Red Sea Development project on track to be completed by 2022

Red Sea Development project on track to …

Sunday, 16 December 2018 15:24

The Red Sea Development Company, led by CEO John Pagano, provided an update to King Salman on the ambitious tourism and leisure project

Emirates Steel’s new financing structure to strengthen growth and development

Emirates Steel’s new financing structure…

Sunday, 16 December 2018 05:58

The UAE’s only integrated steel plant Emirates Steel has finalised a significant loan refinancing deal that will enable the company to accelerate deleveraging, increase financial flexibility, simplify its debt structure...

ULO Systems awarded MAX Group nuclear project in Bangladesh

ULO Systems awarded MAX Group nuclear pr…

Thursday, 13 December 2018 09:21

The UAE division of ULO Systems, a wholly-owned private company and a provider of services within the oil and gas and construction industries, has won a major contract in Bangladesh...

Sohail Samdani is SNC-Lavalin’s new mining and metallurgy head in Middle East

Sohail Samdani is SNC-Lavalin’s new mini…

Thursday, 13 December 2018 06:55

SNC-Lavalin has announced the appointment of Sohail Samdani as senior vice-president and general manager for the company’s mining and metallurgy sector in the Middle East

Liebherr mobile construction cranes tackle building retrofit

Liebherr mobile construction cranes tack…

Thursday, 13 December 2018 05:26

Liebherr has used three mobile construction cranes including MK 140, MK 88 and MK 100 have been in an administrative building retrofit in Neckarsulm, Germany

AEC and Honeywell sign MoA for smart city opportunities in Saudi Arabia

AEC and Honeywell sign MoA for smart cit…

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 06:51

Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), a Riyadh-based Saudi economic offset programme company, has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with Honeywell to collaborate on business development activities for smart and connected...

‘Iraq moving towards the green path’

‘Iraq moving towards the green path’

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 06:22

Iraq is seeking to diversify its energy dependency by building large-scale solar, wind and biomass facilities within the next decade, expecting to supply more than 10 per cent of its...

SPARK: Saudi Arabia’s hub for energy development

SPARK: Saudi Arabia’s hub for energy dev…

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 04:54

Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, has inaugurated the 50-sq km King Salman Energy Park (SPARK), located in the kingdom’s Eastern Province

CE-Ventures acquires stake in UAE’s logistics firm Transcorp

CE-Ventures acquires stake in UAE’s logi…

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 06:35

CE-Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of UAE-headquartered global conglomerate Crescent Enterprises, has invested in Transcorp International, one of the UAE’s leading logistics and last-mile distribution service providers, acquiring a...

Complete, affordable and fully automated traceability labelling solution from Brady

Complete, affordable and fully automated…

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 06:20

Brady Corporation presents a complete and reliable labelling solution for printed circuit boards that can automate traceability and generate smart manufacturing data about SMD production lines at affordable costs

Major COSCO terminal opened in Abu Dhabi

Major COSCO terminal opened in Abu Dhabi

Monday, 10 December 2018 06:03

COSCO SHIPPING Ports and Abu Dhabi Ports have inaugurated CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal at Khalifa Port, aiming to position Abu Dhabi as the regional hub for COSCO’s global network of...

Rick Hancock is Atkins’ new country director in Saudi Arabia

Rick Hancock is Atkins’ new country dire…

Monday, 10 December 2018 04:46

Atkins, the UK-based global design, engineering and project management consultancy and a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has announced the appointment of Rick Hancock as country director for design and...

‘Hiring in Middle East’s construction and infrastructure sector to rise’

‘Hiring in Middle East’s construction an…

Sunday, 09 December 2018 06:49

The Middle East construction and infrastructure activities have shown a decline in the Q3 2018, with an increasing additional headcount being highlighted across the region due to future workload expectations,...

RENAC’s green banking programme launched for MENA

RENAC’s green banking programme launched…

Sunday, 09 December 2018 05:06

The Renewables Academy AG (RENAC), an international training provider for green energy technologies, has announced the start of the scholarship application phase for one of the trainings under its 18-month...

Oman needs to prioritise energy transition policies: Survey

Oman needs to prioritise energy transiti…

Sunday, 09 December 2018 04:16

Oman needs to prioritise strategies for reducing national demand for power rather than investing in delivering new energy supplies to meet its soaring call on energy, according to a survey

New mast operator lift for Potain cranes from Manitowoc

New mast operator lift for Potain cranes…

Thursday, 06 December 2018 04:24

Manitowoc, one of the leading global manufacturers of cranes and lifting solutions, has launched an internal mast operator lift for Potaintop-slewing cranes

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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