THE BIG 5 DUBAI, 26-29 NOVEMBER 2017 (III) THE FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION BEGINS HERE
- THE MAJOR COMMERCIAL & RETAIL PROJECTS IN THE GCC
- THE TOP 10 ONGOING RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS IN THE UAE
THE BIG 5 2017, A SUCCESS STORY
After a record-breaking edition in 2016 that welcomed 78,579 participants from 142 countries, The Big 5 is coming back bigger than ever this year. Awarded “Best Trade Exhibition Over 10,000 sqm Gross” at The Middle East Event Awards 2017, the largest and the most influential construction event in the Middle East will open its doors at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 26 to 29 November.
The 38th edition of The Big 5 will offer industry professionals from around the globe an enhanced platform to do business, and source the most innovative products and solutions for their projects from over 2,500 exhibitors.
Networking and learning opportunities will be also on the rise this year, with The Big 5 CPD-certified Talks, Live Products Demonstrations, the Platinum Club, the 10th edition of the Gaia Awards, the Excellence in Construction Summit and The Big 5’s Innovation in Precast Summit, enabling professionals and decision makers to stay ahead with the latest trends and opportunities in the ever evolving regional construction market.
The Big 5’s Excellence in Construction Summit will explore current and future trends of the construction sector in Dubai, the GCC region and beyond. The high-level conference will take place on November 26, bringing under one roof the visionaries and forward thinking leaders who have expanded the horizons of excellence in strategic innovations and construction.
Some of the confirmed VIP speakers include Ahmed Al Khatib, Vice President of Real Estate & Delivery at Expo 2020 Dubai; Chris Kelsey, CEO of Cazza, the company behind the first 3D printed skyscraper project; and Bibop G. Gresta, Chairman and Co-Founder of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies.
On November 26 and 27, The Big 5 will also host the first Innovation in Precast Summit. Exploring the latest technologies, innovations, standards and regulations in precast concrete, the two-day event will feature internationally renowned precast experts, and is expected to be a turning point in the development of the regional building sector.
The Big 5 2017 will also offer 72 world-class educational sessions, The Big 5 Talks. Delivered by industry leaders, the Talks will focus on six themes: MEP, Architecture, Sustainability, Business, Technology and Project Management.
The sessions will be CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified, and free to attend for all visitors. Over 6,000 architects, engineers, project managers, contractors, developers and interior designers attended the complimentary workshops in 2016, confirming The Big 5 as the leading hub for knowledge-sharing and professional growth within the regional construction industry.
After the successful introduction of a new floor plan that clusters exhibitors into product sectors, The Big 5 2017 will further facilitate business opportunities effectively responding to the current needs of construction industry professionals. In order to meet the growing demand for smart, innovative and sustainable cooling solutions, and to support the local construction market in advancing industry best practices, The Big 5 is introducing a new dedicated HVAC-R hall.
Moreover, with 20% of visitors at The Big 5 2016 expressing an interest in solar technology, the largest construction event in the region will be co-located for the first time to The Big 5 Solar. Under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Energy, the event is set to become a premier platform for solar industry professionals to network and do business in the Middle East. The Big 5 Solar pursues the escalating green demands in the GCC market by showcasing solar technologies from local and international exhibitors, as well as offering an education agenda geared towards industry development.
With environmental awareness surging in the regional construction industry, the 10th edition of the Gaia Awards at the Big 5 will recognize innovative ‘green’ products and sustainable solutions for the MENA built environment, while the Live Product Demonstrations will offer an interactive display of the most innovative products and technologies presented in real time by The Big 5 exhibitors.
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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.
DEC (Dubai Economic Council) backs key Dubai construction summit.
The educational programmes are presented by a wide-selection of the industry’s architects, consultants, contractors and sub-contractors who volunteer their time and expertise to further the development of the construction sector. These free education components also include certification, overseen by the UK-based CPD Certification Service, so attendance can contribute to a person’s membership standing in organisations such as RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) or the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building). For more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Institution_of_Chartered_Surveyors
The Big 5 Solar launches this November 26 – 29 2017 dedicated to driving a solar powered world and building the solar community of tomorrow. Co-located with The Big 5 Dubai, the largest construction show in the Middle East at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
5894 of The Big 5 visitors in 2016 were looking for solar technologies making The Big 5 Solar an ideal platform to meet dedicated buyers, get inspired at the Global Leaders Solar Summit and open up to new markets. GCC countries aim to reach 10% of power production from renewable energy sources by 2020 presenting massive opportunities for suppliers in the region.
64% of Visitors in 2016 were interested in the HVAC sector
With HVAC systems currently valued at $6.3 billion across the GCC, increasing levels of construction activities driven by projects such as Expo 2020 and Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 means demand is higher than ever. The Big 5 2017 is launching a new HVAC-R sector in a dedicated hall to create a professional and interactive platform with the latest HVAC-R products and technologies.
- The Big 5 attracted 78,579 participants over four packed business days in 2016
Connect with key buyers interested in HVAC that include:
- Key reasons visitors interested in this sector attended The Big 5 in 2016 include:
Discover the latest product trends and
Source new regional and international products
Meet with new and current suppliers
Network with the industry
THE GAIA AWARDS
The GAIA Awards has grown into the industry’s most respected awards honouring those whose construction equipment and products have truly integrated the concept of moving towards a more sustainable built environment. The awards are open to exhibitors and non-exhibitors whose products are distributed within the MENA Region.
GAIA AWARDS 2016
The Big 5 has sought to promote the development of sustainable construction practices, a policy which resulted in the launch of its Gaia Awards in 2008. The awards programme reflected the event’s increased focus on sustainable technologies and supported government directives in the UAE that mandated companies in the construction sector to build green. The awards programme highlights the work of companies in the construction sector whose products and services can demonstrate a reduced environmental impact. The programme is open to all construction related businesses operating in the MENA region and typically includes a collection of category awards and an overall winner. Past winners have included Basalt Rock Composite (2015), and SageGlass (2016), an electronically tintable, dynamic glass that prevents heat and glare, increases occupants’ comfort, optimizes daylight while maintaining the view to the outdoor. Introduced for the first time in 2016, the Gaia Award’s public vote awarded ASSA ABLOY’s Low Energy Lock at Big 5 the same year.
Additional services include the creation of a Platinum Club, an invite-only collection of key buyers and other industry influencers who are given access to additional support services at the events. Live demonstrations have also become a staple of the event formats, offering participating exhibitors the chance to show how their products and services work in a practical setting to an audience who can participate directly.
MAJOR COMMERCIAL & RETAIL PROJECTS IN THE GCC
Report Published by BNC for The Big 5 Dubai, May, 2017
1. Deira Islands Mall – Deira Island
The project involves the construction of a three-storey shopping mall with 620,000 m2 of retail, dining and entertainment hub at Deira Islands.
2. Abu Dhabi Mall – Al Maryah Central
The project involves the construction of a 3.1 million square foot mixed-use development which will include a 2.3 million square foot of shopping center.
3. ICD Brookfield Place
The project involves the construction of a mixed use development comprising of a
53-storey tower with more than 83,612 m2 of office space and a five-storey retail centre of 13,935 m2.
4. Headquarters for National Bank of Kuwait
The project involves the construction of a 300 meter high headquarters building comprising a ground floor and 59 additional floors.
5. Dubai Tower – West Bay Corniche
The project involves the construction of a 437 meter high tower set to be the tallest tower in Qatar comprising five basement levels, a ground floor, a mezzanine floor and 90 additional floors.
6. Headquarters Complex for Saudi Electric Company – Al Olaya
The project involves the construction of a headquarters complex which will consists of four buildings each comprising five floors.
7. Silicon Park – Dubai Silicon Oasis
The project involves the construction of an integrated smart city located at Dubai
8. Dubai Eye – Bluewaters Island Development
The project involves the construction of a 210 meter Ferris wheel with 48 luxury capsules capable of holding 1,400 visitors.
9. Convention Center – Oman Convention & Exhibition Center
The project involves the construction of a convention center.
10. Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry Extension
The project involves the construction of two towers with total built up area of 130,000 m2. The two towers are linked via five storey podium.
TOP 10 ONGOING RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS PLUG USD 21.6 BN INTO UAE CONSTRUCTION MARKET
Portfolio Exhibitions Director for The Big 5, Josine Heijmans, evaluates that “Dubai alone accounts for over half the recorded developments in the UAE. With the UAE itself making up approximately 45% of on-going builds in the GCC, there is increased demand for the products and solutions that will be on show The Big 5 next month. The 2500+ construction industry suppliers coming to the exhibition from around the world have been attracted by the growing market in the region, and the potential which it offers.”
To read the full Ongoing Residential Building Projects in The United Arab Emirates report, visit:
THE BIG 5 TALKS EDUCATIONAL AGENDA
The talks will cover a wide range of subjects for specified sectors, as follows:
- Sustainability talks
- Architecture talks
- Business talks
- Project management
- MEP talks
- Technology talks
The talks will provide information on dedicated product themes presented by key speakers.
The complete programme with information about the subjects, the speakers, the dates and the locations can be found in the link below. In addition anyone interested to attend the talks can be registered through this link.
SURVEYS AND REPORTS
1. POST SHOW REPORT, THE BIG 5 DUBAI, 21-21 NOVEMBER 2016
78,579 TOTAL PARTICIPANTS
142 PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES
2,586 TOTAL EXHIBITORS
59 EXHIBITING COUNTRIES
+6.8% More Participants
+5% More Stand Space
Saudi Arabia 6,684
TOTAL GCC 51,001
MENA (excl GCC) 7,359
Africa (excl North Africa) 1,264
TOTAL REST OF WORLD 27,578
TOTAL PARTICIPANTS 78,579
THE BIG 5 IN 2016 WAS THE REGION’S LARGEST AND MOST SUCCESSFUL CONSTRUCTION EVENT, WITH MORE KEY BUYERS THAN EVEN BEFORE ATTENDING THE 37TH EDITION.
In 2016, The Big 5 saw one major change to its already successful formula – the introduction of a brand new floor plan layout and dedicated product sectors. The Big 5 went back to its roots with five clear product categories, capitalising on the heritage of The Big 5 and where it all began.
This meant that exhibitors were able to reach the right targeted key buyers over a packed four days, that saw 78,579 participants attend, and we saw the biggest and busiest The Big 5 there has ever been.
MEETING BUYER’S OBJECTIVES
99% Sourced a specific product or service
98% Sourced new regional and international products
96% Met with current suppliers
97% Discovered the latest product innovations/trends
80% achieved to sell current products to new customers
83% achieved to sell current products to existing customers
89% achieved to meet with distributors / agents in the region
92% achieved to promote company / image in the region
TOP TEN EXHIBITING COUNTRIES
ITALY, GERMANY, SPAIN, GREECE, UAE, CHINA, TURKEY, SOUTH KOREA, SAUDI ARABIA, INDIA
EXHIBITORS BY REGION
Europe 42%: Asia 33%, UAE 17%, GCC (exl. UAE) 5%, Americas 2%, Africa 1%
For the complete Post Show Report of the 2016 session of the exhibition:
2. INDUSTRY REPORTS
Here can be found 5 reports concerning the booming expansion of the construction sector in the U.A.E.:
THE BIG 5 BRAND’S EXPANSION
The Big 5 has spawned six geo-adapted events, where core elements of the exhibition have been exported to new markets. This has resulted in the creation of:
The Big 5 Saudi
The Big 5 Construct India
The Big 5 Construct Indonesia
The Big 5 Construct East Africa
The Big 5 Construct North Africa
The Big 5 Construct Egypt
Focused on the construction sector and its products in the geographies where they take place, the events draw influences and content from across the spectrum of built environment interests. Sector specific events have also developed out of the growth of The Big 5. The largest of these is The Big 5 Heavy. Other spin off events are The Big 5 Solar, Gulf Glass, FM Expo, Elevators & Access Control, Middle East Waste & Recycling, HVAC R Expo Saudi, FM Expo Saudi, Outdoor Design & Build Show, Windows Doors & Facades, Wood Tech & Design Expo, and Building Services Qatar.
The launch of these additional events reflects dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa’s declared strategy of using geo-adaptation as it pursues regional expansion.
Since 2010 there has also been an increasing emphasis on education within the events – in the form of conferences, seminars and workshops – to support continued professional development among audiences.
DATA RECEIVED FROM:
International News and Markets