THE BIG 5 2018, part II

The Big 5, Dubai 26-29 November 2018

THE BIG 5 2018
26 – 29 November 2018, DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE


The Big 5, colocated events

The Big 5, Dubai 2018, floorplan


26 – 29 November 2018, ZA’ABEEL HALLS 4 & 5, DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

Benefits of visiting HVAC-R Expo
Visiting HVAC R Expo is a smart decision. The exhibition creates a rare opportunity for you to meet with experts in the industry and find out the latest trends. There are four core benefits to attending HVAC R Expo:
SOURCE innovative products from regional and international exhibitors
GAIN knowledge at the free to attend CPD certified workshops
DISCOVER the latest technology in the industry
NETWORK with peers from the HVAC R industry over four business days

Products Showcased: Air Conditioning, Ventilation Systems, Components & Air Movement, Ducting Systems & Machinery, Heating Pumps & Heat Exchangers, Heating Systems & Equipment, Equipment & Product Insulation, IAQ Products (Filters, Humidifiers, Dehumidifiers, Fluids), Refrigeration Systems & Equipment, Measuring Technology, Automation & Climate Control, Valves, Pumps, Fitting & Components.
Professionals below will benefit from visiting: MEP Engineers, Project & Design Engineers for HVAC Systems, Chief Mechanical Engineers, Architects, Electricity & Water Authorities, District Cooling, Plant Owners/Managers, Facility & Operations Managers, Consultants, Civil Engineers, Electrical Consultant Engineers, Maintenance Contractors.

HVAC R Talks
Given the tremendous growth opportunities, the Middle East has recently attracted several global players of the HVAC-R industry. The regulators are profoundly focusing on quality and energy efficient products. Nonetheless, the industry isn’t shying away from this rising demand and is finding new and innovative technologies to meet the needs of the regulators as well as the consumers.
To capitalize on the industry needs, HVAC-R Talks will take place from 26 – 29 November at Za’abeel Halls 5 & 6, Dubai World Trade Centre. The CPD certified educational talks will bring together industry professionals from across the region to advance their knowledge, learn technological advancements, innovative strategies and network with like-minded peers.
Event Themes: Chiller Technology and AC Units, Air Filtration and IAQ, Ventilation, Ducting, Refrigeration, Monitoring and automation, District Cooling, MEP
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certification
Continuous learning is vital to career advancement and CPD helps individuals to keep their skills and knowledge up to date. This is why our conference is CPD certified, as we recognize that regularly updating knowledge and skills helps you remain competent and effective within your role.


Middle East Concrete event

The largest infrastructure event in MENA

Returning as part of The Big 5 – the Middle East’s largest event for the building and construction industry, Middle East Concrete will run from 26 – 29 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The concrete event has been re-introduced alongside The Big 5 as a growing construction sector puts pressure on the region to deliver projects more efficiently and in shorter time frames. The four-day exhibition will put your products and services directly in front of more than 20,000 structural and civil engineers, plant managers, architects, consultants and contractors from across the GCC.

3D printing, Aggregates & Aggregate Processing, Batching Equipment, Block, Paver & Tile Production Equipment, Cement & Cementitious Products, Cement producers, Construction Chemicals & Admixtures, Decorative Concrete, Formwork and Scaffolding, Precast production and Equipment, Readymix Concrete, Surface Preparation, Test, Measurement and Control Engineering

Construction Contractors: Concrete contractor, General building contractor, Specialty concrete contractor, Concrete repair contractor, Concrete pumping, Residential construction, Commercial industrial construction, Paving/highway/bridge construction, Demolition contractor, Concrete cutting, Decorative concrete contractor, Foundations contractor, Masonry repair contractor.

Industry: Architectural and design practice, Building consultancy, Concrete contractors, Developers, Engineering, Main Contractors, MEP contractors, Project management, Real estate developers, Sub-contractors, Concrete manufacturer, Ready mix concrete producer, Precast concrete producer, Special concrete producer, Concrete repair contractor, Distributor (products, accessories), Materials provider (cement, aggregate, admixtures, reinforcing steel).

Contractor: Architect, Urban planner, Landscape architect, Real estate developer, Civil Engineers, Architects, Structural Engineers, Batching and Plant Managers, Scaffolding and Formwork Managers, Plant Managers, Project Managers, Procurement Managers, CEO’s / Presidents / Chairmen / Directors, Main Contractors, Sub Contractors.

Location: UAE – United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Iran, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Jordan.

Visitor Facts: 86% have influence on the purchasing process, 93% find Middle East Concrete an important event to their business.


New precast concrete admixtures are revolutionising the construction industry, cutting costs and reducing both utility and energy consumption. Hosted at Middle East Concrete this year will be the Precast Producers Pavilion.  A collection of the top 10 precast producers across the UAE who will come together to showcase the very best in precast concrete. As well as visitors being able to see and touch precast samples, there will also be a series of educational workshops covering innovation, trends and technologies in the industry. The application of precast concrete in the region’s built environment offers immense opportunities, including an effective response to the booming demand for affordable housing, and foresee this pavilion as a key highlight of Middle East Concrete this year.
The Precast Pavilion will consist of the following producers showcasing their products:
Hard Precast, Gulf Precast, Hitech Concrete, Concrete Tec, National Precast, Rak Precast, Exceed, Techno Cast Precast, Arabtec Precast, United Precast


The Big 5 Heavy event
26 – 29 November 2018, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai

The mega construction event in the region.

Now part of The Big 5 Dubai, the event is the only one in the region where industry professionals like yourself can source everything you need in the construction cycle from conception to completion! The Big 5 Heavy will showcase over 100 of the best local and international heavy construction exhibitors the industry has to offer, as well as a jam-packed CPD certified agenda covering foundations, commercial vehicles, and tunnelling.

Following on from the success of The Big 5 Heavy this year, the industry shows a clear demand for the PMV, commercial vehicles, foundations & geotechnical, quarrying & mining, road construction, and site equipment industries. As the demand continues to grow, we’re delighted to announce that the show will now feature as part of The Big 5 Dubai – the region’s largest construction event. The introduction of The Big 5 Heavy will create one mega event for the industry to source all products for the construction cycle from concept through to completion – under one roof.

There are 5 sectors at The Big 5 Heavy – under one roof:

The Big 5 Heavy - 5 sectors


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 on display: 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.

Visitors: Contractors, Plant 7 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.


Products on display: Road Construction and Maintenance Equipment, Tunneling Equipment, Roadbuilding Material & 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 & Services.

Visitors: 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.


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

Products on display: 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.

Visitors: 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.


Quarrying & Mining 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 on display: 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.
Visitors: Plant Managers, Exploration Geologists, Geologists, Mining Engineers, Operation Directors, Project Managers, General Managers, Project Mining Engineers, Purchasing and Procurement Managers, Consultants and Specifiers.


Site Equipment is a brand new dedicated sector at The Big 5 Heavy. On display will be equipment vital to contractors for building sites from the leading brands within the industry. If you are a contractor, we have you covered.

Products on display: Power Generation Units – Mobile & Stationary, Access Equipment, Safety Barriers, Cones, and Construction Site Fences, Mobile Gas Stations, Onsite Lighting, Safety Nets and Belts, Portacabins and Mobile Toilet Units.

Visitors: Government and Ministries, Foremen, Site Managers, Procurement Managers,| Purchasing Managers, Project Managers, Purchasing Managers, Civil Engineers, Construction Engineers,  Health and Safety Managers.



Solar solutions for the construction

The Big 5 Solar, part of The Big 5, bringing solar solutions for construction, takes place on 26 – 29 November in Za’abeel Hall 6, Dubai World Trade Centre. The event brings together top exhibitors and influential decision makers and professionals from local and international brands for 4 days of business and networking opportunities.

PV design engineers, Energy strategists, Architects, Sustainability architects, Environmental specialists, Solar system designers, Quality assurance managers, CSP engineers, Consultants, Contractors, Interior designers, Renewable energy, Project developers, Electrical engineers, Solar consultants, Energy strategists, Solar engineers, MEP managers, Sustainable engineers, Purchasing managers, Utilities managers.

Solar Technologies and Related Services
Software & IT Solution, Consulting Services, Testing Institutions, Research and Development, Financing and Investment, Education and Training, Government Organizations and Associations, Media and Publishing Engineering and Design Services.

Solar Thermal Technologies (CSP)
Solar Thermal Collectors, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Thermal Air-conditioning and Cooling, Solar Thermal System Technologies (Control Systems, Pumps Fittings, Heat Exchangers, Expansion Tanks, Air Separators), Solar Thermal Building Integrated Solutions, EPC Contracting / Project Development, CSP Maintenance, Repair and Operations.

PV Cells and Modules / PV Thin Film, PV Components / PV Inverters, PV Mounting Systems, Installation Aids and Tracking Systems, PV Monitoring, Measurement & Control Technology, PV Integration and Automation, Building Integrated Solutions (BIPV), PV Manufacturing Equipment, EPC Contracting /Project Development, PV Maintenance, Repair and Operations.

Energy Storage
Batteries, Battery Packs, Battery Management Systems, Charging Technology and Devices, Flow Batteries, Fuel Cells, Energy Storage Systems Maintenance, Repair and Operations.

CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

Alongside the exhibition there will be FREE to attend educational workshops. All of the workshops offered at The Big 5 Solar, part of The Big 5, are CPD-certified.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the term used to describe the commitment to lifelong learning.  Employers and institutions across industries are increasingly adopting a more structured approach to learning in order to retain key staff and develop the skills and knowledge in the organisation to maintain a sustainable and competitive advantage.

–  Why is CPD accreditation important?
CPD accreditation is important because it ensures that courses provided adhere to the highest educational standards and international benchmarks of quality and learning.
–  How does it work?
There is no fixed approach to CPD and different professional institutes and associations will have their own interpretation of courses and requirements.  The majority set an annual target, which is defined by the accrual of CPD hours through attending training, seminars, workshops and conferences.  These CPD hours are then converted to points, units or credits.  It is up to the individual to keep track of their hours, ensure their CPD records are up-to-date and that the courses meet the requirements of their professional body or association.
– What are the CPD benefits?
CPD benefits individuals by fostering a culture of continuous personal improvement, skills development and knowledge sharing.  It helps to ensure that individuals are kept informed, up-skilled and proficient to change in practice. CPD-certified training, seminars, workshops and conferences are also a significant benefit to those constricted by time, resource and budget as they can offer an affordable, time-efficient opportunity to develop skills and knowledge.


Urban Design and Landscaping

The region’s only dedicated trade fair for Urban, Green and Open Spaces

As the only specialised trade event in the Middle East for these industries the event will have a dedicated focus on design, construction and maintenance of urban and green spaces, sports grounds and playgrounds, and will attract the top buyers and specifiers involved in these projects. The show sectors include:


Urban Design Sectors


URBAN DESIGN AND LANDSCAPING: Garden & street furniture, Plant Containers, Green walls and green roofs, Bench, seating barriers, Outdoor lighting, Pergolas and pavilions, Roofs and timber structures, Waste bins and ashtrays, Shades and tents, Composite wood and decking, Outdoor sculptures, Outdoor kitchen and garden grill, Water feature.
IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE: Sprinklers and drip irrigation, Gutters and drain pipes, Smart irrigation systems and controllers, Other materials and components.
SPORTS AND PLAYGROUNDS: Artificial turf, Sports and playground equipment, Sports and playground surfaces, Rubber flooring, Natural Playgrounds.
DESIGN, PLANNING AND CONSULTING: Installation and maintenance, Landscape Design and Consulting.
MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS: For construction of paths and squares, Natural stone, Cast stone, Wood materials, Tree protection materials, Paver, Plants and seeds, Fertilizing and plant protection.
MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT: For Construction of paths and squares, For Grassed areas and seeding, Special equipment, For wooded areas, For sports grounds, For synthetic and synthetic grass surfaces.
SPECIALIST SECTORS: Grassing and planting in/on buildings, Transplanting of large trees, Tree maintenance and surgery, Soil regeneration and aeration, Cultivation of wasteland, Associations and organizations.


Architects, Building Materials Industry, Construction Enterprises, Consultants, Contractors, Designers, Distributors, Engineering Companies, Environmental Agencies and Experts, Financial Institutions, Free Trade Zones, GIS Experts, Government Officials, Healthcare Facilities, Horticulture Experts, Investors, Landscaping Planners, Legal Advisers, Leisure and Fitness Industry Professionals, Logistics Planners, Media and Publishing, Municipality Officials, Property Owners, Real estate Developers, Renewable Energy Experts, Retailers and Wholesalers, Transport Authorities, Urban Planners, Water Management Experts.


As of June 7th, 2018, the UAE government have introduced sweeping changes to boost growth in the economy, and make doing business in the region easier and more cost effective.


• The new Dh50 billion stimulus plan for Abu Dhabi:
A three year package designed to stimulate growth will help lift gross domestic product growth, increase consumption and revitalise the property market as the Government takes advantage of high oil prices to finance economic expansion.
• Introduction of foreign ownership of companies:
Foreign investors will be able to fully own a company in the UAE, a significant departure from the current policy that restricts foreigners to a 49 per cent stake in entities based outside designated free zones.
• Abu Dhabi and Dubai waive corporate fines to boost growth:
Dubai and Abu Dhabi are exempting companies from administrative fines for at least the rest of the year, as part of efforts to stimulate business growth and economic development. This decree is a positive step in promoting economic growth and consolidating Dubai’s position as one of the most important commercial and economic centres internationally.
• New Visa regulations:
As expats under certain job titles are now offered 10 year residency visas, the move looks to welcome more companies to the region.


Due to the high volume of investment into the economy, the construction market is one that will benefit most as the stimulus will cover infrastructure and legislative projects, small and medium-sized enterprises and industrial and social projects.

Construction industry, bennefits table


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The Big 5 Dubai, together with the two co-located shows, PMV Live and Middle East Concrete, will be held in Dubai World Trade Centre.

Dubai World Trade Centre logo

The above links include details and information for each specific show.

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