The Big 5,The Middle East, Africa and South Asia’s (MEASA) largest and most influential event for the construction industry held from 12-15 September 2021 at Dubai World Trade Centre,
welcomed over 36,000 industry professionals, bringing the business community back to face-to-face business for the first time in two years.
Josine Heijmans, Vice President – Construction at dmg events said: “The Big 5 has been an outstanding success this year and we are delighted to be back. The diversity and quality of participation has reaffirmed the industry’s demand for in-person business events and thriving activity at the exhibition shows that the region’s construction sector is well poised for growth following the COVID-19 impact.”
During the four-day event, inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, the exhibition connected the region’s engineers, architects, contractors, and project managers with over 1,200 exhibitors from more than 50 countries, offering access to the latest construction products and solutions set to accelerate market growth.
For the first time this year, The Big 5 launches its Online Reconnect days. Open from 16 -17 November the platform offers the global construction community the chance to re-engage to close sales, follow-up on vital business conversations, and access the latest content from The Big 5’s international speakers.
With three high-level summits this year, 70 CPD certified talks delivered by 150 speakers, the inaugural Construction Impact Awards and returning Start-up City and the Women in Construction Forum, The Big 5 drew in proactive and forward-thinking professionals more ready to do business than any year before.
The 43rd edition of The Big 5 is set to take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 18 – 21 September 2022.