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Big 5 Global to highlight advancements in thought leadership

This year’s Big 5 Global will celebrate the third edition of Big 5 Global Impact Awards. (Image source: Big 5 Global)

Big 5 Global, the largest construction industry event in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) is set to take place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 4-7 December this year

The construction industry is booming in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, with more than US$7 trillion in active projects and US$3.8 trillion worth of recently awarded projects, according to ABiQ. The increasing number of projects in the region attracts a wide range of stakeholders as well. 

The UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure continues to support the event, emphasising the importance of industry collaboration and tackling the impact of climate change. Big 5 Global will see contractors, developers, architects, engineers, consultants, disruptors, innovators and suppliers to ESG advisors and international and local policymakers as attendees.  

Eight product sectors at Big 5 Global

The Big 5 Global will be accompanied by eight specialised events: Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, Windows Doors & Facades Event, Gulf Glass, HVAC R, Middle East Stone, the Urban Design & Landscape Expo and FM Expo. 

The event gathers over 50,000 products and solutions and welcomes a host of new-to-show brands such as ARISTON from Italy, Henkel from Germany; Stanley Black & Decker and Milwaukee Tool from the US; UAE-based Galadari, Genavco, ModDsys and Mapei; SIEMENS (GCG Group) from Kuwait, among others. Some of the exhibiting brands include DUTCO TENNANT, Emirates Steel, Grundfos, Honeywell, NAFFCO, SCHÜCO, RAKTherm and USG ME.

Eight product sectors take the centre stage at Big 5 Global including building envelope and special construction, building interiors and finishes, construction technologies and personal protective equipment, intelligent buildings, MEP services, off-site and modular construction, digital construction products and services and solar products, technologies, and services.  

Advancing thought leadership 

Big 5 Global brings together leaders, experts, innovators and practitioners from various related industries, such as contracting, architecture, engineering, technology and sustainability, among others to maximise the potential of the regional construction market, as a global leader. 

"As we convene at this year’s Big 5 Global Leaders' Summit, I am reminded that our shared commitment to sustainability must evolve from pledges to actions. The government, private and public sector must work together to maintain and define the roadmap needed to rapidly increase the adoption of energy efficiency and wellbeing in our built environment. Through dialogues at the summit, alongside other industry thought leaders, we’ll explore ideas and discuss ways to drive a sustainable future for the industry,” said H.E. Dr. Ali Al Jassim, chair, Emirates Green Building Council, commenting on his participation at the summit. 

This year’s Big 5 Global will celebrate the third edition of Big 5 Global Impact Awards, recognising innovation, sustainable development, technology and digital achievements in the construction industry in 19 categories. 

Ben Greenish, senior vice president – Construction, dmg events, organiser of Big 5 Global said, “For 43 years, Big 5 Global has continued to serve as a true testament to the region’s attractiveness in the global construction arena, bringing together groundbreaking ideas, cutting-edge technologies and unparalleled expertise. The event not only enhances the diversity of offerings with the participation of 2,200+ exhibitors but also fosters international collaborations and promotes cross-border partnerships as stakeholders from different parts of the world come together to share products and services whilst driving the industry towards a sustainable future.

The annual exhibition is free to attend for industry professionals. Visitor registrations are open at

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