38th Edition Trade Show

The Big 5

The Big 5 is an annual meeting place for the international building & construction community in Dubai. Presently running in its 38th year, the international exhibition and conference brings together buyers and sellers together from all over the world to conduct business, forge relationships and exchange knowledge. Scheduled for 26 – 29 November, the event will take place at Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai. The event brings the entire portfolio of building materials, construction products and ..+ read moresolutions together under one roof. Manufacturers, suppliers, traders and service providers from Middle East Asia, Europe and Americas would be showcasing 1000’s of advanced technologies and solutions. Attended by architects, engineers, builders, contractors, interior designers, consultants and all construction industry professionals, The Big 5 is a must attend event that brings global network and credibility of The Big 5 series of events.

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Visitors Attending

Dr.Omar Pookot

Dr.Omar Pookot

Dermatologist/Venerologist/Cosmatologist at New Sidrah Medical centerJeddah, Saudi Arabia


Supervisor at Rational drywall venturesLagos, Nigeria
Kulu Mustapha

Kulu Mustapha

Manager at Self-EmployedSokoto, Nigeria
Dipesh A Mehta

Dipesh A Mehta

Proprietor at V D Exports/V DIPESHKUMAR & COMumbai, India
Hitham Salim Alhdri

Hitham Salim Alhdri

IndividualMuscat, Oman
Khalid Almulhim

Khalid Almulhim

Business Development Director at Protecooling / Suhaimi DesighDammam, Saudi Arabia
farhad omar

farhad omar

Marketing Director at OTec INNOVATIONDubai, United Arab Emirates

Schedule & Agenda

Sun, 26 Nov12:00 PM - 12:30 PMRegistrations, Networking and Welcome Refreshments & Opening Remarks by Conference Chairperson
Sun, 26 Nov12:30 PM - 12:45 PMVVIP Opening Keynote & Pillar 1 – Government Vision, Leadership and TransformationEmbracing the year of giving – Demonstrating commitment to society and surroundings in construction :- Giving the society better infrastructure – importance of sustainability in construction-Successful steps taken by the government- Affordable Housing for all-The need for transformation and adoption of technology by construction to keep up with the growth of population.
Sun, 26 Nov01:00 PM - 01:30 PM(Pillar 2 – Finance and Economy)- How the much anticipated Expo 2020 will positively drive the economy and transform the landscape of DubaiWhile 2016 was an important year for design, 2017 is when the momentum of construction will really build, ahead of international participants beginning work on their pavilions in 2018The Expo's commitment to empowering and engaging businesses of all sizes, and leaving a tangible economic impact through the economic growth and job creation it has stimulated.Latest developments in Expo 2020 – The Al Wasl Plaza – A legacy that will remain forever
Sun, 26 Nov01:30 PM - 02:15 PMHow to avoid delayed payments and generate cash flow?The need for shift of perspective to combat the impact of changes in oil prices on construction?Finding Solutions: How can the region turn-around its construction situation to the good times?Boom in construction or drop in liquidity? Unravelling the realityWhat are the secrets of Dubai’s rise investment into the construction projects? Is spending on construction projects the solution to boosting the global economy?
Sun, 26 Nov02:15 PM - 03:15 PMBreak
Sun, 26 Nov03:15 PM - 04:00 PMEffect of VAT On the Construction IndustryWhat does the introduction of VAT mean for construction?In an economy that has been tax-free for most of its history, what are the challenges that could be faced by businesses to get used to timely tax compliances?All you need to know about preparing for VAT - compliance arrangements, cash-flow implications, proper invoicing, and more
Sun, 26 Nov04:00 PM - 04:30 PM(Pillar 3 – Smart Technology)- Tomorrow is here: Discover first hand all you need to know about 3D Printing in constructionHow is Dubai gearing up for world changing innovation and possibly the next Global hub for 3D printing?Huge disruption in technology: Firsthand information on 3D printing robotsCan architecturally complex buildings be built at never-before seen speeds through technology? How will 3D printing increase the economic value of the construction market? Are we seeing the triumph of machine over the hand?
Sun, 26 Nov04:30 PM - 05:00 PMBreak
Sun, 26 Nov05:00 PM - 05:30 PM(Pillar 4 –Latest in Innovation )- Hyperloop is real: How will the Hyperloop idea be bought to life?What is hyperloop? How this amazing innovation in travel will ultimately save time and money?How will hyperloop transform transportation as we all know it today and create a much more connected world?What are the advances made in this field? Exclusive information on the world’s first hyperloop in Dubai.
Sun, 26 Nov05:30 PM - 06:00 PMPillar 5 – Building the Future (Case Study) :- All eyes on Louvre Abu Dhabi - The first universal museum in the Arab WorldWhy is louvre known as a universal museum?How Louvre Abu Dhabi is making history - through the adoption of a radical new perspective on the history of art and civilization? Sneak peek into what Louvre Abu Dhabi has to offer.
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Exhibitor Profile

The Big 5 is the biggest construction event in the Middle East that in 2016 alone featured 2,586 exhibitors from 59 countries, over four packed days. If you are a supplier of construction products and want to meet your key suppliers then make sure you get in touch today. Our dedicated product categories that feature exhibitors include:MEP ServicesBuilding Interiors & FinishesBuilding Envelope & Special ConstructionConstruction Tools & Building MaterialsConstruct Technology & Innovations

Exhibitors List (past edition)

BoothExhibitor NameProducts & Services
-AL BARIQ EQUIPMENT LLCDubai, UAESweeper,Ride On Sweeper,Polisher,Commercial Steam Cleaner,Bieffe Emilio Steam Vacuum,Mighty Midget
-Altrex B.V.Zwolle, NetherlandsShelter Tent,Edge Protection,Suspended Platform With End Strirrups,Teleclimb Telescopic Ladder,Double Width Folding Rolling Towers 5500,Shelter System Mtb
-AKROLITHOS S.AGreeceMachine Cut Wall Kavalas Rock,Filleti Press Kavalas Rock,Mandras Pebble Stones,French Pattern Stones,Polygonal Antik Thasos Stones,Mandras Mpourato Sand Stones
-ACOFAL SLUZaragoza, SpainDoor Handle,Corner Joint,Corner Joint Strengthen Fd,European Corner Joint,Hinge For European Groove With Bridle In Stainless Steel,Wide Closing Without Screws
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Visitor's Reviews

98 Ratings / 32 Reviews
5 Javed Rana Managing Director at Prime Engineering Applications

It was an Extremely Well Organised Event to facilitate the Visitors. Very useful for the Professional Visitors But Too Big for new visitor.

Edition Attended : Nov, 2015

5 Muhammad Mubashir Khamisa Interior Designer at Studio Seven

It was a very good experience to visit this exhibition. I wished to find cushioning and other related products of furniture as well.

Edition Attended : Nov, 2015

5 Vijay Kumar Jangid Chief Executive Officer at Self Employed (Business)

It was good but behave of UAE polish on borders is very bad they behave like we are animals but the fair was nice

Edition Attended : Nov, 2015

5 Muhammad Anees Regional Head Hvac. at Hotpoint Appliances Ltd.

It was good to visit Big 5 as i manage to gather lot of required information on HVAC products and material.

Edition Attended : Nov, 2015