Big 5 Global, which is the region's largest construction industry event in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 4-7 December this year
The vent will focus on eight product sectors such as building envelope and special construction, building interiors and finishes, construction tools and personal protective equipment, intelligent buildings, MEP services, off-site and modular construction, digital construction products and services and solar solutions. According to Big 5, the event will feature a stronger international presence, with 2,200 exhibitors from more than 60 countries including China, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Türkiye, the UK and more.
In addition to the focus on eight product sectors, the event is co-located with eight specialised events, namely, Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, HVAC R Expo, Middle East Stone, Urban Design & Landscape Expo, and FM Expo as well as the biennial Windows, Doors & Facades Event and Gulf Glass.
“Over the years, Big 5 Global has become a dynamic catalyst for the full construction value-chain, from inception to commissioning and management. The event is a pivotal bridge connecting global businesses with the right buyers, making it an essential place for professionals in the construction sector,” said Josine Heijmans, vice president – Construction, dmg events, the organisers of Big 5 Global.
Big 5 Heavy
Big 5 Heavy is a specialised event that serves the plant, machinery, and vehicle industry. Its focus is on a range of product sectors, such as earthmoving machines and equipment, which includes access platforms, cranes and lifting equipment, forklifts, crushers, and quarries and screening. The event showcases cutting-edge tools and technologies that increase construction productivity and efficiency, giving attendees the knowledge and abilities they need to make wise purchasing decisions.
Prominent corporations present at Big 5 Heavy comprise of Bauer, Terex, MAN Trucks, Isuzu, Husqvarna, Avant, Gorica, and additional companies. This year's Big 5 Heavy will feature returning exhibitor and German construction heavyweight Bauer in addition to the largest outdoor exhibition area ever featuring state-of-the-art construction equipment.
"It's a tremendous opportunity for us to be a part of Big 5 Heavy to not only showcase our cutting-edge construction equipment but also to engage with industry leaders, experts and construction professionals,” said Shahram Houshmandfard, managing director at BAUER Equipment Gulf.
Another exhibitor, Milwaukee Tools will present battery-operated power tools with the company’s stand at Big 5 Heavy set to be fully operated on solar power.
Middle East Concrete
Products from Middle East Concrete are on display, including readymix concrete, formwork and scaffolding, cement and cementitious products, pre-cast production and equipment, and reinforcements for concrete.
Several of the biggest names in the concrete industry worldwide are present at the event. These include, to mention a few, Gulf Precast Concrete, Elematic, Condor, Masa, Lafarge, Putzmeister, Quadra, TOPWERK, Hitech, and Kryton. As part of its growing portfolio, one of the exhibitors, Sigma Enterprises, is scheduled to introduce Trelawny, a concrete surface preparation technology, at the event.
American Concrete Institute (ACI) is the supporting association of Middle East Concrete. Ahmad Mhanna, Middle East regional director at ACI said, “Through our partnership with Middle East Concrete, we strive to empower professionals and engineers by providing them with access to cutting-edge knowledge, innovative solutions and a global network of peers.”
Middle East Stone
The region's thriving urban construction industry is contributing to a notable increase in demand for natural stone, marble, and granite products. Middle East Stone offers access to high-quality products for a variety of applications, such as flooring, facades, landscaping, and interior fit-outs, in addition to complete installation and maintenance services on a global basis, in order to meet this growing demand.
This year's Middle East Stone will feature exhibits from businesses like Breton, Waterjet, BRACHOT, Julipedra, Iktinos, Naturelmar, and Granimarmo, among others.
Windows Doors & Facades Event & Gulf Glass
The glass, windows, door, and facade industries are significantly contributing to lower energy costs and increased building sustainability. The demand for these products is being driven by improvements in weather resistance, energy efficiency, and technological advancements.
The event will highlight a number of product categories, including operating software, aluminium doors and windows, wooden doors and windows, curtain wall systems, and insulation materials. Prominent brands including Schüco Middle East, Alumil Middle East, Gutmann, Sykon, Hegla, Orgadata, Landglass, Filtraglass, Pertici, and SEFPRO (Saint Gobain) are among those showcasing at the event.
HVAC R Expo
The HVAC R sector plays a pivotal role in building projects. At HVAC R Expo, visitors will explore sustainable heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration products and services. Well-known names such as Honeywell, Rime Group, Resideo, Siemens, Gulf-O-Flex, Danfoss, Fawaz Group and Coolex are part of the exhibitors’ line up this year.
Urban Design & Landscape Expo
As the premier event for urban green spaces visitors will discover a wide range of product sectors including benches & seating barriers, composite wood & decking, furniture plant containers, garden & street furniture, paths & squares and pavers among others.
Companies including Bluestream, RAKNOR, Orient Irrigation, Fujairah Concrete products, Serge Ferrari, Bagatinni and Eurotech are some of the exhibitors at the event.
Facilities management ensures the seamless operation of buildings throughout their entire lifecycle. At FM Expo attendees can discover various product sectors including commercial cleaning & hygiene services, waste & recycling and other FM products & services. Companies such as Elid Technology International, Taqt, Vance Chemicals and Xporience will exhibit at the event.
This year, Big 5 Global is bringing an extensive content programme that includes the Big 5 FutureTech Summit, Big 5 Global Leaders’ Summit, Everything Architecture, and Big 5 Talks organised under ten different streams: Project Management, Concrete, Geotechnical, Architecture, Solar, Facilities Management, Facades, HVAC R & MEP, Offsite & Modular, Technology, and Urban Design & Landscape. Big 5 Global is committed to promoting global thought leadership in the industry. Along with celebrating innovation, sustainable development, technology, and digital accomplishments in the construction industry across 19 categories, the event also honours the third edition of the Big 5 Global Impact Awards.