay between the speakers and the audience and do not issue tickets in advance.

EXCLUSIVE PRESENTATIONS

The Artist Avenue
The Artist Avenue is an art gallery on the show floor. This year 40+ international and local artists both famous and unsung will be showcasing their latest work. Using a combination of traditional oil techniques, modern acrylic applications or watercolor watch these artists create canvases portraying everything from beautiful landscapes to the avant-garde pieces that tell a powerful story.

The INDEX Architecture & Design Awards
The 2018 INDEX Architecture & Design Awards opened for entries on 22 September 2017. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 27 March 2018.
The 2017 INDEX Architecture & Design Awards, took place on 23 May 2017 which celebrated exceptional creativity, innovation and passion in design over the preceding year.
The IADA ceremony showcased leading architecture and design projects, products and professionals across 15 distinct categories, culminating in the INDEX Design Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Ventura Dubai
Ventura Dubai will be the next Ventura Project curated by Dutch design agents Organisation in Design and Margriet Vollenberg. It it will take place at INDEX because it ties in perfectly with the INDEX theme of Design for Expression. This will be the Middle East’s first ever hosting of a Ventura Project; the acclaimed international design events that celebrate the best in European innovation and originality.

Innovative Interiors Maze
This trend-setting display of new materials and technology includes regional firsts and other surface finishes that that will change the region’s surface industry. There will be presented the most innovative material and surface design concepts.

REPORTS
There are specialized reports focused in the interiors sector:
– Doing business in the U.A.E.
– Interiors market report
– Commercial market report
– Hotels market report
– Import and export report
-Residential market report
– Retail market report

These reports can be found here:
https://www.indexexhibition.com/market-intelligence/free-market-reports/

Workspace Exhibition
26 – 29 March 2018, Halls 6 & 7, DWTC, Dubai, U.A.E.

DEDICATED TO THE INTERIORS
WORKSPACE is comprised of 5 market-leading sectors dedicated to commercial interiors. Whether purchasing 3 desks for an office or replenishing stocks of shelving units for resale, professionals involved in purchasing interiors for commercial spaces including offices, hospitals, schools & universities attend the show.

WORKSPACE SECTORS
1. Commercial fit-out services
2. Commercial furniture
3. Interior partition solutions and technologies
4. Storage systems and cabinets
5. Workstation technologies and security software

Workspace Exhibition

Surface Design Exhibition

26 – 29 March 2018, Halls 5 & 6, DWTC, Dubai, U.A.E.

A PREMIER PLATFORM FOR FLOORING, WALL AND CEILING SOLUTIONS

SURFACE Design ME is the MENA region’s premier platform for flooring, wall and ceiling solutions.  Formerly known as Middle East Covering, the event allows architects, consultants, contractors, and other industry specifiers to come together, network, learn and source products that create world-class interiors for some of the region’s biggest construction projects.

SHOW SECTORS
SURFACE Design Middle East provides the access to a wide variety of top-of-the-line products and services for the construction and fit-out industry. With the latest design and innovation in products and industry best practices, SURFACE Design Middle East includes the following categories:
1. ARCHITECTURAL EXTERIOR & INTERIOR SURFACE MATERIALS
Acoustic Wall Panels, Architecture Glass, Artificial Glass, Ceilings, Curtain Walling, Facades, Mashrabiya Screens, Solid Surfaces
2. COMPOSITE-RESILIENT FLOORING
Decking, Industrial Flooring – Seamless Flooring, Industrial Flooring – Vinyl Flooring, Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT), Rubber Floor Tiles, Sports Flooring, WPC
3. TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT
3D Models, Adhesives, Carpet Manufacturing Machinery, Chemicals, Cleaning & Maintenance, Moisture Measurement Tools, Surface Treatment, Software
4. TEXTILE COVERING (WALL TO WALL)
Carpet Tiles, Machine made Carpets
5. WOOD FLOORING
Bamboo Flooring, Cork Flooring, Hardwood Flooring, Laminate Flooring, Parquet Flooring, Raised Flooring, Solid, engineered flooring
6. WALL COVERING
Ceramics, Decorative Paints & Plaster, Mosaics & Tiles, Seamless Walls, Upholstery Wall Coverings, Wall Panels, Wallpaper/Wall Plaster, Wood Veneers

REPORTS
The reports referred above in INDEX are also covering the SURFACE DESIG sector, plus two more:
– Education facilities report
– Hospital market report

All the reports can be found here:
https://www.surfacedesignexhibition.com/market-intelligence/free-market-reports/

Surface Design exhibition

THE CONSTRUCTION MARKET
THE 1/3 OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION LIVES WITHIN AN AREA 4 HOURS OF DUBAI

INDEX is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates – considered by many to be the business hub of the Middle East, Dubai is a strategic meeting point and is one of the world’s most globalized cities.
The United Arab Emirates is a member state of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the other members are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Together they represent a population in excess of 50 million people and a GDP of over $1.665 tr.
70% of Fortune 500 companies have their regional base in Dubai including companies such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, and Microsoft and it regularly tops the World Bank’s annual report for Ease of Doing Business in the Arab world. The United Arab Emirates offers companies that enter the market a unique opportunity to immerse itself amongst one of the most innovative and progressive countries in the world.
The construction market across U.A.E. and the Middle East is unlike any other in the world, every type of building design, style and concept is present here. Building projects here encapsulate everything from sustainable to lavish, minimalistic to classical and uses every type of material. The meaning is that the opportunities for suppliers of all types of interior products and solutions is infinite. This is why so many businesses come to the Middle East and use INDEX events to launch themselves into the market.

SOME KEY FIGURES

The GCC Interiors & Fit-Out market is currently valued at US$9.04bn and represents a growth of 4.42%
The residential sector represents the biggest market share of interior fit-out spend in the GCC region
Saudi Arabia has the largest growth in the GCC followed by U.A.E.
Construction projects across the GCC are valued $76.94 bn in 2017
Upcoming mega-projects include Damac Heights in Dubai Marina, Mall of Qatar, Polo Residences in Meydan City, South Obhur Project – Phase 1, Shakhbout Medical City in Abu Dhabi and Viceroy Hotels, Resorts & Residences in Palm Jumeirah.

DATA RECEIVED FROM:
https://www.thebig5heavy.com/
https://www.indexexhibition.com/
https://www.workspace-index.com/
https://www.surfacedesignexhibition.com/

Kallirroi  Pavlakou
International News and Markets

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