26 – 29 November 2018, DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE
THE BIG 5
For more than three decades The Big 5 has gone from strength to strength, to evolve into the largest, most influential and renowned portfolio of construction industry events spanning the Middle East, India and South East Asia.
The Big 5 network now includes more than 300,000 suppliers and buyers of construction products from 120 countries worldwide.
Continuing to evolve and expand into new territories from its UAE origins to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, India, Indonesia and East Africa, the portfolio has also hosted specialised events for the concrete, PMV, stone, HVAC, solar, glass and facilities management sectors.
Not merely large-scale exhibitions, each individual showcase includes a series of free-to-attend educational events plus certified training workshops for the vital exchange of country-specific knowledge and industry best practice.
Meet with key buyers looking for the latest MEP solutions
Buyers looking for plumbing and water technologies, electrical systems and options for security and fire protection will find you easily within the dedicated MEP Services sector.
Our audience of engineers, contractors and project managers, who are working on some of the $2 trillion worth of ongoing projects in the GCC, come to The Big 5 with a clear purpose, heading straight to the zones of most relevance to their needs.
•Plumbing & Water Technology
•Security & Fire Protection
BUILDING INTERIORS & FINISHES
Finishing elements most in demand
Our audience of consultants, designers, contractors and engineers helps to make the Building & Interior Finishes sector one of the most popular elements of The Big 5. They come looking for materials to finish floors, walls and ceilings. They need on-trend kitchen and bathroom supplies. They are searching for environmentally friendly lighting, plus the coatings, sealants and adhesives of the interior portion nobody sees.
•Kitchen, Bathroom & Related Surfaces
•Flooring, Ceiling, Walling & Other
•Coatings, Sealants & Adhesives
BUILDING ENVELOPE & SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION
Products advances and innovations
This specialised segment of the exhibition highlights advances and innovations in areas of the building envelope and special construction techniques. Exhibitors showcase their most recent advances in roofing, cladding and glazing to an informed and educated audience of contractors, engineers, consultants and architects.
The visitors are also looking for metal and steel options, windows, doors and sun protection systems, as well as the special construction methods that will see all of these rapidly installed on site. All of them are searching for that unique element that will impress a developer or help their project stand out in a busy market.
•Windows, Doors & Sun Protection Systems
•Roofing, Cladding & Glazing
•Metal, Steel & Aluminum
Right tool for the job
The Construction Tools & Building Materials sector offers to the participants live demonstrations of the products, directly influencing contractors, project managers, engineers and building consultants. They are an audience searching for hardware, construction tools and other building equipment that will help their teams get the job done right and a well-promoted demonstration is a clear way to secure a buying decision.
•Hardware, Construction Tools & Equipment
CONSTRUCT TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION
BIM, AI, 3D printing, robotics and automation are all relatively new to the construction vocabulary. However, rapid advances in these and other IT powered fields are driving interest from developers, architects, engineers, consultants and contractors keen to give their project bid an edge over any rivals.
This sector is dedicated to the construction industry’s emerging and technological future is the place for each participant to show how the new products can help introduce these new concepts to the regional construction industry and make your brand synonymous with the new language of construction.
•Software & IT Solutions
•Building Information Modeling (BIM)
•Smart Building & Automation
The Big 5 is a constantly evolving event. Based on feedback from all the participants- exhibitors and visitors, adds new elements to the exhibition each year. This year five new tools have been added:
Live Innovation Zone, Start-up City, FutureTech Construction Summit, Women in Construction, The Big 5 Talks
1. LIVE INNOVATION ZONE
Witness Innovation in Action
The Live Innovation Zone offers an interactive display of the most innovative products and technologies presented in real time throughout the show days.
This is one engaging feature not to be missed, as you will have the chance to learn the value and specifications of several new and innovative products, to assess the latter’s suitability for your projects and to interact directly with demonstrators during the Q&A sessions.
Innovation and Interactiveness are at the core of this feature.
Alongside the live demonstrations at the Live Innovation Zone, a Permanent Display of all of the show’s most innovative or newest products will offer you a glimpse of what is shaking up the construction industry and help direct you to the exhibitor for more information.
2. START-UP CITY
The Future of the Construction Industry
This year, The Big 5 opens its show floor to selected start-ups to participate and interact with hundreds of innovation-hungry construction professionals. Start-Ups with a focus in the construction industry, the willingness to scale up and to connect with everyone participating in the Start-Up City this November.
What can be expected at the Start-up City:
• The discovery of the latest solutions helping to get ahead of the competition
• The creation of new relationships with exciting entrepreneurs
3. FUTURE-TECH CONSTRUCTION SUMMIT
The construction industry in the Middle East is ripe for disruption and digital transformation is no longer a choice but a necessity. Against this backdrop, the 2018 edition of The Big 5 Dubai launches the FutureTech Construction Summit to be held on 26th November at Dubai World Trade Centre. This one-day event will focus on the opportunities, benefits, key drivers and challenges that come along with technological advancements and innovation. With a mix of successful case studies, interactive panel discussions and thought-provoking presentations, this unique event will help construction industry professionals understand how to achieve higher productivity, greater sustainability and enhanced affordability in their projects with the help of technology.
4. WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION
Changing the popular misconception of relating construction to a man’s job, this seminar series will prove to be eye-opening and inspirational to countless professionals in this industry. Addressing the need to reinvent gender diversity in the workplace, the speakers are strong, powerful and successful women who are changing the game and setting an example for other women in the construction industry. Real life stories, best practices and challenges will be presented by top women in the industry at The Big 5 2018.
5. THE BIG 5 TALKS
The Big 5 Talk Series will deliver world-class educational programs and knowledge-sharing sessions. The talks are all CPD accredited and free to attend. The sessions are delivered by expert speakers pioneering the construction industry and are divided into popular themes inspired from what’s happening around, making it more relevant and interesting. This year three new Talks –BIM, Design and HVAC-R join the Architecture and Project Management themes.
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The Big 5 Dubai, together with co-located shows will be held in Dubai World Trade Centre.
OTHER EVENTS PART OF THE BIG 5
Extended presentations for all the above co-located exhibitions can be seen at the second article: THE BIG 5, PART II, CO-LOCATED EVENTS
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