Gulf Glass to focus on sustainability goals for glass

Gulf Glass to focus on sustainability go…

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:40

Gulf Glass 2017, which is going to be held at Dubai World Trade Centre from 25-27 September 2017, is expecting to gather more than 140 stakeholders, with focus on glass...

GE to build Egypt’s first utility-scale solar power plant

GE to build Egypt’s first utility-scale …

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:30

General Electric’s (GE) power conversion has announced to provide a full turnkey solution to FAS Energy to build a 50MW solar power plant for Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), a...

Konecranes delivers four reach stackers to container yard in Saudi Arabia

Konecranes delivers four reach stackers …

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 07:29

In August, Konecranes delivered four Konecranes SMV 4531 TC5 reach stackers to Saudi Arabia

RSS achieves ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for meeting health and safety standards

RSS achieves ISO 9001:2015 accreditation…

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 06:55

Rental Solutions & Services (RSS), the go-to partner for temporary power and cooling rental solutions in the Middle East, has achieved ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for providing quality, health and safety...

CNIM, GIC and Al Mulla consortium selected preferred investor for the waste to energy project in Kuwait

CNIM, GIC and Al Mulla consortium select…

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 05:21

A consortium composed of Constructions Industrielles de la Méditerranée (CNIM), Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC), and Al Mulla Group Holding Co (AMG) has been selected as preferred investor for the Kabd...

Mitsubishi releases special edition warehouse and forklift trucks for silver jubilee

Mitsubishi releases special edition ware…

Monday, 18 September 2017 07:48

Marking 25 years of keeping businesses in Europe, Africa and the Middle East productive, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has launched a special 25th-anniversary edition of its award-winning range of warehouse and...

What are the different accessories used in insulation systems?

What are the different accessories used …

Monday, 18 September 2017 06:41

In the insulation of buildings, there are essentially eight different materials used in commercial and industrial installations

Dubai Ruler announces US$3.87bn contract for world’s largest CSP plant

Dubai Ruler announces US$3.87bn contract…

Sunday, 17 September 2017 08:09

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced the largest single-site concentrated solar power (CSP) project in...

Saudi Arabia to launch nuclear power tender in October

Saudi Arabia to launch nuclear power ten…

Sunday, 17 September 2017 05:28

Saudi Arabia is expected to launch a tender process for its first nuclear reactors as early as next month and will reach out to potential vendors from countries including South...

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 10th - 14th September

Technical Review Middle East weekly dige…

Sunday, 17 September 2017 04:00

Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Technical Review Middle East, from 10th - 14th September 2017

Safety-boost for the engine

Safety-boost for the engine

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:00

The Reuschling case study shows that COTS is the ideal solution for locomotive renovation

The new CAT 426F2 expands backhoe loader line

The new CAT 426F2 expands backhoe loader…

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 05:11

Offering a highly configurable design, the new CAT 426F2 backhoe loader with side shift frame provides customers with additional choices, allowing the selection of a more base-specification model or a highly...

Perkins launches world’s first SmartCap engine monitor

Perkins launches world’s first SmartCap …

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 05:01

Perkins has launched the world’s first low-cost engine-level connectivity device – the Perkins SmartCap

Dubai raises initial US$1.1bn loan for metro expansion project

Dubai raises initial US$1.1bn loan for m…

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 06:32

Dubai has raised US$1.1bn loan for the expansion of the city's metro rail system, reaching the first step of an infrastructure financing programme which totals around US$2.8bn

A new desalination plant to come up in Casablanca

A new desalination plant to come up in C…

Monday, 11 September 2017 09:06

Morocco is finalising a feasibility study and financial and institutional structures for a new seawater desalination plant project

EMC signs dealership contract with Germany’s TITAN

EMC signs dealership contract with Germa…

Monday, 11 September 2017 04:35

Emirates Motor Company (EMC) has signed an exclusive contract with TITAN Spezialfahrzeugbau GmbH to represent the German company in the UAE market

Big 5 a strategic platform for new products and innovations


Early indications show that companies from wider Gulf countries, Europe and Japan are using The Big 5 as a launch platform for their latest products and technology.

International brands, as well as UAE based companies, are increasingly looking at The Big 5 as a benchmark for the latest innovations being adopted in the region and thus a key opportunity to offer their latest developments to the Middle East market.

New research from Ventures has revealed that building construction has remained strong in the UAE in Q2 of 2011, garnering 57 per cent of contracts awarded in construction in the region, with initiatives such as the Presidents Housing Programme to provide low cost homes to Emirati nationals now progressing. This continued strength opens up opportunities for companies to provide new and innovative products to compliment and develop this area of construction.

The Middle East continues to be a strategic choice for both local and international companies to launch new products and technologies into the construction market. The region's ambitious and world-leading construction projects are driving the need for continual development in construction technology due to the challenging designs and drive for sustainability within the sector.

Current projects underway include the new ADNOC headquarters in Abu Dhabi, a state-of-the art, energy efficient structure set to accommodate over 2,000 staff and customers, while recently awarded contracts including the US$817 million Jewel of the Creek in Port Saaed, Dubai. The Big 5 2011, will be providing over 80 product led seminars designed to ensure that information on the latest industry innovations and developments is available to all.

"We are delighted The Big 5 continues to be recognized as one of the most important platforms for new product launches and the unveiling of innovative new technology in the construction industry," commented event director, Andy White.

"We have consistently identified product development and innovation as key to driving the industry forward, and have consciously developed The Big 5 to provide both formal and informal opportunities to bring this knowledge to the market. This is why we are focusing on product led, free seminars for attendees this year as regional and international businesses need to be aware of, and embrace, new technologies."

"These developments within the sector can enable lower construction costs, provide more sustainable methods of construction and result in safer, more rigorously regulated buildings that are the key to a safe, profitable future in the construction industry. 2011 is going to be an exceptionally exciting year for The Big 5, we're anticipating a record number of product launches in the region."

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