THE BIG 5 SHOW 2015 – Post Show Report

The 2015 show had record breaking numbers, with 110,055 participants, including 3,104 exhibitors from 67 countries, across 113,526 m2 of floor space – making this literally the biggest Big 5 show to date.

The Big 5 Show is the biggest exhibition focusing on the building materials section, covering the greater Middle East area ( GCC and MENA countries ). It takes place in Dubai, UAE for 35 years . The organizers are the D.M.G. Events, also based in Dubai. . With an international acclaim that has attracted exhibitors and commercial visitors from all over the world The Big 5 Show, held annually, is the key point for establishing contacts primarily with companies from the Arab countries, as well as with companies involved in the building materials sector and activities from all over the world. The Big 5 Show carries an enormous reputation and is widely known globally.

The basic products displayed are:

Building materials (construction, insulation, road construction, construction), electrical equipment, air conditioning, airport equipment, cables, electrical equipment, water & environmental technology (pools, fountains, environmental protection, water supplies, irrigation), air-conditioning technology (cooling – heating) residential and business premises, cleaning and maintenance systems, metalworking, glassware, bathrooms, ceramics, marble and marble processing materials, to name some, while the exhibition covers a lot more products and services. Parallel events that are part of the Big 5 Show are the MIDDLE EAST CONCRETE and PMV LIVE which contribute greatly to the exhibition.

The 36th BIG 5 SHOW, 2015

The 2015 exhibition held 23-26 Nov 2015, in Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, achieved new records with the participation of 3,104 exhibitors from 67 countries covering an area of 113,526 m2 with an attendance of 110,055 business and public visitors.

The 2015 Big 5 Show is considered the most successful year yet.

For a complete report covering the 36th period of The Big 5 Show, please read:

The 2015 Post Show Report

the complete exhibitors list

Some key figures from the show:

36th edition of The Big 5 saw participation up as GCC construction industry soars:

Building on the success of the 2014 show, this year show record breaking numbers, with 110,055 participants, including 3,104 exhibitors from 67 countries, across 113,526 sqm of floor space – making this literally the biggest Big 5 show to date.

The Big 5 continues to be the number one choice for construction professionals across the industry, where there was the opportunity to: advance your career with 75 FREE CPD certified workshops and source from 1000s of innovative, certified and locally distributed products.

Special features held during the show:

The invite-only Platinum Club welcomed 1000+ key influential professionals from across the
construction industry. This is an exclusive members-only club for the most influential construction industry professionals who directly influence the purchasing of products and services for projects valued at US$100+ million. ES

75 workshops were delivered to 9,390 workshop attendees, by industry specialists sharing cutting edge insight into an ever evolving business landscape, drawing on real world experience from within the boardroom.

The Design Summit brought together architects, consultants, urban planners, engineers and
contractors and offered FREE detailed insight into the latest design trends, new technologies
and techniques.

The 2015 Gaia Awards saw almost 300 entries, whose products have been successfully integrated into the built environment in the MENA region. This year there was also a prize of $50,000 marketing support on offer to the winning entry.

Live demonstrations took place on the main concourse, and was an opportunity to witness innovation in action. Offering an interactive display of the most innovative products and technologies, experts showcased their products live, giving all visitors the opportunity to assess the suitability of a product for their projects right there and then.

A brand new hall with more products, exhibitors and new features. The Big 5 Focus hall hosted the Technology in Construction and PMI workshops, as well as the CPD certificate.

About the 37th BIG 5 SHOW, 2016.
As referred already the exhibition is organized by D.M.G. Events, Dubai U.AE. and the next period will be held in the same place and city during 21-24/11/2016. For more details about the forthcoming event check:

You may also contact directly the organizers at or by searching their site

Kallirroi Pavlakou
International News and Markets

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