Doosan Bobcat delivers first mini-excavators in Oman

Doosan Bobcat delivers first mini-excava…

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 10:08

Doosan Bobcat has delivered 20 new Bobcat E20 compact excavators supplied by International Heavy Equipment LLC (IHE) to Oman National Engineering & Investment Co. (SAOG), touted to be first mini-excavators...

Oman to strengthen public–private partnership framework

Oman to strengthen public–private partne…

Monday, 24 October 2016 08:13

Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy, Oman’s minister of commerce and industry, said that the government is focused on establishing the public–private partnership (PPP) framework to solve funding challenges and attract...

Hospitality Qatar 2016 momentum carries to day two of the show

Hospitality Qatar 2016 momentum carries …

Thursday, 20 October 2016 07:57

Since its inauguration on 18th Oct, the 2nd Annual Hospitality Qatar 2016 has demonstrated its leadership as the Global Hospitality and HORECA (Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes) Show in Qatar

DigiRobotics launches UAE’s first 3D-printed car at GITEX

DigiRobotics launches UAE’s first 3D-pri…

Thursday, 20 October 2016 07:10

The UAE’s first 3D-printed autonomous vehicle leads launches of 3D printed technology at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai

Kohler and Liebherr join forces on G-Drive diesel engine range

Kohler and Liebherr join forces on G-Dri…

Thursday, 20 October 2016 06:54

The two firms have collaborated on a new line of G-Drive engines developed to power the KD Series of Kohler and Kohler-SDMO diesel industrial generators 

‘New projects set to boost steel business in GCC’

‘New projects set to boost steel busines…

Thursday, 20 October 2016 06:01

The recent announcement of new projects signals a steady flow of investments into sectors like infrastructure and manufacturing, which is set to generate contracts for regional steel fabricators in the...

New Saudi Arabian-Egyptian firm to build US$1bn steel complex

New Saudi Arabian-Egyptian firm to build…

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 07:41

Egyptian Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has signed a US$1bn partnership deal with a Saudi Arabian company to establish iron and steel factory in Ain Sukhna

Kohler unveils new industrial diesel generator product range

Kohler unveils new industrial diesel gen…

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 06:30

Kohler has launched its KD series which has Kohler and Kohler-SDMO branding on its new range of diesel industrial generators

Huawei to build Tier-III data centres for airports in Dubai

Huawei to build Tier-III data centres fo…

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 06:17

Huawei Technologies will be partnering with Dubai Airports to construct world’s first Tier-III certified modular data centre complex (MDCC) at Dubai International Airport

Doha Port to get US$549mn facelift next year

Doha Port to get US$549mn facelift next …

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 03:44

Doha Port will undergo a US$549mn redevelopment in Q2 2017 and will close for navigation next March to make way for the works, according to reports

Xylem inaugurates its first regional manufacturing facility in the Middle East

Xylem inaugurates its first regional man…

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 07:23

State-of-the-art manufacturing facility to produce pumps, among other technologies, and provide localized and integrated services to local, regional customers Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s...

ADNOC to create world-class shipping, marine and services company

ADNOC to create world-class shipping, ma…

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 07:06

ADNOC will consolidate shipping, marine and services companies to streamline operations and maximise value 

Oman seeks bids for large-scale solar projects

Oman seeks bids for large-scale solar pr…

Monday, 17 October 2016 05:54

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has invited bids from qualified technical and economic consultants to support the implementation of large-scale solar power plants in the sultanate

Doosan wins US$896.46mn Saudi Arabia gas plant contract

Doosan wins US$896.46mn Saudi Arabia gas…

Sunday, 16 October 2016 11:31

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Company has won the Fadhili combined cycle power plant project worth US$896.46mn in Saudi Arabia

Xylem opens new pump rental and services business in Dubai to support MENA

Xylem opens new pump rental and services…

Thursday, 13 October 2016 07:52

Xylem, global water technology company, has announced the opening of a new pump rental and service business in Dubai to serve growing demand from the construction and infrastructure sectors, as...

UAE Water Aid Foundation and Carbon Ambassadors support Kenyan water project

UAE Water Aid Foundation and Carbon Amba…

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 07:57

The UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia), under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has sponsored an innovative project by a team from the Carbon Ambassadors...

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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