On November 26, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance and Industry of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), officially inaugurated The Big 5 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
The 39th edition of the largest construction event in the Middle East was marked by the return to The Big 5 platform of the popular Middle East Concrete (MEC) and The Big 5 Heavy exhibitions, as well as by the launch of two brand new shows alongside the second edition of The Big5 Solar: HVAC R Expo, dedicated to the HVAC R industry, and the Urban Design & Landscaping Expo (UDLE), the region’s only event dedicated to landscaping, infrastructure and urban development.
In total, over 2,500 global exhibiting companies and more than 30 official country pavilions displayed thousands of innovative products at the mega construction event. High-profile conferences took place throughout the four show days, including The Big 5’s FutureTech Construction Summit, The Big 5 Solar’s Global Solar Leaders’ Summit, the RTA Innovation in BIM Summit at The Big 5 Heavy, UDLE’s Urban Design & Landscaping Summit, the “How To Do Business Seminar” in artnership with Dubai South Business Park, and the first Women in Construction Seminar & Awards in association with Mott MacDonald.
Moreover, the brand new Big 5’s Live innovation Zone and Start-Up City hosted the most promising building solutions and 14 start-ups from around the world to promote innovation and a technological push in today’s construction industry.
The next edition of The Big 5 will return to celebrate its 40th anniversary from 25 to 28 November 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. To know more, visit www.thebig5.ae