MESIA release winners of the 2017 Solar Awards

MESIA release winners of the 2017 Solar …

Sunday, 22 January 2017 07:18

In partnership with the World Future Energy Summit 2017, the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) unveiled the winners of the 2017 Middle East Solar Awards on 18 January  

Safe lockout for large gate valves

Safe lockout for large gate valves

Thursday, 19 January 2017 07:59

Safely lock out gate valves with diameters up to 18 inch (457 mm) with the Brady’s new Collapsible Gate Valve Lockout. Easily store or carry the device thanks to its...

Mercedes-Benz launch special edition Actros to celebrate 20th anniversary

Mercedes-Benz launch special edition Act…

Thursday, 19 January 2017 07:40

Mercedes-Benz Trucks MENA have launched a special edition truck to celebrate its flagship model, Actros, and its 20th anniversary 

Kuwait to spend US$15.6bn on infrastructure in FY2017-18

Kuwait to spend US$15.6bn on infrastruct…

Thursday, 19 January 2017 07:27

Kuwait is set to spend around US$15.6bn (KD4.74bn) on infrastructure and other projects in fiancial year 2017-2018 with the private sector contributing 16.9 per cent of the investment

Outokumpu win stainless steel order for bridge project in Kuwait

Outokumpu win stainless steel order for …

Thursday, 19 January 2017 07:27

Outokumpa Long Products have won a contract to provide 1,600 metric tonnes of stainless steel rebar for the Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad Al-Sabah highway bridge project in Kuwait

SABIC return to World Economic Forum with ICEhouse

SABIC return to World Economic Forum wit…

Thursday, 19 January 2017 07:21

Innovative SABIC composite materials that have opened up a vast new array of possibilities for designers in diverse industries are taking centre stage at the World Economic Forum as part...

Promoting low carbon development at WFES 2017

Promoting low carbon development at WFES…

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 14:25

Dubai Carbon, a locally developed think tank for environmental economics, is playing a key role in promoting sustainable development in Dubai and the wider region

Renovating older buildings can save up to 50 per cent of energy costs

Renovating older buildings can save up t…

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 07:31

Government initiatives to make older buildings more energy efficient could achieve dramatic reductions in the UAE’s electricity consumption, one of the speakers at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) Energy...

Volvo CE headquarters to move from Brussels to Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo CE headquarters to move from Bruss…

Monday, 16 January 2017 10:20

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) announced on 12 January that it is moving its global headquarters from Brussels, Belgium to Gothenburg, Sweden

FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo opens

FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo opens

Monday, 16 January 2017 07:55

HVAC R Saudi Expo also opens alongside the events that is taking place 15 - 17 January 2017 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events 

FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo to debut in January 2017

FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo to de…

Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:27

The Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events is to host the FM EXPO Saudi 2017 and Saudi Clean Expo between 15-17 January 2017

Volvo to push boundaries at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2017

Volvo to push boundaries at CONEXPO/CON-…

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 08:15

From industry-first size classes to technology advancements in machine interfaces and customer support capabilities, it will be clear to visitors why Volvo chose ‘push boundaries’ as its theme for CONEXPO/CON-AGG...

Clean tech competition returns to International Water Summit 2017

Clean tech competition returns to Intern…

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 04:50

The International Water Summit’s (IWS) exciting competition to find the best clean tech solutions for water sustainability returns as 10 contestants bid for market recognition during Innovate@IWS

Imdaad declares 2016 profits

Imdaad declares 2016 profits

Monday, 09 January 2017 08:02

Imdaad, the GCC’s leading integrated facilities (FM) company based in Dubai, has expressed its optimism for the year 2017, registering a revenue of US$136.1mn in 2016, which is an increase...

Volvo EC140D, available for EMEA, boosts profitability on-site

Volvo EC140D, available for EMEA, boosts…

Friday, 06 January 2017 13:46

The new Volvo EC140D excavator is available with a Tier 2-compliant engine in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets (excluding Turkey)

DWTC awards US$197mn contract to AFC for One Central phase 1A6

DWTC awards US$197mn contract to AFC for…

Friday, 06 January 2017 05:56

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has awarded the US$197mn contract for phase 1A6 of the 182,500 sq m One Central, to Al Futtaim Carillion (AFC), which will commence operations later...

The Big 5 bringing in new opportunities to drive business

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An estimated US$915 billion worth of construction projects are expected to be undertaken in the GCC over the next two years, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE accounting for more than 75 per cent of that figure.

With business consistently on the increase, the building and construction industry has a continual need to evolve, and The Big 5 2011 will be introducing new features and opportunities to help drive business forward.

"The Big 5 exhibition has been on a journey alongside the industry over the past few years," commented Andy White, event director for The Big 5 2011, "and we are constantly in touch with exhibitors and leading industry experts to ensure that what is on offer over the four-day event is in tune with business being done."

Following a round table discussion with members of The Big 5 Platinum Club, key decision makers from the industry with budgets of over $100 million, it became apparent that a need for knowledge share with a focus on products and sustainability was being increasingly sought out.

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The event has therefore made a significant commitment to creating additional platforms for discussion and showcasing new products together with applications and solutions. Product specific seminars and green issues will be taking centre stage at the 2011 event, with dedicated arenas for exhibitors and industry experts to showcase innovative technology and relevant applications.

This increasing importance of knowledge share across a number of sectors has also generated the creation of more than 80 free-to-attend seminars. Led by experts from the field who have collaborated on some of the most challenging projects seen across the globe, these seminars will include information on key products and technologies, with real life case studies, analysis of challenges and solutions.

There will also be seminars dedicated to international exhibitors, who want to find out further information about doing business in the region, how to set up and office and how a manufacturer can go about setting up a contract with a local distributer.

Taking place from 21-14 November at Dubai International Conference & Exhibition Centre, The Big 5 will also be continuing its support of sustainability and green building. The Green Build Congress will provide an opportunity for all construction sectors to understand further the drivers for sustainable change, as well as gain experience in the practical elements of benchmarking and implementation.

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Global politicians, CEOs and experts involved in the strategic planning and execution of sustainable processes will be presenting their own theories and experiences relating to green technologies and practices in the region. The event will include a 'Vision Day' with industry experts defining their vision for a green and sustainable future, followed by a two-day 'Action Forum' enabling action of a green strategy in an interactive, practical and engaging event format.

Mr. White continues: "This year, feedback has shown that there needs be a strong focus on products, what is new in the market and what products can help construction processes more efficient and more sustainable. We are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to evolve and ensure the event is completely in sync with the industry. Feedback this year has provided us with a clear direction and a strong four-day programme that propels The Big 5 into a new era."

Mohammed Al Saadi, Marketing Department Manager at Qatar Steel Company, commented, "The Big 5 is an excellent platform, serving the purpose of networking, showcasing and image building all at a time. Qatar Steel, one of the leading brands in the Middle East in the Steel industry, continues to be the part of The Big 5 Carbon Neutral Show, for the 5th time in a row in a campaign towards reducing carbon emissions."

The Big 5 anticipates building on last year's phenomenal success; BPA audit figures from 2010 saw an unprecedented seven per cent increase in visitor attendance from 45,177 visits in 2009 to 48,366 visits in 2010, with exhibitors from over 70 countries occupying a vast 37,872 net square feet of floor space.

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