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...

tremco illbruck to co-host Windows and Facades Technical Conference in Doha

tremco illbruck to co-host Windows and F…

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 07:26

A host of international experts to present keynote technical presentations and speeches with high quality analysis and solutions for windows and facades at the upcoming Windows and Facades Technical Conference...

Dubai begins work on world’s tallest tower, overtaking the Burj Khalifa

Dubai begins work on world’s tallest tow…

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 05:29

Dubai has began construction work on a tower that will stand higher than its Burj Khalifa, which is currently the world's tallest skyscraper

First Solar commissions 52.5MW solar project in Jordan

First Solar commissions 52.5MW solar pro…

Monday, 10 October 2016 17:52

First Solar has commissioned the 52.5MW Shams Ma’an project, in Jordan, on schedule

The Big 5 bringing in new opportunities to drive business


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.


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.


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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